Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2020

April will go down in history as one of the most stressful months of my life, and it has been an emotional rollercoaster 25/8. 😭🌸

TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺

If March felt like a thousand years, April flew by in the blink of an eye. The first half of April was just filled with Zoom University and online classes. Is it just me, or has being in self-quarantine made you lose track of time? The days have been blending together, and if it weren’t for classes, I wouldn’t know what day it was.

The second half of April…oh boy. 😭 Basically, my mom is a healthcare worker, and she tested positive for COVID-19. The past two weeks have been me and my family stressing about taking care of my grandparents and other family members. I don’t want to share too much, but this has been an emotionally taxing month.

BOOKS I READ πŸ“š

I read A LOT of books this month. In April, I read 25 books, meaning I’ve read 71 books out of 100 for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ Most of these books were rereads, and with everything going on, I was looking for a bunch of comfort reads.

I reread The Selection series by Kiera Cass in honor of the Netflix adaptation, and I usually reread the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead every year because it’s such a comfort. And yes, I started this legal romance series, and it was SO GOOD. 😍 I’d definitely recommend The Legal Briefs by Emma Chase to anyone interested though the first book isn’t as good as the rest.

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42 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2020

  1. I’m so sorry April was a taxing month for you … I wish I could just give you a BIG hug to make it all better (it wouldn’t … but hugs are nice). I hope your mom is feeling better! Sending lots of love ❀

    Also … loving the Instagram game

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    1. *hugs back* she’s feeling a lot better which i’m so happy about and ahhh thank you!! i adore you IG so so much πŸ’–

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  2. you know i am constantly sending love, light, and good energy your (and your family’s) way πŸ’–πŸ’– and oh my GOD you are a reading machine i wish i could be as legendary as you!!! i’m glad you enjoyed a majority of the books you read in april πŸ’— i hope your may is so much better, tiff!!

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    1. big hugs may πŸ’– and ahhh i was really going through it and needing books for comfort this month πŸ˜‚ i hope may treats you well!!

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  3. I’m sorry your month was rough–sending hugs and good vibes and I hope everything gets better for you and your family ❀ ❀ I'm glad you were able to read so many books though that's amazing!

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  4. I’m so sorry this month has been so hard for you – I send you and your family my love right now. ❀️ Please take care and I hope that your mother recovers soon. I hope this month is better for you!

    Congrats on reading so many books, Tiffany! I agree that April went by so fast, but for me that just means that I’ve been so busy with Zoom University that I only read half of one book throughout the month. πŸ˜… Also, congratulations on starting Written Connections – I think that’s an amazing idea and I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Xan!! Ahh I hope that Zoom University will get better or that you can power through until finals. I hope you join Written Connections in our next pen pal projects!! ❀️

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  5. Sending all the prayers and love to you and your family – thank your mom for her dedication and work!! ❀️April felt like such a limbo for me, time passed quickly but I can’t quite wrap my head around what exactly happened. I wish I could pick up some old favorites as easily as you can!! For some reason I spend more time just staring at them than actually reading, almost as if I’m doubting my first read and love for the story. Here’s to a brighter and lovely May!

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    1. Aww thank you, Riv ❀️ April was SUCH a funky month. I know just what you mean! As much as I love rereading, I also start to realize the faults of some of my favorite books too πŸ™ˆ I hope you have a lovely May~

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  6. My heart goes out to you and your family during this stressful month 😦 best wishes that your mom gets better!

    Congrats on reading SO many books during April! Hopefully May is just as productive.
    And thank you for tagging my blog post, it means a lot πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for such sweet words ❀️ I loved your post a lot!! I hope you have a wonderful May~

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  7. Great wrap up!! I loveee Bloodlines that series is amazing! Looks like u read some really great books hope u have an amazing May πŸ’œ

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  8. i’m really sorry to hear about your mom, tiffany! i’m sending as many positive vibes as i can. this time is stressful enough, and i can only imagine how things must be for your family. hopefully, everything will work out!

    wow, 25 books is such an amazing number! you’re so close to completing the challenge already! i’ve been hearing a lot about the selection series on netflix, but i ended up never actually checking back on any news. is there any casting news out yet? i know a lot of people were against the idea of noah centineo, hahahah. i think mitchell hope would be a great maxon, but that’s probably because i’ve been obsessed with his character in the descendants trilogy. do you have a preferred casting for maxon and aspen?

    hope you have an amazing may! sending you a lot of love! πŸ’›

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    1. thank you for so many sweet words, lais πŸ’–

      there’s no casting news yet!! they only announced the adaptation. i can’t wait for it~~ i really hope it’s not noah cenineo…oooo mitchell hope would be so great!! he was in let it snow so he’s been cast in netflix adaptations before so there’s a chance!!

      sending love for may 🌸

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  9. I hate seeing that about your Mom. I hope she’s doing ok. My husband is also in healthcare so I know how scary it can be and we don’t have extra family living with us. πŸ˜”

    On the bright side, that’s an amazing list of books you accomplished! On top of everything else. You should be proud of yourself. πŸ’œ You’re way more together than I was at your age. 😊

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    1. Ahh thank you for your sweet words, and I’m really hoping for the best with your husband. πŸ’–

      You’re so so kind, and I hope you have a fantastic May too. Happy Reading~

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  10. I’m not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that you are one of the strongest people I’ve ever met! I can’t imagine what I’d do if my family were affected by COVID-19 in this way, but you’re honestly handling it like a champ. I’ve sending you all the hugs and happy feeling—I’m really praying that you and your family get through this ❀

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    1. CAITLIN STOP YOU’RE GONNA MAKE ME ~CRY~. 😭❀️ This has honestly been such a tough month, but I’m so so thankful for amazing friends like you who support me through it.

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  11. First off, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom- I really hope her and your family are doing ok ❀ but ahh you had such a great reading month!! Proud of you for being able to get so much reading done on top of all of the stress you're experiencing. That is INCREDIBLE!! Hope May is a less stressful month for you !

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    1. Thanks for such sweet words, Jess ❀️ I’m super thankful for amazing friends like you!! I hope you May is also amazing~ Happy Reading!

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  12. i’m so sorry about your mom, and i hope she recovers soon! healthcare workers are the strongest people ever and i have so much respect and love for them ❀
    also, thanks for the legal romance rec! πŸ™‚ i'm hoping to study law at university, and have been trying to read as many law-related books as possible recently. i can't wait to give the legal briefs a try.
    i don’t know if it’s my memory playing tricks on me, but did you change your header image? the font looks so pretty!

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    1. thanks so much for the sweet words, chloe πŸ’–

      ooooo OKAY SO there’s like 5% legal in the books and 95% ROMANCE πŸ™ˆsoooo i don’t think it’s exactly what you’re looking for πŸ‘€

      AND I DID!! i’m so happy you noticed!! i wanted to rebrand but was too lazy to do a full rebranding so i just changed the header 😍

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  13. I’m so sorry that April has been such an exhausting and stressful month for you 😞 I really hope that your and your family are doing okay, I’m sending all my positive thoughts your way πŸ’›

    Every time you talk about the Bloodlines books my desire to reread Vampire Academy and continue on with the spin-off increases πŸ˜‚ This might be a great reading goal for this year! Also, thank you so much for featuring my post! πŸ₯°

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    1. most of my family is getting better πŸ’–

      and asfklajflksd please dooooo!! it’s a great marathon read, and i need more people to know about sydrian so we can fangirl together πŸ™ˆ

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  14. Ahhhh I totally get you. Every day was just blending in and after my online classes ended I had no idea which day or date it was. Gosh, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother and I really hope she’s doing well and that your family is staying safe. Sending lots of love πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. she’s getting a lot better which we’re super thankful about πŸ’– i hope may is wonderful to you!!

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  15. I’m sending lots and lots of hugs, Tiffany!! ❀ I'm really sorry April was super harsh on you, and I hope everything will be better soon. I can relate to not knowing what day it is except for classes! I'm amazed at your reading skills, though, you're almost done with your goal!! πŸ˜€

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    1. *hugs back* thank you so much for your sweet words, marta!! i hope you’re powering through the last of classes πŸ₯°

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  16. I’m so sorry that April was so stressful!! I’m sending all my love and support, and I hope your family is doing well! πŸ’•πŸ’•

    Omg you are not alone. I honestly *cannot* tell what day it is anymore. The week goes by so fast, and even with classes sometimes on a Monday I’ll start freaking out that I’m late to one of my Tuesday classes? Everything’s a certifiable mess right now. It’s so great that you got so much reading done in April! And it looks like most of them were highly rated.

    I hope you have a fantastic May!! ❀❀

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    1. Thank you, Chana πŸ’–

      and ASDFGHJKL FINALS ARE OVERRRR FOR ME!! I hope you’re able to power through until the end of it for you πŸ₯°

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  17. I’m sending you, your family and your mum all the love and positive energy ❀

    Time is a thing I've never remembered. So many times I'm like wait is it Weds and my friends are like no it's Fri so that about sums up how good I am when we're not in quarantine remembering days. Wooo for all the books you read though, I love TVA and I haven't read The Selection series but I plan to…at some point. Here's to May being kinder to us all ❀

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    1. Thank you Clo ❀

      LOLOL that's honestly so relatable πŸ˜‚ Ooo The Selection is definitely such a great guilty pleasure read. I hope May is wonderful πŸ’–

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