April 2022 Wrap Up | Exciting May Reads + Other Blogs to Check Out!

Personally as Ramadan ended, it was a month of highs and lows where I felt a bit disconnected to the world. It does turn into this duality of less noise and more peace, yet feeling the claustrophobic nature of not getting out much.

I have to admit this sense of “lockdown behavior” admittedly reminded me to slow down and focus, and with Eid here I’m feeling this renewed energy that is just pulsing!

I have a feeling that the next month of books would continue it’s positive April stride! I’ve had the privilege to get my hands on some completely new reads and authors that I found fantastic. One of the best feelings in the world is falling in love with new stories and authors.

I have a couple of longer in-depth reviews lined up but in a nutshell here’s what I thought!

Disclaimer: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a little commission at no extra cost from your end. 😊

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Return of Faraz Ali by Amina Ahmed

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St.John Mandel

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Some May Releases that Look Divine

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Why? It’s an enemies to lovers romance between two bookish people…literally my fantasy.

Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

Why? The Parent Trap x The Prince and the Pauper but throw in some royal drama, a handsome palace guard and a charming kidnapper…I’m so invested in this.

The Merciless Ones by Namina Ford

The Change by Kirsten Miller

Why? I’m so intrigued by the synopsis, it’s Big Little Lies with magic realism and a murder investigation.

Murder for the Modern Girl by Kendall Kulper

Why? It’s set in dazzling 1920s Chicago, our main character is the vigilante killer who also manages to fall in love with the forensic expert looking to uncover her secret… Talk about complicated.

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How was your April? Do you like setting up monthly TBRs?

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Hello I’m Jawahir the bookworm, a lost twenty-something year old bookish blogger who enjoys her books with a cup of strong coffee; milk no sugar no cream.

6 thoughts on “April 2022 Wrap Up | Exciting May Reads + Other Blogs to Check Out!

  1. Ooooh, I didn’t realize Emily St. John Mandel had a new book out! I absolutely adore Station Eleven, so even though I felt very indifferent about her other books, I might have to give Sea of Tranquility a go!

    And thanks so much on mentioning Line’s and my buddy-reading post! 🥰 I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it and found it useful!

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  2. I completely know what you mean about feeling the ups and downs in Ramadan. I’m glad that your Eid was good (a belated Eid Mubarak!!).

    I lovedddd Love from A to Z, and I’m glad you enjoyed it too! And Murder for the Modern Girl sounds soooo interesting 👀

    Thank you for the shout-out, and I’m wishing you a lovely May 💛💛

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    1. Thanks Saima 💕 I genuinely enjoyed your post and can’t wait to see what you write up next. I’m currently reading Murder for the Modern Girl and it’s interesting to say the least!

      Eid Mubarak to you too and happy reading to the month ahead.

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  3. It seems like you had a great reading month! Murder for the Modern Girl by Kendall Kulper sounds intriguing, I haven’t heard of it before so I’ll definitely check it out.

    Thank you so much for mentioning my post, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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