April + May Wrap-Up ft. Lots of Progress on my WIP, and Starting a BookTube

May being over means that School is over and summer is here (for most of us)! I honestly can’t believe half of 2021 is already gone, like, where did it even go? I read tons of new books, and discovered so many new favourites as well! Even though these two months were really productive for me personally, there was a lockdown here because of the pandemic, and we weren’t allowed to step outside our homes! I chatted with my friends a ton online, which is why my screen time went super high πŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆ (much to my mum’s annoyance) hahaha. 

I also created a BookTube(!!) I’m so excited to see where that’ll go, and you can find my channel here as well as the post I introduced it in over here! It would mean so much to me if you could subscribe! Because I’m not on Twitter or Insta, it would also mean the world to me if you could share the link in a short tweet or something! I’ve been spending a ton of time editing and filming, so anything would be appreciated πŸ₯ΊπŸ€

I’ve also been watching a ton of anime (because my friends pressured me into it hehe) but oh my god I’ve fallen in love. Jujutsu Kaisen is so amazing, and I love all the characters so so much! The plot is also everything and ahhhhh idk how to explain but I just love it so much. I’m also watching One Punch Man because one of my friends is completely obsessed, and it’s also so funny omg!

Books that I finished reading in the past 2 months

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars]
The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves, #2) by Roshani Chokshi: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars]

Gourmet Hound by Leehama: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars]
Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1) by Amanda Foody: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars]
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]
Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [5 stars]
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson: ⭐⭐⭐ [3 stars]
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars]
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars]
The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars]
The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]

Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4 stars]
Heartstopper, Volume Four (Heartstopper, #4) by Alice Oseman: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [4.5 stars]
Like Home by Louisa Onomé: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]
Heartstopper: The Mini-Comics by Alice Oseman: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 [4.5 stars]

The Ivies by Alexa Donne: ⭐⭐⭐.5 [3.5 stars]
Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi: ⭐⭐⭐.5 [3.5 stars]
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead: ⭐⭐ [2 stars]
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare: ⭐⭐.5 [RE-READ: 2.5 stars]

Books I started reading this month, but couldn’t finish, and will finish next month!

My favourite posts from April and May…

In these two months, I posted a lot, and also did a bunch of blog tours, so instead of linking to all the posts I published, I’m just going to link to my favourites of the month!

Book Discussion: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. These Violent Delights is one of my favourite books. Ever. So when I started writing the review, I honestly couldn’t stop, but, I think I managed to convey all my love for the book in this post!

ARC Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. One Last Stop was one of my favourite reads this month, and I’m so grateful to have been able to read an early copy! It was super fun writing the review for it too!

Other’s Posts I Loved Reading!! (I’m so glad to have this section being huge again hehe) πŸ’˜

Blog Statistics!

Note: Before I start, I just want to make it clear that this is for my own reference, and only so I can see how my blog has grown.

  • Months on WordPress: 10 (since August, 2020). Inactive for first 2 months.
  • Follower Count: 455
  • Amount of likes received: 4,114
  • Amount of comments received: 1,672
  • Number of posts: 55
  • Shadow and Bone: The casting was perfect, and I love all my Crows to death πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί
  • Jujutsu Kaisen: This was SO much better than I expected it to be omg I LOVE all the characters and their relationships, and the plot, and honestly everything about this anime so much πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί
  • Big Shot: This was so much fun! It’s not over yet, but I love watching the new episodes with my family every Friday!
  • The Half of It: Yes, I sobbed, what about it???????
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: Only because my mum said that it was a part of Indian culture and practically forced me to watch it hehe it was a RIDE πŸ™ˆ
  • Space Jam (1996): All my brothers choice
  • Tom & Jerry The Movie (2021): Again, all my brothers choice
  • I said this earlier as well, but, I created a BookTube!!
  • School got over on the 9th of June, and we’re all free for over two months!
  • I did a bunch of shopping hauls to celebrate the end of school, and bought some really aesthetic clothes, and a ton of other stuff!
  • This isn’t really that big, but I worked a LOT on planning my WIP, and even wrote a bit! Below is a small snippet from my writing that I’m confident with hehe πŸ‘€ I’m also writing buddies with Katie and Birdie, and I’m so excited to read bits of their WIPs, because they sound lovely! I had the fortune to read a little bit of Katie’s, and I am IN LOVE!!

Goals from the past month

  • Catch up on my ARCs βœ…
  • Read at least 8 books βœ…
  • Keep up with β€˜Reader’ βœ…
  • Go blog hopping!! βœ…
  • Work more on my WIP βœ…

Goals for the next month

  • Catch up on my ARCs
  • Work on scheduling posts before time to reduce stress!!
  • Keep up with β€˜Reader’
  • Go blog hopping!!
  • Work more on my WIP
  • Be productive!!!! during the summer
  • Work on my BookTube as well as my blog!

How was your April and May? Did you find any new favourites? Did you start anything new and exciting, or get a break from School/Uni?

I now also have anΒ Amazon WishlistΒ filled withΒ very very very cheap booksΒ that you can useΒ to help support me and my content further!<3

55 thoughts on “April + May Wrap-Up ft. Lots of Progress on my WIP, and Starting a BookTube”

  1. Ahhh yes I’m so glad but also shocked at how fast the year has gone! I love your BookTube!! πŸ’– I’m glad it looks like you loved a handful of the books you’ve finished! I just discovered so many new blogs! I am so honored that you liked my review πŸ₯Ί (I also realized I posted that review twice- I started writing that post twice but they ended up being in different drafts and I saw one unpublished oops πŸ˜…) Happy reading, writing, and enjoy your summer! Can’t wait for new posts and videos! πŸ’•

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  2. Thanks so much for mentioning me dude πŸ˜ƒ. And you read quite a good number of books, reminds me I should read gilded wolves soon.
    Also, ddlj is actually pretty cool indeeedπŸ˜‚.

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  3. Oh wow it looks like you had an amazing reading month!! I’m so glad you liked The Infinity Courts too! I just bought The Ones We’re Meant to Find, and I’m a third of the way through and I think I’m HOOKED
    And thanks so much for the shoutout, I really appreciate it!! (and I love the knife emoji skdjhfskjdfh we love our knife wife Inej)

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  4. Wow, I’m seriously impressed how you’ve managed to juggle this much reading, BookTube, blogging, AND working on your own WIP all in two months! You should be so proud! πŸ₯³ Also, I loved the amount of Shadow and Bone related shout-outs in this post πŸ˜‚ It’s nice to see you’re still obsessed as well!
    And thanks for including my cover battle post! I’m so happy you liked it πŸ’™

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  5. thank you for linking my post!! it looks like you had two great reading months! congrats on finishing school for the summer, and for starting your booktube channel – i’m excited to see the videos you create ❀ have a wonderful june and an amazing summer ✨

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  6. Ahaana, thank you so much for mentioning my post! ❀️ i’m so glad you were able to find some new favorite books in the past two months and also start a booktube ?? that’s literally amazing. good luck with your goals for next month and i hope you’re having a great june so far!

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  7. Ahaana, congratulations on staring a booktube!! On my way to subscribe NOW!! 😱 And yay congratulations on finishing the school year! You deserve to rest and enjoy your free time! πŸ₯³ My screen time also went up and nearly doubled so I can relate haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬ and you seem to have read so many wonderful books! I wrote down a few 😍 and thank you so so so so much for featuring my post! It means a lot πŸ’• Best of luck from your WIP! That snippet seemed so interesting already and I want to read more?? Keep up the good work πŸ₯°

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  8. Thank you!!! I am so excited to post soon πŸ™‚
    Amazing wrap up and your book vlog is amazing?? I just watched them and they are so good!
    Emma xx

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  9. You read so many books! I have been looking forward to Gearbreakers. Congrats on your Booktube! I will have to check it out and subscribe as soon as I can.

    Also, thanks for including my post. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  10. ahhh ahaana!! thank you so so much for the shoutout, and i’m so excited to check out some of these posts i haven’t read yet! you’ll do great things on booktube i’m sureπŸ’œ and OH MY GOSH JUJUTSU KAISEN! i love everything about that anime, the characters and the animation are incredible. it probably also doesn’t help that I’m known amongst my friend group as the resident gojo simpπŸ˜‚πŸ˜… anyways, I hope you have an incredible juneπŸ–€

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  11. so many great reads here β€” love that you loved my faves tgw & heartstopper:) hana khan & ols is on my tbr and now im even more excited to be able to read it ! it’s also great to know that you’ve started a booktube acc β€” best of luck for that<3
    also thank you for tagging my review post ! glad to know you liked it<3

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  12. thank you for including my post, ahaana! πŸ’•πŸ’• seems like you had two great reading months in april and may! congrats on launching your booktube and for hitting all your goals of the months πŸ’• wishing you all the best!

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  13. Amazing post!!! Ooh, the ones we’re meant to find is on my tbr. Glad you enjoyed it! And so is ace of spades. Ahhhh, the snippet from your WIP is just gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for mentioning my post!! I love your booktube!

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  14. Great post!! Thanks so much for mentioning me, and I followed so many new blogs today from your list, so thanks for that too!! ❀ ❀
    I also really loved your snippet, that sentence gave me goosebumps O_o
    And I am so happy you enjoyed the Shadow and Bone TV show!!!! ❀ ❀

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  15. Yay for being done with school for now, and congrats on the new book tube!! And thanks a ton for sharing my review of Markswoman! I’m enjoying the second book in that series (Mahimata) now.

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  16. i see so many wonderful books here!! and congratulations on starting a booktube!! can’t wait to watch all your videos! and also, I love that you are watching jujutsu kaisen. it’s become one of my favorite animes of all time and it’s really so much; I highly recommend giving the jujutsu kaisen manga a try too!

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  17. just subscribed to your youtube channel! i have school until next tuesday and then i have to continue the college search/application process. a few new books i loved are: ace of spades, meet cute diary, fifteen hundred miles from the sun, and the jasmine throne.

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  18. ahaana!! im so sorry for not seeing this earlier, but tysm for mentioning my post!! πŸ₯Ίβ€ i’m looking forward to reading heartstopper, everyone’s recommending it to me! happy summer; i’m glad you had great months in terms of reading <33 and omg that excerpt!! man, love your style πŸ₯Ί

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  19. AHAANA this post is absolutely amazing 🀩 I’m so glad you had a wonderful April and May. I love how many books you were able to readβ€”while I wanted to enjoy Gilded Wolves more, the prose, the banter, and the setup were really interesting; I’ve also been eyeing Ones We’re Meant to Find for while! And that is such a delicious WIP snippetβ€”thank you so much for sharing!! I love how active you’ve been around the blogging community as well (and thank you for sharing mine, I’m honored to be on the list with so many other fantastic posts) as that’s something I’m desperately trying to work on πŸ˜… Woo hoo we’re both on summer break 😎 β˜€οΈ I hope you’re having an excellent June, friend!

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  20. Thank you so much for including my post! It’s an honour to be included on this list with so many amazing blogs! Congrats for starting a Booktube channel, I’m definitely going to go and check that out now! I hope you have an amazing month!

    Also please can we take a moment to appreciate that extract from your WIP! OMG ITS SO GOOD I NEED MORE PLEASE! πŸ₯°βœ¨

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  21. I could swear I already commented on this post, sweetie, but after looking everywhere I see that I haven’t so if you see a comment from me twice I’m not crazy, I swear πŸ˜… Congratulations on your YouTube channel, queen! ❀️ I have already subscribed, you know you have my full support πŸ‘πŸ»βœ¨ & Thank you for mentioning my post, I deeply appreciate your support, you’re the best!! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I hope you’re having a beautiful month. LOVE YOU ❀️❀️

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    1. ahhh there isn’t a second comment! i think it might have gone to spam hahaha πŸ˜… omg thank you so much, sofii! ❀️ all your support and kind comments mean the world to me! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί i hope june is treating you well too! ILY ❀️❀️

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  22. So much reading! With such lovely and colourful book covers too!
    Feel like I need to start reading anything that’s not adult fantasy because when I compile my reading it’s not nearly as bright and colourful!
    And thanks for including one of my posts in your posts you loved section!

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  23. ahh thank you for including my post, ilyyy πŸ’›πŸ₯Ί congrats on your booktube channel and having a good reading month!! have a good june!!

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  24. Ahaana!! Wow, you had such a successful month! πŸ’› I’m so happy you read that many amazing books – I am very excited to read The Forest Of Stolen Girls, and the The Gilded Wolves series is so beautifully written. It is also amazing that you have started a booktube – I’ll definitely check it out and give you some support! Hope you are having a wonderful June, and enjoy your holidays πŸ₯°

    Also, thank you so much for including my post!

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  25. Yay on summer and starting booktube! May was meh for me but June is going kinda better. Thanks for linking my post! I have many of the other posts that you linked open on new tabs haha. Bloggers post such great content, I can’t help it.

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  26. wow ahaana, looks you had such a vibrant april/may and i’m so happy for you!! congrats on booktube, i’ve been loving your videos, i’m excited for the weekend to watch the latest one!! πŸ₯° glad to see so many high ratings of books for you! i loved towmtf too, and ahh i can’t wait to get to the other side of perfect, counting down with you and the infinity courts!! thank you for sharing all the posts, and mine included!! πŸ₯ΊπŸ’• and ooh i have yet to watch shadow and bone because i haven’t read the original trilogy ah, so pleased to hear you loved it and i’m even more excited now!! πŸ€— congrats on the two month break, hope you have a lovely one and ahhh your WIP snippet sounds so good, wishing you all the best with your goals and have a lovely june/july!! ❀

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  27. Aww thank you so much for including my post in here! You looked like you had a great reading month. I’m so happy to see you’ve rated Hana Khan Carries On 5 stars because it’s high on my TBR list for this year and I’d loved Uzma Jalaluddin’s other book Ayesha at Last.

    Good luck on Booktube too!

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