April Wrap-Up ft. my favorite series in the entire universe


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I read so many things this month????? And so many of them got at least four stars, this has been a fantastic time to be alive, and Netgalley and I are trying our relationship again, sooooooo APRIL I LOVED YOU.

Also I’ve been redesigning my blog (nurturing my art skills which I’ve discovered are actually very dead) so everything is a total mess right now (describing my entire personality)

But WordPress and I are friends, we’re going to get through this!!! Or one of us will.



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Foxhole Court trilogy by Nora Sakavic // This is my new all-time favorite series and I actually reread it twice this month oh goddddd. Some important things to note. The MC, Neil Josten, my angel, is demisexual. There are DARK themes, friendships, and the most perfect slow burn gay romance in this world. If I love you it’s very likely I’ve yelled at you to read this and i’m sorrryyyyy. But seriously read it.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (reread) // I just identify with Ari and Dante so much??? They are so cute and it only takes me a few hours to read. So worth it. So beautiful.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller // Patrochilles is my OTP & my life. The prose itself in this book was so gorgeously done. PERFECT ILIAD AESTHETIC.


Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // Sooooosooooo cute.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe // For when you want that deep platonic love.

Fence by C.S Pacat // A webcomic with art and angst and fencing and students in ties and hate-to-love trope.


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera // Buddy Read with Elizabeth and review to come after I’ve repaired my sad smol heart.

Autoboygraphy by Christina Lauren // GLORIOUS TRASH

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli // Buddy Read with Andy and I wish I liked this book morrreeeee???? I wanted to love this.


Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S Pacat // WOWOWOWOW I read this in one weekend and was so pleased. THE PREMISE. LAURENT. DAMEN. Very dark and difficult to read but also very sweet in the end.

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C Lillis // When Abel is everything decent in this world.

Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater (technically happened in March but I forgot to talk about it oooppppssss) // I’ve painted “Save Adam Parrish” on my local water tower because he’s perfect in every way.




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A Court of Wings and Ruin Review // When Emma did what needed to be done

Tropetonite // I want to die in the arms of this post


6 Month Blog Anniversary for my dearrr Dreamy Reads and I cried and was happy

Feeling Validation as a Book Blogger // Marie is a wonderful ANGEL

And I Darken review // because i love Hannah so much and I love favorite characters

Guide to Social Media for Bloggers // The Book Prophet saving us once again,,,, I’m horrible at Instagram.

BEST BOOKISH TROPES from strawberry hamilton sunshine friend

Best YA Book Tropes from Aris because she is my BEST FRIEND I LOVE YOU SM

my dearrr Becca’s Kiss Marry Cliff post which was so much fun and Becca is SO PERFECT SLKDFJS



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Love, Simon (2018) // This was so cute????? It was more Simon-centric than Simon+Blue-centric which I was totally okay with because Simon is an adorable hero.


Loving Vincent (2017) // This was such a GORGEOUS ARTISTIC ode to my soulmate, Vincent van Gogh, oh my goshhhhh. And DOUGLAS BOOTH IS THERE. & This is the world’s first fully painted film ever to be done which is just SO FANTASTIC. It’s about the mystery surrounding Vincent’s death in France and the aesthetic of this film is so authentic, I just fell in total passionate love. Also it goes into the PRECIOUS relationship between Vincent and his brother Theo which you know I’m obsessed with.


All Malec Moments In Chronological Order (YouTube) // To make me a more complete person.



1/2 of Troy: Fall of a City (netflix) // PATROCHILLES WINS AGAIN. Also Hector is just the sweetest little summer child.


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how was your April + what was the best thing you read??

I have such a good feeling about May, I might actually even leave my house at some point ***flinches from sunlight***


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49 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up ft. my favorite series in the entire universe

  1. hannah @ peanutbutter&books says:

    this is quiteee late but LOVE THIS POST (and I’m seriously loving your blog design?? I must have been living under a rock all this time because it’s so so gorgeous 🌟)

    The Song of Achilles and the Foxhole Court trilogy have been on my radar for practically…. forever and this basically reinforced my determination to read them ASAP. it seems like you’ve basically read all the most delightful gay books on my TBR. <33

    also what the heck that Malec video is my current #Mood

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  2. Marie says:

    Ahh so glad you read so much in April, so many incredible books here – I really want to read Autoboyography and Simon is adorable and A List of Cages gave me ALL THE EMOTIONS.
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, you’re the sweetest!! ❀ ❀ I hope you'll have an amazing May!! ❀

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  3. Norrie says:

    Love this list!
    I’m in search for “cute” books lately. My BF has this theory that i’m not sleeping well lately cuz of all the “stressful” books i’ve been reading (scary shit, suspense, demonic children, etc) and told me i should read some “nice stuff”.
    Well, i don’t know if he’s right or wrong, but i told him i’m willing to give it a try. I have a few of these already on my kindle, so gonna try them this month i think.

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  4. Winged Cynic says:

    YASSSSS I’m so glad you loved The Song of Achilles (the writing is freaking gorgeous!), A List of Cages (platonic love is the best imo), Aristotle and Dante (loved this one too), and The Raven Cycle (Adam’s my favorite character!!!!). Amazing wrap-up! Looks like you ticked off a ton off your list this month! πŸ˜€

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      SoA is my life, is my soul, is my entire world omggggg THOSE BOYSSS. I just wanted to comfort poor Achilles, what could be worse than losing sweet marshmallow Pat????? Also I agree, platonic love always wins, it’s so pure and REAL and my favorite c:

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      it was so amazing, one of my favorites too FOR SURE those poor tragic fluffly boyssss??????? You have to check out the Netflix Troy, it was filmed so gorgeously, ft. a Zeus who is just done with the drama. omgggg you must read Foxhole Court, it’s so beautiful I cried


  5. fictionologyst says:

    I’m struggling to finish The Raven Cycle, the writing is too weird, but the characters are all bae! So I’m gonna power throug the entire series!

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  6. Kay Wisteria says:

    You read so many books that I want to read eeeeee I cant wait to get my hands on Simon and Autoboyaugraphy! (can’t…spell…) also I REALLY LOVE your new blog layout/design/whatever you call it!!! ❀

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I can’t wait for you to read Simon omggg you will adore him with all your heart, he’s the cutest smiling funny son and I always think of him that sweet smol boy


  7. emmareadstoomuch says:

    omg omg thank you for the shoutout!!!! you are single-handedly motivating me to read the foxhole court (+ shoutout to not loving upside of unrequited)

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  8. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Sounds like you had a brilliant April, you definitely got through some amazing books and it’s great that so many of them got four stars or above, makes it hard to choose just one favourite doesn’t it? πŸ™‚
    I love Becky Albertalli’s books, Simon Vs is my favourite by her so far but both The Upside of Unrequited and Leah on the Offbeat were amazing too, and oh The Song of Achilles is another all-time favourite of mine, but just thinking about how it ends breaks my heart.
    Also I loved the Love, Simon movie, I can’t wait for it to be released on DVD so I can watch it all over again. πŸ™‚
    Great post, and I hope you have a brilliant May as well. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  9. Rebecca @bookishlyrebecca says:

    I always look forward to your posts because they’re so pretty and informative and always feature you of course πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    You read so many things and I only read 7 πŸ˜‚ I think I’ll eventually read The Foxhole Court because sports are my everything??? Anyways I love you and that you loved my post and you’re just wonderful 😍😍😍

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  10. insidemylibrarymind says:

    I am honestly in love with how you structure these posts. They look so cool and pretty??? Anyways, I LOVE that you mentioned so many faves – Ari and Dante, Fence and OF COURSE TRC, because I always love seeing people loving TRC. I am so glad you enjoyed my post, thanks for linking to it!

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  11. ArtsandHobbies2006 says:

    I think my favorite thing I’ve read this month is probably Harry Potter & G. O. F. I didn’t get to read that much because I’ve been really busy, soo….. (Sorry I’m counting right now) I’ve read 7 or 8 books this month…. πŸ™‚

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  12. thebookprophet says:

    Thank you for sharing my post ❀ I send you all of the hearts. And YOU READ SO MUCH OMG *HAHA* i read one book oops. Haha yes, Malec moments in chronological order. Have you been browsing my YouTube history? (actually it's been quite a while since i watched any malec moments, it seems that the time has come to watch it again xD)

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  13. Aditi @Dreamy Reads says:

    Aaaah everyone’s talking about The Foxhole Court and I still haven’t read it?? Shame on me!! But I will get around it pretty soon.
    Also thank you so much for mentioning my post. Gosh ILYSM. Here take all my love ❀ ❀ *insert that heart GIF*


  14. Ellyn says:

    I swear Malanie I’m gonna read The Foxhole Court you just have to yell at me every now and then!
    Also, you read so many amazing books this month! I am totally jealous or your mystical reading powers!

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  15. Elizabeth says:

    Ah, Mal, your new colors and artsy things are so cute!!! I’m totally in love. 😍 Also you linked to my blog twice in one post??? I feel like someone just dumped a bucket of clover and rainbows on my head 🌈☘️🌈☘️🌈☘️ (my inner Irish heart is just so happy)
    And all the GAY reads this month? Are you a miracle of amazingness? And Patroclus + Achilles feels, ah my heart, don’t cry, you have finals, thou shalt not cry right now. And then you go remind me about Hector? #feelingsobetrayed He is my smol sunshine son and must be loved and protected at all costs. (Ok, I’m still ticked at Apollo for abandoning him. Stupid gods and fate)
    And the only way to watch Shadowhunters is just watch all the Malec moments. That is all.

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      aww tysm your Irish hearttt is TOO SWEET ❀ also yes to my gay reads they have been amazing, omg I'm hoping your finals are going welllll, & Apollo is a horrible mean person to my dears. and MALEC ALWAYS PLEASSSEE


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