Monthly Rewind ~ April 2016

Posted May 3, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Features, Monthly Rewind / 42 Comments

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books


  • April had two of my favorite shows get released – Catastrophe on Amazon and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. They were both wonderful and easy binges.
  • The weather has been nicer and we have been outside much more so YAY! Plus we got a bounce house that keeps the kids busy for hours. Ah-mazing!
  • I had to make our Disney dining reservations this month. Sounds simple but was actually a lot of work!! I got everything I wanted though so all the planning was worth it.
Top 3 Reviews


Undecided // Dreamology // The Leaving Season

Top 3 Non-Reviews


Ten Funny Ladies Who Have Books to Make You Laugh // My TBR List April 2016 // Ten Books to Try If You Like To/Want To Cook 



The one that was my favorite: Undecided
The one that was my other favorite:
Lies and Other Acts of Love
The one with best setting:
Summer of Sloane
The one with the best cover:
The Unexpected Everything
The one with the cover that does it no favors:
Some Women
The one that had me singing Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time”:
The Year We Turned Forty

Challenge Update

Rock My TBR Challenge:
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

PopSugar Challenge:
39. A book that takes place on an island: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

What’s Ahead

May has a couple of family birthdays and other celebrations that we will be bust with. Otherwise hoping for good weather and lots of time outside. Still have a heavy list of ARCs to try and get through. By summer I want to have minimal ARCs ad focus on books I have.

How was your March? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


42 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ April 2016

  1. I need to spend a month on books I already have as well. Maybe July? Oh wait got some ARCs for JUly already, maybe August? I guess it all depends on how many books I get from BEA. I have loads going on in May too. It is my blogoversary, my birthday, mother’s day and BEA month. Also tons of ARCs the I can’t wait to read coming out this month.
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  2. I am so ready to be outside more! I love summer. I bet your kids are in love with the bounce house – it looks like it would be fun. Isn’t is weird planning meals and rides so far in advance? I am not really a planner so I had a hard time with this when we went last year. You really got a lot read this month. Good luck on getting caught up on ARCs – I am trying but not getting very far.
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  3. I love Kimmy Schmidt! Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to watch the second season yet.

    Congrats on a great reading month! Hope you have a great reading month of May. I can’t believe it’s May already. This year is slipping through the cracks.

    My favorite book of April was THE START OF ME AND YOU by Emery Lord. I loved it and I already can’t wait for my reread!
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  4. DISNEY RESERVATIONS?? OMG I WANNA GOOOO! It sounds like it’s going to be lovely so have fun and eat a lot for me! I have yet to read any of the books on your lovely list yet! I’m kind of in a weird slump right now even though I just got out of one? Huh… But yay for the awesome books you’ve read lately! It gives me hope!

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  5. Bounce houses are so much fun! I would’ve killed to have one in my backyard year round. Of course I would have fond an excuse to sleep out there all the time, lol!!! I LOVE Catastrophe! It’s such a great show. That and Mozart in the Jungle makes me happy I have amazon prime. I can’t wait to read The Unexpected Everything. I’ve heard so much about Undecided as well I might give that a try soon. It looks like you had a great month!!
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  6. Sounds like you had a nice April! May has a couple friend’s birthdays, as well as my mom, so that’s fun. I’m really trying not to request from Netgalley or take on too many new ARCs so I can get a bit caught up. I’m still reading/reviewing April books, but I’m ALMOST to May. I can do it! hah After that, the books are spread out a bit more through the summer into September, I think, so that’s good. Not that BEA is going to help with limiting things. haha

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  7. Undecided! So happy to see it in your list. I’m going to have to re-read it again soonish. 🙂
    The Unexpected Everything definitely has a great cover.
    I’ve been re-watching Sherlock and so I can watch the new episode that aired in January.
    Good luck with all the celebrations and also getting through the ARCs.
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  8. I can’t remember the last time I did a monthly wrap-up post. After falling into a slump at the end of feb and all through March, I felt like I hadn’t been reading anything, HOWEVER, I plan on reading some good books this month, I’ve actually already kicked my month off with an amazing title, (ACOMAF) so I’m definitely doing a wrap up for May!
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  9. It’s interesting to see how Undecided was your favorite because I’ve seen somebad reviews and especially one DNF so I kind of lost my interest, but now I’ll go and read your review for that book to see what you tought.
    (I have a lot to catch up on when it comes to blogosphere)
    I can’t wait to see what you tought about The Unexpected Everything.
    And for reviews for it to start to pop up on my bloglovin feed, twitter and everywhere basically.
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  10. Debbie

    Awesome month for you and I hope May has been good too! Great selection of books! undecided has been on my TBR list for a while and Morgan Matson’s new book The Unexpected Everything has been on my top to-read book since I found out about it. Can’t wait to read some of these titles!!

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