wrap ups

april wrap up + favorites

Hey there!

Long time no post. In fact, I think it’s been over a month already? I’ll be writing a more in-depth post about it, but I was in the middle of an awful creative slump and I’m just now starting to emerge from it.

I do love writing and looking back on monthly wrap ups, so it seemed like the best way to ease myself back into the creative mindset, even if I am super late. Without further ado, let me check my reading journal to see what I actually read last month.


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  1. The Latte Factor by David Bach & John David Mann
  2. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout (★★★★☆)
  3. How to be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy
  4. Witch, Please by Sonia Lazo
  5. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (★★★★★)
  6. The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout (★★★☆☆)
  • A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair (DNF)
  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (still reading)


  • I read a total of 2 294 pages
  • My average rating was 3.5 stars
  • My average pages per day: 76.5
  • Formats:
    • Physical: 1
    • E-book: 5
  • Languages:
    • English: 6 books

On the blog:


Sadly I can’t choose my favorite posts because I haven’t really read anything as of late, or been active at all in the community. But I’m finally coming back and can’t wait to catch up on all the amazing content I’ve missed.

Life Updates:

Piano practice: the slump has bled into every aspect of my life, including this one, which means I haven’t been practicing much. I miss it and have been slowly getting back into it. I still haven’t made much progress with learning Love Story (Taylor’s version, of course), but after I pick that up you can bet I’m learning something from Sour because lately I’ve been listening to Olivia Rodrigo non-stop.

Crochet update: this is probably the only hobby I’ve kept up with during the last couple of months. Mind you, it wasn’t a consistent habit by any means, but I’ve made some progress on my cardigan and it’s coming along pretty nicely. Mindless manual labor seems to help when my anxiety is giving me a hard time, and I’m so grateful I have this activity to ground me.

That’s it for my month. Nothing really happened other than me feeling tired, anxious, and lost. I’m so happy to be better now, and I can’t wait to start posting again and catching up with everyone.

What’s the best book you’ve read lately?

Until next time,

2 thoughts on “april wrap up + favorites

  1. The best book I’ve read lately is The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater which I am currently in a reread of lol! The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series of all time and honestly it feels so cathartic and inspiring. When I get in a creative slump I go back to all my favorite things and then I find the creativity starts to come back!! Glad to see you’re back Juli and may the writing vibes find you soon!! ❤


  2. Great wrap-up! I’m glad you’re starting to get out of your creative slump – I hope you have a lovely June 💜 The best book I’ve read recently was probably ‘Heartstopper’ Volume 4 by Alice Oseman, ‘The Ones We’re Meant to Find’ by Joan He or ‘Cuckoo Song’ by Frances Hardinge!

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