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Fangirl Friday: Best of the Decade, April Edition

Last year, I saw a great bunch of posts about what book bloggers were reading the year before, and it got me curious. What was I reading this time last year—and the year before that, and the year before that? Never one to do things halfway, here’s everything I read during every April of 2010-2020—and which ones come out on top!

[Click for January’s, February’s, and March’s!]



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling [thoughts here!]
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling [thoughts here!]
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus [review here!]
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes [review here!]
Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes [review here!]

When it comes to picking an April 2020 favourite, I’ve said it before, I’m saying it again: I can’t include any Potter on a ranking; they’d win every time, and it wouldn’t be fair. What’s also unfair is how hard this choice is–I loved all of these books! I think I’m just giving the win to Daisy Jones, but that was not an easy choice.



City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Well, that was an easy favourite!



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling [thoughts here!]
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Continuing to discount Potter, Not If I Save You First gets the win. I’m okay with that–it was a lot of fun!



The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals: Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals: All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals: Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

And just like that, I want to do a full Naturals series reread–honestly, I love this twisted, dark, Criminal Minds-for-teens series so much. I think my favourite of them is All In. (Bad Blood comes close, but I’m still haunted by certain plot points in that one, whereas All In kindly taught me what the Fibonacci sequence is, which is bound to come in useful on a pub quiz some time in the future when pubs are open again, so…)



Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
DC Comics: Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage, et al.
Batman: A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin, Marv Wolfman, et al.

I loved Bombshells, and I really have to get caught up with the rest of series–but I’m giving the win here to Beauty Queens. I just remember thinking it was brilliantly funny and clever!



Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready
Just Kids by Patti Smith
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter

Okay, choosing a favourite here is impossible. These are some of my all-time favourites! It’s somewhere between Wicked Game, Frankie, The Boyfriend List, and Gallagher Girls 1, and I will narrow it no further than that.



Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Another easy favourite, and another series I really want to reread!



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen

These parodies can be hit and miss, but I really enjoyed this one. I still think about the glorious revenge on Wickham, even when reading/watching adaptations of the actual Pride and Prejudice. Genius.


Apparently I’m missing 2012 (can you tell I hadn’t started tracking my reading on Goodreads, and gave up back-tracking it?), so moving to…



Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Okay, I read Shade about ten years ago, and I still haven’t finished the series. I am appalled.


I’m also missing 2010, so onto the overall winner!


So which April book takes the top prize as my Ultimate April Read?

Drum roll…

The Naturals series–specifically, All In!

It turns out I’ve had some amazing bookish Aprils, so this was an incredibly difficult choice–but it’s no less a deserving winner!

Do you agree? Which of these would be your favourite–or what’s your favourite ever April read?

(May’s best coming soon!)

6 thoughts on “Fangirl Friday: Best of the Decade, April Edition

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  1. I am so late to the party haha, it’s weird, I feel like I knew about the book but never really knew about it until now. I’ve never even seen the movie trailer but I really want to watch it when I’m done!

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    1. I was really late to watching the movie, so I can relate haha! I did like the movie but I understand they changed some stuff? Would be interested to see the difference in the two!


      1. Ya I feel like they always cut things out or make adjustments in the adaptations. I need to watch the movie when I’m done so I guess I’ll find out!

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