April Goals + TBR

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


  • Create and complete our wedding website + double-check registries // This includes uploading all of our guests' information, writing "how we met" and "the proposal" stories, asking our bridesmaids and groomsmen to send us a short bio of themselves + our friendships ... we need to have this up and ready before we send out our invitations, since guests will need to visit the website to RSVP.
  • Finalize wedding invitations + get them printed and mailed out // I'm definitely late on this because my hope was to have them printed by the end of March. But I've finished designing them, so I'm just waiting a couple of days before I look at it again and make sure it's perfect. If you are or know a designer, you know what I'm thinking ... gotta look at it with a fresh mind on a separate day.
  • Decide on all floral items + centerpieces // It's tough to make a decision because there are so. many. choices. but I just have to pick and move on. I met with my florist in January and am still "thinking" about it ... *headdesk*
  • Compile and print out all the photos for Joe's wedding gift! // No specifics in case he takes a peep at my blog, haha.
  • Update my "books read in 2018" Twitter thread // If there is one blog-related thing I want to maintain this year, please let it be this! To be added: Not Now, Not Ever; Turtles All the Way Down; Women of the Word; and A Wrinkle in Time.


I committed the crime of watching Ready Player One before finishing the book by Ernest Cline πŸ™ˆI normally don't do this at all (I still haven't seen The Book Thief, Big Little Lies, or The Handmaid's Tale!!!) + I've literally been plugging my ears whenever the trailer comes up but I caved because my fiancΓ© was curious and we just got MoviePasses. I don't mind too much though, because I'll be able to spot all the differences since the movie is fresh in my mind. Crossing my fingers that I won't be disappointed!

I interviewed Lily Anderson earlier in March and she so kindly gifted me an ARC of her upcoming book, Undead Girl Gang! It's about this girl who, using witchcraft, brings her friend back from the dead to find out who murdered her and some other girls. Lily's editor and/or agent approached her with the idea of a witch book (so cool!) and if you didn't know: I absolutely loved her previous books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You and Not Now, Not Ever.

Maurene Goo and Mary E. Pearson are making a stop in my city during the Fierce Reads tour in May, so I want to read I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Kiss of Deception before they visit. I'm 70 pages into I Believe in a Thing Called Love and it's hilarious and so easy to read. (So much secondhand embarrassment from Desi, the main character!) Also, I know I'm in the middle of what-feels-like ten million fantasy series, but what's one more ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi — another fantasy series I want to start but will probably end up finishing in 2050 if I live that long. This one is the first in Rick Riordan's imprint under Disney! I recently realized I am incredibly drawn to FIRSTS. I like to start things. This one fits the bill in so many ways — first book in a new series, first time reading a book by Roshani Chokshi, first book in a new imprint ... let's do this!

I added The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn to this list just because I wanted to read more psychological thrillers. But if I don't get to it, IT'S ALL GOOD! As long as I get to the other ones πŸ˜‚


Okay friends, tell me what you're reading this month!
Will we be reading any of the same books?

1 comment

  1. I am living for your wedding updates!!! Planning is SO time consuming and I've def been putting off the wedding website for a while now (TBH not sure if we're going to do one? I feel like I'm already so exhausted from running my blog!) We just confirmed florals this week and there are SO MANY choices, but once I settled on a theme (using lots of pinterest board inspiration) it was really easy to relay my vision to my florist!