April 2017: A Bookish Reflection


April has by far been my favourite month of 2017 so far! I told myself at the beginning of the year that 2017 would be the year that I did the things that made me happy and so many of these things happened in April. I finally took the trip of my dreams to New York and also got to spend time with some of my favourite bookish people in London. It’s been a fab month personally but also in a bookish sense too!


Number of Books read: 13

Number of Pages read: 4,565

The Handmaid's Tale  Doing It!: Let's Talk About Sex  The State of Grace  The Hate U Give

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)  The Girl of Ink and Stars  Tree Magic  Queens of Geek

Sweetpea  We Come Apart  Becoming Betty  Stargazing For Beginners


WOW! Even I’m impressed with myself for reading 13 books this month and as you’ll see from the ratings below I basically fell in love with all of them too! A quick overview of my ratings is listed below. Book covers link to the Goodreads page for each book, the titles below will lead you to my review. (Advance warning that I am behind on review writing so some of these will be coming over the next week or so! If they don’t have links, that is why!)

My favourites (aside from my BotM below) are definitely The State of GraceQueens of GeekCountless and The Girl of Ink and Stars. I loved them all! I also managed to read everything from my April TBR and managed 6 eARCs to complete the readathon!


The Hate U Give

It has been nearly a whole month since I read The Hate U Give by the wonderful Angie Thomas and I still struggle to put into words just how I feel about this book. It is hand on heart one of the best books I have ever read and I do not say that lightly. I really urge every single person out there to read and experience this book for themselves. I was lucky enough to see Angie speak at an event in Piccadilly and she was so inspiring, I also got to meet her and she was so lovely. She is so humble about the enormous success that she has achieved with her debut novel because to Angie this is not a story, this book is her reality. It is such a powerful read. Please if you do anything this May, pick up this book. You will not regret it.

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As I said at the start of this post, I have absolutely loved every minute of this last month. I’ve made some of my best memories yet and got to meet some of my favourite people in the world. Let’s hope that May can be even half as amazing!

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What were your favourites reads in April?

Have you read my book of the month? What did you think?


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13 responses to “April 2017: A Bookish Reflection

  1. THUG is my book next in line but I am waiting my ACOWAR copy right now so I don’t think I will start a book before of that.. Otherwise the hype for ACOWAR will just ruin any other book that I will pick up.

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  2. Wow looks like you had an awesome month! It’s great to see you loved these titles; I have many many of these on my TBR pile as well. Happy reading!

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  3. You had a great reading month 🙂 I read SweetPea in April too and I loved it, it’s really stayed with me. I have The Hate U Give on my TBR and I really need to make sure I get to it in May because it sounds incredible and such an important book. Hope you have a great May 🙂

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  4. Ah, THUG is incredible! I’m so glad you loved it (and you’re so lucky to have met Angie!).

    I think April was my fave month as well so far. My blog and social media grew so much this month, and I’m so happy with everything I achieved! Totally failed at reading though. 😂

    And, ooh, I’m hopefully going to go to New York for Bookcon this summer, so I’m glad to see you enjoyed it! I’m so excited! 😄

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  5. I’m so jealous you got to read a Handmaids tale!! I’m tying to get it from the library but it’s soooo blacklisted. Also I want to read THUG and strange the dreamer!! Congrats on a successful month!

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