April: A Bookish Reflection


Hi everyone! A little delayed with this post but I’ve been taking some ‘me’ time, which is much needed. April was a brilliant reading month and was also filled with some fab bookish events. May is looking quieter on that front but we’ve already seen some brilliant UKYA releases.


Number of Books read: 10

Number of Pages read: 3,575 pages

I read so many brilliant books in April and there was also a good mix of books from my backlist and books that I was lucky enough to read in advance. If you know me well you’ll already know my book of the month just from glancing at this image! I am a little behind on reviews but I’ve posted all my ratings below with links to the review if it’s live or the Goodreads page if not!


At the very beginning of April I had the absolute pleasure to read a proof copy of Katherine Webber’s second YA novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart which releases in August this year. If you read my blog even semi-regularly you will know how much I loved her debut Wing Jones and it took only a few pages before I was engrossed in this novel. I adore Reiko, our wonderfully complex and layered protagonist and her story was one that really touched my heart. I went through ALL the emotions reading this and even though I cried many, many tears, Katie still managed to sneak a smile back on my face by the end. Get your preorders in now!

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If you read my 2018 Goals and Challenges post you will know that I am once again completing a Goodreads goal as well as completing some other challenges. I’m not going to update every single one here so if you want to see my progress in all of them then check out this page!

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Here are my posts from this month in case you missed any (I’ve not included my WWW posts but click on the title to find them all)! I’d love to hear what you think about the content I post and whether there is anything you’d like to see more of.

Book Reviews

Savage Island [Blog Tour] | Deadly Secrets | Mini Review Monday | I Was Born For This

Top 10 Tuesday

10 Books I Loved But Will Never Reread | 10 Books with Intriguing Titles | 10 Series I Own And Need To Read |

Book Tags (feel free to tag yourselves!)

Bank Holiday Book Tag | The Reading Habits Tag | The I Spy Book Challenge |

Fandom Frenzy

Amy @ YA Under My Skin | Steph @ A Little But A Lot | Hannah @ A Cup of Wonderland |

Six for Sunday

2018 Books I’m Excited For! | Favourite Books of 2018 So Far | Oldest Books on my TBR | Books with Food in the Title or on the Cover | Favourite Books More People Should Read

Other Posts

March: A Bookish Reflection | March Book Haul | Highly Anticipated Releases: April – June 2018 | Bullet Journal: March Review & April Set Up | Mindfulness & Me: Part One | Let’s Talk: First Quarter Favourites | Living My Best Bookish Life: Newcastle & London Edition |

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My highlights of April were definitely my time spent in Newcastle and London for lots of bookish fun. I am super proud of my lovely friend Steph for her win at the UKYABA!

I’m currently taking a bit of time to myself and so my blog may be a little quiet for the next week or so but I am still around on Twitter. I am overwhelmed by work at the moment so trying to use my little ‘down’ time to read or do things that help me relax.

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What were your favourite reads in April?

Did we read any of the same books?


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6 responses to “April: A Bookish Reflection

  1. I can’t wait to read I Was Born For This and Only Love Can Break Your Heart, only heard amazing things about them!

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  2. I’m so looking forward to reading I Was Born For This and Only Love Can Break Your Heart, and I also plan to pick up My Box Shaped Heart as it sounds lovely. My favourite read of April (and immediately a fave of the whole year so far) was The Children of Castle Rock; think Blyton, but better.
    Amy x

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