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!
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling – ★★★★★
- Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber – ★★★★★
- Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza – ★★★★.5
- Spark by Alice Broadway – ★★★★★
- I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman – ★★★★★
- Skylarks by Karen Gregory – ★★★★
- The Explorer by Katherine Rundell – ★★★★★
- The Invasion by Peadar O’Guilin – ★★★
- My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas – ★★★★
- The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – ★★★★★
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!
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!
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.
Top 10 Tuesday
Book Tags (feel free to tag yourselves!)
Six for Sunday
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 |
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.
What were your favourite reads in April?
Did we read any of the same books?