April Wrap-Up

What can I say about April? All the days are kind of blurring together, aren’t they? Thankfully the weather has been quite glorious for most of the month so we were able to spend a lot of time outside in the garden. With wine. Really can’t complain ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Now if you think I’d be spending all that lovely time in the sunshine reading, you’d be awfully wrong. It’s not that I didn’t take a book outside with me. It’s just that it barely left the table. Watching and enjoying nature, listening to the birds … it all seemed way more fun than reading.

Let’s see what did make it off the shelves this month, shall we?


Yep, you’re seeing that right. Ten. A grand total of 10. It’s better than nothing, I guess, but I am beginning to wonder if my inner bookworm / reading addict will ever return. ๐Ÿ˜…. Four outstanding books on that list though. Feel free to guess which ones they are. (Still no prizes for getting it right, Kelly. ๐Ÿ˜œ)

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed Hamnet is missing from that list. The reason for that is simple : I still haven’t finished it. ๐Ÿ™„


Set at a boarding school, which is one of my favourite settings, Good Girls Lie was a book I was really looking forward to. I enjoyed it for the most part but overall, it left me somewhat disappointed.


Look familiar? ๐Ÿ˜‚


Oh dear. Even the book buying is going downhill. ๐Ÿ˜ณ


I gave up on Grey’s, which in my most humble opinion, went completely downhill once McSteamy left. One of the reasons he left though, was to work on The Last Ship so naturally that was next on my list. Really enjoying it too.


The Henning Juul series by Thomas Enger
The Aidan Waits series by Joseph Knox
The Six Tudor Queens series by Alison Weir
The Roy and Castells series by Johana Gustawsson
Step Back In Time : a list of historical fictionย recommendations

Extract | The Silken Rose by Carol McGrath
Review | The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis
Review | I Am Dust by Louise Beech
Extract | Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl
Review | The Murder Game by Rachel Abbott
Review | Strangers by C.L. Taylor


Apart from a few blog tours, your guess is as good as mine. I had been meaning to work on some more lists of recommendations but well, we’ll see. Let’s just say, I have nothing prepared as of yet.

May 15 : Blog tour | Review | Killing Mind by Angela Marsons

May 21 : Blog tour | Review | He Started It by Samantha Downing

May 26 : Blog tour | Review | I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry

And there you have it. A most fascinating look at April. You’re welcome.

Until next time! xx

37 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up

      1. I have been going through periods of reading and then the same were I can’t settle into a good book like I usually can. It’s just all a bit unsettling at the moment. I hope you’re keeping well x

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  1. Yeah that GIF made me forget pretty much everything that came before ๐Ÿ˜‚ What were you talking about? Books! Right! Well I have prior knowledge so it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to guess, would it. Also why bother if there are no prizes ๐Ÿ˜‚ I listened to Good Girls Lie in March and I felt the same way.

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      1. I know Magpie Lane and Once Upon a River are definitely on the list. I also know you really enjoyed The Murder Game, so that would be my third guess. And scratching those I know you didn’t like, my 4th educated guess would be Harlan Coben.

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  2. Ten books is great! Iโ€™m looking forward to reading Our Little Cruelties although my reading mojo has took a hit so when Iโ€™ll get around to it is anyoneโ€™s guess ๐Ÿ™„

    And hello McSteamy! ๐Ÿ˜
    I do love that gif but the other one is ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. Ten books is great, especially if you haven’t been feeling like reading! I’m lucky to still have that reading mojo I guess, although the blogging and social media mojo is currently hiding in an unknown location. xD Here’s to May treating us better! xx

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