April was a strange month, the first full month of lockdown here in the UK, on the plus side that freed up 2+ hours a day where I’d normally be commuting. That coupled with OWL month for the Magical Readathon meant I got through a whopping 10 books, considerably more than the 2 I managed during February and March!
What I Read This Month
Titles link to the book’s Goodreads page – Links to reviews are included if I’ve been organised to post them already!
The Case Of The Drowned Pearl by Robin Stevens + The Guest List by Lucy Foley – Review + The Bad Luck Lighthouse by Nicki Thornton – Review + These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling + The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah + S.T.A.G.S by M. A. Bennett + The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary + Split by Muhammad Khan + Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend + Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
My Bookish Stats
This is an unusually even spread of books for me to read! There’s even an adult contemporary in there which I hardly ever read but I loved!
I actually managed to put a little bit of a dent in my backlist reads this month, although a lot were only from last from last year!
Lots of high ratings this month! I think that’s because I generally only pick up books I think I’ll enjoy but at the same time I’m such a mood rater that I think if a book has an ending that wows me it gets a good rating! So for May I think I’m going to try Book Roast’s CAWPILE rating system and see if that changes my overall results!
So I may have taken advantage of some of the money I’ve saved from not going out and spent it all on books! All these deals on Kindle editions especially got me! See below to check out all the additions!
Books I’ve Added To My Shelves This Month
The Pieces Of Ourselves by Maggie Harcourt – YA + It Wasn’t Me by Dana Alison Levy – MG + Starfell: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente – MG + The Body Under The Bridge by Nick Louth – Adult + Small Mercies by Alex Walters – Adult + Return To Wonderland by Various Authors – MG + Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales – YA + The Cut Throat Cafe by Nicki Thornton – MG + All Eyes On Us by Kit Frick – YA + Venom by Bex Hogan – YA + The Train To Impossible Place by P. G. Bell – MG + Wundersmith: The Calling Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – MG + Mystery & Mayhem by Various Authors – MG + The Mystery of the Painted Dragon by Katherine Woodfine – MG + The Mystery of the Midnight Peacock by Katherine Woodfine – MG + Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone – MG + A Phoenix Must Burn by Various Authors – YA
Just one or two books here… In my slight defence three books are from NetGalley and two were gifted from my lovely Easter Bunny as part of an Easter girl swap. Technically I already owned The Train To Impossible Places but it was bugging me that I had the paperback, but the sequel was a hardback so I bought the hardback and I’ll probably give the paperback to my Goddaughter!
Upcoming Books I’m Excited About…
I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry – Adult + Camp by L. C. Rosen – YA + The Paper & Hearts Society: Read With Pride by Lucy Powrie – Teen + The Summer Of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen – YA + His & Hers by Alice Feeney – Adult + Gemma’s Not Sure by Gill Stewart – YA + Small Mercies by Alex Walters – Adult + Hideous Beauty by William Hussey – YA
These are some of the May releases I’m looking forward to. I’m so disappointed that Jungledrop got pushed but I understand why, fortunately it’s on NetGalley and my request was accepted as I’m not sure how I’d cope waiting until October!
Thank you for stopping by SWB and catching up with my month in books! Have any of the books I mentioned caught your eye? If they have be sure to leave a comment to let me know!