My Bookish Month of April 2023

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

I’m like a broken record but I can’t believe another month has gone! Or maybe that’s because we seem to be stuck in an endless autumnish loop and the days just all kinda blend together… There was a little too much socialising for my liking, but all in all I had a pretty good month.

My bookish month was pretty great. I still have my Kindle Unlimited trial, which I’m trying to make the most of, and I have to say, if I didn’t have a Scribd subscription, I’d probably keep KU, I’ve found some great books and short stories on there. I’m sorely tempted as it is.

Honourable mentions to The Garden, The Beaten Track, Belle Mer, Africa, A Woman of War, A House with Good Bones and Fokking Druk, but these were my favourite reads of the month:

In figures April looks like this:

Novels: 6274 pages across 18 books and 6 short stories
Audiobooks: 53 hours across 8 audiobooks

And here’s what I did in April and some of what I’ll be posting in May:

What I read:

PAH, Orla Owen
Undercover, Tamsyn Muir
The Garden, Tomi Adeyemi
The Beaten Track, Louise Mangos
The Butterfly Conspiracy, Vivian Conroy
The Medici Murders, David Hewson
Belle Mer, Luanne Rice
The App, Stuart James
The Nightingale, Kara Dalkey
Strange Animals, Tom Jackson (review to follow)
Endangered Places, Claudia Martin (review to follow)
Africa, Anne-Marie Bissada (review to follow)
Perilous Times, Thomas D. Lee (review to follow)
Strange Sally Diamond, Liz Nugent
American Cannibal, edited by Rebecca Rowland
The Red Bird Sings, Aoife Fitzpatrick
Hollow Beasts, Alisa Lynn Valdes
The Fascination, Essie Fox (review to follow)
A Woman of War, Mandy Robotham
The Bone Shard War, Andrea Stewart (review to follow)
Hannah-Beast, Jennifer McMahon
There’s a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed, Edgar Cantero
Windmill Hill, Lucy Atkins (review to follow)
Miao Dao, Joyce Carol Oates

What I listened to:

The Hourglass Factory, Lucy Ribchester
Welcome to Cooper, Tariq Ashkanani
The White Lady, Jacqueline Winspear
A House with Good Bones, T. Kingfisher
Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death, Caitlin Doughty
Fokking druk, Thijs Launspach
The Echo of Old Books, Barbara Davis

What I read earlier but reviewed in April:

The Acapulco, Simone Buchholz
Looking Glass Sound, Catriona Ward
The Wild, Claudia Martin
Horses, Paula Hammond
The Lazarus Solution, Kjell Ola Dahl
A Fatal Encounter in Tuscany, Vivian Conroy
STOP!! Waking Up Tired … The Beginners Guide to Sleep, Ralph Montague
Eighteen Seconds, Louise Beech
Death of a Bookseller, Alice Slater

Let’s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in April:

A stunning finished hardcover for review and some own purchases: a paperback I couldn’t resist after Yvonne’s review, a pre-order, and a gorgeous hardcover I just had to get after reading Mairéad’s review:

One I just had to read, one 99p deal, a blog tour eARC, an eARC courtesy of Orenda Books, and six NetGalley eARCs (with special thanks to Amber Books and Viper):

I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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