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April Reading Wrap Up

on May 1, 2018

Total Books Read: 21
Fiction: 21
Non-Fiction: 0
Library Books: 0
Books On My TBR List: 1
Books in a Series: 9
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 8
Male/Female Authors: 2/19
Kindle Books: 11
Books I Owned or Bought: 7
Favourite Book(s): The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland, Melt by Lisa Walker, Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty, Crazy In Love At The Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows, Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie and Five Years From Now by Paige Toon.
Least Favourite Books: As She Fades by Abbi Glines.
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 0 – because this is the year of no challenges!

April, you were amazing! 21 books, a third of which I rated 5 stars on Goodreads. Most of my 5-star ratings on Goodreads equate to a 9/10 on my blog. I’m pretty stingy with my 10/10 ratings but this month, I gave The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart an 10/10. I love that book so much. It’s absolutely stunning.

And so we are into the 5th month of the year now. I’m still not really okay with how fast it feels as though this year is flying by, it doesn’t feel as though we are well on the way to being halfway through 2018. I think the weather is helping with that too – in Melbourne we are still having days in the mid-20s*C which is incredible. It feels like the longest summer and although I’m sure it’s going to fade into a heck of a winter, I’m definitely enjoying this while it lasts.

I made it through all of the books in my April #tbr (included in my March Reading Wrap post, linked here) except one, which was The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale. It’s a behemoth of a thing at 600p and I just couldn’t find the time to tackle it. I haven’t started Obsidian yet either, so I’ve kept both of those out for this month (although not included in my May #tbr) just in case. The arrivals for May have been a little crazy so my pile is a bit bigger than I expected. Here are the print books I’m aiming to read for May:

So many books to be excited about. Victoria Purman, Jenn J. McLeod and Lisa Ireland are three Aussie authors who always deliver – I visited Lisa at a signing on Saturday and got my copy of The Art Of Friendship personalised. I liked Kirsty Manning’s first book so I’m keen to see what her second one is like and The Book Of Colours sounds interesting as it’s set in the 1300s – not a time I’ve read much from! Lynette Noni’s book will be high priority too as I love her Medoran Chronicles series. And I have actually read one of these already – I seriously could not put down Five Years From Now which I found really interesting. Review of that will be up later this week.

I hope you all had a fab reading April….if you’ve read something on my pile or intend to, let me know.

11 responses to “April Reading Wrap Up

  1. Lily Malone says:

    I read Jenn’s A Place To Remember, and loved it. Particularly the opening storyline with Ava’s character. There are a couple of storylines to follow.

    • I’ve loved her previous books so I’m really looking forward to tackling this one. The problem with having so many books I’m excited about on my pile is that I don’t know where to start!

  2. I loved The Bonegilla Girls and A Place to Remember,
    I also have The Art of Friendship and Eleanor’s Secret coming up this month. If I ever stop doing admin and pick up a book….

  3. Oooh, nice stash, and because of your review, I downloaded Holly’s Lost Flowers…. About to start…

  4. I haven’t heard of most of these but they sound fantastic. Way to go with 21! So, are you just heading into winter? We are very slowly crawling out of it here…

  5. It’s incredible that you read so much this month! I’ve not read any of these before but some of them look really great! I’m in the uk and our summer is just starting, the warmers weather is incredible! (Though for us 12*C is hot! 😂😂)

    Lovely post! I’ll defo be reading your blog more in the future. xx

    My blog:

    • Haha, 12*C is like a horrid day here! Sometimes I see England on the news when it hits like 25 and everyone is basically dying of heat exhaustion hahaha.

      Thanks so much, hope to see you again 🙂

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