April Wrap Up and Book Haul

I planned to read as many ARCs as I could this month and got through nine but I do still have more to read in May. Fingers crossed I can finally get caught up. Apart from that, it’s been another good reading month, although I have bought too many books as usual.

Books Read: 22

ARCs Read: 9

Favourite Book: There’s Something About Sweetie

Least Favourite Book: What a Time to Be Alone

Books Read in April

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Eve Was Shamed by Helena Kennedy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a Time to Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue ⭐️⭐️
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sylvia Plath Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Harry Potter and the GoF by J.K. Rowling [re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Escape by C.L. Taylor ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
King of Fools by Amanda Foody [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nirvana by Michael Tavon ⭐️⭐️⭐️
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

April Book Haul

New-to-Me Books I Bought/Traded:

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (Signed)
Resin by Ane Riel (Goldsboro Limited)
Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan (Goldsboro Limited)
Slayer by Kiersten White (B&N Exclusive)
Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan (Owlcrate)

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala (Litjoy)
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (Signed)
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal (Signed)
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Campfire by Shawn Sarles

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence (Signed & Numbered)
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (Illumicrate)
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu (Exclusive Rune Edition)

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Signed & Numbered)
The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris (Signed)
A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven (Signed)

ARCs/Review Copies:

Anna of Kleve by Alison Weir (Headline)
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding (HQ)
American Royals by Katharine McGee (Penguin)
King of Fools by Amanda Foody (HQ)

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (Readers First)
How Death Becomes Life by Joshua Mezrich (Readers First)
Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi (Scholastic)

Books Received as Gifts:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Penguin Leather-bound)

My plan for May is to finish any ARCs I still have and get through some of my bought books from this year. I have a few books pre-ordered so also want to read those as they arrive. How did your April reading go?


  1. Stephen Writes

    1 May 2019 at 9:57 AM

    You read a lot of great books in April – congrats! Happy reading in May 🙂

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1 May 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Wow, you read a lot of books. Have a good May!
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