April Wrap-Up & Book Haul

I’m really pleased I managed to reduce the number of books I bought this month but the ARCs I received have resulted in a bigger book haul than I expected!

Books Read: 15
ARCs Read: 3
Favourite Books: Illuminae / My Lady Jane / Uprooted / ACOTAR series
Least Favourite Book: The House Swap

Books Read in April

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐
The Time-Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Uprooted by Naomi Novik ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Thing of Darkness by Harry Bingham ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Paradise Lost by John Milton [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐

April Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

Never Greener by Ruth Jones (Signed)
Macbeth by Jo Nesbø
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff  (B&N Exclusive)
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
The Hunger by Alma Katsu (Signed Goldsboro Exclusive)
Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo (Signed)
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel (Goldsboro Signed Exclusive)
Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (B&N Exclusive)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (B&N Leatherbound) 
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (Owlcrate)
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (US HB)

ARCs/Review Copies:

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon (Trade)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Trade)
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton (Trade)
Jane Seymour: the Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Headline)
All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew (Quercus)
The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst (Readers First)
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (HarperCollins)
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton (HarperCollins)
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (Scholastic)
Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell (Readers First)
Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose (Headline)
Royals by Rachel Hawkins (Scholastic)

Books Received as Gifts:

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner 
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Perfect Ruin
 by Lauren Destefano

It’s definitely better than last month which is an improvement. Hopefully, I’ll buy even fewer in May!


  1. Paula Bardell-Hedley

    30 April 2018 at 1:42 PM

    You’ve had a really industrious reading month, Rachael. Some great titles there. How is Roux? My Lilly got too close to a paint brush yesterday and now has a big white blob on her nose! 🙄

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      30 April 2018 at 4:53 PM

      One of my parents’ dogs had white paint on his side for a while after brushing past a newly painted wall! Roux turned 7 last week so we went to the beach as he loves swimming.

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