Books, General

April TBR

So a month on, and we’re still heading into a new month with a weather warning for snow and ice, with Baltic winds and cold temperatures. It’s supposed to be spring now, can we stop with the wintery behaviour please? I’m currently sitting curled on the couch, wearing a warm jumper, under a blanket with a hot water bottle. I should really be reading for the Easter Readathon but instead, I’m doing the opposite of reading, planning to read. I read a lot of books in March, a lot, some of which were actually on my TBR, do I’m planning to think about what I’m going to read and strategize.

I’m still ticking off challenges for Around the Year in 52 Books and Book Riot Read Harder, and I haven’t finished all the books I started last month, so I’m taking this into account with my list:

Frenchman’s Creek Daphne Du Maurier

I’ve been reading this book for what seems like forever, and it’s quite embarrassing now. I just need to finish it, to crack and and read the last 70ish pages. I thought this weekend’s readathon would be the catalyst but I’m still not quite there.

The Tsar of Love and Techno Anthony Marra

I started this collection of short stories last month, and really enjoyed the first instalment. Not only does it fit a BRIC challenge for Book Riot Read Harder, it is also a pretty great read so far. This should be a good book to fill the gaps between other stories I’m reading as it’s very different from other things I tend to pick.

The Horse and His Boy C S Lewis

I started this series last year and haven’t read any for a while. I am trying to right the wrong that was not reading these when I was younger. This is simply the next book in the series, and should be an easy read.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Natasha Pulley

I have no audiobooks on the go at the moment and a few downloaded. I was planning to read this last month but after the travesty that was American Psycho I wanted to listen to something lighter, and chose Dom Joly’s travel memoir The Dark Tourist instead. I think I’m ready for this now.

The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter

So I have kind of wanted to read this for a little while, and then suddenly saw that it was narrated by Emilia Fox and Richard Armitage. They both have amazing voices to listen to so I couldn’t resist.

Children of Blood and Bone Toni Adeyemi

I was going to start this in March, but didn’t have the time to give over to just sitting down and bashing it out. I think it will take a little more concentration than I was who do

Always With Love Giovanna Fletcher

I read Gi’s first novel spontaneously in March because I was looking for a light read after the murderous acts committed by Patrick Bateman. It was so pleasant that I picked up the next in the series and know I won’t resist it for long.

TwoSpells Mark Morisson

An author recently contacted me and asked me to review his book in return for an unbiased. I was pretty hooked by the synopsis, and think I’m going to give it a go. It has magic and aliens and sci-fi and magic and libraries and other dimensions, so I can’t really say no.


Once again, that’s quite a few books, a fairly eclectic mix. I’m ever the optimist. I’m sure I’ll probably read this many books, and that they’ll probably end up differing from this TBR, but I quite like having a plan and some of the challenges in my mind as I choose my reads.

What are you currently reading?

What are you planning to read in April?

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