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April | Wrap Up

Good afternoon/evening (it’s so hard to keep a true track of time when it’s light until 10pm!) and welcome to an extremely late and quite long April Wrap Up. I hope you forgive the lateness, I read a lot of books in April and so it has taken me an even longer amount of time to get round to doing my wrap post! I completed the OWLs Readathon and started the Avengers Readathons in April which helped immensely. I am well on course to smash my year target of 100 books too, which is great only a third of the way through the year! It was great to read so many books ahead of May too, the Miserables May readalong was always going to slow down progress.

In April, I read 23 books, which is 6561 pages, and all of which were new reads to me.

I read 19 fiction books, 1 poetry book, and 3 non-fiction books, a mix of childrens, YA and Adult Fantasy and dystopian, memoir, science, and contemporary romance.

By Format, I read 8 Audiobooks, 8 ebooks, 2 eARCS, 2 graphic novel/illustrated and 3 Hardback.

The average rating was 4.6/5 Stars for all of the books that I read in April.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry | Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dates Read: 28 Mar 19 – 01 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year, Book Riot Read Harder

Review: Like sitting in a captivating series of lectures…read the full review here.

The Fox and The Star | Coralie Pickford-Smith

Dates Read: 01 Apr 19

Format: Illustrated

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year, Book Riot Read Harder

Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison, Max Sarin, and Lisa Treiman

Dates Read: 01 Apr 19

Format: Graphic Novel

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly

Dates Read: 01 Apr 19 – 03 Apr 19

Format: eARC

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: A great example of what a good retelling can be…read the full review here.

Moon Over Soho | Ben Aaronovitch

Dates Read: 01 Apr 19 – 03 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 04 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: The book combined comedy and romance, dating and working…read the full review here.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told | Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly

Dates Read: 04 Apr 19 – 03 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s):Book Riot Read Harder

Review: They were funny, as in laugh out loud funny; they were loving in a genuine…read the full review here.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader | C S Lewis

Dates Read: 09 Apr 19 – 12 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Beautiful Bastard | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 13 Apr 19 – 14 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Review: Some funny exchanges, some enjoyable friendships, powerful women and powerful men…read the full review here.

Beautiful Bitch | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 14 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 2/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Review: The romantic edge it brought and the fluffiness was too stark a departure from their characters and story…read the full review here.

Beautiful Stranger | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 14 Apr 19 – 16 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Review: Two powerful voices and presences that work together in an enjoyable, respectful, and real story…read the full review here.

Beautiful Bombshell | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 16 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 2/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Review: I probably could have done without it…read the full review here.

Beautiful Player | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 17 Apr 19 – 19 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Vengeful | V E Schwab

Dates Read: 13 Apr 19 – 21 Apr 19

Format: Hardback

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Red, White, and Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston

Dates Read: 19 Apr 19 – 21 Apr 19

Format: eARC

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Review: Simply a special book that I cannot recommend highly enough…read the full review here.

Beautiful Beginning | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 21 Apr 19 – 22 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Becoming | Michelle Obama

Dates Read: 13 Apr 19 – 23 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Beautiful Beloved | Christina Lauren

Dates Read: 23 Apr 19

Format: eBook

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

The Silver Chair | C S Lewis

Dates Read: 23 Apr 19 – 24 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions | C S Lewis

Dates Read: 24 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year, Book Riot Read Harder

Guilt | Amanda Robson

Dates Read: 25 Apr 19 – 28 Apr 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: I think this book was alright…read the full review here.

The Mime Order | Samantha Shannon

Dates Read: 26 Apr 19 – 30 Apr 19

Format: Hardback

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): None

Best loved poems: A Treasury of Verse | Ana Sampson

Dates Read: 07 Apr 19 – 30 Apr 19

Format: Hardback

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Book Riot Read Harder

I’ve read some great books this month, but the ‘Book of the Month’ for April is…

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

OK, so the post may have been late, but who cares because I have to say that I was so pleased with the amount of reading I did in April. Sure, I did re-read some books, but I enjoyed reading so much and managed to finish some varied books. I really found my groove with mixing genres and formats and found reading for a purpose, i.e. the readathons, really helped focus my mind and my reading efforts.

How was your April? What did you read?

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

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