April’s been a busy month in some ways, and totally empty in others. I turned 28, so I’m feeling pretty old right now, and I went to Legoland, because I’m such a grownup. I broke my finger last week, because being old doesn’t mean you’re any less clumsy, and I’m finding it very hard to type, or include capitals in my typing, which is making me a bit miserable. Nonetheless, I got a whole stack of reading done, so here’s the roundup!
- After Alice – Gregory Maguire
- Moonrise – Sarah Crossan
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- The Monstrous Child – Francesca Simon
- Small Steps (Holes #2) – Louis Sachar
- Lola’s Secret (The Alphabet Sisters #2) – Monica McInerney
- The Second Child – Caroline Bond
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
- Persuasion – Jane Austen
- Killer T – Robert Muchamore
- Sightwitch (The Witchlands #0.5) – Susan Dennard
- Marrying his Best Friend (The McKinnon Brothers #3) – Jennifer Gracen
- Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3) – Sebastien de Castell
- Demonic and other Tales: The Short Fiction of Garon Cockrell – Garon Cockrell
- Thief’s Magic (Millenium’s Rule #1) – Trudi Canavan
- The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials #1) – SM Wilson
- The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) – Philip Pullman*
- To Kill A Mockingbird (To Kill A Mockingbird #1) – Harper Lee*
- The Nowhere Girls – Amy Reed
- The Wrong Child – Patricia Kay
- Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
- Eve of Man (Eve of Man #1) – Giovanna & Tom Fletcher
- Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
- All of Me (The Bridesmaids Club #1) – Leeanna Morgan
- No short stories this month.
Favourite Book This Month
This is so tough. I really loved Charmcaster, but I also really loved The Nowhere Girls, and I’m finding it really hard to decide which was my favourite. I think Charmcaster tips it, because I’m invested in the series already, but it’s only by a hair’s breadth!
Least Favourite Book This Month
I have a particular hate for books set in Ireland which are clearly written by people who have never lived in Ireland. Marrying His Best Friend was one such book. With such a stupid storyline, and an irritatingly inaccurate depiction of my home country, I was not impressed with this at all.
Favourite cover art
Out of left field, my favourite cover art this month is All of Me. I’ve read a good few Leeanna Morgan books, and this one shows a great example of what this book is about. As the first book in the Bridesmaids Club series, the cropped photo of the bridesmaid in a red dress also ties in with aspects of the main character’s personality. Plus it’s just a visually appealing cover. Thumbs up to this designer!
I don’t recommend breaking your finger. It’s annoying enough to be impacting on my daily life, but not annoying enough to stop me doing any of the things I need to do. Gah.