A quarter of the way through the year, and I’ve finished teaching until September. This leaves me some more time for research, admin, prepping next year’s teaching, and hopefully reading some books. Also panicking that I’m getting old, visiting my nieces and nephews, and eating lots of chocolate (because Easter, of course).
I read a lot this month, and I blogged an amount that I’m happy with, but I didn’t review a lot, and I’m a little disappointed in that. I actually only have two reviews posted at the moment for the books on this list. I’ll write some more reviews in the coming days, but I had a lot of content posts this month which weren’t actually reviews, and I don’t think I got the balance right.
- With or Without You – Shari Low
- My Perfect Stranger – Kat French
- From Twinkle, With Love – Sandhya Menon
- The Way I Used to Be – Amber Smith
- Wolf-Light – Yaba Badoe
- The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen #3) – Emily R King
- Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men – Caroline Criado Perez
- Around the World in Eighty Days – Michael Palin
- The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken – The Secret Barrister
- Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M McManus
- The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) – Dhonielle Clayton
- Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (Have Sword, Will Travel #2) – Garth Nix & Sean Williams
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
- Arctic Zoo – Robert Muchamore
- What You Don’t Know – JoAnn Chaney
- All The Beautiful Lies – Peter Swanson
- Nasty Women: A Collection of Essays on What It Means to be A Woman in the 21st Century – 404 Ink, lots of contributors
- Nought Forever (Noughts and Crosses #4.5) – Malorie Blackman
Favourite Book This Month
I absolutely LOVED Invisible Women. I read a Guardian article about it, preordered it, and started wittering on about it to anyone who would listen to me. I’ve brought it up in class, in social situations, in conversation with my family… it’s so, so interesting, fascinating, ENRAGING, and definitely my best book of this month.
Least Favourite Book This Month
All The Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson was just… a weird, weird book. Twisted relationships with no real development of characters or relationships and one person who slept with both their step-parent and their step-child. Not… at the same time, of course. But still. Left me with the ickiest of icky feelings.
Favourite cover art
Tough, tough choice. I loved the design of Invisible Women. The artwork for Let Sleeping Dragons Lie is adorable. The Rogue Queen is similarly fabulous to its predecessors. But I think this month’s favourite is Wolf Light. I didn’t love the book, but I did love the cover art. Spectacular.
April is the publication month for The Flatshare, by Beth O’Leary. I read this late last year and it was one of my favourite books, but the publisher requested that reviews not be shared until closer to the pub date. So now that it’s only one week away, I can see that The Flatshare’s review is queued to publish , and I’m excited to share it with you guys!