Hello fellow bookworms! Well, things have certainly changed since we last checked in with each other, particularly my UK and US friends. A high percentage of people who are reading this are likely to be socially distancing and staying home as much as possible due to the current global pandemic, so a big shout out to all of you who are following advice and staying home, you’re doing the right thing! However, staying home may not be a big disaster, it gives us all time to catch up on our ever growing TBR lists! I’ve been writing a new blog series, Bookworm Survival Kit, with all your essentials (and non-essentials) to keep you all sane during this crazy time. There are 3 posts floating around out there already, and 2 more to come. Anyway, without too much more rambling, I’m here to talk about the books I’ve reading, so let’s get into it…
What books have I read this month?
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book and I wasn’t sure how quickly I would get to it until someone I work with read it so quickly and said it was very good, so I picked it up. I must admit, the world building was incredible, and the story itself was very compelling. It’s coming to bookstores in September this year so keep an eye out for this one!
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
I had to read this book for an essay which I have to write for my MA application, and I don’t know why I never read it as a child. This was such a great book and has so many things I would want to explore further. I’ve started writing my essay and I’ve already over word count, I have so much to say about it!
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
I absolutely LOVED this series! I’m so glad I read the first two at the perfect time so I didn’t have to wait long for this one to be released. This rounded the whole series off really nicely, and despite the fact I did start to guess how it would end, there were still some twists at the end. A very unique YA mystery series which I would highly recommend!
Average Rating: 4 stars
Number of total pages read: 3322
Books read toward 2020 Book Challenge goal: 10/50 books
What am I currently reading?
One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus
I’m already about 100 pages in and it’s looking to be really exciting so far! There hasn’t been anything to drastic happen, but a few small hints make it seem like it’s not going to be as straightforward as it seems!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I’ve been a few pages into this book for ages, but I had some spare Audible credits floating around so I thought I’d get the audiobook to listen to as I read along. It’s a performance audio as well which should be quite exciting and different to listen to!
Books I plan to read in April
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!
Happy April and Happy Blogging!