My April TBR Hopefuls, 2022!

It’s that time of the month again! I’m picking out all the books I wanna read in the next month and this time round I’m using Olivia-Savannah’s All The World’s A Page readathon for the prompts!

I’ve linked Olivia’s video here which tells you more about the prompts and the readathon, please do go check her out if you haven’t already because she’s a wonderful human.

Now I’m going to delve into the books! This time round? It’s just gunna be a list, I hope you don’t mind. I’ve got my tbr video going up in an hour on my YouTube channel if you do want more details on the books.

I want to listen to Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M Valente which I heard about from Kayla from BooksAndLala reading it a while back now. It’s supposed to have Stepford Wives vibes.

The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren was sent to me by the wonderful Veronica’s Shelf and I’m excited for this short Swedish classic.

One I was sent by Caitlyn from Mad Cheshire Rabbit for this Christmas past is Natives by Akala, I’ve been enjoying reading at least one non-fiction each month so far and I want to continue that.

The lovely Kari-ng for Books sent me The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser and I’m 100% here for diving into books in a setting mixed between Germany and Scotland (and it’s translated from German too).

Now that I’m up to date in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, I want to read the Grimoire by Derek Landy before I read the final novel!

And on that note, Until the End by Derek Landy, the last SP novel, is released on the 14th of April and you best believe I’ve got it pre-ordered! So of course I’ll be reading that!

The Illumicrate read for April is Gallant by V.E. Schwab and I’m looking forward to trying out some more from this author after reading a book from her in March.

Then a book that I’ve put on my tbr but I won’t be mad if I can’t get to it? Beowulf translated by Maria Dahvana Headley. It doesn’t fit any of the prompts for All The World’s A Page (that I’ve checked) but Kar-ing for Books gifted this to me recently and I’m just super excited for this feminist re-translation of the epic!

And then finally, I pulled a book out of my tbr jar in my YouTube video. So I need to read that too!

A fair few books, but at the same time they really aren’t that big. I think the biggest are the Skulduggery Pleasant books, and we all know I’ll fly through those. What are you wanting to read this month???

April TBR 2018!

 

This month has a…. vaguely disappointing tbr sadly. My 10000 word dissertation is due in at the end of the month so I’ve tried to keep it small just to be realistic about my free time. So this month I have 6 books on my tbr. If you’d like to watch my YouTube video of my tbr click here!

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Book number one was Boy Snow Bird, as when I planned my tbr I hadn’t finished it and didn’t think I’d get to it. Turns out I underestimated myself! I finished this book at the end of March so it’s no longer on April’s tbr (obviously). It was a really interesting read, but I was really let down by the ending. It could’ve been a 4/5 star read if the ending had been done well.

 

36355075Book two is Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith, and I started reading this book in March and am around a third of the way into it. It’s a non-fiction read about Octopodes and their evolution and intelligence and is an incredibly interesting read. I actually have a phobia of anything that lives in water, and I’m attempting to slowly overcome this. I think the book is helping a little as I can actually stand to look at photos of octopi! Small victories haha.

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Book three is The Comedy of Errors, a Shakespeare play. I bought this along with Macbeth and Othello from a charity shop earlier this year and I read Macbeth in March. I’d really like to read more of Shakespeare’s work and I’m really hoping I’ll enjoy this play as the premise sounds interesting.

 

32827036Book number four is Ink by Alice Broadway, which has an absolutely stunning cover! This image does not do it justice as it is shiny foil and just…ugh ♥

I really can’t wait to pick this one up as I feel like it will be a book which fully sucks me into its world.

 

The last two books on this months tbr are on my Kindle, rather than physical copies like the above books.

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The fifth book is Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I got to see her at NYAListFest and saw her interviewed by Samantha Shannon. Seeing her talking about this book and also learning more about the concept and the background has really made me want to read it! I’m about a third of the way through so far, and I really hope I can finish it this month!

 

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The final book which is on my April tbr is The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I actually read this on the train from my parents house back to mine, and have a review up on my blog already which you can find here! This was such a good, engrossing read and although it had it’s issues I definitely want to continue on and read the next book when it comes out!

 

I’m really hoping that I’ll manage to get through these this month, but I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t. I need to prioritise right now, however much I’d rather just curl up with a good book and forget the world!