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!
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.
Book 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.
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.
Book 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.
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!
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!