Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A Month In Books - April 2019

Welcome to April's Month In Books roundup! I will link this post up with Nicole's Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

I read 18 books this month including some real stunners. I'm delighted that two of my 5 Star reads were by indie authors - particularly appropriate for #IndieApril! I also found that I read lots of historical fiction this month, not by design but it just worked out that way!

Regular blog series:
In March I blogged Bookish Bingo and State of the ARC updates as well as a Cover Characteristics collection themed Flying Birds. I also started a new series entitled 5 Books, 1 Theme and chose five WW1 novels to start. WorldReads featured books from Colombia and I will be 'visiting' Wales for May's WorldReads on the 5th.


Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

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My Book Of The Month for April was such a difficult decision! It could easily have been An Empty Nest by Sandy Day or The Garden Of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng or We, The Survivors by Tash Aw, but in the end I finally decided on ...



I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my website :D Wow, 18 books? Gosh I wish I could read so much! I will check some of these titles later ;) Have a nice week! :D

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    1. I was lucky to find lots of fab reads in April :-)

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  2. Wow, congrats on reading 18 books. Wolf Winter is sitting on my TBR shelf right now. Have a great May!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Fingers crossed you love Wolf Winter as much as I did!

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  3. You have some really interesting titles here, many I haven’t heard of. Thanks for sharing them.

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  4. Sounds like you had a great april! I'm glad you enjoyed the garden of evening mists, I loved that one.

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    1. The Garden Of Evening Mists was a beautiful novel :-:

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  5. I remember reading your review of Writer Get Noticed. Sounds like a wonderfully useful read!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised by how informative and well presented Writer Get Noticed is. Lots of thoughtful exercises :-)

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  6. Great job on all of your April reading; that's awesome! And how cool your 5 star reads were from indie authors.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I do love finding superb indie books. They are out there, but sometimes the searching is hard work!

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  7. OMG what a fantastic reading month!

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    1. Thank you! I got lucky with some fab books

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  8. Eighteen books is awesome! Good luck with May :)

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! May's already shaping up pretty well

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  9. You had a fabulous month of reading, Stephanie Jane! It is great that you had so many great reads.

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    1. It was wonderful to go from one fab read straight to another!

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  10. Great job reading in April! And such diverse reads too. Hope May is starting off well for you!

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    1. May is a bit more up and down so far, but I'm looking forward to more good diverse reads in the coming weeks

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