Hello and welcome to my April 2020 round-up! I honestly cannot believe it’s the end of April already and we are all stuck inside watching the weather through our windows. This is not how I thought 2020 was going to go, but I’m trying to make the best of the situation. I’ve been writing daily for Camp NaNoWriMo and making pom-poms like there’s no tomorrow. There is something incredibly therapeutic about winding wool round and round and round, especially while watching one of my favourite movies like Burlesque. Back to the books, I’m struggling to read as much as I did before, but I try to read a little each day, even if it is only a couple of pages. I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed, so thanks for bearing with me while my blog posts are very sporadic. I will try to get some book reviews up soon!
Top 3 novels I read in April
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
What I liked about it: the unique format, the drama, the way she writes about music
What I did not like about it: Nothing that I can think of.
My favourite character: Camila. What an amazing woman.
Position in series: 1/1
Genre: Historical fiction, music
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
What I liked about it: sassy misfit crew, aliens, lots of sarcasm, the action and excitement
What I did not like about it: my heart exploding
My favourite character: Tyler or Zila. I didn’t realise how awesome I think Tyler is until I actually considered it.
Position in series: 1/3
Genre: young adult, science fiction, fantasy
Dust by Hugh Howey
What I liked about it: an incredible conclusion to the Wool trilogy, the worldbuilding, the unravelling of the plot
What I did not like about it: DEATHS.
My favourite character: Jules. I would die for that woman. Amazing.
Position in series: 3/3
Genre: science fiction, post-apocalyptic
Poetry of the month: Wild Embers by Nikita Gill
What I liked about it: emotional and empowering
What I did not like about it: that it wasn’t longer!
My favourite poem: For Her
Genre: poetry, feminism
Special mention: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Why: this book means more to me than I can put into words. It has saved lives and reminds you that at no point are you alone. You can get through than this. There is more to life than your mental illness.
Genre: nonfiction, mental health
And that, folks, is my April in books. For a full list of everything I read in April, check out my goodreads which I try my best to keep up to date! I hope you’re all well, even if you’re feeling unmotivated like I am. Wishing you and your families all the best, and if you ever want to talk you can reach me through my contact page here, Instagram here or twitter here.