A Bookish April

month in books

This month seems to have flown by. Amy-Louise from Tomes with Tea chose my TBR this month, and it was a corker. I have enjoyed each and every book she chose for me to read. Thank you Amy!


reading stats

Books Read: 13

Pages Read: 6,706

Star Ratings: 

5* : Circe by Madeline Miller, Song of Sorrow (re-read) by Melinda Salisbury, The Burning by Laura Bates, Scythe by Neal Schusterman, The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie, The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris, Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne, One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (re-read via audiobook) and The Fandom Rising by Anna Day.

4.5* : The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu, Vicious by V. E. Schwab, and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

4* : Everdark by Abi Elphinstone, And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (re-read via audiobook).

3.5* : The Migration by Helen Marshall

3* : The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell,  and The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone.


TBR Updates

mount ted

Books Bought: 9

Books Received: 11

Challenge Updates

challenge updates

Goodreads:  60 /175. According to the Goodreads magic, this is 4 books ahead of schedule. I’m happy with this.

Conquering Mount Ted: I started this month with 207 books on Mount Ted. I ended the month with 212. I think the less said about that the better really. This next month is definitely going to see better figures as I’m going on a low-key book-buying ban for boring adult reasons.

Hodderscape 2019 Reading Challenge: 8/12. This month I have read a book by a SFF author (Vicious by V.E. Schwab), and a classic fairytale retelling (Circe by Madeline Miller), well, it’s a retelling of a myth, but I’m counting it.

O.W.L.S. Readathon:  This month I sat my official OWLs, so I’m no longer counting the unofficial one I was doing before. My OWLS Readathon goal was to read books for 7 subjects including Transfiguration and Defence Against the Dark Arts so that when the NEWTS come round in August I can train to be a Hogwarts Transfiguration Professor (I always wanted to be a Ravenclaw McGonagall). I am pleased to say that I managed this and also read one extra, which widens my options a bit for the NEWTS.

How has your April been?



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  1. I felt like you read more than 13 this month somehow 😱. But yay for reading 13! I somehow read 20, which was entirely unexpected. I can’t believe I’ve only read 2 books less than you in the year as well; you’re SUCH a fast reader! Glad you had success in the OWLs and your challenge too, even if reducing your TBR didn’t go as well as you might have liked.
    Amy x


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