Bookish Post – April Reading Wrap-Up

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Teacup on top of vintage books.

Boy, April was a complete washout for me. I’ve still managed to finish 6 books but there’s definitely been a dip in energy during the pas 30 days. Of course, it doesn’t help that I’ve had my second Covid vaccine and gone back to working in the office. These two things have caused nothing but exhaustion. Hopefully, a 3 day weekend is going to get me back in line.

Number of books read: 6
Number of rereads
: 0
Number of physical books: 4
Number of ebooks: 0
Number of audiobooks: 1

Number of 5* reviews: 1
Number of 4.5* reviews: 0
Number of 4* reviews: 2

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY BY KAZUO ISHIGURO

Rating: 5 out of 5.

All I was thinking after I finished Klara and the Sun, all I could think about was reading The Remains of the Day again. It’s such a lovely book and it’s been so long since I read it. It’s definitely my favourite Ishiguro book and I was so pleased to go back to it. Pleased and heartbroken obviously. What an ending.

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What kind of month is it if you can’t enjoy a Christie? I decided to go back to this one after posting a reel about Christie’s favourite Christie novels. This made her list and I decided to give it another read. I think this is a fantastic story and features some really interesting characters. It’s not necessarily one of the most shocking but it’s a solid effort.

X-MEN: PHOENIX IN DARKNESS BY GRANT MORRISON

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I needed a P title for my Spell the Month reading challenge and I realised there was very little chance of me reading Piranesi in time. So, I found a random graphic novel that I wanted to read. Grant Morrison is one of the greatest comic book writers and I was excited to see what they’d do with this Phoenix story.

THE NEW ME BY HALLE BUTLER

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This month’s book club pick and not one that I enjoyed. Of course, I was one of the few members of the group who didn’t, so had to spend all of the meeting listening to them talk about how good it was. I just didn’t get on with this. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t exciting or original either. It just was.

I AM, I AM, I AM BY MAGGIE O’FARRELL

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I had such high hopes for this book and have been wanting to read it for ages. I’d heard so many good things about it and it was sure it was going to end up as a 5 start book. In the end, I just got burnt out by it. It dragged on a lot and I didn’t think it was formatted very well. I’m afraid that, as good as it was, this book wasn’t for me.

LANNY BY MAX PORTER

TBD

My final read of the month and it was another one that only just made it. I was sure that I’d whiz though this one but I’ve not been in the reading mood much this week. Still, I love Max Porter and was looking forward to this. I still need to collect my thoughts before deciding on a rating though.

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