Didn’t April just absolutely fly by. It felt I blinked and missed it! But saying that I had my best reading month ever.
I managed to read a grand total of fourteen books. All I wanted to do was read. I didn’t want to go out, see friends. All I wanted to do was read and I loved every minute of it.
So let’s talk about the books shall we?
First up, I’m gonna group these together, I read volumes 2, 3 and, 4 of Heartstopper. These are absolutely beautiful graphic novels. They get better as the go on. Each one has made me cry. I wanted to read them before the show came out and I did it. I can’t recommend these enough.
Then I read Eat, Gay, Love my Calum McSwiggan. This was my non-fiction book for the month and I really enjoyed it. Sometimes the writing felt a little choppy but other than that I really enjoyed the subject matter and would recommend.
I also read The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I absolutely bloody loved this book. I thought it was a little bit of magic. It was gripping, made me cry, and absolutely fascinating. I immediately went out and bought Kiran’s previous book! Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out May 12th.
Up next I read Sedating Elaine by Dawn Winter. This was such a crazy premise but I absolutely loved it. I’m surprised how much depth it had to it and I couldn’t put it. It’s out May 5th. Thanks to the publishers for my copy.
I also read Take My Hand by Nolan Perkins- Valdez. I’m really interesting historical fiction, that’s based on a true story that’s mind blowing. It wasn’t my favourite of the month, but still definitely a great read. Thanks to the publishers for my copy, it’s out in May.
Up next I read Time Is A Mother by Ocean Vuong. A beautiful poetry collection that is at time sad and it made me cry. I find it hard to review poetry. Just read and enjoy this one. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out now.
Then I read Butterfly Assassin by Finn Longman. This felt like the classic old school young adult books I was bought up on with a modern twist. It’s a real page turner and I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out in May.
I also read All The Lovers In The Night by Mieko Kawakami. This was a hugely anticipated novel of the year for me and it didn’t disappoint. It’s so intimate and delicate with characters I won’t forget for a while. I really loved this one. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out in May.
Boys Don’t Cry by Fíona Scarlet. This is the book that has made me cry the most this year! I don’t want to spoil anything for you but get the tissues ready. Thanks to the publishers for my copy, it’s out now.
I also read I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston. I hugely enjoyable ya novel that I know so many people are looking forward to. Intriguing, fun and so inclusive that just makes it wonderful to read it. It’s out May 12th. Thanks to the publishers for my copy.
Lastly I read Gay Club by Simon James Green. I loved this book so much. It’s fun, it’s inclusive and has some really important messages throughout. It also made me laugh out loud which doesn’t happen to often when I’m reading. Thanks to the publishers for my copy. It’s out May 5th!
So that’s it! That’s my reading month! Have you read any of these? Are you going to? Let me know!
Until the next review