April summary and plans for May

April has been an amazing reading month for me. I don’t think I’ve ever read so many great books in one month before!

Three  books!!!



In total I managed to read 9 books, and completed one audio book. This is slightly down on previous months, but you’ll have to let me off as one of the books was the 1000+ page Gone with the Wind.

Offshore – Penelope Fitzgerald   stars1

The Giver – Lois Lowry  

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell  

Little Face – Sophie Hannah  

The Secret River – Kate Grenville  

The Road Home – Rose Tremain  

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout  

Scottsboro – Ellen Feldman  

The Thing Around Your Neck– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  


 Audio Book

Delicate Edible Birds – Lauren Groff  


Plans for May

May is going to be a very Orange month for me, as I continue to read all the books shortlisted for the Orange Prize this year.

I’m also joining Simon in reading Midnight’s Children and Sea of Poppies.

Remember my Half of a Yellow Sun Read-along starts tomorrow.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to squeeze much more into May, but I’ll try!

Are you planning to read any of the same books as me?

Did you enjoy all the books you read in April?

Thank you for reading my blog – I look forward to sharing more book related thoughts with you in the coming months!



March Summary

I can’t believe March is over already – it has flown by so quickly! I read a total of 12 books, plus my first graphic novel, and one audio book.  I also completed my first challenge  The Victorian Challenge.

My March Reads

My first graphic novel: Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
One audio book: Getting Rid of Matthew – Jane Fallon

It was a very mixed bag for me. There were a few amazing books in there, but also some terrible ones! I look forward to reading some more great books in April.