Books I read in Apr 2019

May 1, 2019 Bookish chat 23

April was a bit of a hit and miss reading month. The weather was pretty good, so I wanted to be on the go, which meant less reading time. But thanks to audiobooks, I still read a good few. The final tally was 10 books for the month.

Books I read in Apr 2019

Apr 2019 book awards

Favourite Book: The Flatshare just so light-hearted, fun and adorable

Most Anticipated Book: No Way Out. I am obsessed with this police procedural and am already looking forward to the next book in the series

Scariest Book: A draw between 47 Seconds and Call Me Star Girl

Book that I’m still thinking about: The Country Girls mostly as it ended very abruptly and I need to read on in the trilogy to see what happened next.

Book you all need to read: 47 Seconds. A new police procedural set in Ireland with a shocking and dark storyline. And a very prickly main character who I loved peeling back on the layers on to discover why she is that way.

Funniest Book: The Flatshare. There was lots of snorting from me!

Favourite Cover: Girls with Sharp Sticks. It’s the kind of cover that you need to take a second look at to see all the detail.

Book that made me feel like I needed a therapy session: Call Me Star Girl filled me up with shattered, complicated feelings. And I need to discuss this brilliant book, so let me know if you’ve read it too.

Most Disappointing book: Louis & Louise. Brilliant concept (Louis and Louise are the same person, born in to the same family. But in one version born a girl, and in the other born a boy). However, the execution didn’t work for me. I skimmed a lot to finish it.

Quote of the month: From The Country Girls. I like it because it reveals so much about the “friendship” between the girls.

Coy, petty, malicious Baba was my friend and the person I feared most after my father

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Beyond the Books

“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

  • I attended 2 yoga classes most weeks, and got to two yoga workshops too. My at home practise is non existent, so I want to try and rectify that in May.
  • The weather is warm enough to read outdoors again. That makes me very happy.
  • The fine weather meant lots of day trips on Saturdays which I can never get enough of. We got to a few beaches, made a trip to a nearby city, and visited a castle. Not too bad!
Entrance to Lismore Castle, Co Waterford
  • My monthly goal was to go to the cinema once a month, as I enjoy it and don’t do enough of. We went to Pet Cemetery. It was ok. On the other hand the popcorn was delicious and that’s half the reason for a cinema trip, right?!
  • Game of Thones being back on TV has made my Monday nights a lot more exciting. I’m still SHOOK from this week’s episode – The Battle of Winterfell.

Talk to Trish: How was your reading month? Have you read any of mine? What was your book of the month.

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23 Responses to “Books I read in Apr 2019”

    • trish

      It was very dark, but then the dark felt realistic. I couldn’t tell what wash happening though!

  1. tonyalee

    YES GoT!!!

    10 Books is pretty good! I keep seeing Girls with Sharp Sticks around. I think I would like that one. And, The Missing Ones

    • trish

      The Missing Ones is such a brilliant series Tonya, I’m loving it. Girls with Sharp Sticks was a pretty typical dystopia, but I enjoyed it.

  2. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    Wow! It looks like you had an exciting and very busy April! It’s wonderful that you got so much reading in, and some Yoga too! I hope you’re able to get your at home Yoga practice where you want it at this month :). The sightseeing and movie theater trip sounds wonderful, even if the movie wasn’t as good as you may have hoped. Beautiful castle picture! I just love the trees and greenery all around.

    • trish

      No shortage of greenery around here, thanks to all our rain! Hopefully I’ll pick a better movie this month. Happy May Lindy!

  3. Sam@wlabb

    I have an ARC of the Flatshare, so I am loving seeing all these great reviews and shoutouts to the book. I am all about the fun and lighthearted.

  4. Kathryn Trask

    I read ten books too in April. Nine out of your ten books are unknown to me, always good to spy different books! Nice that the weather has been good and you’ve been able to get outside, sure makes a difference.

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