Welcome back to the April edition of my monthly round-ups! Can you believe that we’re now a third of the way through 2019? I don’t know where the time has gone!
How has 2019 been treating you so far?
Total: 37 (2 not on Goodreads yet!)
Picture books: 8
Graphic novels: 1
Middle Grade: 14
Young adult: 12
Sources of books
ARC: 13 ( 6 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
Books read that count towards the #YARC2019 Reading Challenge: 3 (Total so far: 18)
This is slightly fewer than usual, so need to make an extra effort next month!
Highlights this month have included: Owen and the Soldier, The Boneless Mercies, The Wicked King, No Ballet Shoes in Syria, The Closest Thing to Flying, The Dictionary of Difficult Words, The Boy at the Back of the Class, Asha and The Spirit Bird, Pog, Ayesha at Last, The Longest Night of Charlie Noon, The Burning, The Star-Spun Web…this list keeps getting longer because it’s been a fantastic reading month!
Other: How to Pick Yourself Back Up After a Fall, Books I want to read but I don’t want to read yet…, 6 Ways to Practise Self Care that don’t involve a face mask, 5 Popular YA Books that I haven’t read yet.
April Achievements and Highlights
- My family coming to visit over Easter was great fun – I loved spending time with my parents, my brother and his family and my niece and her partner! It was so great to be able to invite everyone over to our new home, even if it’s still a bit of a mess!
- The to-do list for our new home is never-ending, but we have managed to get a few things sorted, which is really making it feel like home. I am particularly enjoying our garden as new plants appear after their winter hibernation!
- Being invited to the Hot Key Books Blogger Brunch was an amazing experience – I will write that up soon!
Food/Drink: Elderflower cordial is one of my favourites at this time of year as the weather starts to heat up – it’s so refreshing! What is your favourite drink to cool down?
Skincare: I have been terrible at looking after my skin this month…oh dear!
TV/Film: Rise of the Phoenixes! (I mentioned it last month too!) Honestly, I’ve been really busy so haven’t watched much TV, but I have managed a few more episodes of this and I am completely obsessed! Give it a go!
What did you think of my monthly round-up for April?
How did your month go?
What are you looking forward to next month?
Let me know in the comments!
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Thanks for reading!