april books a natural detour
April's Stats: 2 audiobooks, 3 non-fiction titles, 7 library loans, 9 books read in total

Books Read:
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
  • The End We Start From, Megan Hunter
  • The Gender Games, Juno Dawson
  • Carmilla, J. Sheridan Le Fanu 
  • Waking Gods, Sylvain Neuvel
  • Unfiltered, Lily Collins
  • Chasing Forgiveness, Neal Shusterman
  • 3:59, Gretchen McNeil
  • Adnan's Story, Rabia Chaudry 

Bookish Posts Shared:

April's Reading Goal Progress

This month I managed to cross off three Popsugar prompts, taking on 'true crime' with Adnan's Story, 'a novel based on real person' with Chasing Forgiveness and finally 'alliteration in the title' with The Gender Games.

In addition I crossed a third book off of my sequels list by picking up the audiobook version of Waking Gods, the second book in the Themis Files series. Sadly, in this case the audiobook format just really didn't work for me but I'm sure I'll still finish the series (back in written format!) at some point in future.

April's Purchases

Once again I couldn't resist the Kindle Daily Deal so I now own a copy of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli) which means I really do need to start making a bigger dent in all those unread Kindle books I haven't quite gotten to yet. I've heard nothing but great things about this popular YA novel (and it's film adaptation) though so I think it will turn out to be 99p well spent!

I also picked up a paperback copy of Cornish Short Stories, which features a tale from Stasia who is part of our team of bloggers over on BB. Whilst I have only dipped into the collection so far I did sneakily skip ahead to Stasia's story The Haunting Of Bodmin Jail which I really enjoyed.

April's Book Of The Month

Of the nine books I read in April my top pick would have to be The Gender Games, a non-fiction title from popular YA author Juno Dawson. In the book, subtitled 'the problem with men and women from someone who has been both', Juno discusses the topic of gender, looking at society's expectations and drawing on her own personal experiences.

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