Coming to you a day late is April’s wrap up – I was a day early with my book haul post so maybe the universe wanted to restore some balance, yin and yang and all that jazz!
This month I read a total of 13 books; some I managed to review in April, the rest will follow this month – which works out well as it’s coursework and exam season at uni, so I won’t be able to read as much so these scheduled reviews will keep my blog ticking nicely over [while I’m stressing out over my lack of knowledge on the human anatomy, damn you biology exam!] Right, back to the wrap up….
The standout 5 star reads of the month were:
Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson, quite possibly my favourite book of the year so far and will definitely feature in my Top Ten Books of 2017 – review to follow as part of the blog tour on 3rd May.
Making a Case for Innocence: True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator by April Higuera, a great True Crime read for those interested in the [failings of the] criminal justice system – reviewed here.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker – review to follow as soon as I can fathom a review worthy of this book!
Also read and reviewed this month:
Black Water by Louise Doughty
Last Breath by Robert Bryndza
Before It’s Too Late by Jane Isaac
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Perfect Days by Raphael Montes
Reviews coming soon:
Short Story Sunday – Mini Reviews:
Agoraphobic: Inside Out by Sara Secora
The Caretaker by Dan Klefstad
Dead over Hills by Theresa Braun
Three Weeks Dead by Rebecca Bradley
Other bookish posts this month:
Criminally Good Book Club:
An online book club for crime fiction lovers, hosted on Instagram, follow @criminallygoodbookclub for all the need to know information.
May’s book is The Dry by Jane Harper.
Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well…
When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge.
And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds start bleeding into fresh ones. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret… A secret Falk thought long-buried… A secret which Luke’s death starts to bring to the surface…
And that’s a wrap, I hope you all had a very bookish April and I wish you an even bookishier May! (Yes, I did just make up the word bookishier, I have every faith it’ll catch on, and if not, in a few months time, this post will be lost in the archives!)