Friday, 1 May 2020

A Month In Books - April 2020

Welcome to April's Month In Books roundup. I have, again, spent much of the month escaping into a book and discovered as I read that many of the ones I chose were biographies or memoirs. This wasn't intentional, but it seems my subconscious decided that I could best cope with the current pandemic situation around the world by reading about other people overcoming adversity in their own lives. Together with my new Daily Yoga habit, this approach is working well for me.

I have linked up with Nicole's WrapUpRoundUp over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Regular blog series:
In April I blogged WorldReads from Egypt. This month's Cover Characteristics collection featured Horses and my 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all Long Walk memoirs because that's something I'm really missing right now. I also shared my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds.
I'm now only 2 NetGalleys behind on State of the ARC which I am very pleased about. Hopefully I should be back up to date again by the end of May.

Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews

(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)






Spotlights

  
   
   
 


My Book Of The Month this time was a clear winner - Kapka Kassabova's memoir of her visit to her grandmother's homeland is a fascinating mix of personal biography with international history as she uncovers the stories of Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, on the borders of North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece, from antiquity through to the present day.



I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits plus there's now loads of Book Spotlights and Cover Reveals blogged on Stephanie Jane. Don't forget to keep up with my Giveaway Listings too!

14 comments:

  1. So many new (to me) books on your list! I love finding bloggers that are new to me because I love being introduced to new books that I may never have discovered!
    What a great month you've had!
    I hope you have a great May!

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    1. Thank you Christine!
      That's exactly why I like discovering new book blogs too :-)

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  2. Now that you are venturing more into non-fiction recently, I have a feeling my TBR is going to start growing again! You've got some really interesting books here.

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    1. Oh no! I don't want to be responsible for any more additions to your TBR!! Though I have a few recommendations ... ;-)

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  3. I got a copy of The Devil and Dayna Dalton but it just didn't grab me so I passed it on! Looks like you had some good reads, and I hope May is good as well!
    Lisa Loves Literature's April Wrap-Up

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    1. I quite liked The Devil and Dayna Dalton, but felt it needed to be more than just this brief novella. There could have been far greater depth!

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  4. Looks like a great reading month! I was fascinated by Educated, and anytime I see a follow up article or review, I always have to check it out!

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    1. I left Educated for ages because I didn't want to be influenced by its hype, but it really is an excellent read :-)

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  5. Do you manage to review everything in the month that you read it? Because that takes a lot of dedication!

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    1. I review everything usually within 3-4 days and am pretty strict about doing so. The act of writing about each books helps to fix them in my brain so I can remember, months later, whether I've read something so as not to buy it again!

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  6. Guess you're brain is subconsciously finding coping mechanisms. :-) Seems like a great reading month!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Yes! I think I'm reassuring myself that this situation might be a bit scary, but look how much worse life has been for other people :-/

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  7. I like your pandemic attitude and how you are caring for your mind and body during this time. Reading and exercising has definitely helped me in all this. I haven't stepped inside a store since 3/13, but that hasn't stopped me from buying books. My local indie has (and will get more) received lots of business from me.

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    1. I love that your local indie bookshop is benefiting from your custom! If we ever settle into a long-term home again, a good local bookshop is high on my must-have list

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