Thursday, 11 April 2013

April Showers

Hey! What an April it has been! We're nearly half way through and we've had possibly every British weather combination we can and largely lacking in sunshine so far! It's been pretty miserable weather on some days but maybe it is just a fantastic excuse to stay at home in the warm and read?

What has been everyone's go to books? Are you reading old comforting favourites to try and seek refuge from the cold? Or are you too busy filling up on the hot new releases in April?
A few that have caught my eye recently:

'Gone Girl' is a book that is definitely a popular one at the moment - everywhere I go I seem to see copies of them, either being advertised/sold or being read. So I felt it was time for me to read it too! A contemporary thriller, 'Gone Girl' explored what happens when Nick Dunne's wife mysteriously disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. What happened to her and is Nick the one to blame? 
It is apparently Amazon's 'most wished for' book at the moment. Has anyone read it? What are your views?

Of course I can't let a post about April books without talking about Rachel Vincent's 'With all my Soul'. The 7th and final book in the Soul Screamers series! After a powerful series it has sadly come to an end, but it doesn't disappoint!

What does everyone think? I think it's a definite must read this April, if nothing else!

Another book I can't help but bring up is 'The Fault in Our Stars'. Although it was out earlier this year, it is the perfect YA book to curl up on the sofa out of the rain and snow and read. If you hadn't guessed it already, I am a massive John Green fan and this book is possibly the book of the year for me! Despite being about two teens with cancer it is both uplifting and humourous. John Green knows when to pick the mood up without taking away from the serious undertones. It's an amazing read and I'd recommend it for definite!

Last book I want to mention, again not an April release but seems to be very popular among bloggers and readers alike. 'The Clockwork Princess' by Cassandra Clare, the third and final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy seems to be what everyone is reading and talking about at the moment! Is it worth reading? Having not read the first two, I would be interested to know what you think of them? Should it be bumped up on my April TBR list?

Do you have any other books you want to add to what we should be reading in April? Either new releases or just bestsellers? I always love hearing about what everyone else is reading!


  1. Good choices apart from Cassandra Clare. I read the first book in the series after hearing good things about it but it is so badly written I don't even think I can call it a good story. Full of mistakes, bad grammar, the worst main character since Bella Swan and to make it worse she misquotes probably one of the most iconic scenes in Star Wars and even gets the film wrong!

    A Fault in Our Stars is amazing. Do you follow John Green on tumblr? He puts tumblr references on which are so funny. That book made me cry and laugh and smile :) have you read any of his others?

    At the moment I'm re reading the A Song Of Ice And Fire series by George RR Martin because of the new season of Game Of Thrones :)

  2. I will follow John Green on tumblr now! But I love all his Vlog stuff - he is a pretty amazing guy as well as a great author! I have Looking for Alaska waiting to be read but I'm worried that the rest of his books won't live up to TFIOS so i'm holding back abit!
    Still need to get into Game of Thrones too... I found it quite difficult to get into the first book though...

  3. He's so funny haha!

    I read An Abundance Of Katherines before The Fault In Our Stars and it was still pretty good :) I think I have three other books by him on my kindle, I have to check!

    Game of Thrones is a long slog of a read, not gonna lie. It took me about two weeks to read it because it is sooo in depth. I can understand why it wouldn't be to everyone's taste. Its very info/character/description heavy. It is so worth it though :) What are you reading at the moment?