April sped by, but readathon really helped me catch up on my targets. Now I’m just behind on writing up my thoughts! The daffodils and tulips have been and gone but our local woods are absolutely filled with bluebells right now. They are so pretty. We also had the first crop of the year from our garden, radishes!

I don’t think I have much bookish stuff planned for May but it is Christchurch Food Festival next weekend, which is always good.

Let’s see what I ticked off my on my challenge lists:


8. Read a travel memoir
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
9. Read a book youโ€™ve read before
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman


Romance with a Trans Main Character
If You Were My Girl by Meredith Russo
Black Main Character (Own Voices)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Own Voices
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Read the World

Denmark: The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

I read a few other books that fit my challenges this month too, but I like to count them when I’ve written reviews.

Here’s what made it onto the blog…

Book of the Month:
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


Currently reading:

The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Read and awaiting review:

American Street by Ibi Zoboi
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Miss Marvel vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson + Adrian Alphona
March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin + Nate Powell

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