What I Read in April 2022

Who’s been al-fresco reading this month? Yep, for me April means the beginning of garden reading sessions, so this is always a great time of year. Starting my day with 10 minutes reading in the early morning sun with a cup of coffee is bliss. Having some amazing books always helps too and my April list was so enjoyable.

I think it’s because I’ve got much better at DNFing books that are just not doing it for me. By default they don’t get reviewed, so what I’m left with is an edit of reads I love. Perfect. Now, onto those books…

My April Book Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

/Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

/ The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths

/ The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson – Short Stories

/ The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

/ Grown Ups by Marie Aubert 

/ Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

/ That Green Eyed Girl by Julie Owen Moylan

I would honestly, whole-heartedly recommend all of this month’s reads. From the generational, sweeping drama of Black Cake and forbidden love of That Green Eyed Girl to an idyllic cabin in the Norwegian countryside (Grown Ups) via some good-old cosy murder mysteries (The Pale Horse – Agatha Christie’s only book that dabbles in witchcraft and the supernatural apparently, and The Blood Card – book three in the wonderful Brighton Mysteries series that I’m loving at the moment) through to a time-travelling, mind warping brilliant read in Sea of Tranquility.

The scope of my April reads was wide but so pleasurable. Not forgetting a sneaky little short story series – The Missing Girl – from the icon Shirley Jackson too.

I also took a little look at 5 new spring 2022 book releases I’m excited about. It’s such a great feeling knowing so many great reads are on the horizon.

What have you read this month? Let me know below!

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