Goodbye April, Hello May 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are well? Well as you can see from my photo above, Bonnie and I got out to enjoy the few days of sunshine we had this month, although sadly it didn’t last! I also enjoyed celebrating Easter with friends and family, as well as taking a well-earned break over the Easter break. Over the month, here is what I’ve been reading:

Fiction: 2          Non-Fiction: 1

First I finished urban fantasy Hazard of Shadows by Mike Phillips, the second book in Phillip’s Chronicles of the Goblin King series. While I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as the first book, The World Below, it was a fun, light read. Then I was totally gripped by the brilliantly written historical fiction The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory, the second book in Gregory’s popular Cousins’ War series, which shows the War of the Roses from the perspective of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry Tudor.

Alongside these fictions, I also read the Christian classic God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew, the inspirational true story of how a young Dutchman brought hope to persecuted Christians in Communist Eastern Europe. This was my April read for my church’s book club and I look forward to discussing it at our next meeting. My full thoughts on it are still to be posted – look out for my post later this week.

Pick of the Month: God’s Smuggler

Altogether that is three books finished, which is the same amount as last month. Carrying on into May, I have non-fiction, Charles II, Biography of an Infamous King by John Miller; young adult fantasy, Queen of Hearts, Volume 3: War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes and my Classic Club spin result: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë.

In May, I am looking forward to celebrating the birthdays of several friends and family members; my book club meeting to discuss God’s Smuggler and of course more quality time reading.

What did you do and read in April? What are your plans for May?

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12 thoughts on “Goodbye April, Hello May 2018

    1. Nikki, it is great to hear you have been so immersed in Discworld 😀 I am rather jealous! I haven’t managed to read any Discworld/Pratchett this year… I really need to rectify that!

  1. As always, lovely hearing about what you are reading! I read God’s Smuggler YEARS ago, maybe it’s time for a reread. I started The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but never finished. I need to do some serious backtracking and rereading of the Brontes 🙂

    1. Thank you Amy 🙂 I think it sounds like it is high time for a re-read of the inspirational God’s Smuggler and if you backtrack to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall I hope you enjoy more and finish it!

    1. Thank you Lynn – Bonnie is a gorgeous girl, although I may not pass on your compliments as she already has an inflated sense of her own gorgeousness 😛 I hope you are able to pick up The Tenant of Wildfell Hall soon. 🙂

  2. You read three good ones. Among them, my favorite was The Red Queen. I’m watching The Great Fire, a PBS miniseries based on the great fire of London, and your mention of Charles II rang a bell. Hopefully I’ll be reviewing it. Let us know how it went at your Church’s book club with the discussion of God’s Smuggler, whose premise I like. I suspect I would like that book. 😉

    1. Thank you Carmen – it is good to hear you enjoyed The Red Queen too. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the mini-series The Great Fire, as I have never heard of that but sounds my kind of thing. And my church’s book club met on Thursday to discuss the inspiring God’s Smuggler – everyone enjoyed it very much. My post on the book is still to come. 🙂

  3. Oh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall! I randomly was rereading my love notes to Anne Brontë on my blog yesterday.

    1. Geoff, hopefully you won’t have to wait long to hear my thoughts on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – I am making slow progress on it but have loved what I’ve read!

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