April wrap up

April has definitely been a better month with lots of bank holidays to catch up on my reading but work and life is still stressful. I finally got my 50 parkrun T-shirt and am now a panelist on the Book Bloggers New Book Awards

So here is a summary of my month in books

Click on title for review

Reading challenges

Beat the Backlog challenge ( click here for more details)

Balls to the backlog buys

One foot in the fade by Luke Arnold

Amongst our weapons by Ben Arronavitch

Historical Fiction Challenge

I have read a few historical fiction books this month and enjoyed them. I may need to increase the stakes in my challenge

Grace Rising by Emma Lombard

Grace’s story continues in  Grace Rising  the final book in The White Sails series by Emma Lombard and yes it still has the Outlander meets Black Sails vibe.

The Binding By Bridget Collins

A touching romance is at the heart of The Binding by Bridget Collins set in an alternate historical England

The Murder of Mt Wickham by Claudia Gray

A murder mystery featuring your favourite Austen characters -which one killed Mr Wickham

Belle Nash and the Bath Souffle by William Keeling

An intriguing and humorous slice of social fiction in 1830s Bath and definitely not just about a souffle that didn’t rise


Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

A Sapphic love story with forbidden magic, witches, secrets, and drama set in an alternate England where magic is forbidden.

A catalogue of Catastrophe by Jodi Taylor

I loved this fun romp through time in A catalogue of Catastrophe by Jodie Taylor, the 13th book in the St Mary Chronicles.

Land of the Dead by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

I loved this fantasy where Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker join forces to fight vampires

Science Fiction

Shadow Flicker by Gregory Bastianelli

I will never look at a wind farm the same way again after reading this thriller with sci-fi edge


Mask of Mirrors by M. A Carrick

 A fantasy full of intrigue,magic,con women and a masked vigilante

Judgement Day by Josie Jaffray

Urban Fantasy featuring a surprisingly non-angsty group of vampires in Oxford.

Other books not reviewed

Dopesick by Beth Macy

I couldn’t help being shocked by the Dopesick on TV , so I had to read the book. The book focusses more on the heart-breaking stories of the victims of the oxy-contnin scandal.

Spotlights and Cover reveals

Merchants of Knowledge and Magic by Ericka McCorkle

The Storytellers By Caron McKinlay-

Other posts

Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I would like to read

Top ten Book merchandise I would like to own

Top Ten Cover with outer space stuff on the cover

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