April 2023 Wrap Up

I’ve been feeling really rough with a bad cold the last couple of weeks but I’m slowly starting to feel a bit better. I’m listening to A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab and am really enjoying it so that is providing something to look forward to while I sit at home feeling ill!

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Historical romance isn’t my usual reading genre but I love watching a good period drama film or show so decided to give this one a go. I’m glad I did as it’s a fun and enjoyable read with great characters, humour and, of course, romance.

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen ⭐⭐ – I was really excited for this one so was disappointed to find it wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy the writing style, which had a conversationalist first person narration and excessive inner monologue. The descent to darkness, thematically and for the characters, could have worked really well but there wasn’t enough atmosphere. I listened to the audiobook and the narration may have influenced my enjoyment of this one as I didn’t like the narrator’s style or voice. I’ll be posting a full review soon.   

Progress has been a little slow lately thanks to the aforementioned cold, but I’m still feeling optimistic about the progress I’ve made on my WIP this year. Hopefully I can get back into it soon.

What books have you enjoyed this month? Chat with me in the comments!