TBRs and Wrap ups

April 2018 TBR (Or the month where I attempt to stay on track with my Goodreads goal)

This month is passing quickly already and I’m busy with work and travel. Last weekend I went to visit my sister in France and had a wonderful time. We walked along the beach, went to museums, and even visited Paris. That didn’t leave much time for reading, but I have the rest of the month to try and catch up, and these are the books I want to get to.


I’m currently reading Children of Blood and Bone, which is fantastic, and Vicious Rumer, which is the first thriller I’ve read in a while. I’ve also got I Was Born For ThisΒ on the back-burner, but hopefully I can find some time while I’m at my laptop this weekend to get through it. (I only have an e-ARC on my laptop, nowhere else.)

I treated myself to Men Explain Things To Me while in Shakespeare and Co. in Paris, as it’s been on my TBR for about two years, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to read it. I do love a good feminist essay. I also still kind of can’t believe I went to Shakespeare and Co. at the weekend; it’s been a dream for about three years and it wasΒ so worth the wait.

Since we’re already nearing the halfway point of April (how.) I’m not setting my goal too high, and I’m really going to have to hustle if I want to get though any of these.

What are you reading this month? Have you got a dream bookshop that you’d love to visit?Β 

Until next time

19 thoughts on “April 2018 TBR (Or the month where I attempt to stay on track with my Goodreads goal)

  1. So many great books on your TBR. I absolutely loved Children of Blood and Bone (and I am so excited, because I am going to meet Tomi later in April!!!) I am so curious about I was Born for This and I can’t wait to read it. I would love to visit Shakespeare and Co in Paris, and the biggest bookstore in the world (?) in Los Angeles. I also love to discover little bookstores in foreign countries.

    1. Oh that’s amazing, where are you meeting her? πŸ˜€ Hope you have a great time! Ooh I thought the Barnes and Noble in NYC was the biggest in the world, but maybe I’m wrong! Sounds like an exciting store though, imagine all the YA and fantasy they must stock ❀

  2. Oh did you have a great time in Paris and France, Kate? I hope you did! Shakespeare and Co is such a lovely bookshop πŸ™‚
    I love your TBR, can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Alice Oseman’s book πŸ˜€ x

  3. Great tbr! I’m actually really looking forward to reading Children of Blood and Bone soon, I actually own it already but I’m in a fantasy slump at the moment and that’s why I haven’t picked up yet.

    I would love to visit Ateneo Grand Splendid in Argentina, it’s a theater that was turned into a bookshop and it’s gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Sofia! It’s really good so far – full of adventure and magic, which is exactly the kind of fantasy I like reading πŸ™‚ Oh wow, I’ve just Googled that bookshop and it’s absolutely incredible! You’ve made me want to visit now too πŸ˜‰

  4. I’m intrigued to see your end thoughts for Children of Blood and Bone! The hype built it up a bit too much for me, so I hope you enjoy it a little more than I did πŸ˜€

    1. Yeah, I think I saw you saying on twitter or IG that you didn’t enjoy it as much as you’d hoped, which is a shame, but perfectly valid! I’m enjoying it so far, but I wouldn’t say it’s a 5 star read for me yet, we’ll just have to see how it progresses πŸ˜›

  5. I’m hopefully getting Children of Blood and Bone for my birthday and I’m so excited to finally read it, because everyone has been gushing about it ever since it came out 😍 I’ll likely not get to it this month, but definitely in May!

  6. Your Parisian adventure sounded epic!!!! Paris seems the place to be at the minute cause my brother is heading there tomorrow. I know at some point I’ll get Children of Blood and Bone, maybe when I’m not too intimidated by hype haha. I’m currently making my way through Invictus by Ryan Graudin and I am not disappointed.

    1. Thanks Lois, Paris was so much fun! Yeah, I’d agree that it seems very popular at the moment, because of all the cultural monuments. I hope your brother has a great time there, what’s he going to see/do? I haven’t actually read much more of COBAB because I’ve got caught up in Ace of Shades, but I’m hoping to carry on with it this week. I loved Invictus, it’s such a good adventure! Hope you’re enjoying it too πŸ™‚

  7. So many amazing books on your TBR, Kate!!! ❀ I’ve read I Was Born For This and absolutely loved it and I really hope you end up enjoying it as well! I’m also so dying over here to read Children of Blood and Bone and Men Explain Things To Me (this is such a sassy name, I love everything about this novel) 😊
    I don’t really do TBRs because I’m a mood reader and they never go well, but reading yours was great, I hope you stick to it because you have amazing books on here❀ Happy reading!!!

    1. Thanks Marta! I’m so glad to hear that you liked I Was Born For This, I need to carry on with it myself! You’re right, Men Explain Things To Me IS a sassy name, and I hope the essays are equally as critical and entertaining. I never used to do TBRs because I’m definitely a mood reader at times, but I’ve found they give me structure to my reading throughout the month and sometimes can help me stick to deadlines if I’m reading a book for a blog tour. Thanks so much my lovely ❀

  8. Men Explain Things to Me is fantastic! I think I’m in the minority of people who didn’t like Exit West though…

    1. Ah, that’s great to hear, I’ve been looking forward to reading it for ages! I’ve actually seen quite a few mixed reviews about Exit West, so I don’t think you’re alone in not enjoying it! I’m hoping to like it though, as it was one of my more anticipated reads for last year πŸ™‚

  9. I recently received my copy of Children of Blood and Bone, and I’ve been excited to read it. Unfortunately, my academic requirements are getting in the way and ya girl has to be responsible (or at least try to be πŸ˜‚), so I lent my copy to the person I’m dating so I won’t be tempted to give in and read it. HAHA.

    It’s great to know you’re enjoying it! Looking forward to that review. ❀️

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