Time for another monthly recap. It was a great reading month. Goodreads tells me I’m already 5 (!) books ahead of schedule which is great, especially when I’ve also read 5 classics so far.
I finished 5 books in April, although I already read the bulk of Winter Pilgrims in March. I also believe Winter Pilgrims was my favorite read, together with Protector, the newest Conn Iggulden coming out this month (us edition)!
I already finished my classics club spin ‘Lady Chatterley’s lover’ and will publish my review about it in May. But I can already say that it didn’t turn out as I expected. I believe that books written at the beginning of the 20th century aren’t my favorites.
Number of pages read: 1.554 pages
Number of books finished: 5
Favorite read: Protector by Conn Iggulden
Centuries visited: 1st century B.C., 15th century, 17th century and 20th century
Countries visited: England, Norway and Greece
Currently reading: I’ve just started ‘First of the Tudors’ by Joanna Hickson
Next up: No idea yet actually :D.
- Flowers of darkness by Tatiana De Rosnay
- Amenable women by Mavis Cheek
- Warriors of the storm by Bernard Cornwell
- The color purple by Alice Walker
Added to my TBR
- The puritan princess by Miranda Malins, because I keep seeing it everywhere and it has an interesting premise
- Mrs England by Stacey Halls. I loved her previous books so she has become a mustread author for me.
- Same story with The metal heart by Caroline Lea. I loved The glass woman.
- I want to try Karen Maitland’s books, The vanishing witch seems an excellent introduction to her work.
- I wasn’t sure at first to continue the kingmaker series but in the meantime I still think back to the story of Winter Pilgrims, so Broken faith is on my list now.
Links I enjoyed
- I’m a huge England lover and I also love the English royals. So I was a bit sad to learn about Prince Philip’s death. He was such an interesting man: his Greek relatives, having fought during WWII… I read a lot of articles about his life but I didn’t keep any links :). I do recommend reading ‘Before the crown‘ though.
- 11 books to put you out of a reading rut
What was your favourite read this month?