Read and TBR for April and May

How is it May already? Unfortunately, I feel like I’m back in May of 2020. Our restrictions had been mostly lifted and so, well, people decided they should pack themselves into public, confined spaces, with or without masks and oh, what a surprise… massive surge in infections! <insert expletives> Sigh. So, we’re back under restrictions and all hopes for the children being able to at least get a couple weeks inside their schools has gone out the window. I haven’t been ‘in office’ for over a year and my boys haven’t been inside their school since last March. It’s crazy. Admittedly, I wasn’t in any rush to go anywhere… but it was nice to know the option was there… Lol. Ah well, at least I don’t have to go to events I really didn’t want to. I’ll look on the bright side.

Despite a busy last week of April trying to fit in over forty Spanish oral exams for my students’ midterms, I still got quite a bit of reading done. Escapist reads are so underrated by the non-reading public. 😉 I got another 9 books in this month and enjoyed pretty much all of them!

Here’s what I read in April.

Read and TBR

The Cozy Mysteries were Sparks and Landmarks, Dames and Deadly Games, A Hex For Danger, A Score to Kettle and Freaky Mage. The romance stories were The Cornish Midwife (contemporary), The Mocking Man (romantic suspense), An Offer From a Gentleman (historical romance) and Red, White and Royal Blue (contemporary YA).

Four of these books came via my Kindle Unlimited subscription; and one was from my Kindle backlog. Again though, none off the physical shelf.

I’m only adding 5 to my TBR for this month as I need to make some space to catch up on Don Quixote. Oh my. The progress has been slow. No fault of the book per se as I’ve quite enjoyed my time between the pages. I just need to make some more time for it and not keep rushing into the next fun read. On that note, I’m also making some time to actually sit with my physical books this month. I’ve been sneaking chapters of The Bear and the Nightingale and hope to properly get into and finish it this month. Here’s the plan…


Weathering Old Souls by James J Cudney and Didi Oviat

The Honest Liar by Leslie Georgeson

The Art of Betrayal by Connie Berry

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


What about you? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Feel free to share links to your May reading lists in the comments.

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  1. I hope you love The Bear and the Nightingale, I really enjoyed that trilogy, even though it is not what I normally read. I also have Weathering Old Souls coming up this month. It is also out of my comfort zone, but I am looking forward to it. Enjoy all your upcoming reads.

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    1. Lol. If Weathering Old Souls weren’t by Didi and Jay I doubt I’d have even looked twice. I’m really interested to see how it came out ☺️
      And I’m definitely looking forward to finally getting my teeth into Bear. I remember you saying you enjoyed it too. So far so good!

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    1. It was such a fun book. A bit more sweating than I expected… and I don’t normally notice those things so that should tell you how much. Lol. But still I really enjoyed it.
      Ah well… I’m so hopeful for a proper turnaround soonish.

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