Reading · To Be Read

April 2017 | TBR

I am SO excited for April. First of all, it’s my birthday month, but I’ve also got lots of other fun things planned, AND lots of great books to read. Here’s what’s on my TBR this month:

IMG_6443Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.

The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details:

Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.

Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.

As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.

This looks SO good. I’m very excited to get started on it!

My classic of the month is actually NOT a Agatha Christie book. I’ve been meaning to read Anne of Green Gables FOREVER, and Spring seemed like the perfect time to start it!

 

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BUT, I couldn’t go a month without my girl, Agatha, so my non-fiction read for April is her biography (cheers to my fav cat model, Phillip!)

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My next book has been on my TBR for ages. It’s Margot & Me by Juno Dawson, and it’s my diverse pick for April.

FullSizeRender111Sometimes love has to cross all kinds of barriers . . .

Fliss is on the way to visit her grandmother in Wales – the grandmother who she doesn’t get on with – with her mother who is recuperating from chemotherapy. But her mum is getting better, that’s the main thing, so Fliss can concentrate on being grouchy and not looking forward to meeting her grandmother Margot, who is so cold and always so unforgiving of Fliss’s every mistake . . . But when the six months is up, Fliss consoles herself, she and her mum will go back to London and back to Real Life!

In the meantime Fliss needs to get used to her new school, not upset the scary girls, and just keep her head down (whilst still making sure that everybody knows she is from London, of course). Then Fliss discovers a diary at the back of her bookcase. It is from the 1940s and is set in World War II, and, Fliss realises, is actually Margot’s diary from when she was a young woman during the Blitz. Intrigued, Fliss begins to read. There she discovers a whole new side to Margot, a wartime romance and also Margot’s deepest, most buried secret. And it is then that Fliss discovers something terrible in her own life that she is going to have to come to terms with…

A brilliantly written love story from acclaimed teen writer Juno Dawson

Finally, the last book (and probably the one I am most excited about) that I am planning to read in April is Following Ophelia. I’M READING THIS ASAP!

When Mary Adams sees Millais’ depiction of the tragic Ophelia, a whole new world opens up IMG_6356for her. Determined to find out more about the beautiful girl in the painting, she hears the story of Lizzie Siddal – a girl from a modest background, not unlike her own, who has found fame and fortune against the odds. Mary sets out to become a Pre-Raphaelite muse, too, and reinvents herself as Persephone Lavelle. But as she fights her way to become the new face of London’s glittering art scene, ‘Persephone’ ends up mingling with some of the city’s more nefarious types and is forced to make some impossible choices.

Will Persephone be forced to betray those she loves, and even the person she once was, if she is to achieve her dreams?

So those are the books I’m reading this month. What books are on your TBR?

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