Monthly Round-Up – April

Posted May 1, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 11 Comments

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April hasn’t been a great month for me. My mum’s cancer is spreading and the doctor’s told us about a week and a half ago she will likely only have a few weeks left. I haven’t been able to focus a lot on my reading this month (not surprising really, given the circumstances) but blogging has really helped to take my mind off things.

I have been taking part in the LGBT Month event (hosted by Laura @ Laura Plus Books and Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer). This event ran for the entire month of April and was a lot of fun. I am sad that it is over but hopefully I will be able to take part again next year. Most of the reading I have done has been for this event so a big focus on LGBT books this month.


Books I read this month:

Taboo for You by Anyta Sunday (4/5 stars)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (5/5 stars)

Fool’s Assassin (ARC) by Robin Hobb (5/5 stars)


Us Three by Mia Kerick (5/5 stars)

Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin (4/5 stars)

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J. C. Lillis (5/5 stars)

Andy Squared by Jennifer Lavoie (3.5/5 stars)


Books I reviewed this month:

Social Skills by Sara Alva

social skills


Top Book of the Month:

fool's assassin


Top Cover of the Month:

falling from the sky


Blog News:


I was nominated for 3 Liebster Blog Awards again this month! Brigit @ Escape Inside the Pagesbooknerdie, and littleonion @ littleonionwrites all put my blog forward for nomination. I haven’t had any time to answer any of the  questions from these bloggers, and don’t think I will have time given what is going on in my personal life, but I just wanted to say a big thank you. Although I will not be taking part I do really appeciate being nominated and I really love all of your blogs.


Challenge Updates:

Eh…moving swiftly on. Yes – that bad!!


LGBT Month posts:


LGBT Month: April


LGBT Favourites: Part 1

Review: Social Skills by Sara Alva

LGBT books I can’t wait to buy

LGBT Challenge: My attempt at being creative…

Favourite LGBT couples

LGBT in the UK…

LGBT books I have bought this week…

LGBT Challenge – Poetry

The Friday 56: Suicide Watch

LGBT Favourites: Part 2

Look at the shiny…favourite LGBT covers

Must-See LGBT Movies

LGBT YA Book Covers: Then and Now…

LGBT Favourites: Part 3


Click on above for link to LGBT Month schedule to find some really great posts and content from across the blogosphere!


Books I cannot wait for:

gathering darkness  unmade  dark met  i'll give you the sun  blue lily


Books I purchased this month:

Stacking the Shelves: Week 10

Stacking the Shelves: Week 11

Stacking the Shelves: Week 12

Stacking the Shelves: Week 13


Well, that’s my wrap-up for April. What about you guys? What were your favorite books this month? Favourite posts? Favourite articles? Other fun stuff you have done? What did you get up to in the month of April?


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11 responses to “Monthly Round-Up – April

      • thebookheap

        Understandably 🙁 I know the effects well since we lost my aunt to pancreatic cancer and another aunt was recently diagnosed- I’d never say “I know what you are going through” but if you need to rant to someone, my inbox is always open.

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