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The Reading list: What I read in April 2020

May 8, 2020 in Lifestyle, The Lockdown series - 7 Comments - 2 min read

I have a confession, I did not read a SINGLE book throughout February and March. What a disgrace right? The truth id the last two month were crazy. Between lockdown & a high work load, I had no time to just sit and read with a good book. A lot of my reading time was also during my commute, I was lucky enough to pass my driving test and therefore cut out my reading time. NOT GOOD.

However, as this lockdown craziness has calmed down, I’ve been making reading a top priority, whether I’m reading in bed or in the garden, I’ learning to make time for it while being at home. So here is my reading list for April.

Books to Read

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Another Beths Book Club suggestion. This did not disappoint, Blood Orange is very much a suspense thriller and one I just had to keep reading out of pure curiosity. Blood Orange, is about a young woman’s perfect life and how it slowly spins out of control as she uncovers more about her clients case. While I was actually frustrated with pretty much all the characters, this really was a page turner. Fully recommend!

Checking Out by Nick Spalding

I chose to read this book because I thought I was going to read something funny uplifting and rememberable. However, I have to say I was disappointed by Checking out. It’s about a really successful guy who gets a sudden diagnosis of a brain tumor and he completely revaluates his life. He then goes on a journey to try and get closure with his life and essentially find the answer. I was so unimpressed with this story, I just felt nothing for the characters and I Honestly just wanted this to be over, not the usual quality I expect from Nick Spalding.

And thats all I read this month, Its a short list for April but I am hoping to use the lockdown period in May as an excuse to get through more books!


  • Tiffany May 8, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I read Blood Orange recently too! I enjoyed it but didn’t love it quite as much as some other thrillers I’ve read in the past month. Glad you enjoyed it x

    Tiffany x

  • Riana Ang-Canning May 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I didn’t pick up a book for the first few weeks of lockdown as I think my brain was just too fried with our sudden move back to Canada and everything going on. I’ve started reading again this week and am happy to be getting back into it. Checking Out sounds like the type of book I’d pick up but after your review, I think I’ll skip it!

  • heather May 9, 2020 at 10:44 am

    I haven’t read any of these – I’ve been reading SO MUCH recently x

  • Sarah May 9, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I’m struggling to get motivated to pick up a book! aibhave the time just would much rather watch tv xx

  • Jenny in Neverland May 10, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Blood Orange! Glad you enjoyed it too. I’m making reading much more of a priority right now. It’s one of the only ways I can get out of my own head and away from the awful news! xxx

  • Kelly Diane May 11, 2020 at 11:21 am

    So many people have said that Blood Orange is a great read so I’m definitely going to have to get myself a copy. I’ve been reading in the garden too, it’s so relaxing.

  • Sophie Wentworth May 12, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve seen so many people talking about Blood Orange recently! It’s great that it was worhty of the hype. I’ve been reading so much less since lockdown started, I really need to fix that x


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