Monthly Wrap Up

The month that was… April 2022

Another month down, and the weather is definitely improving – I’m loving the longer days and lighter evenings.

My foot and ankle have improved this month. Still not quite 100%, but I’m walking much more comfortably now and can walk for greater distances. I’ve had a couple of physio sessions which have helped, and I do now have the full range of movement in my ankle whereas this time last month it was difficult to stretch it out to the same extent as the good one. There’s still a little way to go, but it feels like progress.

This has meant that I’ve been able to get out and about a little more than the previous two months. I made a trip to my local indie bookshop and it was so lovely to get back there and browse the shelves again. One of the villages local to me also held it’s annual “Big Book Day” for the first time since before COVID. This sees lots of little stalls pop up around the village and I found a few bargains to add to the TBR.

From a reading perspective, it’s been a bit of a strange month. There have been books that I thought I’d love that just didn’t grab me at all, while others took me by surprise in going beyond my expectations. Blogging has also been a bit hit and miss, although I have managed to post seven reviews this month despite taking a break mid-month 🤷🏻‍♀️. I’m hoping to post more frequently in May, but don’t quote me on that.

Books Read and Reviewed

Favourite Reads This Month


I received two books for review this month, both for blog tours in May:

And purchased ten (😳):

TBR Watch


  • Books out = 10 read + 2 DNF* = 12
  • Books in = 2 ARCs + 10 purchases = 12
  • Equals no movement whatsoever in my TBR (but at least it didn’t increase, right?!)

*I may come back to some of the DNFs at a later date, but for now they have been removed from my TBR.


    1. Forgot to mention, I’m glad to hear your foot is improving, Jo! Hopefully it won’t be too long anymore until you’re back on your feet. (sorry 😳)

      1. I’m going to Hay Festival later this month where I fully intend to buy ALL the books! 😀 I am trying not to buy any before then, but let’s be honest – that’s never going to last!

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