Welcome to my April Wrap Up. I had a great reading month, finishing 8 books (amazingly 5 books off my TBR). I also received 7 ARC's this month, and I continued my new goal of reading 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Shakespeare Sonnets, as well as 5 Brother's Grimm fairy-tales, and 3 'books' from Les Miserable by Victor Hugo. I hope to keep this up every month for the rest of the year. I guess we will see if that actually happens.

I have reviews up or coming up for these books so as usual this is just going to be a brief run down on each book I read.

Without further ado, let's get into my April Wrap Up...

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: This book was mind-blowing. I honestly can't describe just how amazing this book was. This whole series was an absolute joy. This book was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I laughed, I cried and I spent the entire book on the edge of my seat. I absolutely loved this series and I am genuinely sad that this is the final book.

What's At The End Of This Piece Of Rope by Tania Cox: This lovely little children's book is perfect for reading out loud with young children. With a nice array of animals for children to follow along with. This book is amazingly illustrated by Jedda Robaard. If you have young children in your life, this book is the perfect addition for their bookshelf.

Malory Towers: First Term by Enid Blyton: I honestly forgot how much I loved Enid Blyton. This book was an absolute joy to read. I started and finished this book with a smile on my face. I cant wait to read more Enid Blyton books.

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds: I didn't love this book. The illustrations by Dan Santat's illustrations were amazing and really made this book. There wasnt really much of a story so to speak, so if it wasnt for the illustrations there really wouldn't have been a book to read.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely: This book surprised me. I didn't know if I was going to like it. It was a little slow at the begin but once it picked up I was completely invested. It was such a new sort of book for me to read and I really enjoyed it. I hope this isn't the last we see of these amazing characters. I want more.

The Astonishing Colour Of After by Emily X.R. Pan: I had mixed feelings about this book the entire way through it. I think I was concerned that there was so much going on and I didn't know how it was going to come together. I really didn't need to worry, it was a wonderful book that I am so glad that I read.

Factfulness by Dr Hans Rosling: This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. It was easy to read, with great explanations and comparisons and amazing graphs and illustrations. This is a book that everyone should read.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I loved this book. It took a bit for me to realise just how amazing this book was. After a slowish start I couldn't put it down. This has to be one of the best Historical Fictions I have ever read. I cant wait to read Elizabeth Wein's other books.

Shakespeare: I read 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Sonnets in April, I also read 1 Shakespeare Poem. I read the following Shakespeare Works This Month:

King John

The Passionate Pilgrim

Sonnets 31-40

Les Miserable: For those who don't know this novel, it is broken up into character sections with each character section containing 'books'. Within each of these books are chapters. These 'books' come in various sizes, it is just the luck of the draw really. I hope to read 3 'books' each month. I have read the following 'books' this month:


- Book 2: A Grand Bourgeois

- Book 3: Grandfather And Grandson

- Book 4: The ABC Society

Brother's Grimm: I am happy to say that I not only completed my goals of reading 5 Brother Grimm Fairy Tales in April, I doubled it. I read the following Tales this month:

The Skillful Huntsman.

Old Hildebrand.

The Singing Bone.

Maid Maleen.

The Robber Bridegroom.

Fitcher's Bird.

King Thrushbeard.

The Jew Among Thorns.

The Old Beggar Woman.

The Elves.

Fair Katrinelje And Pif-Paf-Poltrie.

That's it for my April Wrap Up. I hope you all had a great reading month. Let me know what you guys read this month in the comments section.

Until my May Wrap Up...

Happy Reading...

<3 Gem

Published by Geramie Kate Barker