Let’s get right into it: here’s everything I read in April of 2022!

5 Star Favorites:

Wow… I actually didn’t have one. It wasn’t a great month for me either in reading quantity or having any absolute favorites either.


  1. Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb — I wrote that this book took 250 pages to grip me and when I say that, I truly mean that. I’ve read
  2. Hellblazer Vol. 3: Fear Machine by Jamie Delano


  1. Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley — As someone who reads mostly fiction, I’m always looking for ways to get into reading more nonfiction and biographies/memoirs are one way I’m trying to do this. This was a particularly good one, all about what we actually know about Cleopatra versus what pop culture has taught us to think and some really interesting looks into ancient Egyptian life.
  2. Come As You Are by Emily Nagosaki — Another BookTok recommendation that let me down. Human sexuality is something I haven’t studied much (skipped those classes in college lol) and I thought this would be an interesting one to dip my toe in with but honestly, I felt myself let down by the lack of science and repeated stories instead of factual or study-based research. Just okay!


  1. The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary — Tiffy and Leon come to an arrangement where they split a flat, only being there at different times. She’s dealing with an emotionally abusive ex while he’s dealing with his brother being convicted of a crime he’s sure he didn’t commit. This took a while to get into but wow, I completely adored Leon as a character.
  2. Highland Betrayal by Alyson McLane — Spitfire Maggie is escaping and Callum is intent on winning her heart and keeping her safe. Completely lukewarm about this except for the cover: I hate the cover lol.
  3. Slightly Married by Mary Balogh — A historical romance in which Aiden promises Eve’s dying brother that he will protect her, and that includes marrying her when her land, which employs many “lame ducks” is going to be taken away in a few days. There was so much miscommunication/lack of communication in addition to seemingly random choices from the characters that infuriated me a little bit but overall it was super sweet.

And that’s all, folks! 7 books read for an average rating of 3.4/5 and moving towards my goal of 100 books with 36 done! Let’s see if next month is a better one.

Till next time,