What I read in April 2024

April was just another month. I didn’t do any creative writing of value (my brain is a story idea desert so far this year), but I read more big books, genre books, and books I’d been meaning to get to for a while.

Starling House, Being Act, Starstruck, Fall River

Starling House, by Alix E. Harrow - 4*

Being Ace - An Anthology of Queer, Trans, Femme, and Disabled Stories of Asexual Love and Connection, edited by Madeline Dyer - I don’t know if it was because it was quite YA-oriented, but only a couple of stories really stood out to me. I so wanted to like this, but it was kinda “meh” for me. 3*

Starstruck, by S. E. Anderson - from the writer of my favourite story in the anthology above. 4*

Fall River, by Meredith Miller - 4.5*

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, Our Hideous Progeny, What We Did in the War, Yellowface

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, by Jeanette Winterson - 4*

Our Hideous Progeny, by C. E. McGill - 4.5*

What We Did in the War, by Jennie Walters - 4*

Yellowface, by Rebecca F. Kuang - 4*

The Other Tenant, Hell Bent, House of Kwa, Patternmaster

The Other Tenant, by Lesley Kara - 4.5*

Hell Bent, by Leigh Bardugo - brilliant, even if I did have to keep looking up characters and events because I read Ninth House in 2019! 5*

House of Kwa, by Mimi Kwa - review coming soon! 4.5*

Patternmaster, by Octavia Butler - 4*

Looking ahead…

Apart from scheduled blog tours, I think May is going to be another month where I let my mood dictate what books I pick up from my TBR pile/wishlist. I have a couple of possible reads in mind, but I’m open to diversions. I may surprise myself!

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Writer of blogs and short stories, reader of books, player of board games, lover of cats, editor of web content, haver of PhD.

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