My favourite blog posts of April 2019!

Hey everyone! You might have noticed that I skipped this blog feature last month and I’m truly sorry for that. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly; it gave me great anxiety and guilt at not being able to promote other bloggers, but I was just so overwhelmed by life and I wasn’t even up to date with all of the posts in my WordPress reader. So I had to give it a miss. But I’m back and ready to share some great posts this month!

favourite blog posts of the month

favourite reviewsJaime wrote a very passionate review of Wicked Saints.

Krysta reviewed Lovely War, which was one of the April releases that had caught my attention!

The Captain wrote a great balanced review of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World.

Rachel wrote a great review of one of my university favourites, Maus by Art Spiegelman.

LaRonda reviewed A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares and gave it a firm shove higher up my TBR list.

Melanie wrote a fantastic review of Katrina Leno’s latest book, You Must Not Miss.

Nandini reviewed Kindred by Octavia Butler and got me excited to read this one!

Destiny reread The Hunger Games and now I want to do it too!

Hayley reviewed The Ringmaster and convinced me that I need to try Vanda Symon’s books.

Chaima wrote an incredible review of K. Ancrum’s The Weight of the Stars.

Ali reviewed Miracle Creek and I’m surprised how much I like the sound of it!

favourite discussionsAshleigh talked about audiobooks and how they’ve helped with her anxiety.

Aurora started a great new blog series that she is calling the Female Gaze Project and started by sharing some of her favourite mother/daughter stories!

Savannah opened up a discussion on elements of addiction in YA novels. Go and tell her your thoughts!

Rebekah talked about things she finds life-giving and life-draining. I definitely need to do this for myself!

Deb wrote an interesting piece on the pros and cons of writing book reviews.

Jackie raised the issue of bloggers writing reviews not for the benefit of authors or publishers, but other readers.

Ally wrote a fascinating discussion on cancel culture in the bookish community.

Alex shared what she has learned about blogging so far.

Margaret told us why she would rather write a positive book review than a negative one.

Julianna shared her favourite things about blogging that I think we can all relate to.

Marie advised us all how to stop playing the comparison game, and made me a bit emotional haha.

other fun postsSara shared her favourite graphic novels – check them out!

Callum read the entire Women’s Prize longlist and shared his thoughts and predictions!

Jenn shared some advice on requesting ARCs from publishers, which I’m sure will be valuable to so many people!

Lydia recommended some books based on her favourite musicals – I loved this post!

Asha shared her incredible reading wrap up from her trip to Japan!

Briana listed some tips for reviving old blog content.

Nicole participated in my Alphabeticals meme and shared her favourite authors, books and characters beginning with G!

Drew shared a guest post from the author of The Pale Ones and got me super intrigued!

Zuky told us about an amazing book warehouse in Hemel Hempstead and I’m now making plans to move there, ok bye.

Hannah told us the most outrageous things she’s done for the love of books and I RELATE.

Wow, I think that’s the longest favourites post I’ve ever done! You guys absolutely smashed it this month with all the quality content and I could genuinely have shared every post. Please don’t be disheartened if I haven’t shared your posts this time round; I thought I’d better stop or this post would be 5 years long haha. I also managed to blog-hop more this month so I wanted to share some of the great new-to-me bloggers that I discovered! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with next month ❀signature (2)

10 thoughts on “My favourite blog posts of April 2019!

      • Thank you 😊 Yes, it’s not what I expected at all, really! Truth be told, I found it very underwhelming, and thought there was a lack of variety or originality (both Greek mythology retellings, two books about the breakdown of a marriage, and the Man Booker winner). Still, I’m glad I read the longlist!

        What did you make of the shortlist?

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  1. I’ve only read one book from the longlist so far but from the reviews I’ve been seeing, I’m surprised too! The books I’m actually most interested in reading didn’t make it (Ghost Wall and Freshwater). I agree that it doesn’t seem very original or varied, which is a shame.


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