April in books

It’s honestly terrifying how we’re into May already. I could talk about how 2021 has just felt like 2020 Part Two so far, but I’m going to try and focus on the positives instead. The latest statistics show that 14.9m are now fully vaccinated in the UK and, here in Scotland, we’ve been moved down to Level 3, meaning that we can now meet friends and family in gardens and public spaces and that businesses can gradually start opening up again. I know not every country is experiencing this gradual return to normality, though. The situation in India is dire and Turkey has just entered its first full lockdown. And yet there are still people who genuinely believe that Covid-19 is just a flu or a hoax. I unfollowed a Glasgow-based alternative therapies centre on Facebook yesterday because its owner was spouting absolute bullshit about how the vaccines are gene therapy and stated that they wouldn’t be ‘treating’ anyone who’d had any of the vaccines because of this. Social media is great for a lot of things, but it’s infuriating that people like this use it as a platform for spreading disinformation and misinformation. If you’re one such person, do everyone a favour and get off the internet. Peddling lies and false information is making what is already a horrific situation even worse. Moreover, the level of disrespect such behaviour shows towards those who have been affected by Covid is unfathomable.

Jeez, this is supposed to be a post about the books that I read in April. Let me just take a deep breath and have a sip of my tea…

…there. I’m feeling slightly calmer.

So, books! I read some pretty good books in April, all of which are listed below. To read my review, click on the book title.

Hellishly Ever After, Nadine Mutas

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Nakano Thrift Shop, Hiromi Kawakami

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture, Violet Fenn

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

What did you read in April? Let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “April in books

  1. The vampire book sounds really interesting. Love vampires! The novel I had published featured them after all 😂

    Are you planning on reading Jay Kristoff’s ‘Empire of the Vampire’ when it comes out?


    Fingers crossed, after all that alternative medicine seller’s customers get vaccinated they’ll go out of business. Sounds like the business equivalent of Darwinism.

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    1. Same here! Can’t beat a good vampire story, especially if its vampiric protagonist is a dark, brooding love interest 😂
      I haven’t even heard of Empire of the Vampire, but thanks for the heads up! I’ll go check out its blurb!
      Haha that’s what I’m hoping to re the alternative therapies place! I visited a couple of times about three years ago and I’m deeply regretting having given them any of my money.

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