April & May TBR

Having a look at what is in my ‘To Be Read’ pile.

I feel like I always have a never ended pile of books that I keep adding to. This month I have decided to write a list and put my next two months’ worth of reading together as we are nearly half way through April at the moment so I’m a bit behind. I go on holiday to Dubrovnik at the beginning of May (has anyone been?) so I am hoping to get through a few books then!

So here is my probably quite optimistic lists of reads for April & May:

The Cartel by Don Winslow

The Cartel
My copy of ‘The Cartel’ by Don Winslow

I picked this book up sometime last year when it was Waterstones book of the month so it was half price. I first saw it, like many of the books I decide to buy, reviewed in Heat magazine and I liked the sound of it. As a fan of crime novels, CSI, etc. this book about the Mexican cartel sounds like it will be my sort of thing.

A true-to-life epic about the Mexican-American drug wars. The leader of the world’s most powerful cartel Adan Barrera has murdered the family of DEA agent Art Keller. Once Barrera is released from prison and starts to rebuild his cartel, Keller unable to live in a world with Barrera in it, goes on a 10-year odyssey to take him down.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale
My copy of ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setterfield

This is the newest addition to my ‘To Be Read’ pile. Another recommendation from work, this book was recently given to me. The two other ladies in my office have read it and have both enjoyed it so it’s one that I am looking forward to reading and from the sound of the blurb, not something I would usually pick.

Margaret Lea begin investigating the abandonedย Angelfield House, once home to the March family. As she digs deeper, she finds connection between the house and her own life.

A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom

A Year and a Day
My copy of ‘A Year and a Day’ by Isabelle Broom

Again another one I saw reviewed in Heat magazine, this time around Christmas time. I purchased it from Amazon at the start of this year and it has sat unread on my coffee table ever since. It’s about Prague, a place I have wanted to visit for some time now which I think was the appeal.

About three different women, Megan, Hope and Sophie, with three intertwining love stories all based in Prague.

One Day by David Nicholls

One Day
My copy of ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls

As you can see from the picture I picked up this title for ยฃ1 at a local charity shop. Having not read the book and heard good reviews about it, at the low price and being for a good cause I picked it up. It was so long again that I can’t even remember which year I brought this book. In an attempt to make myself read it I’ve taken it into work, where it is now sitting next to my desk rather than on my book shelf.

Having lent it to one of the ladies I work with, she has now returned it and raved about it so I am going to try and get this book read this month!

After meeting for the first time the night of their graduation, Emma and Dexter meet on the same day every year, I imagine for the rest of their lives or until something happens to either of them. I love the idea of this book and I’m interested to read it when I get the time!

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

A Street Cat Named Bob
My copy of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ by James Bowen

Another book on the list which has been transferred into a film (can you see where I got the idea for my podcast from now?). Lent to me by my boyfriend’s mum this is one that I am aiming to read in the near future.

It’s based on the real life story of the author James Bowen adopting an injured street cat while he himself was living on the streets. Slowly healing Bob back to health, the two change each other’s lives.

To add more lists to my never ending TBR pile, I am also hoping to receive a few new titles for my birthday so I will have (hopefully) this selection of books to get through too.

What are you hoping to read this month? Let me know in the comments!


8 Comments Add yours

  1. I would be honored if you would consider reviewing Kindel The Crowning Of Our King. Its free on Kindle Unlimited or I could send you a free code to the paperback the next time I run a giveaway on the paperback and have an unclaimed prize. I have seen and respected your work for a long time, but would of course want an honest review, even if it is unfavorable.

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    1. Hello, that sounds great! Thank you for considering me! I haven’t got a kindle at the moment so a code would be great! I love reviewing so would be up for it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!


      1. Sorry for the delay. Its been a busy couple of weeks. Sounds great! Ill send you a code the next time I have one for the paperback.

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  2. kutukamus says:

    Haven’t read any, but I like the sinister look of The Cartel’s. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading! ๐Ÿธ

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    1. Thank you! That’s why I picked it up, I love stories like that ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Tina says:

    I love the idea of putting your TBR list out there! I read The Cartel and it was really well done. Did you know its a part of a 2 book series? Book 1 is The Power of the Dog. I did not know that when I read The Cartel and still really enjoyed it , but I thought I’d share!

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    1. Hey! Thanks for your comment, I didn’t know it was part of a series, I will have to check out the first book too! Thank you for letting me know about it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m looking forward to reading both!


  4. I loved One Day, the film just didn’t do it justice! I may have to copy your idea of your TBR list, it’s fab & might encourage me to get to the bottom of my pile ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ xx

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