General bookish fun, Wrap-up

Wrap-up: April

What a month it’s been for books, they just keep getting better! I got to host a date on the Savage Island blog tour, I have an epic guest post from Bryon which can be found here. I loved this book and I can’t recommend it enough. My Book of the Month for April was the stunning To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. Honestly, just read it!


Events:

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Lush book club: April 5th was the first of two Lush book clubs, this one was Anna James in conversation with Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. It was an incredibly interesting talk, The Lush goodies were awesome, (as usual). I can’t wait to read Katherine’s books!

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Lush Presents Orpheus and Eurydice: A Graphic-Poetic Exploration was on the 12th with Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, Tom De Freston, Mark Jones and Max Barton. What an incredible event this was! Art, poetry and music brought together to tell a beautiful story. I don’t often cry during these type of events but I couldn’t stop the tears, it was stunning. Everyone was given a copy of the book and there was also cocktails.

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YAShot: I was lucky enough to win tickets to this years YAShot in Uxbridge on April 14th, I loved the Living well with mental illness panel and got to meet so many wonderful authors including the lovely Sara Barnard and Katie Webber, bloggers, bookish people and get lots of books signed. I didn’t make it to the blogger awards after the main event as I was so tired. It was such a fun day.

 

YA Book Prize drinks: I had an awesome time at the YA book Prize drinks. I met up with lots of bookish friends and got to properly meet the wonderful Patrice Lawrence. I got to meet the lovely M.A. Bennett and Will Hill again.

IMG_-gmdfu3.jpgLush Book Club: The 26th was the last of April’s Lush Book Clubs, this time was the brilliantly funny Laura Dockrill and her new book Big Bones. It was one of my favourite author talks ever as it consisted mainly of books and food, my two favourite things. I love the matching Lush products too.

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YA Extravaganza in Waterstones Piccadilly: I went along to Waterstones Piccadilly’s YA Extravaganza with David Levithan, Lucy Christopher, Juno Dawson, Alice Oseman, Simon James Green and was chaired by the brilliant Katie Webber. I had so much fun at this event and I managed to snag a proof of Katie’s new book Only Love Can Break Your Heart when I asked the first question. I’m beyond excited to start reading it. I adored Wing Jones. 

What I’ve read:

The Never Dawn by R.E. Palmer

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

CLEAN by Juno Dawson

FIR by Sharon Gosling

And I started reading Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias, I’m loving it so far.

How has your bookish month been? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Wrap-up: April”

  1. Wow, you did so much in April! I have to admit I’m a bit jealous of the YA Extravaganza and Lush Book Club! Hopefully, I will get to Lush Book club one day soon! How did you find Clean? It’s one of the few books I got to read for pleasure last month and I loved it!

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