Five Books On My TBR – April 2022


Hello everyone,

I am trying to avoid buying many books at the moment as I prioritise the ones currently sitting on my unread pile, or loan them from the library. However, that still does not stop me from adding books to my Goodreads TBR, as more tantalising titles continue to be released.

To reflect that, I am sharing five more of the recent additions to my TBR, all of which I am hoping to get to in the upcoming weeks and months. Let’s get straight on with the list!


Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

This book has recently exploded on the scene and everything about it sounds great! It has an air of uniqueness and possesses what looks to be a strong and beguiling female main character who is not only empowering but just a little bit quirky, too.

So far the reviews are glowing and I have to give a mention to the cover, as I immediately fell in love with the sprayed edges that depict a section of the periodic table.


Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

This beautiful book caught my eye straight away as it promises powerful and immersive mythology as well as another main character who is easy to connect with. The romance sub-plot sounds fascinating in this case and honestly, I cannot wait to be swept away by the magic of it all.

It feels like the kind of story which I will effortlessly love and so many good things have already been said about it, so despite my current restraint I will make a point of buying a copy of this!


Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Although I absolutely love young adult thrillers, this series rather escaped my attention until recently. It came highly recommended and having read the synopsis, I can see why – the mystery sounds amazing! It has made me very excited to pick up the book and attempt to solve the case. Can you tell I am intrigued?!

There will obviously be comparisons to other well-known young adult titles such as those by Karen M. McManus and Holly Jackson, but I sense that this one is full of original ideas.


Wahala by Nikki May

I am very careful when choosing which contemporary novels I want to read – for example I decided against reading Queenie by Candice Carty Williams after lengthy consideration. However, Wahala definitely appears to much more up my street, balancing occasional humour with some very serious and relevant topics.

The three main characters all come across as empowering, and I am also enticed by the cultural representation. I noticed it when browsing in a bookshop, and it definitely made an impression on me.


A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

Anyone who reads my ramblings will know that Alix E. Harrow is one of my favourite authors, courtesy of her imaginative concepts and evocative writing, so it is perhaps a surprise that I have not got round to reading this one yet.

Even more surprising when you consider that it is only a short story; the first in a series called Fractured Fables. Regardless of its length, I am sure I will love it.


Let’s Chat

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading 🙂

22 thoughts on “Five Books On My TBR – April 2022

  1. I’ve not read any of those books, but lessons in chemistry recently came into stock at work and it immediately caught my eye. It looks quirky and empowering, which is exactly the kind of book I need in my life. Good luck with the tbr. I hope all the books are hits for you.

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  2. I so hope you enjoy all these books Stephen (partly because I would love to read them all myself 🤣). A Lesson In Chemistry has had a lot of talk, the number of reviews on the Waterstones website for such a new release shocked me (I love the edges too). It has definitely made me more excited to read it! Happy reading!! 💕

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! 🥰 I know, Lessons in Chemistry suddenly seems to be everywhere and I’m excited to read it after all the positive reviews. I hope you enjoy any of these books if you read them!

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  3. Ooh, so many great books, Stephen! I can’t believe I just learned about Lessons in Chemistry the other day but since then I’ve been reading sooo many amazing reviews for it and I’m quite excited to pick it up. I hope you enjoy all these reads! 😃

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