April 2022 Bookish Wrap Up

If March was all about Irish authors, I wanted April to be all about advanced copies.

I spent a lot of the month cleaning out my Netgalley shelf and trying to raise my frankly abysmall feedback ratio.

It worked, until all the Netgalley requests came flooding in of course.

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Review: The No Show by Beth O’Leary

Challenge prompt: A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title


Three women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they’re involved with the same man in this smart new rom-com by Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare.

Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. Jane is a soft-spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth.

These three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: They’ve all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up–Valentine’s Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they’ve all been stood up by the same man.

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Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Challenge prompt: A book with a character on the ace spectrum


As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

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March 2022 Reading Wrap Up

For me, March is the month the Irish take over. The books I read in March are solely, if not then mostly, written by Irish authors in honour of St Patrick’s Day.

I also take part in the Irish Readathon each March, which is more of an incentive to discover new Irish books and Irish authors.

So, was my shelf only decked out in green?

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