Books I Read in March & April 2023 | Book Reviews
March and April 2023 were really slow reading months for me, so I’ve combined the two months into one reading wrap-up.
In March, I only managed to read five books and I usually read about 7-8 books per month. But I won’t punish myself as I was incredibly busy and I was reading submissions on top of my reading, so I did still read a lot. I just didn’t finish many.
In April 2023 I managed to read 6 books. So I slightly redeemed myself and my reading challenge on Goodreads.
What I read in March 2023:
The first book I read in March was an audiobook of You Do You by Charlotte Greedy. A self-help book from an LGBTQIA+ influencer who’s had a tough life. It was interesting, though I’ve never heard of Charlotte Greedy before. I would recommend if you’re needing a pick-me-up or follow her and her family on Instagram.
If you’re after a decent children’s book that highlights the successes of historical and beloved figures then I highly recommend you have a look at this series. I wish I had been alive when Freddie Mercury was alive, he was such an incredible man.
I love a good movie guide but sadly this one didn’t hit the mark for me. It was all copy-and-paste facts that were literally repeated about 5-10 times throughout the book. Not one I’d recommend.
I’m very lucky to be working on Stacey’s books at Bonnier Books UK and I was re-familiarising myself with her books. I loved the audiobook production of The Foundling, the casting was spot-on and the story – as ever with Stacey – was brilliant and immersive.
When I was in Straford-Upon-Avon for a long weekend I popped into an Oxfam Bookshop and found this Horrible Histories book about the area. I read it when I got to the hotel and it was really insightful and fun.
In April I began my annual re-read of the Harry Potter series. I’ve re-read the series every year since I was 15 years old.
What I read in April 2023:
I read this hard-hitting non-fiction book about the AIDs crisis in the UK. These are the real-life events and stories from Jill Nalder that inspired the Channel 4 drama and character of Jill in It’s a Sin. It’s a really touching story about friendship and love, even in the midst of an awful crisis.
So far, in April, I’ve read the first five books in the Harry Potter series. I’ll likely finish Books 6-7 in May, on top of my 30 Books in 30 Day challenge.
What did you read in March and April 2023? Let me know in the comments below.