What I’ve Been Reading In April

What I’ve Been Reading In April

I seem to have fallen off the track with reading quite a bit this month, perhaps I’ve been preoccupied with other things but I’ve managed to get through a few books which have been on my to-read list for ages. I definitely need to push to pick things up a notch in May.

First up is the dual autobiography ‘Him and Me’ but Jack and Michael Whitehall. I absolutely love Jack Whitehall and I think the dynamic he has with his dad is hilarious and the book totally works. The pair have chapters each where they talk about situations during their lives etc and there are some annotations from the other person throughout which adds to the humour. I’ve had this book for a few years and started it more times than I care to admit so I am so happy that I finished reading it the whole way through and it’s such an interesting and funny book.

Next up was another girlie chick lit book ‘A Girls Best Friend’ by Lindsey Kelk. I am a massive fan of Lindsey’s books and have read a lot of them already and this one follows on from another book of hers following Tess through her struggle of losing two men she loves from her life and leaving her career in advertising to go with her passion of photography. You don’t really need to have read the previous book but it does help so you know the relationships between the characters which appear. I really enjoyed this book and although it was quite an easy read (aka holiday reading) it was really interesting and had me hooked.

Next up I read perhaps the most pointless book but it did make me laugh: ‘Tinder Fails’ by Tom Phillips is pretty much a book which is like a large Buzzfeed article, and I did read it in about half an hour. It might count as a proper book but it was funny with plenty of tinder fails from bad jokes to revealing too much. There’s also bits about what you expect to get versus reality, what a profile picture really means and a whole host of other things. If you need a quick laugh then this is a great book to read.

The final book which I managed to get through was ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ which is a collection of short love stories by various authors including some of my favourites who I have read full lengths by. I usually don’t go for short stories but this book was just what I needed. I took it with me when I went away for my bank holiday weekend and I found it great as it was really easy to just read one short story and stop and start as opposed to not knowing which chapter to finish on.

What books have you been reading recently?


  1. May 7, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    These all sound really good, I would love to read Him and Me I bet it is really funny. I love watching their show together x

  2. May 7, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    These sound like great relaxing reads for my holidays, I wish the summer would hurry up. I’m so ready for a break and just sitting reading πŸ™‚

  3. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    May 7, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Bahaha tinder fails would crack me up – my friend is a tinder aficionado, we joke that he is the only person to “complete” tinder haha!

  4. May 7, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    This sounds like some awesome reads Tinder Fails sounds like it would be a good giggle. x

  5. May 8, 2016 / 6:50 am

    Sounds like some great reads! I haven’t been reading much lately – the weather’s been better so I’m out cycling instead.

  6. Rosana McPhee
    May 8, 2016 / 10:11 am

    I wish I had more time to read at least one book a month I would be happy! R

  7. Working Mum Blog
    May 8, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Wow that is a lot of reading! Well done. ‘A girl’s best friend’ sounds really interesting. It is not the type of book I would usually go for but I am liking the description. I have just finished reading a book on ‘thinking big’ and I started reading a new book last night about networking tips and ideas. x

  8. May 8, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    These books sound interesting. I need to do more reading this month.

  9. May 8, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    These books all sound so good have to say I don’t get to read much now a days which is a shame, but hope go get into it more soon.X

  10. Angela Milnes
    May 8, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    ooh I’d like to read tinder falls. It sounds good and very different which is my type of thing. Randomness πŸ™‚ Angela from Daysinbed

  11. Jessica Dearnley
    May 8, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Tinder fails sounds like such a good book. I need to read more!

  12. Beth
    May 8, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I don’t get to read books much anymore. Don’t really have the time. These sound like good books

  13. Sarah L
    May 8, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Ohhh fab! I really want to read Tinder Fails. I’ve read a fair few books lately πŸ™‚ I’ve just started “The other Child” By Lucy Atkins.

  14. Tori Gabriel
    May 9, 2016 / 5:54 am

    I like the sound of Tinder Fails. Sometimes the “pointless books” are the best. I got one on autocorrect at Christmas and I giggled all the way through!

  15. May 9, 2016 / 10:35 am

    I love the idea of Tinder Fails! A nice light and easy read. I have a constant supply of books on the go – both on my phone, kindle and real paperbacks!

  16. Beautyqueenuk
    May 9, 2016 / 11:56 am

    I like the sound of β€˜A Girls Best Friend’ by Lindsey Kelk, I havent read anything of hers for a while now x

  17. Natasha Mairs
    May 9, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I have just read Flawed by Cecilia Ahern and I am now read Geek Girl – book 5 by Holly Smale

  18. Melanie Edjourian
    May 9, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    A Girls Best Friend sounds like a great read, might need to get that for my hol if I go on one.

  19. Rachael Phillips
    May 10, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    really want to read the jack whitehall one…have you seen the tv program with him and his dad? So funny!

  20. May 10, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I really need to start reading more books again! Your little bundle looks great!

  21. May 12, 2016 / 5:53 am

    Him and Me sounds like a great read! I will have to check it out as I love Jack Whitehall. I need to get some new books! I’m currently reading The Girl Code and The Glittering Court πŸ™‚

  22. Newcastle Family Life
    May 12, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I love reading too & I’m always looking for new books to read. I have never heard of any of these ones before xx

  23. kerry norris
    May 12, 2016 / 10:40 am

    I really need to get off my phone and get reading ASAP. I miss it. Only things I’ve read are cooking books this month. I’ve never heard of any of these ones x

  24. Life Unexpected
    May 16, 2016 / 8:32 am

    I miss reading. I really don’t have time at the moment. But these sound like some great reads and I should really get my but in gear. x

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