I’ve done a separate Wrap Up of the books I read for the OWLs readathon so this is looking a lot shorter this month but below are all the books I read in April that had nothing to do with the OWLs.
Invisible Women ~ I listened to this on audio, narrated by the author and I feel a bit awkward giving this 3 stars because this is a great book. Its jammed packed with eye-opening facts and research (and lack of research) around how in so many situations women find themselves left out of the data sets. However I found the audio version tricky to get along with and I wish I’d read the book instead; its not badly read I just struggled to consume that many facts and figures by listening to them. Would really recommend, but maybe read this one rather than listen to it.
Ark ~ Part of the ‘Forward’ Prime Reading series, six short stories all dystopian themed. In this an asteroid has been heading to Earth for years, the only people who haven’t started their relocation journey are scientists gathering plant samples to take with them on the ‘ark’; Samantha and her colleagues are dealing with being the last people on Earth and their feelings around leaving it behind, 4 stars.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard ~ I read this for the Stay Home Reading Rush and really enjoyed it. These are essentially wizarding fairy tales, each followed by some notes from Dumbledore. If you’re an audible member you can currently get the new audio version for free and all the stories are narrated by actors with connections to the films and stage versions of Harry Potter, 5 stars.
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Titles marked * have been provided for free in exchange for an honest review.