April 29, 2019
April Reading Wrap Up
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April was a great reading month and I am especially excited to report a few five- and four-star reads. Find all my April reads listed below in order of Star Rating. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads received mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me.
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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (ARC)
5 Stars. Family drama (mental health/alcoholism). ARC: Pub Date: 5/28. In contention for the best read of the year. Full review coming soon.
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
5 Stars. Historical Fiction. Loved the friendship theme. Full review here.
Brown Girl Dreaming (MG) by Jacqueline Woodson
5 Stars. Memoir: Diverse read/own voices. Free Verse. Full review here.
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister (ARC)
4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 Stars on Goodreads). ARC: Pub Date: 5/21. Coming of Age. Full review coming soon.
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
4.5 Stars. Historical Fiction. A heartfelt and memorable read. Full review here.
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
4 Stars. Free Verse. Inspirational. Not yet reviewed.
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
3.5 Stars. Historical Fiction. Not yet reviewed.
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
3 Stars. Memoir. Sequel to 84, Charing Cross Road. Not yet reviewed.
The Doll House by Fiona Davis
3 Stars. Historical Fiction. Not yet reviewed.
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
3 Stars. A Classic. Not yet reviewed. (the non illustrated version is free on Kindle)
The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan (ARC)
2 Stars. Historical Fiction. ARC: Pub Date: 6/4. Goodreads review here.
What did you read in April?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
I’m working on my A-Z of Me, Part 2 post and posts for Mother’s Day and one all about Book Clubs (including book club recommendations). Plus I have reviews coming up for two great reads: Ask Again, Yes and The Scent Keeper.
My Spring TBR:
I’m making progress on my spring TBR…check here for updates. Five books remain and I’m debating on whether or not I want to wait for my library holds to come in or purchase them (keep hoping for a kindle deal, too).
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I just received an ARC of Ask Again, Yes. So happy that you loved it. Going to have to move it up my TBR!!
It’s a bit heavy but so brilliantly written and heartfelt and memorable! I hope it’s a good read for you!
You had an awesome reading month!
Yes! Do you see any favs?
Thanks for sharing, what was your favorite book on the list?
Yes Again, Yes was my fav, but The Gown, The Scent Keeper, and A Fall of Marigolds were very close runners up! As I read each one I thought it was my fav until the next one came along!
Looks like you had a pretty good month 🙂 I only saw a couple lower star ratings. Hope next month is even better!
Thanks for commenting! It was a surprisingly great reading month! 3 of them will most likely make my best of year list! Did you have a fav read this month?
I have been in a bit of a slump but I’m reading a couple books I am really enjoying right now 🙂
Happy reading Megan!
Wow, great reading month!
It was an unusually great month for reading! 👍 Thanks for commenting!
I really enjoyed Brown Girl Dreaming. I think it’s a good choice if you are trying to include more diverse voices in your reading list.
Yes, definitely trying to add diverse voices! 👍 Thanks for commenting!