April 2023 Reading Wrap Up #AprilReadingWrapUp

I hope your April reading has been satisfying!
Here’s my April 2023 Reading Wrap Up.

April 2023 Reading Wrap Up

April 2023 Reading Wrap Up (collage of covers)In April, I enjoyed some varied reads. Out of the 10 books completed, I had one 4.5-star read, seven 4-star reads, one 3.5–star read, and one 3-star read.

My most memorable fiction read this month is Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb, a unique mystery set in the world of classical music.

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Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb

4.5 Stars. Historical Fiction. Mystery. Classical Music. My review of Symphony of Secrets here.

The Wartime Bookshop by Lesley Eames

4 Stars. Historical Fiction. WW11 England. (Review coming soon)

The Late Mrs. Willoughby by Claudia Gray (ARC)

4 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction. Mystery. England. (Review coming soon)

Liz’s Road Trip by Bernadette Marie (ARC)

4 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. Romance. (Review coming soon)

The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer (ARC)

4 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction. WW11 France. (Review coming soon)

The Sweetheart List by Jill Shalvis (ARC)

4 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. #4 in a series (can be read as a stand alone) Romance. Lake Tahoe. (Review coming soon)

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee (MG)

4 Stars. Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction (with a histfic story-within-a-story). Chinese-American. (not reviewed)

The Spymaster’s Mistress by Pamerla R. Winnick (ARC)

4 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction. (American) Revolutionary War. Romance (too open door for my taste). (Review coming soon)

Summer Nights at the Starfish Cafe by Jessica Redland

3.5 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. Lovely conclusion to the three-book Starfish Cafe series.  (not reviewed)

Marrying Off Morgan McBride by Any Barry (ARC)

3 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. Romance (open door scene in the conclusion). Rural Montana. Follow-up to Kit McBride Gets a Wife. (review coming soon)

April Wrap Up QOTD:

Did we read any of the same books?
Did you have a favorite April read?

April Blog Posts:

National Independent Bookstore Day
Symphony of Secrets Review
Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl Review
Books Set in Libraries
Only the Beautiful Review
The Golden Doves Review
Favorite (TV/Streaming) Drama Series
Hopefully Ever After Review
The Women of Chateau Lafayette Review
The Cuban Heiress Review
Atlas of the Heart Review
Sunflower Sisters Review

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

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~Rainer Maria Rilke

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~Denise J Hughes

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~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. It looks like you had a great reading month, Carol. I hope May is just as wonderful will all 4 and 5 star reads.

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