April Wrap Up

April 30, 2018

April Wrap Up

April wrap up

My intention with this blog is to bring you the BEST of what I’m reading and to use Goodreads for the total of what I’m reading. I’m committed to offering 4 & 5 star reviews for reading recommendations on the blog. My greatest fear is that you’ll see a cover in a book store (or Target!) and think “Oh, I saw that book on Reading Ladies!” and not remember that it was a book that I rated less than 4 or 5 stars and be disappointed with the read. So for me, it feels risky to post the entirety of my reading on the blog.

That being said….I’m trying something new (for me) and following in the footsteps of other bloggers at month’s end and presenting all of my April reading along with my star ratings. Seven of the ten I’ve reviewed on the blog and I’ll provide that link for you. Keep in mind that my 2 & 3 star reads have been rated higher by other readers, so check out the Amazon or Goodreads reviews!

The reading experience is subjective and I share my ratings knowing that if you’ve read the same selections, our opinions will vary greatly.

(in order of my star ratings)

My Dear Hamilton (histfic) by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoi5+ stars

From Sand and Ash (histfic) by Amy Harmon  5 stars

Eden (family saga) by Jeanne Blasberg  4 stars 

Crenshaw (middle grade) by Katherine Applegat 4 stars

Rash (memoir) by Lisa Kusel  4 stars

White Rose, Black Forest (histfic) by Eoin Dempsey    3.5 stars

Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi Ever After (memoir) by Heather Harpham   3 stars

The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel (histfic)  3 stars

Cafe By the Sea (chick lit) by Jenny Colgan  2.5  stars

Love Walked In (chick lit) by Maria de los Santos  2.5 stars

***The last two books are written by highly rated chick lit authors and have been enjoyed by many readers; however, it’s not my favorite genre (for Goodreads I did round them up to 3 stars).



Please share your April reads in the comments!



Happy Reading Bookworms!

“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



Looking Ahead:

Friday, I’ll be highlighting a few suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts.



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 Let’s Discuss!

I’d love to hear all about what you’ve read in April!

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