Reading Wrap Up: April 2018

Hi, readers!

It’s that time again! Today I’m sharing my reads from this past month as today is the last day of April. I didn’t read as many books this month, mainly because I finished two 500+ Page books. And those take a lot of time! I’m looking forward to getting back to my regular reading schedule next month. I’ll first share this month’s reading stats and then move on to highlight the books themselves.

This month I read…

Books: 6

Books by women: 5 / 6

Books by PoC: 2 / 6

Favorite pick of the month: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Now, onto the books!

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

This book was on my radar for a long time. I mentioned it in my Anticipated Winter Books post and was fortunate to have an ARC. The Belles is a fun, detailed, and adventurous first novel in a new YA series. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my review here.

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

At this point, you know how much I love Louise Penny! This mystery book was no exception and I look forward to how the story develops moving forward. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my review here.

Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham

Happiness was the April pick for the Reese Witherspoon book club. This is a beautiful memoir about one family and their tragic and tumultuous years while their daughter was sick. Happiness is memorable, engaging, and absorbing. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my review here.

Liar’s Candle by August Thomas

This was a highly anticipated new release by a debut author. Liar’s Candle is a thriller set in Turkey that had a plot bombshell every ten pages. I finished this mainly to see how all the pieces fit together. Overall, the story was fine, but I would not recommend it. I can also see this story being adapted for film or TV, and at times it felt like the author was already preparing for that. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This was a reread for me and I loved it even more the second time around! Little Women is a beautiful story about the March family and the ups and downs in their lives. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and you can read my review here.

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson

Honestly, I still can’t believe I finally finished this book! This is a fun, adventurous, and memorable story that I would highly recommend reading. But don’t be afraid to take your time with it. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my thoughts about The Odyssey in this post.

That’s it for this month! What books did you finish this month?

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