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I am so impressed with how many books I read this month! However, my April reads had several disappointing books, but I definitely got out of my comfort zone, so that’s a win!
Ask Again, Yes
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane was a surprising read for me. I had this book on hold for several weeks and completely forgot about it! I really loved the relationships in this book and how one night can change everything. Definitely recommend checking this one out!
One of Us Is Lying
Zoella’s book club pick for March, One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus, was such an exciting mystery! I’m a sucker for a good mystery, so combine it with high school drama and you’ve got a great combination!
The Kiss Quotient
In order to complete my Bookish bingo card for April, I had to find a book with an autistic protagonist and one with an Asian-American author, so when I saw that The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang would check both of those boxes, I started reading! This gender swap, Pretty Woman inspired book was definitely out of my comfort zone. It isn’t a spectacular piece of literature by any means, but it was a nice quick read that was a much-needed change of pace.
The Giver of Stars
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes was phenomenal. I loved the characters, the setting, and the plot. Honestly, I have nothing negative to say about this one. If you want more details, I wrote a review of it here.
Reese’s Book Club pick for this month was Untamed by Glennon Doyle. While I don’t agree with the author’s lifestyle and some of the content in the book, I was impressed with how genuine and simple her writing is. She definitely wrote some things that I resonated with me, but overall, I am not the biggest fan of the book.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb’s best-seller, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone was one of my disappointing April reads. From all of the fantastic reviews and hype surrounding this book, I had pretty high expectations. I didn’t think the book was terrible content-wise, but it just didn’t do anything for me. I guess it just wasn’t my type of book.
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout was good, but I didn’t find it thrilling at all. I didn’t realize until about half-way through that this was actually the second book Strout had written about Olive. Maybe if I had read the first book, I would have liked this one better?
How many of my April reads have you read? I’d love to hear your thoughts about these books!