So I didn’t actually read most of the books on my April TBR list last month but I did have a pretty awesome reading month!
I plowed through a couple of books the last few days of April and I’ve been reading different kinds of books which has been fun. I’ve honestly just been burnt out from life lately and have needed to slow down with some things.
I know there are some things I just need to let go of right now at this point in my life but reading definitely isn’t one of them. Some aspects of my reading however definitely need to change. One of those things is actually the types of books I’m reading, which is probably evident from April’s very different list…
So what did I read?
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (eARC) – If you followed my Goodreads reading updates, then you know I struggled a bit with this book. I was enjoying it but not loving it for the first half and the names were very different than what I’m used to, so that made it difficult to keep track of who was who. I ended up really loving this book though and I’m definitely planning on buying the hardcover and reading the sequel.
Sadie by Courtney Summers (audiobook) – This book just won the Edgar Award, which is awesome! This was well-written and an amazing audiobook production. I flew right through this book. I didn’t love this book like a lot of other people have but I definitely liked it. Such a horrifically sad story.
Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippencott (audiobook) – This was good but not a favorite by any means. I was kind of hoping it’d make me sob like The Fault in Our Stars did, which… I realize how that sounds but I was kind of expecting it to tug on my heartstrings more than it did. Don’t get me wrong, I got choked up at times and did almost cry at one point but overall it just didn’t have the oomph that I was looking for.
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis (hardcover) – This was extremely frustrating but a very gripping book. It was a fast read, and sucked me right in. There were times I would look up from reading the book at work and answer the phone and be like, “What? What’s going on?”
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines (audiobook) – This is the story of how the authors’ built their business. It was interesting and kind of a nice reminder that even successful people have bumps along the way, sometimes huge ones. The difference between success and failure sometimes is just not giving up.
Food A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan (audiobook) – If you’re looking for a book of substance, don’t pick this one up. I would also like to say if you have or had any sort of eating disorder at some point, this is likely not the book for you. It’s full of very stereotypical jokes about food and such. It’s just a very silly book and the author (a comedian) talks about why he loves (or doesn’t love) certain types of food. Lots of fast food.