It’s the start of a new month, so that means that it’s time to share all of the books that I’ve read during the month of April. During the month of April, I managed to read 7 books, and a good portion of Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I also managed to find a few books that I absolutely loved and knock off a few books that have been on my TBR for years. This month, I am hoping to read some thrillers and romance because I need a break from fantasy.
That said, here are all of the books that I read during the month of April:
The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa Sloan: This was definitely one of my favorites that I read for the month. This book begins with Cassidy Holmes, the singer of girl group Gloss whose fame and popularity in the early 2000s, commits suicide. The book is multiple perspective — from Cassidy’s to the other members of the group’s. I really enjoyed reading this, and could not put this down. Four out of Five Stars.
When We Collided by Emery Lord: This is my third Emery Lord book, and was something that I have been wanted to read for a while. This book has our main character Vivi, who has bipolar disorder. Vivi and her mom move to a small town, where she meets Jonah. Jonah is dealing with the loss of his dad, and a mom who is depressed. The novel tells their love story, and offers a beautiful take on the relationships of mental health. Five out of Five Stars
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams: This book is deemed as the modern-day Bridget Jones’ Diary. It talks about Queen Jenkins, who is struggling with her mental health. She just broke up with her boyfriend Tom, and the novel discusses her journey for recovery with that and other traumas in her life. Four out of Five Stars
You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson: Liz Lighty has a plan to get out of her small Indiana town. Become Prom Queen for the scholarship. She, along with her friends enter the campaign. However, in true high school fashion, nothing is as expected during prom night. This was such a cute read, and I really enjoyed reading it. There is a lot of queer representation in this novel, which I really enjoyed as well. Five out of Five Stars
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: This is one of my favorite reads of the month as well. This tells the store of Kate and Tully, who meet on Firefly Lane in 1974. The two become best friends from their childhood days through adulthood. I absolutely loved this story to the point where when I reached the ending, I was in tears. I think I also finished this book in about two days, which is rare for me. Now that I read the book, I definitely want to watch the Netflix series. Five out of Five Stars
Shadow of Bone/Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo: This is the first and second novels of the Shadow and Bone trilogy. Yes, this is also so I can watch the show as well. This tells the story of Alina, who was orphaned. She was never good at anything and was content at being a mapmaker. She is taken to the Grisha court, and learns why she is different. I read the first and second ones this month, and while I enjoyed them, I thought that they were severally overrated. Both I gave five out of five stars.
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick: I have been wanting to read this for years, but never got around it for whatever reason. I loved My Life Next Door, and I loved following Tim Mason’s story. While I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t as good as My Life Next Door. I loved the relationship and the drama that the book had. I gave this book four out of five stars.
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I haven’t read any of these, but I have FireFly Lane on my GoodReads “want to read” list. I just finished last week the 3rd book of the Twilight series and just started the last one. I’m not a huge fan, I dislike the main characters and there was zero growth. But, I had wanted to read them since they came out, so I will power on. 🙂
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I read 7 books in April too. In the winter I got through double that but 7 worked since I am trying hard not to be ruled by insomnia. The only book I read of your list is Firefly Lane which I read a very long time ago. That’s a style I enjoy. I’m glad you found so many books that worked well for you.
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Nice. Did you watch the show?
I just started watching Shadow and Bone but never realized it was part of a book trilogy! The show is a little slow for my taste, so I may have to try the books instead.