what I read in April

If you know me, then you probably know that I really love reading.

At the start of the year, following a great trip to Jamaica and a lot of beach reading, I decided to set the goal of reading a full 30 books for the year of 2019. Is that an outlandish goal? Yes; however, I am doing my best to see it all the way through – pregnancy and all!

Since I know there are probably quite a few other people out there who thrive off of reading books, I thought I would start to share more details about what I have been reading. This is in addition to my standard Instagram story post to mark my progression towards my goal.

At this point, I am eight books in and currently working on finishing number nine – so I am right on track with my goal!

For me, figuring out what to read hasn’t always been the easiest.

One of the biggest challenges I used to face was finding a book that hooked me within the first thirty pages or so. This is something I have been getting better at over time – testing the waters with self-help and educational books versus the Harry Potter-esqe books of the world.

In the month of April, I managed to read three books! 

Since I started working on my 2019 book goal, I have been following and reading a lot of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club books. It turns out she has a great list of suggestions with a range of numerous genres and topics.

So, this week I bring you, “What I Read This Month,” the April edition! 

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

This book is brought to us by the same author who wrote the thriller, The Woman in Cabin 10 (which I read on my honeymoon).

Throughout the book you follow Isa, as she navigates the waters of the past. After receiving a mysterious text from an old friend, she is concerned that her past is coming back to haunt her. Isa and her childhood friends reconnect in the novel, and you learn more and more about their deceptive past.

It turns out there was a death – but who killed the deceased?

If you are into mysteries, I highly recommend this book.

My own negative: Isa is a weak main character. She lacks some self confidence and constantly is at war with herself.

The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

This novel is probably one of the best I have read in at least a year.

Throughout the book, you follow Anna Fox – who spends her days drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. Fox is unable to go outside and is out of touch with the outside world – except from what she can see and navigate on the internet.

In this book you learn that the neighborhood isn’t what it seems, and neither is Fox.

This book is guaranteed to keep you guessing until the finish, and is set to be a major motion picture in the near future.

I HIGHLY recommend this book.

One Day In December by Josie Silver 

If you like romance novels this one is for you.

Laurie, sees a man at the bus stop from the bus and thinks it’s love at first sight. She spends a year kicking herself for not getting off the bus to say something to him, although she is not exactly sure what she would have said.

As life moves on, so does Laurie. However, the man from the bus stop shows up in her life roughly a year later in the most unexpected way.

Does Laurie ever find out if he was the one?

That’s not for me to tell, but for you to read!

 

Maddy

 

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