April felt like the longest month of my entire life, but I still only finished 8 books! I realize that since I have been working from home I have been missing the audiobooks I typically listen to on my morning commute. I usually complete at least 4 audiobooks each month so that is why my numbers are currently down… at least down from normal for me. I’m not complaining though! The books I read this month were generally fantastic so I am going to consider it quality over quantity this month!!
Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my April reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year.
Click on the links to read my full reviews.
Books Completed/Reviews Posted
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden ★★★★☆
- Verity by Colleen Hoover ★★★★★
- When I Was You by Minka Kent ★★★☆☆
- The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, Steven Salerno (Illustrator) ★★★★★
- The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni ★★★★★
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White ★★★★★
Finished Reading in April (reviews to be posted in May)
- The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick – Book Tour with review to be posted in May. I rated it 4 stars.
- Night Swim by Megan Goldin – ARC. I rated it 5 stars.
- Hubris Falls by Matthew S. Hiley – This was a NetGalley ARC I’ve been trying to read since last fall. It just wasn’t holding my attention so I finally decided to mark it DNF.
- Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long – This is another NetGalley ARC I had to DNF. It is hard for me to give up on books I get from NetGalley, but life is too short to read books that aren’t interesting me!
- This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf – ARC/Book Tour
- Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov – personal choice
Up Next in my Reading Queue
- The Essence of Darkness by Tom Clearlake – ARC
- The Apartment by K.L. Slater – ARC
- When I Meet You by Olivia Newport – ARC
- Subversive by Raena Rood – ARC
- Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg – ARC
- The Safe Place by Anna Downes – ARC
- The Vacation by T.M. Logan – ARC
- Crossings by Alex Landragin – ARC
- Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan by Deborah Reed – ARC
- Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell – ARC
I’m really hoping I can get through at least 8 of these ARCs in May.
2020 Readings Stats
As of April 30, 2020, I have read 38 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year. According to Goodreads, I am 4 books ahead of schedule… which means I am still off pace a bit since I was 6 books ahead in March!
That’s it for April! I pray that everyone is staying healthy and reading great books!
HAPPY READING and THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ME!
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