April was a whirlwind! Between starting out with snowstorms, tons of social obligations, and all the reading, it went by in such a blur I can barely even remember what happened. I did enjoy reading a nice variety of genres, from science fiction and fantasy to contemporary. And I’m still working on finishing IT (*insert sigh here*), but I’m so close to completing it and can’t wait to move on.
Let’s see the list now, shall we?
Books I read and reviewed:
The Obelisk Gate, the second book in The Broken Earth trilogy continues weaving an excellent story that is both exciting and emotional.
Ace of Shades had a lot of interesting ideas but they didn’t quite pull together in a cohesive way.
Drift Stumble Fall was compelling and poignant.
Finishing The Stone Sky, the last book in The Broken Earth trilogy, was bittersweet, but these books are definitely well worth a read.
The Liberty Box was an enjoyable dystopian and I look forward to reading the next book.
Dragon Coast, the final book in the Daniel Blackland trilogy, was a quick, easy, and entertaining read.
Lies You Never Told Me didn’t completely blow my mind but it was an extremely readable and entertaining book.
I enjoyed the story of The Dragon’s Glare regardless of my issues with its writing.
Books I read but haven’t reviewed yet:
Parable of the Sower fascinated me. I typically favor plot based books that are fast paced; this was not that kind of book and yet it was incredibly compelling. This was one of the best audiobook experiences I’ve had in a while.
Other posts this month:
In my Top 10 All-Time Favorite Mysteries list, I use the mystery classification loosely to encompass stories that involve getting to the bottom of a puzzle or secret. It includes a variety of types of mysteries, from the classic whodunit to legal thriller and domestic suspense to psychological thriller.
On the stack for next month:
May is really heavy on review copies for me. I typically try to plan for one review copy and one just for me read every week, but I just got so excited for all the new books! At the rate I’m going, completing some of the bookish goals I set for myself this year may be a bit of a stretch. But worse things could happen. Better to have too many books than not enough, right?
What are you reading or planning on reading next?