April Reading Recap

April Reading Recap

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, by N.K. Jemisin

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, by Amanda Foody

Ace of Shades had a lot of interesting ideas but they didn’t quite pull together in a cohesive way.

Drift Stumble Fall, by M. Jonathan Lee

Drift Stumble Fall was compelling and poignant.

The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin

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, by C.A. Gray

The Liberty Box was an enjoyable dystopian and I look forward to reading the next book.

Dragon Coast, by Greg Van Eekhout

Dragon Coast, the final book in the Daniel Blackland trilogy, was a quick, easy, and entertaining read.

Lies You Never Told Me, by Jennifer Donaldson

Lies You Never Told Me didn’t completely blow my mind but it was an extremely readable and entertaining book.

The Dragon's Glare, by T.J. & M.L. Wolf

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, by Octavia E. Butler

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.

Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes

I picked Year of Yes up on a whim after hearing about it on What Should I Read Next and it was SO GOOD.

Other posts this month:

Top 10 all time favorite mysteries

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 2018 TBR

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?

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