April Wrap Up

Sweet 16 for April!

I never read this much in a month, but overbooked myself and learned my lesson! Scaling down for May (hopefully) and trying to read more of what I want, when I want! Had some great reads in April though – so I’m not mad!

See any favorites here?

Here’s my rating guide:

1 star – nope. can’t even go there.

2 stars – meh. i liked a little bit about it. maybe i hated the story but loved the writing. or the other way around.

3 stars – good story. not something I’ll probably ever think about again. but ok.

4 stars – a great story. well worth the read. let’s talk about this one.

5 stars – amazing. i will tell everyone about this story. i will push the book to everyone i talk to. i won’t stop thinking about this one for awhile.

April 2019 Reads:

Audiobooks 0  |  EBooks 2  |  Print 14



The Editor by Steven Rowley 5⭐️

A gorgeous tale of mothers and sons, and an unexpected friendship the blossoms so delicately but believably. Oh and did I mention Jackie O?!?!



Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney 5⭐️

An amazing thriller! keeps you guessing from the very last page. A riveting page turner!



When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton 5⭐️

A “follow-up” to Next Year in Havana, Beatriz is a character I won’t forget for a long time. Her story is wildly impressive and her spirit is magnificent. Read my review here.



Tiny Hotdogs by Mary Giuliani 5⭐️

One of the funniest memoirs I’ve read in a LONG time. Check out my review here.



The Alchemy of Noise by Lorraine Devon Wilke 5⭐️

A stunning love story, that explores the complexity of race in a suspenseful drama. Read my full review here.



Little Darlings by Melanie Golding 5⭐️

Exceptionally creeptastic! “Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller. Check out my review here.




Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly 4⭐️

Ohhh boy do I like me a good book about a mental hospital! An irresistible, unputdownable novel of psychological suspense.



40591953In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton 4⭐️

A fun and sweet coming of age tale of a teenage girl that also tackles complicated and complex subjects that make you think and feel and react. My full review is here.


Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton 4⭐️

Two women’s stories – connected by blood, but even further on this journey by country – it’s a beautiful tale that keeps you enthralled and engaged the whole time.


Cape May Beach in New Jersey

Cape May by Chip Creek 4⭐️

A mesmerizing social and sexual journey of a newly married couple from the south, corrupted by sophisticated northerners in a sleepy beach side NJ town. Incredible!


40122065Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer 4⭐️

Ohhh this one’s a doozy you guys – a lot of ‘he said, she said, they said’ and even more ‘who is crazy and who is not’?? Everyone in this story is super suspicious, that you tend to have no idea what’s going on until the very end – and I loved every minute of it!



40789004Trophy Life by Lea Geller 4⭐️

A refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud novel about losing the life you always wanted…and finding the life you were meant to have. Red my full review here!



39973245The Object of Your Affections by Falguni Kothari 4⭐️

Two best friends rewrite the rules of friendship, love and family…and change everything they thought they knew about motherhood. Read my full review here.




The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth 3⭐️

I’m a sucker for a good thriller and was really excited for this one as I’ve been seeing SO MUCH buzz for it. For me – I just wasn’t “thrilled” the way I like to be. It was more of a dysfunctional family, spoiled kids, too many issues murder mystery for me and I just didn’t get that thriller rush I crave – and found myself kind not caring ‘who-dun-it’ by time they revealed who actually did it!



41143412Gillyflower by Diane Wald 3⭐️

A short story of coincidental love, stemmed from a mysterious dream – with quite a surprise ending. Full review is here.



42668406The Gillespie County Fair 3⭐️

A really interesting piece of southern fiction that follows some really enjoyable characters trying to accept their Texas hometown changing as gentrification and tourism take over.




Welcome May!

Hope you all have a great reading month!

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4 thoughts on “April Wrap Up

    1. Thanks! it’s fun to looks back and see what I read! And it was a great reading month – your book at the top of the list!


  1. Lol – i Loved the mother-in-law but yes it wasn’t much of the thriller. I really enjoyed the family dynamics in it and it was a book that kept me interested. What can I say – I love slow burners! Also – trophy Wife – I found that book more serious than funny – actually found it a bit dark. The funny bits were with the kids – but it was really good novel and it surprised me – didn’t think it would be so good!



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    1. I think someone had told me The Mother-in-Law was a thriller – so I went into it expecting it, as thrillers are my jam! So, definitely my bad on that one! i did like it, just was expecting something else!


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