Happy Saturday friends! I cannot believe how fast time is flying by…how is it almost mid May!? Last month was such a great reading month for me and I thought it was time to share my April wrap-up. I read a total of 12 books! Out of the twelve that I read, four of them were children’s books and one was a middle grade novel that I had the opportunity to read via Netgalley. Being that I am a nanny, I love to be able to read up and coming children’s books that I will hopefully be able to purchase for my kiddos later on. The others were romance and YA fantasy/horror.
The Girls of Firefly Cabin by Cynthia Ellingsen
Livi Grace by Jennifer Lynch
Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau
Seraphina Does Everything by Melissa Gratias
Jocelyns Box of Socks by Kristen L. Jackson
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
War of the Roses by Iris Moreland
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
This is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Megale
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
I am so thankful to have had a great reading month and hope that May will turn out to have the same outcome! I will be traveling to New Mexico the end of the month and I am planning to get a lot of reading done on the plane and while I am at the airport during my layover.
What are some of your go to genres while flying or road tripping? Let me know down in the comments!
Hey friends! Can you believe we are already done with January? It was a very good reading month for me. Last year was a rough year for reading so I was pleased to start off the year with reading 6 books.
The Wicker King:This was my first read of 2019 and the January pick for the Dragons & Tea book club This book is filled with so many emotions! It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you frustrated, and every other emotion that is out there.It follows two friends who love each other so much, but tend to depend on one another too much due to the lack of parental guidance. Jack deals with hallucinations and August sinks deeper and deeper as Jack explains the things he sees during his hallucinations. August gets sucked in so much, he joins jack in burning a down a building which leads them into spending time an asylum.
The Legend of the Golden Raven:This is the companion novella to The Wicker King. I truly enjoyed reading this because it follows Jacks perspective of the story, but I wanted so much more. I wanted it to a go a little deeper into what exactly was going through his mind beyond what we read during the previous novel. I also wished it gave more background into Jacks relationship with his parents.
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes: I was provided the eARC of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This novel follows three different women as they work through their stages of grief. I believe Ruth Hogan painted a beautiful picture of grief. However, as much I wanted to love this book, it lost my attention more than I would have liked.
Seven Places Without You: Seven Places Without You is a graphic novel following a young woman named Elena who is going through a transitional phase in her relationship with her boyfriend Jorge. The only thing she can do is move out and start a life of her own. I really enjoyed this graphic novel.
Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop: This was my favorite book I read during the month of January! It follows a woman named Rosie who is going through a divorce all while embarking on a journey of living a nomadic life. It was a fun read and you can find my review here: Rosies I was provided the eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. This is set to release March 03,2019.
Mistletoe and Murder: I began reading this in January, but am still reading it. I always enjoy reading London Lovett’s books! Will write more in a future post!
Well there you have it, my January wrap up! How many books did you read last month?