April was not so much the month of reading. We spent many a weekends hanging out with friends, having people over, family in town, and reading just didn’t take the front seat this past month like it normally does. Nevertheless, I still got to read a solid set of great books that I’m excited to share with you guys today!
5 out of 5
I love love love Sally Hepworth. She is one of my favorite author’s and each of her books has left me with tears in my eyes and I typically read her books in no time. This book is about a mother and daughter who’s bond is very strong. The mother is diagnosed with stage IV cancer and her daughter who struggles with social anxiety disorder must cope with her mom’s illness while they both learn to live in the world without each other. It’s heartbreaking but oh so good.
5 out of 5
This book was woah. Very good- so good that I’m going to use part of the back of the cover to show what this book was about: Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding that Zoe do the same. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of Zoe’s life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. How did she die? What happened? Read it to find out!
4 out of 5
This book just made me a little annoyed but it was still really good. It’s got a slow start after the intro where a little boy runs out in front of a car on a rainy day and is hit and killed while the driver of the vehicle drives away. Without giving anything away, I was fairly certain I knew what was happening until a LARGE twist came into the book that totally changed the perspective of what was going on.
5 out of 5
Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors. Although this book wasn’t as good as her A Hundred Summers book (literally one of my top 5 favorite books in 2016) it was still super good. This book jumps back and forth between two women and their present and past. To help you understand just how good this book is- here’s the Amazon synopsis: In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler’s problems are in a class of their own. To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries—the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician—she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction. But the car’s new owner, the glamorous Annabelle Dommerich, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle’s life before the Second World War stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts.
What are you reading lately?