Thursday, May 5, 2016

April Book Review


This month flew by! Seriously, I blinked and it was over! I have 12 school days left until summer vacation...and I can't say that I am mad about that ;) #TeacherPerks

This month I read 5 books and listened to 1 audio book...which in all fairness was mostly listened to in March...I finished the last bit of it on April 2nd....but who's splitting hairs about that? #NotMe

I was pretty underwhelmed by my selection of books this month...none were bad...but with the exception of 1, none of them really sucked me into my reading black hole :) 

For the full description of each of the books click on the image and it will take you to the Goodreads site :)

I listened to this book on my many long runs leading up to Rock the Parkway...and in the beginning I was laughing out loud and couldn't get enough...well then the taper period started and I didn't have any long runs, so I listened to the book in the car on my way to and from work...I spend no more than 15 minutes in the car each way, so I was barely getting one chapter in a day. Having it broken up like that made it feel like it lasted I can't decide if the story started to drag on...or if it was because of the small chunks of time I set aside to listen to it? was laugh out loud funny and I would suggest listening to it over reading it any day. The narrator used voices for each of the characters which added to the hilarity of the story!

The story...great! The manner in which it was told, was slow and painful. I had a hard time convincing myself to pick this book up each day...I didn't really seem to care what happened to Lydia.

This book was GREAT! Mystery, suspense, and it had me trying to figure out "Whodunit" the whole time! Definitely a book I would recommend. 

Eh...When I read the synopsis I was really excited to read this book. However, according to the back cover the story is about a teacher who is accused of running over her favorite student...spoiler alert...but her name is cleared of the crime within the first few chapters. The story is good...the mystery is there...but something just felt like it was missing for me. 

This was by far my favorite book this month. I could not put it down and it left me still thinking about the characters days after I finished the book. It's heartbreakingly wonderful...and left me in tears several times. 

This was another one of my favorites this month. I swear my jaw was on the floor for 3/4 of this book. Before reading this book I knew very little about Scientology and I was shocked as I read about Remini's experiences. It's a scary "religion" cult, that's for sure! 

That's all for this month! I just got a notification that 3 of my "on hold" books are ready to be picked up from the library. May is always a pretty busy month for me, so hopefully I am able to get in some good quality reading time! 

If you have any books you recommend please leave a comment with the title...I'm getting close to the bottom of my TBR list (yeah right!) but I always love a good recommendation!


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