April Reading Wrap-up

Reading is by far my favorite hobby, so at the end of each month I like to do a monthly wrap-up. This month I read some amazing books and I can’t wait to share them with you! I tend to read mostly young adult and adult fiction. Some books do contain language, drugs and sexual content so I wouldn’t suggest these books to anyone younger than high school.

The Spectacular Now:
Tim Tharp

I have not seen this movie, but I’m a big believer in reading the book before the movie. This is a nice coming of age story following a high school senior as he tried to balance school, work, romance and home life. It’s a short read, I would recommend it to fans on young adult especially John Green fans.

 

Ketchup Clouds:
Annabel Pitcher

One of my new favorite books, Ketchup Clouds is about girl who decides to write to a prisoner on death row.  She retells the last year of her life and revels a big secret that has left her ridden with guilt. I’ve been slowly forcing everyone in my life to read this book because I fell in love with it immediately. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

 

Something Borrowed:
Emily Giffin

One of my all time favorite movies, I was so excited when I saw it on sale for $6 at Barnes and Noble. Although the movie wasn’t very true to the story, the general premise is still the same. It follows a lawyer who falls in love with her best friends’ fiancé. I love an author who can make you love a character even if they are doing something completely wrong. Around 300 pages of adult fiction I would recommend this to anyone who likes romantic comedies, or dramas.

 

If I Stay:
Gayle Forman

If I Stay is a powerful story of a young girl who must make a life altering decision. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say this is a wonderful, touching story. It is tearjerker so make sure you buy a box of tissues with the book! Like Ketchup Clouds I recommend this book to anyone and everyone!

 

Bloodlines:
Richelle Mead

This is the first book in the Bloodline series and is set in the same world of Vampire Academy (VA). If you read and enjoyed VA then I would suggest this book, it picks up at the end of the Last Sacrifice. Although the book follows Sydney, the alchemist , fans of the VA series will be happy to see Rose, Ian and some other favorites from the VA books.

Sharp Objects:
Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects is a story about an average journalist in Chicago who gets sent back to her home town to cover the abductions and murders of two little girls. It is a psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is not a book for the younger crowd and has a lot of adult material. I recommend this to fans of Law and Order: SVU or anyone who likes a good mystery.

 

Dark Places:
Gillian Flynn

By far the most gruesome book I have ever read. Dark Places is a mystery that follows a woman whose brother is in prison for slaughtering their mother and two sisters. The book changes between three points of view, it also moves between the present day and the day of the murders. Gillian is so talented and the character voices are so clear that there is never a question of who is speaking or thinking. This book is not for the faint of heart! It depicts the gory murders along with some satanic rituals.  I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes CSI, NCIS or Criminal Minds!

 

Next month I will be reading The Golden Lily (Part two of the Bloodlines series) Fangirl, It’s Kind of a Funny Story plus any other books that catch my eye! Make sure you check out my library over here to view books I’ve read or plan on reading!

What books did you read this month? What books do you want to read? Comment and let me know!

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