April wrap up

Half way through May, and I realized I hadn’t done an April wrap up. The horror!

The good news, I’ve managed to write a review for all the books I read, so YAY ME!!! If I didn’t post all the reviews on my blog, they are all on Goodreads. FIND ME HERE

Here’s a quick recap:

  • Crimes Against a Book Club – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • Ruby – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • The Falconer – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • Strange The Dreamer – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • My Life to Live – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • The Rebellion’s Last Traitor – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • New Boy – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • Me Before You – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ
  • Hunted – šŸŒŸšŸŒŸ

Strange the Dreamer is setting the bar pretty high for best read this year. Though, it’s still tied with Female of the Species. I hope to read a lot more books that make the competition fierce for the top spot!

Reading for review is a new process for me. I am finding that it is helping me with my own writing as it opens the critical part of my brain that I need to analyze and evaluate my own work. Reading a variety of books is also helpful.

I find that I tend to go for the same books and the same authors all the time. Expanding on what I read, introduces me to different voices and styles that I may have been missing before. It helps me look at my own work through new eyes.

Anyway, I’m going to keep this one short and sweet! Did you read any of the books I listed? Are any on your TBR? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

3 thoughts on “April wrap up

  1. I haven’t read any from your list but Strange the Dreamer is on my tbr. I agree that reviewing books has bellied my writing in ways i hadn’t anticipated. I’m forced to break down plotlines and characters and decipher the story elements in each book i read to decide what i like and what i don’t. It’s been a learning process for sure.

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised to discover exactly that!!! I’ve always been a reader, but to read while actively thinking about the plot, characters, pacing and voice is an entirely new experience. And it’s one I’m so glad I found!!!

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