Are there anyone else who post an April reading wrap up in September? No? Just me? *hides in shame* Look, in my defense I was absolutely consumed with reading, and gardening. That’s pretty much all I did during my free time in the first few months of lockdown. Updating a blog didn’t even pop into my mind during this time.
Fear not, I am back, again. This time, I am hoping I am back for good. At least there’s no risk of running out of things to write about as there are about 6 months worth of reading to catch up on.
So, without further ado, this is what I read in April:
Fifty Fifty – Steve Cavanagh (eArc) – 4/5
I love Cavanagh’s style, I tend to get through his books in a record time. I think I’m always expecting a big twist in his books and the reveal in this one didn’t shock me as much the one in Thirteen (good lord if you haven’t read it!), but the book was enjoyable nevertheless.
Eddie Flynn is back in book #5 and as usual gets involved with a high profile case that is full of twists and turns. Poor Eddie gets caught up in an absolute mess again; a few times I wanted to reach into the story and give him a massive hug!
It was great to meet other familiar characters from the previous books in the series and overall it was a good one. I did feel like Eddie wasn’t on his top form but I guess certain developments in the story may have contributed to it.
A solid strong 4 out of 5 from me.
Come rain or shine, I will forever follow Eddie’s journey and hope Cavanagh never stops writing about him.
Wilder Girls – Rory Power – 4/5
An interesting read; really quite graphic at times so I’m surprised it’s published under children’s books (granted for older readers, but still!)
I enjoyed the story overall, I loved the relationships between Hetty, Byatt and Reese.
I absolutely hated some of Byatt’s chapters where I guess the author was trying to portray the character’s struggle but I ended up skipping and rereading those bits constantly. Grammar police would go nuts!
4 out of 5, I need a sequel. Thanks 🙂
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami – 5/5
Who would’ve thought this small book about running is so interesting, captivating, inspiring and touching.
The Rainmaker – John Grisham – 5/5
It was a fun ride and fully deserves a 5 out of 5!
The Red Queen – Philippa Gregory – 5/5
I’m slowly but surely starting to understand that the thirst for the throne runs through both Houses and I cannot even pick a side!
My knowledge of history is quite poor but that doesn’t stop me from reading some good old historical fiction and loving the Crown off it.
Margaret Beaufort is an interesting character, huh 😬
The Cockoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith*
It’s really a classic whodunit. Perfect for “crime junkies”!
*disclaimer – I no longer support this author.