April Reading Wrap Up

Total Books Read: 11
April TBR Books Read: N/A
Total Pages Read: 3043
Total Hours Listened: N/A

Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker – 3/5 – This was a pretty decent middle of the road thriller for me. There is an element of the plot that I guessed early on in the book, which unfortunately took some of the suspense and excitement out of the story for me. But having said that, I’d still recommend picking this up if you’re in the mood for a quick and easy thriller.

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski – 3/5 – I would never have picked this book up if not for the recommendation of Kayla from BooksAndLala – to be honest the hideous cover alone would have sent me running for the hills. So that being said, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was well paced and kept me entertained throughout, and I was absolutely not expecting it to go in the direction it did towards the end, which was great. I’m still not 100% sure on whether I’ll be picking up the sequel or not, but I probably will if I’m in the mood for a quick, fun, YA sci-fi set in space.

A Line In The Dark by Malinda Lo – 2/5 – This is the opposite of Dare Mighty Things in that I ordered it based on the beautiful cover and ended up really disliking the book itself. I hated nearly all of the characters in this book and as hard as I tried, didn’t manage to connect or enjoy any of them. Overall I found the story pretty boring, and to be honest with you unless you’re looking for a pretty book to sit on your shelves I wouldn’t really recommend picking this up.

Copy Cat by Alex Lake – 3/5 – I’d have to call this another middle of the road thriller for me, although I did enjoy it more than Emma In The Night. I found the concept of stalking through identity theft a really interesting and all-too-real concept. This was a real page turner for me, and I’d recommend picking it up if you’re in the mood for a decent thriller.

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood – 3/5 – Unfortunately, nothing about this book managed to interest me – none of the characters weren’t particularly likable or interesting, and I felt like nothing much happened for the majority of the story. The last quarter of the book flew by for me because that’s when things really started to get interesting, but priot to that it was a bit of a snooze fest for me despite Margaret Atwood’s undeniably beautiful writing style.

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger – 3/5 – I was on the borderline of being in a reading slump following the previous book, so I decided to read this as I knew it would be fast and easy and mostly mindless. It was everything I wanted, and I am now really excited for the second book in the series to come out later this year. And no, I absolutely did not pretend that this was a story about me and Harry Styles, why do you ask?

Dare Me by Megan Abbott – 4/5 – I picked this up on a whim while browsing the shelves at my library, and it ended up being my favourite book of the month. I really enjoyed Megan Abbott’s writing style and I’ll be making an effort to pick up her other work in the near future. I really enjoy stories about the intricacies of friendships between teenage girls, so this was right up my alley.

October Reading Wrap Up

Books Read: 7
Audiobooks Read: 1
Pages Read: 1745
Hours Listened: 4hrs 57minutes
TBR Books Read: 6
Favourite Book: The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

I’m pretty happy with how things went with my reading this month, and I think the Spookathon certainly helped move things along and helped motivate me to read a bit more than I usually would have. Now I’m looking forward to taking a step back from spooky books and thrillers and moving towards more fun and lighthearted stories as we head into Summer.