A very suspenseful mystery, a memoir, a French diet, a World War II book, a good reminder that we need to not over-commit ourselves and a book about hiking…
Listen friends…this month, I read the most random assortment of books. Every time I finish a book, I write the title down on a sticky note on my desk and when I went through them this morning, I laughed at the eclectic mix that was my reading for April. I’m pretty sure there is at least one book on this list that you will enjoy…and thanks to you guys because three of the six books were recommendations directly from your comments in previous posts. Thank you so very much!!
So, you guys told me to read The Girl on the Train and oh my goodness, I couldn’t put it down! Many of you knew I liked Gone Girl, so you recommended this one and honestly, I liked it better than Gone Girl. This book was really suspenseful but not as mean. If you’ve read Gone Girl then you know what I’m talking about…that book is really suspenseful and kind of mean. I read this book pretty quickly (not as quickly as book #6 but fast!). If you like suspense and if you liked Gone Girl, then I highly recommend this one.
I’ve been talking about this one all month…my friend Melanie wrote her third memoir and this time, it’s about friendship. Nobody’s Cuter Than You is so, so, so, so good! This book is about friendships from kindergarten all the way through adulthood. You will laugh, you might even cry, and you will most definitely enjoy this book! This is one of those books that you should read with your bestie…trust me, you’ll both love it!
And because I have a love affair with books about French culture, you ladies told me to read French Women Don’t Get Fat. This book had a lot of funny little tidbits and anecdotes about French women which made me love it so much. I also liked that the author included recipes that help her stay trim and slim. If you’ve enjoyed my other French picks, then you need to read this one too. I already bought the sequel to this book! I’ll let you know after I read that one too.
I am a sucker for Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series. I’ve read Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln, Killing Jesus and now…Killing Patton. This book was more about World War II than just Patton. Because I like history so much (especially WWII history), I loved this book. That being said, I keep offering it to my girlfriends to read and they all keep turning me down. I need to find me a friend who enjoys a good WWII book as much as me :).
I don’t know Jessica Turner but I want her to be my friend. I read the first page of The Fringe Hours and thought she was speaking directly to my soul. This is an amazing book about finding time for yourself, how we need to say no to even really good things and how we should put ourselves and our nuclear family first. I read this book along with my Bible study this month and was truly blessed by her encouragement to just do the best we can and to keep our priorities in check. This is a good book for any woman but especially moms with kids at home. Read. It. Moms. Read it. I highly, highly recommend it!
When I was done reading Wild and gave it to Erika, I told her I was physically, emotionally and mentally tired. I haven’t seen the movie with Reese Witherspoon, (it got mixed reviews when I posted this pic on Instagram) but the book is pretty fascinating. This is a true story about how one woman hiked over 1100 miles. Out of all of the books I read this month, I read this book the fastest. Even though I really couldn’t relate to this woman, I wanted to see how her hike ended. Thank you so much ladies for recommending this to me! I was truly sucked into her story and found it really interesting to read.
And then I was sent this sweet little book this month. If you know someone who is going through an adoption or has recently adopted, this would be a really thoughtful gift to give. These Chicken Soup stories are always so heartwarming and happy. There is so much joy in adoption :).
So, there you have it! My April Book Review!
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Today is Monday…
…so Meal Planning Monday is up on my foodie blog.
I can’t wait to hear your book thoughts and suggestions this month! Comment below!