Happy Monday and last full week of April!
1. Tome Topple Readathon & #AvengersReadathon2019
I talked about both of these readathons last week, but they are both still going on, so there’s plenty of time to participate! Check out my post from last week for all the details and links.
2. Escape to Book Island: April 22 – 28
This readathon was created by Paige from the Creating and Co Book Club. There is a Facebook group and a Goodreads group! The Facebook group is tons of fun, and this is where reading sprints and challenges are ran/posted. This is really fun group, I highly recommend checking out the readathon!
1. I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
Alright… I’ve not heard great things about this from early reviewers. And I personally did not like Alice Feeney’s debut, Sometimes I Lie. But her writing in that book was so addicting, I really want to give this one a try! This follows an actress who’s husband goes missing and $10,000 disappears out of her bank account.
2. How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee
This is a YA, contemporary about a Nolan who bombs a prom-posal to his not-so-secret crush. Now the bad boy has agreed to fake-date to get Nolan’s sister to back off. Fake dating is one of my all time favorite romance tropes so I’m really excited for this one!
3. The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott
This is a mystery, thriller that takes place at eerie Scottish manor. Ailsa has inherited half of her mother’s estate. The other half belongs to her father who disappeared 27 years ago. Now creepy things keep happening at the house and Ailsa is trying to figure out what is going on. This sounds super atmospheric and I’m excited to check this out.
4. All We Could Have Been by T.E. Carter
I did not read T.E. Carters debut, I Stop Somewhere, but I heard it was really intense and hard-hitting. And this sounds like it all be also. This is a YA contemporary following Lexie who comes home to find her brother waiting to be arrested for the crime he just committed. Now Lexie is moving from school to school, struggling to cope with what has happened.
Reading Update + TBR!
1. Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot #2) by Agatha Christie ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is book 2 for the OWLs Magical Readathon! I read this for the History of Magic prompt – a book published over 10 years ago. It’s also a long term goal of mine to read the entire Hercule Poirot series. This was a fun, classic mystery! It did feel a little long (which is crazy since it’s less that 300 pages) and repetitive towards the end however. Hopefully I can pick up book 3 soon!
2. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This was amazing. It was only 60 pages long but I tabbed like a dozen different passages. Adichie has such an accessible writing style. I connected to this immediately. If you’re looking for a super short, but impactful discussion on feminisim, please, please pick this up.
3. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I’m going out on a limb and calling it now – this will be my favorite book of 2019. I honestly don’t even know how to begin to explain how much I loved this. This book made me feel so many things. This is a M/M new adult romance between the First Son and the Prince of Wales. Once I’m able to move on and formulate coherent thought, I full, gushing review will come.
Currently Reading/What’s Next
Okay so I didn’t complete a single book on my TBR from last week… But I did need to finish all the books I did read so I’m not mad. Just means that last weeks TBR is carrying over to this week. Here’s the books, if you want to know more, check out last week’s post here.
What are your reading plans for the week??