I am doing better and better with every month. Hopefully, that’s not going to change, because I am kind of enjoying reading more than 2 books a month again.
What’s even better is that April was very good to me. I liked almost every single one of these books. And I am a very picky reader.
Number of books I read: 8
Number of pages I read: 3602
Average book length: 450
The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
I would have never reached for this book on my own. But I decided to read most of the winners of Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 and this one won the Historical Fiction category. I mean, me and historical fiction? I can’t believe it, too. But I loved this book. Even though it triggered a lot of bad memories and reading it was a constant struggle for me, I am really proud of myself that I was able to finish it. It had the most accurate representation of domestic violence I have ever encountered in literature (though I am not actively seeking books with that theme), and for that it will always have a very special place in my heart. I still have very mixed feelings about that ending and that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I am going to get to it soon. I hope.
I mean, do I really have to say anything? It was an amazing ending to a wonderful, most unique sci-fi trilogy. Even though it’s probably my least favorite book of the three, I still can’t say anything but that I really really loved it.
Song of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury
I often hold back with writing a review, because sometimes my opinion on a book changes a lot during a couple days/weeks. And I feel like that’s the case with this one as well. I loved it after I finished it, but the more I think about it the less satisfied with it I am. State of Sorrow, the first book in this duology, was a political masterpiece. This one was something completely different. And that in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. But I feel like at times it felt like a completely different story, rather than a continuation.
Ignite Me – Tahereh Mafi
This book was a very big surprise to me, because even though it had almost every single thing I dislike in books, I still had a looot of fun reading it. In fact, I had so much fun, that immediately after finishing it I started the next book in the series.
Restore Me – Tahareh Mafi
And sadly, this one wasn’t as good. If felt very… pointless. And all of the character development Juliette went through in book 3 just… disappeared.
Entwined with You – Sylvia Day
This is just another episode of “I love the Crossfire series”. Actually this book cemented my love for these books, because it’s the first one that actually has some semblance of a plot and delves into things that are a bit deeper than just the relationship between Eva and Gideon.
The Fever King – Victioria Lee
I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, because the synopsis didn’t make me feel all that excited to read it. I thought it would be just another “teens with superpowers” story and on the surface it’s exactly that. But it’s also so much more.
Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare
I finally managed to reread this book. I was putting it off for over six months, because I knew exactly how much it’s going to hurt me. And I wasn’t wrong. But I loved it so, SO much!
And that’s it! What have you read this month? Can you recommend me something?