I can’t believe we’re halfway through April! It’s been such a busy month at work (note my lack of posts), and I’ve had a lot of commitments in between – all fun though. Despite the busy schedule, I’ve finished some great books this month! Reading to and from work really helps me deal with the crowded PATH train followed by the subway – definitely relieves some stress.

Here are the books I read this month, and my thoughts. (Spoiler: I like all of them!)

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

I’m so glad that I finally got around to reading this one, it was one of the most popular books of 2018 (or maybe 2017?) and it’s been on my list ever since. Like the book description says, if you are a fan of The Nightingale, you will love this one. It tells a WWII story from three different points of view during and after the war. It’s really sad and some parts are hard to read, but overall really enjoyable. I learned after that some of the characters were real people, so I thought that was really cool! Wallis Simpson made a fictional appearance and I loved that since I’m a fan of The Crown.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

WOW this one freaked me out. I never really read thrillers but Bad on Paper Podcast recommended this one so many times that I had to give it a try. If you liked Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, you will definitely like this. Without giving too much away – it’s about a writer who takes a job writing for another writer who is sick. She stays at her house and some scary stuff happens. It literally had my heart beating fast at one point! Maybe it’s because I don’t read “scary” books, but this one I really had a reaction to. Really good.

Countdown America by M.C. Fox

I’m reading this one right now, and it’s entertaining! This is an espionage-focused novel with CIA agents, cyber terrorists and assassins. It’s really fast paced and very action-focused, and I appreciate that the main character is a single mom of two. If you’re looking for something exciting, check this one out.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Another bestseller that I finally got around to reading. I’ll be honest, I read this one last month, but wanted to share because I think it’s worth a read. This one was interesting, I really enjoyed reading it because it was written so beautifully, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending. It was a murder mystery but was sort of focused on a loneliness theme throughout.


What should I read next? I was thinking Daisy Jones and the Six – has anyone read it?