In Review: April 2020

Hello! As I type this I’m entering week eight of working from home. I miss my office, my co-workers, my commute and my work. I’m extremely fortunate to remain working (in a limited capacity) and earning my salary when many others in my field are experiencing layoffs and furloughs. I’m thankful now more than ever that.

I managed  to read only four books in total this month, but still getting near my goal of 25 for 2020.

April Reads

  • Rules of Magic (Practical Magic, #0) by Alice Hoffman ★★★★
  • Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong ★★★
  • Circe by Madeline Miller ★★★★
  • Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1) by Shelby Mahurin ★★★★

Turns out I read a lot of high rated books this month! A tie between The Rules of Magic and Circe for favorite of the moth. I’m a huge fan of Alice Hoffman, she’s the first author I really followed when I was a teenager. Circe has been on my to-read list for a while and I love anything Greek mythology related.

I was most disappointed in Ali Wong’s book. I’m a fan of her stand up and Netflix specials, but somehow the translation to the written page left me feeling blah.

Serpent & Dove was the most surprising read for me. I really though I was going to give this a two-star rating but Mahurin did a great job with building this world and the characters. At heart it’s definitely a romance but that romance is diverse (romantic love, familial love, love of a cause, love of a country). Hoping to get that review up on the blog soon!

I posted my May TBR over the weekend and hope to chip away at my TBR 2020 list.

Finally getting some sunshine and the family lake house is officially open which means lots of fun drinks and a hammock to read in!



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