What I Read In April 2021

what I read in April

This month I read 6 books! All in a variety of ways. 4 were audio books, 1 physical book, and 1 on my Kindle. I also realized (hence the picture) that I was listening and reading two books based in England and around the British class system/monarchy. I obviously have a type! lol! Now onto my reviews below! If you want to see what I’m reading in real time you can follow my goodreads account, or DM me on instagram.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

3/5 ⭐⭐⭐

My opinion on the book kept going from yes to eh. Back and forth as I continued to read. I love the morality of the fact that no ones life is perfect. Katie and her boss’ relationship was so well written. However I found Katie so angry and immature. And that really bothered me. Sometimes you just couldn’t root for her.
I also hate that the author had to include romance. I love romance but this book was about Katie and her boss. Why did romance need to be thrown in?!

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

3.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐💫

The Paris Wife is fascinating! I love historical fiction books that are based on truth. This book is about Ernst Hemingway’s first wife. I knew nothing about his relationships and it’s wild to read what a terrible husband/man he was. (I guess really most of the old authors were) The author does a good job with including factual events from their life but adding emotions into it.
I will say the writing itself was not as capturing to me. Others love this book and I wasn’t drawn into it as much as I’d hope.

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

3/5 ⭐⭐⭐

I honestly wanted to give this book 2 ⭐️ but I’m giving it 3 because the writing is actually very good. However, it’s just not for me. It’s sooo sad! The whole book was kind of downer to me. It ends on a happy note but I felt so just down every time I picked it up.

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

There’s so many things I enjoyed about this book and some things I didn’t. First off, it’s so cute! It’s so well written and if you like the 1800 time period in England than this is perfect! Not to mention that the romance side of this is steamy!! Like very steamy! If you like Bridgerton you’ll like this. Second, the female friendships are really sweet and endearing through out. Third, I loved how women’s rights are talked about through the book. The education of women is important and even the banter and intelligence the women have is really great! Fourth, the thing I disliked…I felt like romance was the main priority and not the extraordinary women part. Maybe that’s my own fault and I missed what this series was about and they are all romances? But I thought the focus would be more on the woman and less about how she captures a dukes heart.

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my goodness Bex and Nick! They infuriate me as a couple and yet I love them too. This book and the drama it holds is significantly more than The Royal We. I have to say though I constantly just kept thinking how unhealthy their relationship was! They obviously work it out and keep at it but wow is it frustrating sometimes. I did love that this book and the name follows a story that you don’t expect it to mean. Especially after reading the first book. It was a bit long but overall just as good as the first!

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this book! The concept and plot are so unique and I’ve never really seen anything like it. Oona travels her life out of order in years. Instead of living life chronologically she time travels without knowing where she’s headed next. This concept makes my bead spin! It felt like it was spinning through the whole book, yet I also couldn’t put it down and wanted to know what was going to happen next. Near the end I started thinking I was going to have so many more questions about Oona’s life, but the author tied everything up in such a perfect ending that I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all! I highly recommend!

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