Monthly Review: April 2019

Last month I mentioned I was going through a little reading slump but I’m VERY pleased to say that it’s over! So a big shout out and thank you to Sleep for being the book to get me back into my reading groove – it’s a fab murder mystery with a twist that I raced through. It was followed by a run of fantastic reads that I will be reviewing very soon, but for now, let’s take a look at the books I reviewed in April…

/ Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

/ Becoming by Michelle Obama

/ Sleep by C.L. Taylor

/ The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

/ Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Five reviews this month and I really enjoyed 4/5 them, shockingly (given I am a big, big fan of hers) it was the Agatha Christie read that missed the mark for me. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side is a Miss Marple story and I read it as part of the Agatha Christie book club I decided to do at the beginning of this year, but for several reasons (read them here) I just felt it wasn’t as good as my previous Christie reads.

Becoming is as great an autobiography as you’ve probably heard. Michelle Obama is an inspiring woman and my tip would be to listen to this on audiobook as she reads it herself and really adds a level of passion to her story. Fiction-wise, Little Darlings, Sleep and Young Jane Young (click their titles above for full reviews) couldn’t be more different from each other, but they are all great novels that I would happily recommend anyone adding to their TBR list!

I also started a new feature this month: Commuter Reads. Inspired by the fact that my blog was named after my 7:47am train to work, where most of my reading takes place, and that I am very nosy when it comes to what other people are reading on the train. See my findings here…

Until next month, Happy Reading!

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