April will always go down at history – a full month quarantined at home. So many unknowns. It was not the time to gamble on books. I went to my list for highly rated picks, ones I could almost guarantee I’d enjoy.
April delivered big time. Here’s what I read in my free time – which basically means all the time. As am Amazon Affiliate, I earn on qualifying purchases:
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (5/5) – I really loved following the two time periods that took place, one on the book and one after the crash. There were so many layers to the characters and the anticipation of learning what happened on the plane. But the best part was learning the survivors’ stories and how they connected to Edward.
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (4.5/5) – I couldn’t put this one down. The main character had such a difficult life, but it was filled with hope and humor too.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5/5) – One of the best books I’ve read all year. I listened to this on Audible because I heard the full cast was amazing, and it delivered! Learning about this band felt so real I actually Googled the band to make sure it wasn’t mid-way through reading.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (5/5) – I not only learned so much about South Africa, I was thoroughly entertained throughout. Noah is a great writer, weaving together stories of his life so meaningfully.
UnHoneymooners by Christina Lauren (4/5) – I needed a light read to round out the month and this was a great one. I’m not usually a big fan of this genre but I truly cared about the characters in this one and was routing for them.
I’ve heard that many people are reading more and many can’t focus on reading right now. Mine has stayed the same, serving an even stronger, but similar, purpose for why I started reading more last year – it’s been a great distraction from everything going on and gets me away from work and my screen. What’s your reading been like during quarantine?
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