Friday, June 1, 2012

April/May Confessions

Avalon, NJ- picture from
I have been so busy with baby book addict on his way, it seems I haven't had much time to read for pleasure; however, that all changed towards the end of the glorious month of May. I took a lot of time for myself to relax and read, especially when I put my feet up after a long day of teaching. 

I was even able to get away for the weekend to the beach and it was incredible! We had a major heatwave at home, so it was nice to avoid all that humidity and be where the ocean breeze is refreshing.  I can't believe it, but we only have two more weeks of school left and then it's summer vacation!

I hope everyone has been enjoying my "Summer Kickoff." I'm going to have a pretty awesome giveaway concluding my feature, so keep your eye out for that coming up soon.

Books Read in April and May:
1.  Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren  (3.5 stars)
2.  Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (4 stars)
3.  Lies Beneath by Anne G. Brown (3 stars)
4.  Until I Die by Amy Plum (4.5 stars)
5.  Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame (4 stars)
6.  Dreamless by Josephine Angelini (4.5 stars)
7.  Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson- (3.5 stars)
8.  Gilt by Katherine Longshore- Review to come!

(*Also, many baby books read and mini-reviews posted here!)

My April/May Top Five:

1. Favorite Book- Gilt by Katherine Longshore- I DEVOURED this book! Wait till you read my gushing review!

2.  Biggest Surprise- Dreamless and Until I Die are tied, because I was pleasantly surprised by both.  Many times the sophomore book in a series can leave me feeling flat, but both books were entertaining.

3.  Biggest Letdown- Lies Beneath was a let down for me; I liked the premise, but overall, I felt lukewarm about it.

4.  Favorite post- The Best Beach Reads For This Summer According to My Favorite Bloggers: Part I and Part II

5. Favorite part of April/May- My weekend at the beach!


  1. So glad you got some relax time! *high five*

  2. The photo in your post is what drew me here today. I had no idea that there were stretches of the Jersey shore that looked like that!

    You've got an impressive list of books read this month. Well done!

  3. Lies Beneath was a letdown for me too, I had such high hopes for it with the gorgeous cover and the really dark premise. Maybe the next book will be better. And lucky you that you only have 2 weeks until summer vacation! I miss summer vacation. Stupid year-round work:(

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  5. I want to read Gilt and I look forward to your review! I love Tudor fiction usually. My biggest letdown this month was actually Wentworth Hall. I had really high hopes for that one. I didn't hate it or anything but it just didn't live up to my expectations. My biggest surprise was Deadlocked. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. It isn't up to the standards of the earlier books but it was much better than I expected.


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