Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Confessions

I've had another great month of reading and have been really enjoying the spring weather. Nothing beats reading a good book outside in the sunshine! Speaking of sunshine and books, my "Summer Kickoff" feature starts on May 1st. May is one of my favorite months and I can't wait for more warm weather and my first trip to the beach this year!  Here's what I read this month:

Books Read in April:
(Most of the reviews will be posted during my "Summer Kickoff" feature)
1.  On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Greaves - 4.5 out of 5 stars 
2.  Burning by Elana K. Arnold- 3 out of 5 stars
3.  As I Close My Eyes (Breaking Fate #1) by Sarah DiCello - 3.5 out of 5 stars
4.  Golden by Jessi Kirby - 4.5 out of 5 stars
5.  A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams - 5 out of 5 stars
6.  Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike - 3.5 out of 5 stars
7.  Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter- 4.5 out of 5 stars
8.  The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles - 3 out of 5 stars
9.  For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund- 4 out of 5 stars
10.  As I Wake (Breaking Fate #2) by Sarah DiCello - 4 out of 5 stars
11. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand - 4.5 out of 5 stars

April Top Five:


1.  Favorite Book- I absolutely adored so many books this month; it's tough to pick!  My YA pick is Golden by Jessi Kirby and my adult fiction pick is A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams.  Keep your eye out for my reviews in May. 

2.  Biggest Surprise- I was completely surprised by The Island by Elin Hilderbrand. Shockingly, I have never read any of her books despite the fact that I am a beach lover.  I need to check out more of her books in the future, because I loved the island setting.

3.  Biggest Disappointment- Burning by Elana K. Arnold had so much potential, but for me, it fell flat.

4.  Favorite Post- Waiting on Wednesday: All The Summer Girls by Meg Donohue- I found out that this book not only takes place at the Jersey Shore, but the part of the Jersey Shore that I love (not Snooki's!) and have gone to for years. I can't wait to read it.

5.  Favorite Part of April-  My favorite part of April was taking Baby D to the park swings for the first time...thank God he loves the outdoors as much as me! 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for the latest book in the Morganville Vampires series, Fall of Night by Rachel Caine. The deadline to enter is May 3rd!  Good luck!


  1. I've heard such good things about On The Island Christina! Tracey is going to be signing her new book at BEA this year and I'm definitely going to be in that line. I can't wait to read something of hers!

    1. You are so luck you are going to BEA. So jealous! On the Island was awesome. I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

  2. Yay for babies loving the outdoors. Isn't it awesome how they naturally know how wonderful nature can be?

    1. It is!! I absolutely love it. Thanks for dropping by, Juju!

  3. Seems like you had a great reading month! I'm so excited for Golden!

    Yay for the outdoors and swing sets - they are both always fun :)

    1. Golden was really awesome. I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting, Lea!

  4. I loved Golden too! I am looking forward to reading A Hundred Summers and Beautiful Ruins.

    I am so glad that May is here. Hopefully that means the warm weather and sunny days are here to stay!

    1. Wasn't Golden great? I loved A Hundred Summers and Beautiful Ruins- I hope you enjoy both. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. I am so ready for warm weather too. Thanks for dropping by, Christina!


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