April 2015 Book Ratings and What I'm Reading Now

It's been an up and down few months in book land for me, but one that also saw me continue my break neck speed of reading. Some I liked, some I really didn't, and some I couldn't even finish. This was the list for my honeymoon: books

I started all of them but Crazy Little Thing, and finished the other 5 except Station Eleven. Let's dive in shall we!?


The Storied Life of A.J. FIKRY:

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's just great and reminds me of being on Cape Cod with my Esther as well as my own personal love of books.

Rating: 9 out 10.


Station Eleven:

Hmmmmmm. Sort of a post-apocalyptic type thing. I am going to try to finish it eventually but for now, Hmmmmm.

Rating: 3 out of 10 so far (much more to do with genre of the book than anything else).



Good. Solid book. Reminded me a lot of Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies. Not as great as those two, but a solid read with a decent twist or two.

Rating: 6.75 out of 10

one lavendar

One Lavender Ribbon:

CHEEEEEESY. Predictable. And more Cheese. Perhaps it is because I have read so many good novels lately that this one was kind of blah for me, but I appreciated the nod to a woman fixing up her house and the scenes on the water. That's about it. So cheesy. Have I said that already?

Rating: 3 out of 10


The Longest Ride:

The same kind of goes for this one. I haven't read Sparks in years, but thought I'd give it ago. I was meh about the book, but will of course see the movie because I am cheesy like that.

Rating: 4 out of 10

I also finished reading ...

everything i never

It was a good, solid book, but I found myself skimming through parts of it. Other people have loved this book, but I just didn't have a ton of empathy for a girl who had two parents that loved her possibly too much. Just not my reality really and so had trouble LOVING it.

Rating: 6 out of 10.


What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said by everyone out there. It is like Gone Girl, but took a little longer for me to get into it. The timeline, flipping back and forth thing threw me off because I read it on a kindle. I think in paperback it would have been easier. The ending is twisty and fantastic, but I also thought it was a great commentary on addiction.

Rating: 7.75 out of 10

Up next?!?

april 2015 books

So what is up next on your list? What have you read and loved lately?

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