The Halo Effect was a literary mystery, really good.
Teach was a hot and steamy read about an forbidden romance.
Royally Roma was a cute romance if a bit stereotypical.
A Presence of Absence was a good Nordic Noir novel.
Ragdoll was brilliant!
When We Danced at the End of The Pier was a gorgeous historical fiction.
The Second Chance Tea Shop was a cute, romantic read.
Skintown was a bizarre read.
Appetite for Innocence was another dark, gripping read from Berry.
I loved The Night the Lights Went out.
White Sand, Blue Sea was an ok read.
Will to Live is the second book in a series I’m really enjoying.
I loved Gone Without a Trace.
The Cornish Escape was a lovely romance mixed with a bit of mystery.
The Trophy Taker was a solid crime read.
Forks, Knives and Spoons was a really fun book set in the late eighties/early nineties.
Faithless was a classic Nordic Noir novel.
Kill or Die was a fast paced thriller.
The Beachside Flower Stall was a delightful read.
Game Point is the fourth in a series that I jumped into, loved it!
Last Breath was another awesome book in the Erika Foster series.
A Wedding in Italy was a gorgeous story.
Sleep Tight was another winner from Mitchell.
I listened to the audiobook version of The French Kiss and liked it.
Slightly South of Simple was fantastic, a perfect summer read.
Lie to Me was a little different than I expected but still good.
Rage Against the Dying was a fantastic read.
Dead Woman Walking was fantastic.
Fear the Darkness was great, this series gets better and better.
Ice Cold Alice was about a female serial killer, really good.
I listened to The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living it was cute with an awesome narrator.
A Twist of the Knife was the third in a phenomenal series.
The Puppet Master was a decent read, a little improbable but overall good.
If We Were Villians was a really smart book.
The Girl on the Bus was a good thriller.
April was another fabulous month for me, I read 35 books! Well, two were audiobooks, I still count those.
Choosing a favorite this month is proving to be extremely difficult for me so I’m cheating. I’m picking favorites from a few categories.
Favorite can’t put it down read:
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton. I just love her books, I’m planning to go back and read her earlier stuff at some point this summer.
Favorite chick lit/women’s fiction:
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey. This is just the quintessential summer read!
Favorite series of the month:
Well since I binged it in record time it’s obviously Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn series!
Last Breath by Robert Bryndza, this series just keeps getting better!
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole just blew me away!
The fact that I couldn’t possibly pick just one favorite just shows that I read some phenomenal books this month! I have some really great books planned for May, then as we get into summer I’ll be celebrating my first blogiversary! I’ll be doing at least one giveaway, so stay tuned.
I’m also planning on not taking on as many tours and stuff in June/July/August. I have several reasons for this, first I need to tackle my personal TBR. I’m dying to read some stuff that’s been sitting on my shelf for months. Secondly, we should be done building our house and moving by August so I need to leave myself some time to get settled in to a new place! Third, my girls will be off school and I want to do some fun stuff with them, we also have a couple of vacations planned. I’m hoping that by easing back I can ward off blogger burnout/reading slumps too!
How was April for you? Link me to your own wrap up if you have one and here’s to a fantastic May!