April Reading List

Monthly reading lists are not for everyone. Sometimes they’re not even for me but I have noticed that when I have a set reading list I tend to read more. “How?” you may ask. I’ve noticed when I set a reading list I seem to try my hardest to read at least the books on my list and I also usually always read outside of my reading list because I’m a mood reader. I’ll read other books in between while also keeping in mind how much time I have left to complete the books on my reading list along with the added books. Basically I set dates of when I want to finish a book or when I want to start a book and keep myself accountable to these dates (as best as possible). Sometimes reading slumps happen or life happens and reading lists go right out the window but I like to have monthly reading lists. SO these are the books I (at least) plan to read this month including what interested me about them and a little bit of what they’re about.

Let us know how you feel about monthly reading lists and/or what you plan on reading this month below.

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. It seems like this book has been everywhere since the beginning of the year and I can’t blame people. The cover is beautiful and I’ve been hearing amazing things.

Set in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern Cali. A freshman falls asleep and doesn’t wake up. Then another girl falls asleep, and then another. Panic takes hold of the college and spreads to town. With cases piling up, classes canceled, and with supplies in town running low a quarantine is established.

I don’t know much more about this book but I’m already sold. I enjoy science fiction books and I love reading books that surround psychology.

I’ve seriously been on a huge self-help reading kick lately. I’ve been picking up so many within the genre, nothing is out, because I’ll take all the advice I can get (at this point)!

Career Rookie caught my eye because it’s targeted to “grad, students, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious”. It’s supposed to be fun and straight to the point, which I love, and can’t wait to read the advise.

I don’t know much about Sarah Vermunt but she the founder of Careergasm and seems to specializes in career development. She’s also Canadian and writes about careers for many reputable magazines. That’s all I needed to know, I’m already sold on this book.

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springtime at hope cottage

This is book two of the Sweetwater Springs series. I absolutely love these types of romances set in a small town all about second chances or starting a new chapter. Technically, you can read this series out of order since it seems that each book will follow a different character but I’d still read the series in order since characters from book one show up!

Springtime at Hope Cottage follows editor of a New York City magazine, Josie Kellum, who’s always on the go and never sleeps. Until an injury puts her in the town of Sweetwater Springs. I’m really hoping we read about her best friend, Kaitlyn Russo, who also found herself in Sweetwater Springs in book one.

The series is cute and all about second chances with the third book being released Fall 2019!

Like I’ve been saying, I’m all about self-help books lately and this is another one but in fiction. I haven’t heard anything about this book but it’s all about living the life you want/self-help and that’s all I need to know.

Translated from French Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One follows a “thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy and fulfilment.”

Camille gets an offer she can’t turn down and sets out to transform her life and she starts to realize her dreams.

“fans of Hector and The Search for HappinessThe Little Paris Bookshop, and Eat, Pray, Love.”