Friday, May 1, 2015

April Favorites & May TBR

Hi friends!! Hope you've had some good reading this month. Here's what we loved and what we are looking forward to next month!



Jamie's Pick


This book is SO SO important and I loved it. I felt so many emotions plus I loved the mystery of what happened to both girls. Loved the dialogue about slut-shaming, victim blaming, rape culture etc.

Lori's Pick

The World According to Garp by John Irving  It was SO hard for me to decide between this one and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.  But this one ultimately got the edge because it made me laugh a lot more and its "help folks because they need help" message really made an impression with me.  Plus I struggled with this book for a while, whereas Gilead was one I totally devoured.

Lauren's Pick

Bird Box by Josh Malerman
There is something that cannot be seen in this world, so the characters in the book resort to blindfolding themselves every time they step outside and some even gouge their eyes out. I read this novel in one day and I'd do it again. The narrator's story kept me turning page after page. I'd recommend this novel to anyone who wants a little scare or a good classic horror, but without all the blood and guts.

Bridget's Pick

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
You could probably categorize this as a murder mystery, but really it's so much more. And just when you think you've got it all figured out...surprise, you don't! 


Jamie's pick

A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith
I loved Hilary T. Smith's debut Wild Awake so I'm really excited about this one and it seems to be about friendship so YAY!

Lori's Picks

East of Eden by John Steinbeck  I'm rereading this one soon.  I think I'll try to savor it over the course of a few relaxing days as opposed to locking myself up in my room to read it like I did the first time.  I can't wait to see what I learn this time around.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell  I'm doing a summer-long reread of this novel with a group and I am really excited.  This has been my favorite novel for ages, but I haven't read it in quite a while.

Lauren's Pick

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
The real question is... who wouldn't want to read a novel about a kickass female assassin?

Bridget's Pick

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Okay, okay, so I've technically already started this but I'm not that far into it, and I'm also not at home right now so I can't very easily glance over at my bookshelf to see what I've got on my plate. 

Kimberly's Pick

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
This is a sequel, so I don't want to say too much about it for fear of spoilers. However, the world Sanderson created is as amazing as I've come to expect from him. The characters are fantastic and the action and lighter moments are so well balanced that I was hooked from the moment I opened it.


  1. This has just added a couple of books to my TBR, thank you!
    She Likes Books x

  2. um Bridget, why aren't we BFFs??? I've been refreshing my library's app constantly waiting for a copy of Where They Found Her to become available! & high-five for Before I Go to Sleep!

    WHEE BIRD BOX! Goodreads keep recommending it to me based on other's I've read and I eye it up every time I stop by my library. SO thrilled to hear it's as good as I hoped!

    ♥ East of Eden. I'll be living through you during your reread, Lori! It's been years since I've read it and I would love to dive into the story again.

    MORE high-fives for Sanderson!

  3. I absolutely loved All The Rage! It was so amazing. I absolutely loved the movie for Gone with the wind, but I have never read the book! Craziness!


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