what i read in april 2021

It was a light but good reading month! I didn’t get to read as much as I’d like, but I absolutely LOVED the books that I read. Right now we’re getting into my favorite reading season and I am just so excited. I have a busy month ahead but some of my favorite authors are releasing books soon!

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. My kindle app hasn’t been connecting to my goodreads account (it used to auto update every time I started/finished a book!) so I’ve been manually trying to keep up with it.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!


The Kitchen Front – 5 Stars

Oh my gosh, loved this one SO much. It was our book club pick for April! I didn’t know if I would be into it because historical fiction is not my preferred genre. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I am bored by it. Well, I could not get enough of this story. It follows four women who participate in a cooking contest during world war II. I can’t even handle how much I loved these characters – I don’t even know who I would pick as my favorite.

Life’s Too Short – 5 stars

I LOVED this book. And it’s our new book club pick for May! The story follows a girl who has a career on youtube (ha!) and ends up entangled with her neighbor. I was so hesitant about this one (are you sensing a theme this month?!) because surprisingly, I don’t love reading fiction where the characters are influencers (makes zero sense, right? Haha.) but I ended up LOVING it. I absolutely loved the character of Vanessa and really loved Adrian too. Of course there is some family drama as well. And this is the third book in Abby Jimenez’s friend zone series, so you get some nice little cameos from previous characters. That’s always fun!

Second First Impressions – 4 stars

I love a good Sally Thorne novel and this didn’t disappoint! The story follows a twenty something girl who works in a retirement community. For some reason I had a really hard time getting into it at the beginning – not sure if it was the subject matter, even though so much of it was SO funny. Especially if you’ve recently had older grandparents or parents. Some pages had me laughing out loud. But once I got into it, I was into it! It’s a light, cute and fun read with a bit of depth too. Super charming!

Reunion Beach – 3.5 Stars

I picked this up last week while I signing books at my local store! I was excited to read it because I’ve seen Elin Hilderbrand talking about it for a year or so. It’s quick and light and you can definitely pick it up here and there. The concept is lovely and I do think it’s an amazing tribute. At the same time, I definitely prefer a full book and while I loved some of these, others I was not as interested in. Still think it’s such a nice way to honor a friend! Excited to hear your thoughts on a book like this.

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