Hello friends! Kari and I were feeling inspired and in need of reading inspiration and are planning our next edition of The Loyal Book-A-Thon readathon in June. As summer starts in June, we decided to do one with prompts inspired by summer, which is arguably one of the best seasons in the year.
This was a crazy reading month for me. I felt really slumpy back in March and then had to transition into working from home. I expected that I wouldn’t really get a lot of reading done this month despite participating in both the OWLs Magical Readathon and our Loyal Book-a-Thon. I figured I’d read those, and that would be about it. However, I ended up getting through a lot of books and finished off both readathons pretty early in the month. Working from home meant that I could listen to audiobooks while working, and it’s made me a lot more efficient reader. So I’m pretty proud of the fact that in April I read 34 books/novellas. You’ll find everything I read below the cut. 🙂
**Disclaimer: I received a free early access reader’s copy of You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce is an adult novel that falls in sort of the mystery thriller genre. However, it has some fantasy and horror elements as well. It tells the story of Cassandra Tipp as she writes about her life before she mysteriously disappeared. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads. You Let Me In releases on April 21st.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo is the second book I read for the #bestiemademe challenge that Kari and I are doing. Kari loved it, so she’s been bugging me to read it for awhile. I read this in February and finished it in early March, and I was very grateful for the recommendation because I absolutely loved this book and rated it 5 stars.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader’s copy of You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them and the publishers for this opportunity.
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is an adult mystery/thriller set in New York City. The events in the book center around the protagonist, Shay Miller, who is a data analyst unsatisfied with her lot in life and who gets caught up in a mystery. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads. It publishes on March 3rd, 2020.