April Reads and May Book Goals

Happy May. This is the month that I finally get to the huge stack of Book of the Month books that have been piling up. Hopefully. This month was the month that all but one of my library holds came in, so I didn’t get to any of my BOTM books.

The four books I read this month were:

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankle. This book is about a family adjusting to the knowledge that their youngest child is trans. It is a book about parenting with love. It is about a marriage filled with love.  I really enjoyed this book. I give this book five out of five stars. 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. For the first 100 pages of this book I did not understand why everyone loves this book. After that I was hooked. It is not easy to read, mostly because you are just so mad at everyone for turning their backs on this girl. You should read this book. I give this book four out of five stars.

Hey Ladies! By Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss. This novel is written as a series of e mails and texts between eight best friends. For the first two chapters I thought it was non-fiction and could not believe that anyone would give a book contract to such awful people. By the time I realized it was a novel it was too late, I hated everyone in the book. I give the book two out of five stars.

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. I can’t really write a review of this one, because I loved it so much. If you enjoy fat feminist writers that make you laugh this is a book for you. If you don’t, it’s probably best to leave this one alone. I give this book five out of five stars.

My May to read pile is pretty big.  I have changed up the order that I plan to read these books, based on your feedback on Circe.20190502_0958297104707098223406964.jpg

What are you reading this month? Have you read anything I should add to my list Have you read anything I should avoid reading?

10 thoughts on “April Reads and May Book Goals

  1. So glad you liked the Laurie Frankel book! I’m currently reading Once Upon a River and really enjoying it–I just hope I’m able to get through it before it’s due back at the library. It’s so fun and unusual. I finished On the Come Up the other day and it was fantastic. I’ll add the Crawdads book to my list; you’re not the first to recommend it!

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      1. They all seem like super-jerks! I would have kept reading too. Were you just waiting for them to get their comeuppance learn valuable lessons about not being a jerk?


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