The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

I didn’t get nearly as much reading done this month as I would have liked, and I’ll be doing more work from home starting tomorrow, so my reading time will shrink, but I did get some. For this post, I’m going to keep it simple. I’ll be listing the book, author, where I found the book, and my star rating. If I have room, I’ll include a short note about what I liked about the book.


Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

I found this book on Prime Reading on Amazon. I downloaded it on my kindle, and read it in about 2 days. This book was so empowering! I definitely recommend it. My star rating was 4 stars. I can’t remember now why I didn’t give it 5 at the time.

 

 

 


The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

This book I managed to grab from the library before they all closed. I think it took me about 3 days to read. In the end, I gave it 4 stars. The book was really good, but the multiple points of view were confusing. Read my full review here.

 

 

 


The Circle by Dave Eggars

I got this book from my favorite bookstore in Oklahoma City, The Half-priced bookstore. This book was part of a series I do called Book vs. Movie. I gave the book 4 stars, and the movie 4.5. Read my comparison here.

 

 

 


Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann

I saw on Instagram that this author was giving away free copies of her books. This was one of them. I had never read the author before, but I can’t turn down free books. I snagged this one, and I was so glad I did! The book was really good, but I gave this book 4 stars ultimately, because the book does have quite a bit of sexual content.

 

 


The Cabin at the End of The World by Paul Tremblay

I heard about this book on the Currently Reading podcast, and it sounded really interesting. I grabbed it on Kindle, and I have to say, it took me a bit to finish. It was good, but I didn’t feel like I got any closure from it. That was likely the author’s intent, but I find it dissatisfying. I ultimately gave this book 3 stars.

 

 

 


Startup by Doree Shafrir

I found this book at the Dollar Tree. I can’t turn down inexpensive books AT ALL, and the cover was appealing, so I grabbed it. This book took me a while to finish, because it didn’t seem to live up to the synopsis on the back of the jacket. The book seemed a little long-winded, and the characters a little 2-dimensional, so I gave this book 3 stars.

 

 


Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

This is the first 5-star rating this month. This book was SO GOOD! I was on the edge of my seat for the whole book. I heard about this book on Currently Reading, got it from the library, and it definitely lived up to the hype. I devoured it in about 3 days. Read my full Review here.

 

 

 


Journey by Danielle Steele

I’ve loved this book since I was a young adult. I wrote about it in my Flashback Friday series, so you can read about it here. I gave this book 5 stars, because while the story is heartbreaking in a lot of ways, it also contains so much hope that it’s a beautiful book.

 

 

 

 


1984: When 2 Worlds Collide by Jerome Sitko

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. I ultimately gave this book 3 stars, because while the premise, and ideas behind the book were wonderful, the execution left some to be desired. Read about it here.

 

 

 

 

That’s it. That’s my list. I plan on reading a TON more next month, so expect a huge upswing in my list at the end of April.

How about you? What books did you read this month that you would love to recommend? As you can see, my tastes are very eclectic, so I will usually give anything a shot. Let me know in the comments! Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an update!

Until next time, bookworms!

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