Oh. My. God. Y’all. Can you believe it is already May?? This year is zipping by so quickly and I don’t even know where I’ve been or what I’ve been doing while it has!! Oh, wait – reading. I’ve been reading. Maybe that’s why it’s all such a blur…
Well, one thing is for sure – I hopped on that YA literature train last month, and I haven’t really disembarked since then. Of the nineteen books I read in April, twelve of them were YA titles! Now, how’s that for a turnaround? The best thing about them was that I enjoyed every single one. Whoa. What? Did hell just freeze over? No, no, it’s okay, folks – I can admit when I’m wrong. And I was wrong. I’m saying it again for the second month in a row. But don’t expect to hear it again for a while, now!!
Let’s take a look at the fine, fine literature that captured my soul in April:
- A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
- Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard
- The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
- Tempest Rising by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
- The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
- Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
- Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
- Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
- Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
- Fairest by Marissa Meyer
- New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
- The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
- The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
I love, love, loved both of the titles I read by Mindy McGinnis – they were each very different from the other, but each very good. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – well, what can I say? They were the best!! That was an enjoyable week of reading, fo sho. B.A. Paris’s newest thriller, The Breakdown (due out on June 20, 2017) was amazing! She has definitely established herself as a clever and talented weaver of the twisted psychological tale. The Divergent Trilogy proved to be a great read as well. “Wha-What?,” you ask. That’s a DYSTOPIAN YA series!! Yep. I caved. And I liked it. So there. And since I was breaking boundaries left and right, I dove right into the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness as well and – while the books drag on a teensy bit – it’s fairly entertaining, too!!
In review, April was a great month of bookish delights and discoveries. I broadened my horizons a bit – and liked it a lot! I’m so excited for May and all of the books I have already waiting, just for me… Before you get too engrossed in your own books, be sure to stop by and say hi at the Pathologically Literate Facebook Page (and maybe even at Goodreads, too)! Happy Reading, y’all!!
What bookish delights did you find this April?