Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was out all weekend with friends and books, so I’m waking up this Monday morning pretty exhausted. Sadly, there’s no rest for the wicked as I’ll be celebrating my anniversary this weekend and I’ve got a lot of reading to do.
But we’re not here to talk about the future. We’re here to talk about the past and what I’ve read so far in April. If you don’t recall, I kicked off this month with plans for reading as many books as possible. The verdict? Doing pretty well! So far I’ve read five books and plan on reading another six or seven before the end of the month.
- The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
- How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
- My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
- 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
Out of all of these, I think my absolute favorite was The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz. My friend, Emma, let me borrow her copy a while back and I wanted to read a little something for myself this month. This was absolutely an amazing novel with a strange family history and so many Southern Gothic themes. I was completely enamored with the book the entire time and immediately went out to buy The Night Mark and The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. This novel also brought the realization that I love Southern Gothic and will be exploring this tiny universe some more.
I also really loved How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow. I got this book to promote, but ended up reading it and loving it. Grief and loss is a tough subject to tackle, but I think Kathleen Glasgow did an excellent job conveying the emotions of losing someone close to you especially if it was your last living relative. The focus on the foster care system was also super interesting since I haven’t read many books with that theme. I would also recommend reading the author’s note at the end for extra feels.
I snuck in My Sister, The Serial Killer and it really blew me away. For a tiny book, it packs a serious punch. If you need to sneak in a little book before the end of the month, highly recommend this one!
While I really wanted to like 99 Percent Mine, I found it a little underdone. It’s like getting your food only to see it’s a little pink in the middle. You want to eat it, but you can’t fully enjoy it.
What have you read this month so far?
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I haven’t read any southern gothic, but I love the sound of that book! It sounds like a good reading month so far!