Hello bookworms!! April is over and now it’s May already. How fast time flies!
As I’ve been in a bit of reading/blogging slump, I almost forgot to do the monthly wrap-up. Phew, that was close! (Thanks Nina @The Cozy Pages for reminding me)
All right then, without further ado, let’s take a look at what I read in the month of April 🙂
Just like Nina, it seems like I went on a cozy-mystery rampage last month. I read as many as 13 cozy-mystery books!
I put it down to me being sick in bed quite often last month, I called in sick twice in a week, which is quite a rarity for me. And I realized when I feel physically weak, I don’t really feel like picking up any mentally draining read such as thrillers or normal mysteries. I simply want something light and easy and I think that’s why I read so many cozy-mystery books.
I enjoyed most of the books that I read in April, but Goodreads tells me these are the books I rated 5 stars. They are all amazingly well-written, fantastic reads. Carrot Cake Murder got 4 stars in fact, but I decided to put it here as an honorary mention. I loved it so much 🙂
You can read my thoughts by clicking the titles.
They both are not necessarily complete disappointments, but I found they are the weakest compared to the other books. The issues lay with the writing. Once again, it’s not bad per se, but as for Fruitcake and Foul Play, I found some inconsistencies in the writing as well as a plot hole, and as for Tricky Blueberry Murder, I felt it flat and too fast-paced overall. Given it being a novella, I think I was being a bit too hard on the rating, but nothing about the book stood out for me. Even the length, I would have liked more substance and solidity.
There you have it; this is my April wrap-up. I am so surprised that I read so many books, most of the books are on the short side though!
How about you? What was your April like? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for reading as always, and I’ll see you in my next post 🙂