April 2017 Wrap Up #wrapup #bookaddict

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMWell, folks, I blinked and here we are at the end of April!

I know I say this every month, but seriously, time is flying!

I don’t know about you, but I am very much looking forward to May and the start of some warmer weather; it’s been just awful here lately (lots of rain and cold weather) and although I like the weather that forces me inside to read, I’d love to be able to curl up on my deck with a good book and nice breeze!

I read 31 books this month, keeping up with my book-a-day habit but a little less than last month.  I was busy.  What can ya do??!

Keep reading to see my April wrap up!

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Perfect Days (Raphael Montes)

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Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.

This book was INTENSE! And is also going to be extremely hard to review, because if you haven’t read this one yet YOU HAVE TO and I don’t want to give anything away!

I had heard numerous things about Perfect Days by Raphael Montes and had it constantly recommended to me when I was facing a book slump; however, I promised my book blogging pal (Janel) that I would wait and read it in April with the Criminally Good Book Club…so that’s what I did.I cannot believe I waited this long to read this book because it was absolutely unputdownable.  Dark, fast-paced and completely messed up, Perfect Days was a one sitting read that left me thinking to myself “WTF did I just read?!?”

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Book Review: The Outliers (Kimberly McCreight)

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Wylie is a good friend. She has come to the rescue time and time again for her best friend, Cassie. So, when Cassie’s mom arrives at her doorstep asking her if she has heard from Cassie, Wylie knows this time feels different. Not long after, Wylie receives a text. “Please Wylie, I need your help”. This starts a whirlwind of events that takes Wylie across state lines with Cassie’s boyfriend, Jasper, and as they get further from home and closer to the truth, Wylie’s instinct is telling her something is wrong. Seriously wrong.

So this one started out all fine and dandy. I have wanted to read Kimberly McCreight’s work forever but haven’t gotten around to them. I had heard awesome things about Reconstructing Amelia but hadn’t heard anything about The Outliers.  So I dove into this book without any research or reading its synopsis.

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Behind the Blog: Meet the Blogger Series- Mikaela from The Well Thumbed Reader @wellthmbdrdr

Ever wonder about the person behind the blog?  I mentioned back in January (here) that I would be starting a Meet the Blogger series.  This series will feature some of my favourite bloggers as we go behind the scenes and have them answer the questions!
Next up is Mikaela from The Well Thumbed Reader!
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Book Review: The Red Hunter (Lisa Unger) @lisaunger ‏@TouchstoneBooks

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After reading Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger earlier this year (you can check out my review for that one HERE), I developed a slight author obsession.

I feverishly purchased all her books, so, when #cjsreads decided to read The Red Hunter as one of April picks? I was thrilled.

Unger does not disappoint in her newest psychological thriller.

I devoured this one in a single sitting.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Turn-Offs (Things That Will Make Me NOT Want To Read A Book)

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMTop Ten Tuesday an original feature that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Essentially, for each week the list is a new topic and the feature is designed to share lists with other bookish folks!  I love reading these posts and it’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers, so I’m taking it on!!

This week, the list is surrounding my top book turn offs; things that make me instantly NOT want to read a book.

Keep reading to see what made my top ten!

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Blog Tour: Faithless (Kjell Ola Dahl) @OrendaBooks

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.33.09 PM.pngWelcome to my stop on the Faithless blog tour!

As a fairly new reader to the Nordic noir genre, I am always shocked at the atmospheric feel to these novels.

This one was no exception.

Dark and unsettling, Faithless, by Kjell Ola Dahl, had me hooked from the first pages.

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