As we head into April, I decided it was time to update my #MustReadin2019 list so far. I was excited to see that I read six books already which puts me on course to read twenty-four books this year. Here are my thoughts on the books I’ve read…
Nine Perfect Strangers was an interesting read about nine people who enter a spa weekend retreat. As each chapter is told from a different character’s perspective, the book held my attention. However, there is an interesting twist near the end that just made things a bit strange for my liking.
A Tangle of Knots is a story of intertwining characters and each chapter is also told from a different character’s perspective. It was interesting to learn about how all of the characters’ stories were related and how they impacted each other. A great read aloud for a middle elementary classroom!
A Spark of Light is a thought provoking read about a hostage situation at an abortion clinic in the south. This one took me awhile to read, most of February. Similar to my other reads, each chapter was written from a different character’s perspective. However, Piccoult added a different element as she had you reading from the end of one day to the beginning of the day. I don’t remember reading a book that took me backwards in time and it had me wanting to read more.
The Hate U Give was a book my sister had been trying to get me to read for awhile now. It wasn’t until after she took me to hear Angie Thomas speak that was I ready to finally pick up the book and read it. Not something I would typically choose, I really enjoyed this book. It gave such an interesting perspective that was unfamiliar to me. Grateful my sister convinced me to step out of my comfort with this one!
This book, Wishtree, as not a part of my original list of books to read this year. But, it kept popping up on my social media feeds and I wanted to see what it was all about. I asked my school librarian if she had a copy, which of course she did and was considering it for our one book one school. I loved this story, told from the perspective of a tree. A story about coming together and understanding that while our past is important, so is welcoming newness into our lives. I can’t wait to see Katherine Applegate speak in a few weeks!
Bob has been sitting on my shelf for a while and I was excited to finally pick it up. This is such a heartwarming story of friendship and memories. Wonderfully written, it left me always wanted to read more to try and figure out exactly what was happening. I will say that I was not a fan of the ending and wanted the book to continue.
And there you have it, my six books I’ve read so far! I am already in the midst of my next book and look forward to updating again soon! Drop me a comment and share what you are reading!