April 2017 Monthly Round-Up

April 2017 Monthly Round-Up

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April Reading / Life

My Favorite Book(s) of the Month

Best Books of the Month

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan (May 9, 2017)
Fiction, 384 Pages
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If We Were Villains by M.L Rio (April 11, 2017), My Review
Nonfiction, 352 Pages
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PS – last year’s Best Book of April was Shelter by Yung Jun (my review)…one of my Top 3 Books of 2016!

Best Selling Book(s) of the Month (via my affiliate links)

Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
by Kathleen Rooney
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

May Releases I’m Excited About

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan (May 9)
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (May 16)
Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt (May 30)
White Fur by Jardine Libaire (May 30)

Most Popular Posts

Posts Actually Published in April
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/10/17)
Book of the Month Club April 2017 Selections: What Would I Choose?

How to Ask for Book Recommendations…So You Find Books You’ll Love

Overall Posts
Book Club Recommendations

Behind Her Eyes and THAT Ending: Spoiler Discussion
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles: On Appreciating, Yet Not Loving a Book*

*Ya’ll, this is the first time a book review has been one of my top posts! Who knew not liking A Gentleman in Moscow would get me so many pageviews?!

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  1. Fourteen books! Very impressive.The audios really help. I think I’m going to start the audio of Priestdaddy.

    It’s funny the A Gentleman, from last fall, is still so popular on your site. And, what’s with 4/10??

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      I tried the Priestdaddy audio, but kept zoning out. I don’t think it was the book’s fault…I think it reads a little like fiction and I’m planning to try it in print. Maybe for nonfiction november.

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply
  2. Wow, 14 books! That’s impressive. Happy May!

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
  3. When do find the time to do all that reading? I’m happy if I get 2-3 books in per month!

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      In tiny little snippets of 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there…I rarely have a full hour to sit down and read! Also lots of audiobooks.

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply
  4. Ah your reading month was SO impressive! Especially that you enjoyed so many of them!

    I’m about to finish The Roanoke Girls – that is some kind of book!

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      No kidding, right?! I want to recommend it to people but I’m always a little hesitant to!

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply
  5. Naomi wrote:

    I wasn’t a huge fan of The End of Your Life Book Club either – but everyone else seems to love it!
    14 is amazing, especially since there were only a couple of duds!

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      I think I would have liked it more had I been more familiar with the books they were talking about. I liked his Books for Living better.

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply
      • Naomi wrote:

        Oh, good to know!

        Posted 5.6.17 Reply
  6. Impressive! I love having a new baby but am saddened by my lack of reading time. How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids sounds directly up my alley right now – just put it on hold!

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Congratulations! And haha! My kids are 6 and 4 and I wish it had come out about 4 years earlier! I felt like she was speaking to me and also offered differing perspectives and practical solutions.

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply
  7. Greg wrote:

    Congrats on 14 books! That’s an awesome amount of reading. 🙂

    Thanks for the links too!

    Posted 5.4.17 Reply
  8. I have high hopes for Based on a True Story! Am planning to try a pop-up book club by reaching out to my FB friends in town to see who wants to read with me.

    Congrats on a rich reading month!

    Posted 5.6.17 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      It’s definitely a great one to read with friends! I was dying to talk to someone else about it the whole time I was reading!

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply

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