April Wrap UP

February Wrap Up

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was busy doing some spring cleaning and finished reading The Nightmare by Lars Keplar. I am working on a book review and hopefully will have it posted tomorrow.

In April I didn’t finish many books, I main focus was on finally finishing The Heart’s Invisible Furies. As I have only been reading it since February! I mostly did a lot of listening to audiobooks and toward the end of the month they were all non-fiction.

Fiction                       

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

  • 4 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • I really enjoyed this book the Romeyn family
  • Interesting characters
  • Loved the small town gossip

The Pursuit of Pearls by Jane Thynne

  • 2 Stars
  • This book did not live up to my expectations
  • Slow paced
  • I think it could have been cut down to around 300 pages

The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck

  • 2.5 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • Was not a fan of the main character Tenley
  • Things were a little to convenient and farfetched

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

  • 3.5 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • Beautifully told
  • Interesting to read about the occupation of Japan by Americans

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

  • 5 Stars
  • Loved it
  • Epic
  • Interesting characters

Non-Fiction                   

The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Nothing = Have Everything by Neil Pasricha

  • 3 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • A quick and enjoyable
  • Somewhat useful

The Best Investment Advice I Ever Received: Priceless Wisdom from Warren Buffet, Jim Cramer, Suze Orman, Steve Forbes, and Dozens of Other Top Financial Experts by Liz Claman

  • 3 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • An interesting listen
  • A good general overview
  • Lots of advice from different people so sometimes one person is telling you should invest this way and then another person says never do that. I think you just have to find out what works best for you.

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal

  • 3 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • It was interesting but I started to get bored towards the end
  • Made me glad that I am Canadian and don’t have to worry about this
  • I felt so angry that people who are meant to help care for others only end up caring about their own self-interest. People are just so greedy. Just makes you so sick.

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn From the Worst by Robert I. Sutton

  • 2.5 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • It was ok
  • I think I was burnout from non-fiction but I had a hard time paying attention and my mind would wander to other things.

I hope you like my April Wrap up. I am surprised that I manage to do this post before the middle of the month as I usually do. 😀 Have a great day!

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