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April Review/May at a Glance

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April
April has by far been the best reading month in terms of getting into a good reading groove and spending the whole month with a book in my hand. And because of that I ended up reading 10 books and for the first time in years am still ahead on my reading goal (which at this point of the year is usually already failing.) I'm also trying out a new way of posting here, by posting 2-3 reviews of recent reads that all share a similar theme. The reviews are much shorter but this way there is a lot less pressure on me and I feel content to just read.

Here is what I read in April:

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One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter - Scaachi Koul
Baseball Life Advice - Stacey May Fowles

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The Bluebell Bunting Society  - Poppy Dolan
The Child - Fiona Barton
Welcome to Lagos - Chibundu Onuzo
Rich People Problems - Kevin Kwan
There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncĂ© - Morgan Parker

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Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball's Fast Lane - Tim Raines
The People at Number 9 - Felic…

Recent Reads: Thrillers

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell (out now)
Thanks to the dominance of the psychological thriller in the book market over the last two years, I have been reading a lot of mysteries lately. And recently, they’ve all started to blur into one and I have been getting tired of them. Enter this book. I Found You renewed my love for the genre and showed me that Lisa Jewell is one to read.

Right from the start I was hooked on this one. I really liked how the book went between different people and their parts of the story. Then when the book picked up in the past in the second part, I really didn’t want to put it down. I spent the majority of the book playing detective, trying to piece it all together before the book did it for me, which I absolutely enjoyed in this one. Jewell gives you just enough in each chapter to move the story line along and keep you absolutely hooked, wanting to know what happens next.
The Child by Fiona Barton (release date: June 27)
The Widow was a wonderful surprise, the firs…