I couldn’t believe the calendar today! Is it really the middle of April already?! It’s that time again – time to dish on all things literature, and to learn what everyone has been reading this past month! I love Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Twitterature link-ups, where you can find short book reviews – Twitter-style. Grab a glass of lemonade, enjoy the spring breeze, and check out all of the wonderful links for some great book reviews!
Here are the pages that I’ve been turning since last month’s link-up…
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, by Gary Vaynerchuk – I’m still a social media newbie, but he sure does know his stuff! #itsascience #whoknew #brainoverload
Sun Shine Down, by Gillian Marchenko – Y’all, I am so happy that I found Gillian Marchenko through Addie Zierman’s blog. Gillian’s exquisite memoir takes you on her journey of giving birth in Ukraine and finding out that her little Polly had Down Syndrome. I read her story in one day. #pickofthemonth #newfavorite
Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell – So much buzz surrounding this book! Raw, heartbreaking, vulnerable – I felt as if I were in the same room with these characters as their friendship grew. Some of the plot twists were difficult to read – I wanted so much to protect them. #haveKleenexhandy #Rainbowisthecoolestnameever #hopetheydontmessupthemovie
What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved, by John Mullan – This book is for the über Jane Austen fan. Full of info that this bookworm had never even thought to consider. Ever wonder about the weather in her books? Why she doesn’t describe her characters’ looks? Why Mr. Collins is always so much older in the movies than he is in the book? #EncyclopediaforhardcoreAustenites #nevercaredabouttheweather #endedupflippingthroughmostofthebook #mademewanttoreadAustenagain
To Be a Friend is Fatal, by Mark A. Johnson – What I read of this book was really good, but it is just too close to our next deployment for me to keep reading. Body armor, mortar shells… Not what I should be reading right now, but I’ll pick it up again once my Beloved comes back after his deployment. #militarywifeproblems #wishIwasstronger
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer – I listened to this delightful book on my long road trip last weekend. Written entirely in letters, it was a refreshing style of storytelling woven seamlessly with historical details! #finallygaveitawhirl #sogladIdid #audiobookwasfantastic
Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan – I started listening to this book on the last leg of my road trip. Father to five kids, hysterical and laugh out loud funny, Gaffigan’s parenting humor was wonderful company in the car! I’m less than half-way through the CDs, but I’m hoping that the rest of the book is just as funny! #ifyouneedalaugh
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery – Oh, my favorite Anne-Girl. Reading this book has taken me back to when I first discovered Anne Shirley. I was probably in 2nd or 3rd grade. I’m falling in love all over again with Anne, her friends, and her Island. #stayingupwaytoolate #ifyoullonlycallmeCordelia #Carrots
That’s what I’ve been up to so far this month! What have you been reading? I would love to hear all about it! I’m always looking for new titles to add to my GoodReads list! I enjoy meeting new kindred (book-loving) spirits, and I would love to stay in touch! You can find me here, on Facebook, and Instagram. You can also find the new Book Lovers Unite group board that I started on Pinterest!
Wishing you a wonderful book-filled April,
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