The Siberian American: Three Books I Read in April

Monday, May 7, 2018

Three Books I Read in April

Well, it looks like three books a month is the magic number right now. We spent most of April packing, moving, and unpacking, so I was glad to get even a little reading done. The good news is I liked all three reads, and I’m excited to share them with y’all.


The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin 
(c/o NetGalley)
Holly Martin is one of my favorite chick lit authors. The romance is sweet, and the beautiful sea village settings are always lovely. This one isn't one of my favorites of hers-I think it got a little repetitive-but I still enjoyed it and will read the next book in the series!


The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet 
(c/o Penguin First to Read)
It took me a while to get into this book. I don't think it's fair to call it a thriller-it's more of a drama. The plot was unique, though, and I really liked the second half of the book. The emotions were powerful and written so well. I wish the first half was a little shorter, but overall, it was a good read.


How to Walk Away by Katherine Center 
(c/o NetGalley)
This book really sucks you in. I would have definitely finished it in one sitting if that was possible. It's heartbreaking but beautiful. The plot is predictable, but it doesn't matter because the beauty in this book is how Margaret gets to the ending. I also loved how it is written as a reflection on past events-I think it really added depth to the story. This was my first Katherine Center book, but it won't be my last!


Favorite read in April: How to Walk Away

Linking up with Steph & Jana.

I love book suggestions. What have you read lately?

26 comments:

  1. I read a romance last month that I enjoyed but it also got a little repetitive. How To Walk Away sounds interesting. Adding it to my TBR!

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  2. How to Walk Away sounds good!

    I hope your move went well! I know you are glad it's over!

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  3. I keep hearing a buzz about How to Walk Away... the cover just is so pretty too with that BRIGHT

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  4. Wow!! you managed to move and still read three books!! that is awesome! I could barely eat when I moved, the fact that you read is amazing!!

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  5. I have heard good things about HOw to walk away!!

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  6. Love love love the cover of the first one.

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  7. I am so impressed that you read three books and still had so much going on! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  8. The first cover is really pretty.

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  9. Yayyyy I am so happy to hear of another person who loved How to Walk Away! My favourite book by her is Happiness for Beginners (great summer time read especially) if you are looking for another one :)

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  10. Adding How to Walk Away to my TBR!

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  11. YAYYYY i wanted to squeal when i saw how to walk away was one of your books this month! i'm so so glad you liked it. i second heather's recommendation - i loved happiness for beginners.

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  12. I received an arc of How to Walk Away. I'm moving it up on my tbr. The House Swap sounds interesting adding it to my list! Love the pictures of Anthony he is getting so big. Glad your move went well. Pam :)

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  13. That's the second time this week that I've seen How to Walk Away highly praised like this!
    Girl, if I was as busy as you I wouldn't have finished a single book! I WASN'T as busy as you and I still finished nothing. Lol

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  14. I read Kristen's review of How to Walk Away already and added it to my list. Glad you liked it too! I think I am in the mood just for something like that.

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  15. You and Kristen both talked about how good How To Walk Away was, so it’s definitely going on my list! The House Swap also sounds like a good read so I’m adding it too! I’m impressed that you were able to read three books this month with everything else that you had going on!

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  16. Just added How to Walk Away to my to read list. I'd normally say The House Swap sounds like my kind of read. However, I've been trying not to read too many suspenese/thrillers because I've found them to be disappointing lately.

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  17. This is the second rave review for How to Walk Away. I'm definitely intrigued now. I'm glad you liked all of these.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingtarsmag.net

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  18. I can't wait to read How to Walk Away! The other two looks pretty good too though!

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  19. I just published a recap of all the Young Adult books I've read in the last five months. I'm not consistent with doing monthly recaps of the books I read, so I've started doing recaps by theme whenever I get the chance.

    These books are intriguing! I'll have to learn more!

    Belle Brita

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  20. Glad you got some reading in despite the move! It's so hard to do anything when you're moving. It's kind of the worst. But I'm glad you got it done and that you liked your three books! :) I just read How To Walk Away over the weekend and also enjoyed it! I also read Happiness for Beginners this year and liked that too. It was lighter than How to Walk Away, but I enjoyed both books! :) I'll have to read Holly Martin book someday soon! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  21. I have been hearing all good things about How to Walk Away, totally adding it to my reading list.

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  22. Glad you were still able to get in some reading (with no major duds!) in the midst of moving. So good to have some downtime for yourself in all of that. Hope you guys are getting settled in well now!

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  23. I really enjoyed How to Walk Away!

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