What I read April 2016

May 14
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I want to try and share more books here so I figured the best way to start would be by just telling y’all about the books I read each month.  This is the second year I have participated in the Goodreads Challenge.   Last year I challenged myself to read 35 books and I ended up reading 56.  This year I am challenging myself to 50 books.  So far I have completed 16.

I read a variety of books and genres so what you see here one month could be totally different from the next.  This month I read a lot of popular adult fiction, but next month I have a few self-help type books and teen books lined up.  Have a book you think  I’d like?  Let me know. Comment below or email me.  (Amberdownsblog@gmail.com)

Anyways, on to the books!

The passenger by Lisa Lutz

The suggestion for this book came from a Facebook group I’m in.  It was suggested for those who enjoyed The Girl on the Train.  Although it wasn’t as good as The Girl on the Train, it was still a very good read.  I enjoyed the story as well as the twists and turns.  This is a fast paced read with enough action to keep you interested and only a little romance.

This book is about a girl who finds herself running from a crime she did not commit and finding herself in a constant struggle to become someone new while also dealing with a checkered past.


Me before You by Mojo Moyes

Me before you has been a popular title for a few months now and will be released as a movie on June 3rd.  (I am still on the fence about it.)  This story follows a girl who lands a job as a caregiver for a quadriplegic  who has lost the will to live. This is romance, tear jerker, and a great piece of insight into life as or with a quadriplegic.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I’ve been a Rainbow Rowell fan ever since I read Eleanor & Park in early 2013.  Although she writes both Adult and YA titles I generally have enjoyed her YA titles better.  Although this isn’t my favorite book by her, i still enjoyed it. The novel is about a woman who is a writer for television and has lost the connection with her husband.  The couple find themselves staying at their respective parents’ homes for the holidays and only communicate via the phones they used as young adults.  Although this book is a little slow, the surprising twists keep me interested until the end.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

After hearing about her books from multiple people I read my first Colleen Hoover book (Confess) in April. Although her books are a little more on the romance side than what I usually read, I really do like her books.  Colleen Hoover (CoHo) is what they call a New Adult author.  Her books are geared at twenty-somethings, or those of us who wish we were.  They. deal with life and relationships in the real world.  November 9 is the story of a girl who is trying to do what she can to get away from the event that changed her life only to find it is still very close to her.

I loved this book.  It, along with Confess, are are type of books you don’t put down until you are finished.  I read them on my Kindle and only stopped to charge the tablet.  (First world problems.)  The book was emotional, and intense but was a great way to step away and get completely wrapped up in a book.

Anyhoo, I hope at least one of these sounds good to you.  What did you read in April?  Share below!

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