April Reading List
14. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins (Apr 1) *e
This still stands as one of my very favourite books. After seeing the movie, I spent so much time discussing the book/movie differences with my friends and co-workers, that I finally had to just read the book again. And I loved it just as much the second time around.
15. Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano (Apr 4)
I loved this book! I can’t seem to get enough dystopian fiction these days, and even though some of the world-building was rather implausible, I still devoured this book. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
16. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (Apr 23)
I was so excited to read this new fantasy series about witches that was actually aimed at adults. Especially after meeting the author and finding her to be completely awesome! Unfortunately the book just didn’t live up to expectations. Stereotypical characters, choppy dialogue and unconnected plot points made it a struggle to get through.
17. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Apr 28 )
Another wonderful John Green story. He never fails to make me laugh, cry and fall in love with his characters. Be forewarned though – this book will make you sad. Thankfully I went to a party right after I finished reading it, because my friends brought me out of my deep TFIOS depression!
18. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth (Apr 30)
I loved this book the first time around, and when its follow-up Insurgent came out there was so much going on that I had to go back and re-read the first book in the series. I loved it even more the second time! If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games and are looking for some really good dystopian fiction, I highly suggest giving Divergent a try!
May Reading List
19. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth (May 5) – Full review here
20. Under My Skin (Wildlings #1) by Charles de Lint (May 22) – Full review here
21. Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6) by Sophie Kinsella (May 28)
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Shopoholic book, and I was looking forward to revisiting Becky and her crazy antics. At first I found myself annoyed with the fact that Becky has learned NOTHING after all this time, but once the story gets going I found myself really enjoying my visit back to the Shopaholic world.