Book Review: April 2020

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This book review snuck up on me!  While I am pretty good about knowing what day it is, the weeks just tend to blend together.

Surprisingly, I haven't been reading much.  Usually books are my escape, so I would have thought I would be reading up a storm right now.  But, that hasn't been the case at all.  That said, I did read four books since last month's review.

Undercover by Danielle Steel.  My grandma really enjoy Danielle Steel, and since we tend to have similar taste in books, I thought I would give one a try.  It took me a little bit to get used to the style of writing, but I did enjoy it!  It started with the two main characters and each of their respective stories.  I was hooked, because I really wanted to know how and when they would intertwine.  There is suspense and love - two things which I really enjoy in a book.

Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb.  I really need to figure out how to check out e-books from the library, because I am missing this series!  I am still really enjoying it, and always look forward to the next book.

The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton.  I am not exactly sure how I found this book, but after reading the summary, it had me hooked.  A woman inherits an old B&B from her grandma, and while renovating the old home, she learns things about her grandma that she never knew.  And in turn, discovers what she actually wants, too.  I thought it was a good book, although I feel like the main character took a little too long for my liking to admit to herself the live she wanted to live, haha.  

The Day I Disappeared by Brandi Reeds (read via NetGalley).  Once the library closed, I started to look into other ways of getting new / different books.  It's been awhile since I read any type of thriller like this, and I remembered why I enjoyed them so much.  They keep you guessing!  A woman was abducted as a child, but mysteriously returned a few months after.  She has no recollection of her time away, and tries to move on with her life, until as an adult, she is called upon to help look into other abductions.  The book took a bit for me to get into, but once it got going, I just had to know what happened!  It was quite twisty - I kept thinking ok, it is this person, and then I would think it was another person.  If you can push through the little bit of slowness at the beginning, it will not disappoint!

Right now I am reading Open Book by Jessica Simpson.  I was a fan of hers growing up, but really didn't know much about her life.  I am only just a few chapters in, but goodness, it is so interesting.  It's a great reminder to not judge others - you have no idea what they have gone through or what they are going through.

Linking up with Steph.

14 comments

  1. I've always liked Jessica Simpson so her book is on my list. She always seemed the most down to earth out of that music era.

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  2. The past few years I found Danielle Steel and I really like her latest books. I can't wait to get my hand on the Jessica book.

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  3. I read the Hideaway waay back when and enjoyed it too. I have been a Danielle Steel since high school and while I'm getting kind of tired of her writing style I just can't seem to pass by them whenever I see one!

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    1. I can totally see that - sometimes when I read too much of the same author close to each other I get tired, even if it is some of my favorite authors!

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  4. I have the J Simpson book to read.

    I'm sort of intrigued by The Day I Disappeared.

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  5. i definitely don't think you're alone in the not reading so much. we're all just doing whatever feels good i think. i love that you read a danielle steel because of your grandma :) i've never read one of her books. girl!! getting ebooks from the library is so easy!! lots of libraries are doing digital memberships right now without needing a physical one first. if you already have a library card, you just need to figure out the program your library uses for digital - likely overdrive (or libby, or both) and then you just sign in to those with your library card and then link your amazon account and it sends it direct to your kindle (or kindle app), or you can open them direct in overdrive or libby on your phone or ipad.

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  6. I am not reading as much as I expected to either. It seems to be a common theme but it's not normal times either. If I just had more free time, then it would be different, I think. :D I am a diehard J.D. Robb fan and have read the entire In Death series (but not all the novellas) and they get even better. It's one series that I always look forward to reading and get the books as soon as they come out! The Day I Disappeared sounds interesting and knowing it starts a bit slow helps to set expectations. Adding it to my TBR.

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    1. Yes, it does seem to be a common theme! Ahhh I can't wait to get to the more recent books. They do seem to get better and better!

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  7. I'm with you - I actually haven't finished a book since early March and I just can't get into it. The Day I Disappeared sounds like a really great read! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. I've seen a few people who said they were pleasantly surprised by the Jessica Simpson book :) You do need to check out books online - my library does it and it's not hard at all (and I struggle with technology!). Enjoy your month.

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    1. I definitely need to do that. I just never set aside the time to figure it out. Gotta make it a point soon! :)

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  9. I LOVED Jessica Simpson's book. I always liked her growing up, but I was never a super fan or anything, but this book make me love her so much more. I can't believe the things she went through as a child, though. It makes me so, so sad.

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  10. I am reading Jessica Simpson's book too! I want to read the book about the girls disappearance.

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  11. I use to read Danielle Steele novels constantly!! It's been a long time...I wish I could remember my favorite. And this just reminded me I downloaded the audible of Open Book but keep forgetting to listen!!

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