April Book Reviews

Before I share my April Book Reviews I want to give a shout out to another little reader.

Hank got an award at the library yesterday for reading 1000 books!! I am so so proud of my little reader. He loves to read with me night and day. He never tires of hearing a new story.

Our library has a program for kids to get them to 1000 books before kindergarten and this little guy nailed it!

They gave him his award, a crown, a ribbon and took his picture (they are hanging his picture in the library today and I can’t wait to go check it out). He was king of the library yesterday so I told the king he could have anything he wanted for dinner. The king choose McDonalds with a vanilla milkshake while watching Moana.

 Now I MUST have spent all of my time reading with the boys because I only have a MEASLY two books to share with you this month.

Along the Infinite Sea / Beatriz Williams

I give it 5 stars.

I have already talked about this book but I will continue to sing its praises. This book was astounding! I think I could read it 10 times in a row and never get tired of it. Williams is the best historical fiction author of our time.

The story jumps back and forth between the fall of 1966 in America and a pre-WWII Europe. The main premise is the story of a naive Annabelle who falls in love with a Jewish man who soon disappears. It is the story of star-crossed lovers but with twists, surprises and deceit. No one can take you back in time to truly feel the era like Williams. I beg you all to read this book.

Before the Fall / Noah Hawley

I give it 3.5 stars.

This is most likely because I was just coming off of a Beatriz Williams novel when I read this. Williams’s prose flow like poetry so anything else just can’t hold a candle. I thought the story was interesting and the plot was there, but the writing style was a little forced. Too descriptive to the point of verbose maybe.

The story follows the aftermath of a plane crash. The two survivors are a young boy who will now hold his family’s fortune and a “down-on-his-luck painter”. There is a ton of scrutiny as to the hows and why of the crash where so many prominent figures died but the true story is that of the survivors.

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  • Reply Tanya May 2, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Congrats to little Hank on his reading award…way to go! I really need to read Along the Infinite Sea! I have checked it out from the library before, but didn’t get around to reading it! Have a terrific Tuesday!

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 2, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Awesome job Hank! Such a great accomplishment and so sweet to see! Along the infinite sea sounds wonderful, thanks for the honest review and I just know if you love a book I will too!

  • Reply Allie @ agalnamedal.com May 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Umm I have zero books read for the month, so your 2 trump me any day! 🙂 Way to go, Hank! And that’s a testament to you as a parent- our students who are read to at home are much more successful in the classroom and beyond.

  • Reply Cara May 3, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Putting these on my list!

  • Reply Genevieve May 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    So I just loved Along the Infinite Sea… but I wanted more! I just love Pepper’s character and am wishing there will be more of her to come in another book!

  • Reply Erin Port May 3, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I have not read one dang book this month. I blame it on a new show we are binge watching – Poldark! Seriously! Yay for 1000 book award too, how awesome!

    xoxo ERIN

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