April 2019 Reads

Take a look at all the books I read in April 2019. I was in the midst of my full-time student teaching, walking a mile each way every day, so I was progressing through audiobooks at a good pace. Definitely still on track for my goal of 24 books in 2019!

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Stats

Number of books read: 2 📘📘

Print books: 0

Audiobooks: 2 🎧🎧

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star books: 0

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 star books: 1

⭐⭐⭐ 3 star books: 1

⭐⭐ 2 star books: 0

1 star books: 0

😍 Favorite book: The Roanoke Girls

☹️ Least favorite book: All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

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3 stars ⭐⭐⭐

Read from April 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019.

I loved the premise and the plot of this book. It was told backwards, day by day as the story of a connection between a missing girl now and a missing girl 10 years ago, which meant that the characters constantly know SO MUCH MORE than the reader. This makes the story suspenseful and unnerving. I loved the way the plot points came together and the way the mystery unraveled. What kept this from being a four star read was the writing style. It often felt like the author was pausing to interject a philosophical prelude in order to really drive home the theme. The plot-driven parts of the book were well written, but the philosophical musings took me out of the story and annoyed me when I was eager to get to the bottom of the mystery.

**read as audiobook**

Read my Goodreads review here.

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

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4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read from April 14, 2019 – April 25, 2019.

This book was seriously MESSED UP but wow it was a great read. What would normally be the twist was revealed much earlier than I would have expected so it was interesting to see the way the story unfolded from there. I think the author did an amazing job keeping it suspenseful and interesting as well as peppering in other little “reveals” throughout the book.

**read as audiobook**

Read my Goodreads review here.

Have you read either of these books? Have any suggestions for books I might like? Leave a comment down below!