April AVA Reading Challenge Update Part 2

This month I’m participating in the AVA Readathon Challenge with Bookshelves and Paperbacks. I listed the ARCs (advance release copies) of books I’m planning to read this month in an earlier post, and last week, I posted an update on what I’d read so far. This week I read a few more from the list, so I’m posting another quick update.

Here’s an updated list from the one I posted at the beginning of the challenge:

ARC Challenge Part 2

Note: I originally included Between the Lies by Cathy MacPhail by mistake, since it doesn’t come out until September 2017. I’ve replaced it with Shadow and Thorn by Kenley Davidson which came out in March and I haven’t managed to read yet. Also, you can see I’ve greyed out the covers of the books I read and talked about at my last update. Here are my reviews for Defy the Stars and Letters to the Lost.

What I Read This Week

Unblemished by Sara Ella
I wasn’t at all sure what to expect from this story. Thomas Nelson books have been hit or miss with me lately. The voice in this novel totally rocks. It’s different– much more immediate-felling than typical first-person narrative, but it gives El’s character a real punch and made the story a lot of fun to read.

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
I had put this one off because I worried it’d play too much to the typical good-girl-meets-bad-boy romance. Right from the beginning, though, I found Frankie to be deep and fascinating and love the stuff about street racing and the play between the two communities of the Heights and the Downs. All in all, I’m super glad I finally got this one read!

Up Next: The Falconer by Elizabeth May, which I’m super excited about, since Krysti at YA and Wine said she really liked it!

What about you?

Have you read a book lately from someone’s recommendation? How was it? Have you recommended a book to a friend recently? How did that work out?

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About Kasey Giard

Kasey is a mother, reader and aspiring author. When she’s not reading or writing, you might find her out on the water fly fishing, pretending she can keep houseplants alive, or talking with the family rescue cat.

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4 Responses to April AVA Reading Challenge Update Part 2

  1. Colleen says:

    I’m reading a non fiction book called Originals. So far, great!! I am hoping it pushes me to step out and do something not so status quo. We’ll see!!

  2. Great list! I’m reading Unblemished by Sara Ella next month. I’m really excited for that one!

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