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April 2020 Book Round-Up

As another month passes, another month full of reading and getting attached or not so attached to various characters has happened. Another month of struggling along joyfully (and not so joyfully) down the path to reading 50 books in 2020. At the time of writing this, I am 16/50.

This month, I was lucky enough to read 4 books. Everything is Figuroutable by Marie Forleo, Open Book by Jessica Simpson, Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Guarding Temptation by Tailia Hubbert. So, as you may now I have only officially reviewed 2/4 books for the blog. Stay tuned my review on Open Book is coming soon, it actually is are social distancing, book club read so I wanted to be able to share with y'all all of the book club goodness that comes with one of those reviews, and initially, I never planned on reviewing Guarding Temptation, but scroll down for an extra bonus mini-review!

5 Star Book

The 5-star book for the month of April is Open Book by Jessica Simpson. Full disclosure here, I am not a Jessica Simpson fan. I am indifferent towards here but I think she makes cute shoes. I am also not a fan of biographies no matter who they are about. So when my book club decided on this as our social distance read, I was a little more than annoyed. But wow. This book ended up being incredibly well written and was a total page swiper (see what I did there) I found myself really getting into Jessica' Simpson's life story and this was one that was hard for me to put down.

4 Star Book

The 4 Star book for the month of April is Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid. If you have been following along with my posts for a while now then you know I am a Taylor Jenkins Reid stan. I love her books, her writing, and I have been working my way through all of her book catalog. However, I was not feeling this book as much. It was laced in so much sadness that it became a bit unbearable to get through. But in typical TJR fashion, I enjoyed other aspects and the types of philosophies that she writes about life and love.

3 Star Book

The 3-star book for the month of April is Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo. Let's keep it short and simple, I just wasn't feeling this one. I wasn't buying the whole everything is figureoutable philosophy of the book. Parts of the stories seemed a little far fetched for the average person to be able to achieve But I did like that the book includes clear exercises and do admit that perhaps I would have liked it more if I didn't read it on my kindle and did the exercises.

Ultra Bonus Mini Review - Guarding Temptation by Talia Hubbert

So, I was first introduced to Talia Hubbert as an author when reading, Get a Life, Chloe Brown. Of course, Talia Hubbert is becoming a fast favorite of mine because black author (check), romance novels with black women leads who are being loved on (check), always a win for me! So while playing around on good reads, as I slowly get through a book that's review is coming soon, I took a quick mini-break to read this little novella after it popped up on my Goodreads feed.

Guarding Temptation is a fun little story about a little sister of my best friend turned lover type of story. And let me tell you when these two main characters hooked up it was unexpectedly spicy, fiery, and downright dirty.....unexpectedly so. Therefore, if you are into intense little novellas this may be one for you. 3.5 Stars and perfect for an afternoon with a glass of wine.

Alright! That's it! See you next month for the May Book Roundup. I am already pretty excited for the books on my to be read list.

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