I was in a contemporary mood for most of April and flew through so many contemporary novels on my eReader. I must say I am fairly proud of the amount of books I read in April because I haven’t been reading much and I thought that since I started a new job I would have even less time to read. But I have a pretty long commute to work and got a lot of my reading done on the train.

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton


This was the only fantasy novel I read during April and was one of my most anticipated reads for this year. This is the second novel in fantasy trilogy that draws its influence from Middle Eastern mythology and is filled with rebellion, djnn, magic and guns. If you haven’t read Rebel of the Sands yet, you really should. You can find my review of the first book here.

Confess by Colleen Hoover

I loved the way that Colleen Hoover combined art and story telling. It was a cry-worthy read and I fell in love with the characters. You can find my full review here.

The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

The love interest in this one is a best-selling author who finds his world turned upside down when his wife leaves him under the most heart-breaking circumstances. He meets a woman who helps him find his feet and inevitably they fall in love. Throw a in a couple of plot twist and you have a pretty gripping love story.

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton


A good friend on Bookstagram @meredith.mara was running a giveaway for this novel and I was lucky enough to be one of the winners. Thank you Meredith, this novel put me in such a contemporary mood. London Belongs to Me is about a young woman who moves to London to pursue her dream of becoming a playwright. It is filled with Fandom references and was a really fun read.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Marian Zapata

The is one of those slow burn romances that plays of the “marry him to help him get a green card” trope. I enjoyed the banter between the main characters and there is a secondary character that I just couldn’t help but love. It was a really fun read. Think rainy days under the covers kind of read.

The Air He Breathed by Britainy C. Cherry

The main character is covered in tattoos inspired by literature. That was enough to get me reading it. Haha. This is one of those super broody, super angsty romances. The dude is an asshole for at least 40% of the novel but it was fast past and intriguing enough to hold my attention and I ended up enjoying it. Both the main characters have lost their partners and they kind of help each other grieve. The plot twist at the end is rather surprising…

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur


Everyone needs to read this book at least once in their life. This was my second time reading it and there is no doubt that I will read it again many more times. Rupi Kaur’s poetry is so raw and honest. I feel like it perfectly captures what it is to be a women in this day and age.  It’s vivid and heart-breaking but also so inspiring.

April Wrap Up

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