March dragged on forever, and with the coronavirus pandemic, time truly seems to be standing still. The silver lining to all that’s going on in our country and the world is that many of us book lovers have suddenly found more time to read on our hands. In fact, reading alone at home is one of the most responsible things you can do in these times! With that said, I’m only adding two books to my April TBR list as I have a few catch up posts to get out from March’s list, and as I said in my last post, I’m trying to keep nonessential cooking and baking to a minimum. But even though there’s only two books on this list, I’m super pumped to dive into them!
#1 Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
A while back, I discovered Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series, and I absolutely LOVED the first book. Thunderhead is the second book in the series, and it pretty much picks up where we left Rowan and Citra. Now more mature and through with their apprenticeships, the pair find themselves wandering down different paths in the Scythedom, navigating the ever increasing corrupt landscape of those who govern death. Meanwhile, the Thunderhead is the center of the world that controls all, except for the scythedom, but it seems to be having trouble staying within its own rules. Will this inanimate force suddenly find itself “human” enough to interfere for the greater good? I don’t know, but I’m psyched to find out!
#2 Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
As y’all know, I’m pregnant, and our baby girl will be making her appearance in a few short months (!!!). I’m currently going hard in the nesting arena, and I find myself most wanting to spend my time preparing for our baby’s arrival and researching what will become our new parenting reality soon. In that research, I came across this book. Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting is, I guess, technically a parenting book, but Druckerman, an American journalist, recounts her time spent parenting in Paris in a casual, conversational sense. Will it be a refreshing break from those parenting books that just seem to be 500 pages of lecture, or will it come across to laissez-faire to take seriously? I’ll be sure to report back, no doubt with a French pastry recipe accompaniment. 🙂
That’s all I’ve got as far as book reviews for April, but be sure to be on the lookout for other content coming soon! What are you reading this month? Drop your links below!
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