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What I Read in April 2021

May 4, 2021

I definitely scaled back my reading this past month and I didn’t realize until I was writing this post. Between getting the second dose of the vaccine (which made me very sleepy for a couple of days) and the nice weather getting me outdoors more, I wasn’t reading as much. The books I did read […]

I definitely scaled back my reading this past month and I didn’t realize until I was writing this post. Between getting the second dose of the vaccine (which made me very sleepy for a couple of days) and the nice weather getting me outdoors more, I wasn’t reading as much. The books I did read this month were some of my favorites this year though. 

What I Read in April 2021

Everything I Read in April

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: I don’t know what rock I have been hiding under. This book came out in 2018 and is by the same author as Daisy Jones & The Six (one of my favorite books). It was phenomenal and I especially loved the dynamics of family, marriage, motherhood, and love in this book. I thought it was especially unique in comparison to a lot of other books I have read. 

The Bride Test: Initially I wasn’t into this book, but I powered through and ended up really enjoying it. This story follows a young woman, Esme, who is given the opportunity to come to America to meet a potential husband. She is from Vietnam and this chance could be the big break her family needs. The potential husband in question has no idea about this arrangement and has no desire to find a wife. These two find that love truly has no boundaries, not even across borders. I recommend this for a light summer pool read. 

What’s Mine and Yours: This book is one I am going to tell you to add to the top of your reading stack. It jumps between a few different timelines following families in Piedmont, North Carolina when a public school begins integrating a predominantly white high school. The character’s stories in this book were so powerful and complex. 

This month I have some exciting books to read. One of them is called Arsenic and Adobo which comes out this week, and we are reading this book for book club. If you are a Utah local and would like to join (virtually) please email me at beautifuldetour@gmail.com.

Here are a few other books that I am reading:

Anna K Away

If I Had Your Face

One by One

Joyful 

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