April Reads

I am bringing you my April reads today.  This month was a little slower for me as we started soccer and softball so 6 out of 7 nights a week I am at a park for one or the other.  I do feel like the books I read this month although there were only a few, they had a much deeper meaning.

The Sun is also a Star

I heard good things about this book and really wanted to try it out.  The writer really draws you in by thinking you know what is going to happen and then the total opposite happening.  It was a really good read on how God has a plan and timing for everything and that you will always be at the right place at the right time.  I wish the book was a little longer or am hoping for a 2nd book because the ending was not my favorite.

The Magic of Motherhood

I absolutely LOVED this book.  Motherhood is hard, I mean really hard.  There are days where it is my favorite thing in the world, my kids get along, and I want 5 more kids.  Then there are days where I question my sanity and what I was thinking having 3 kids.  This book is filled with short little stories pertaining to many different aspects of motherhood, from loss to joy to dealing with hard topics.  Each story in the book is very relatable and you feel like you are BFFs with all the mommas who wrote in this book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has struggles with motherhood or who knows that being a mother isn’t easy.

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Only Love Today

Only love today is another easy to read book.  It is filled with short little excerpts which consist of 1-2 pages where there is something to look forward to or work on each day.  The stories can very easily tie into your life and make you think about things that you go through within life. The only thing I didn’t quite like in the book was that I am not a fan of paragraphs that have repeating beginning phrases, for example I am …. I am …. I am …. I feel like you could say I am and then list the words, it doesn’t need to be the same phrase used over and over and I felt that this book used that quite often.

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Time Keeper

Have you ever read a book that really makes you stop and think?  I mean really with what you are doing in your life.  I definitely have times in my life where I think about what I could have done differently or is there a time in my life that I wish I could “do over” or go back and change?  There are definitely moments that I wish I could take back but then when I sit and think about it, I don’t because that situation has made me stronger as a person or it has made one of my relationships in my life stronger.  The Time Keeper is definitely a good book where you are hanging on by a thread and you want to just shake the people in the book and you are cheering for them throughout the whole book. I am a huge Mitch Albom fan and he did not disappoint with this one.

What did you read this month?

Mel