April Reads 2023

April was a good reading month for me, but not a great one. My reading was just a little off in April.

April Reads 2023

I finished eight books in April but started at least ten others that I didn’t finish.

It wasn’t that the books were bad, I just haven’t been in the mood to read them, so I continue to pick up other books, looking for one that will catch my attention.

I also didn’t have any five-star reads this month. I liked the books and am glad I read them, but none were five-star reads.

That is fine, though. Some reading months are like that. Some weeks and months I read a lot and have several five star reads.

Other months are like April, which was a good reading month, but at the same time, it wasn’t the best reading month.

April Reading

Click on the title of each book for a full review.


A Purely Private Matter

A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde. This is the second book in a historical mystery series set in England. I enjoyed book one more, but book two was good enough that I plan to read book three.

Lord Edgware Dies book review

Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie. This is book nine in the Hercule Poirot series. I listened to this one on audio, which has become my favorite way to read Hercule Poirot books.

The Turtle House book review

The Turtle House by Amanda Churchill. This is a historical fiction book set in 1940s Japan and 1999 Texas. I loved the grandmother-grandaughter relationship in this book.

All We Were Promised book review

All We Were Promised by Ashton Lattimore. This historical fiction book is set in Philadelphia in 1837 and follows Charlotte and her father, who escaped from a plantation in the South. 


The American Plate book

The American Plate by Libby H. O’Connell. This was a fun read. It was a look at one hundred different foods and their history in America.

The Sniper book

The Sniper by Jim Lindsay. This was probably my favorite book that I read in April.

Chuck Mawhinney was a Marine during Vietnam. He was the Marine’s greatest marksman. The Sniper is his story. It is not a detailed account of Vietnam. Instead, it is part of one man’s story of his time in Vietnam.

It is a war book, it is not an easy read, but I think it is one well worth reading.

Christian Nonfiction

Every Woman A Theologian

Every Woman A Theologian by Phylicia Masonheimer. Many people are going to disagree with my review of this book. A lot of people love this book. I understand why they do, but I am not the target audience for this one.

27 Summers

27 Summers by Ronald Oliver. If you enjoy memoirs, this is good. It is the story of Ronald Oliver’s life before, during, and after prison. It is a powerful story of how God can change lives.

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