4.01.2015

On the Stack // April

I know I probably say this every month, but how is it already April?  This year is going by so fast!  I had an amazing Spring Break week last week – a big group of us high schoolers from my church went down to Arkansas to work on some homes for tornado victims and it was such a great time.  I have a lot to say about it, and I may decide to write a little bit on the blog about my thoughts during and after the trip because the words just keep coming!  I literally have so much stuff written on my phone about the trip – it's crazy (#problemsofawriter).

Anyway, I am here today to share the books I plan to review and read this month.  I am super excited about these two, and can't wait to dive into them!


First up, the historical nonfiction book that has been talked about absolutely everywhere in the last several months.  ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE is set during World War II, a time in history I am always interested in reading more about.  Since I had heard so much about it, I impulse-purchased it at Barnes & Noble a couple months ago, and I am not regretting it at all.  Anyway, though, I am excited to read it this month!  It's a fairly long book for me at 531 pages (my schedule is not so good with books of that length), but I've heard that it's a pretty quick read due to the short length of the chapters and the changing points of view.  I'm looking forward to it!  Look for a review during the second half of the month.  Amazon


The second book I plan to read this month came out a few years ago and when I found it at my library's book sale in brand-new condition for dirt-cheap, I picked it up, knowing next to nothing about it.  It's supposed to be good for fans of Downton Abbey, though, and so hopefully I'll like it.  I don't usually read this type of coming-of-age, marriage-for-money type stuff – especially after Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (hated that book) – but I'm trying to get out of my reading rut this year, and this one's a start.  Another longer book, but due to the subject material, I think it should go pretty quick.  Again, review up near the end of the month.  Amazon

And those are the books I hope to read and do a complete review of this month!  As usual, I will also do mini reviews of the library books I read last month, and those will be up next week.  Thanks for reading!  xo, Ella

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