Literary Pursuits

What I Read in April

Not that I’m running behind or anything… but here is my reading list for April. Mostly a mix of historical novels with some dystopian thrown in.

My star ratings are according to GoodReads definitions:

  1. Did not like it
  2. It was ok
  3. Liked it
  4. Really liked it
  5. It was amazing

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission on your Amazon purchase. Also, most books I read and recommend are from a Christian worldview. I make no apology for that.

Review Books

A Strike to the Heart by Danielle Grandinetti

My Rating

Historical novel set in Wisconsin in the 1930s. Check out my post on Instagram.

A Rose for the Resistance by Angela K. Couch

My Rating

Part of the Heroines of WWII series, though each book is a stand-alone story. Read my review.

A Healer’s Promise by Misty M. Beller

My Rating

Book 2 in the Brides of Laurent series. Read my review.

Vintage Book

Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall

My Rating

One of my cousins told me about Aunt Jane at Christmastime. Highly entertaining! Not to mention, a fascinating glimpse of a bygone era. Apparently in the public domain because the Kindle version is free.

Speculative Fiction

The Bear by Jamie Lee Grey

My Rating

Book 1 of the Mystery Babylon series. Speculates on a possible future for America if things continue the way they are.

Eternal by J.P. Ramzy


Intriguing “left behind” storyline but it had some gaps that made it hard to follow. It’s the first in a trilogy but I’m not sure I’ll read the others.


Wisdom for Beekeepers by James E. Tew

My Rating

Rebecca picked this one out for me at the library when I asked her to get me a book on beekeeping. Maybe not the most complete book on the subject, but some good information.


The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

My Rating

Such a great story… and this is one that is further enhanced by the voices reading the audiobook.

The Economic Collapse Chronicles by Mark Goodwin

My Rating


I’m currently following a year-long Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app called Four Streams. It goes through the Old Testament once, the New Testament 4 times, Psalms twice, and Proverbs 3 times over the course of a year. These are the books I completed in April:

  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • Romans
  • I Peter
  • II Peter
  • Hebrews
  • James

What have you been reading recently? Any recommendations?


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