Books I Read April, 2018

I read a total of 27 books this month, two I DNF (which is super rare for me) and three were short stories. I was surprisingly disappointed with the books I read. Most of them fell into the okay category (2-3 stars). And the only reason I had any 5 stars is because I’ve been doing a lot of research into China for a book I’m writing, so I’ve been reading Chinese classics (which most definitely all fall into 5 stars). However, I’m almost all caught up with the Gaslight Mystery series, so there is that.

1 star

1 Star

Down the River Onto the Sea by Walter Mosley (released Feb. 2018) (DNF)
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1) by Amanda Quick (released May 2017)

2 stars

2 Stars

The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) by Kristen Painter (released 2015)
Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron #1) by Ashley Poston (released Feb. 2018)
The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell (released Feb. 2018) (my review)
Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery #1) by Sarah Graves (released Jan. 2018)
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg (released March 2018) (my thoughts) (DNF)
Parlez-Vous Murder (Stranded in Provence #1) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (released May, 2017) (my review)

3 stars

3 Stars

• “The White Ship” by H. P. Lovecraft (released 1919) (short story)
My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book by Faye-Lynn Wu & Aya Padron (released 2013)
Passport to Larkspur Lane (Nancy Drew #10) by Carolyn Keene (released 1935)
The Clue of the Broken Locket (Nancy Drew #11) by Carolyn Keene (released 1935)
The Message in the Hollow Oak (Nancy Drew #12) by Carolyn Keene (released 1935)
• “The Street” by H. P. Lovecraft (released 1920) (short story)
Winter Sisters (Mary Stutter #2) by Robin Oliveira (released Feb. 2018)
Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case (Jayne Frost #1) by Kristin Painter (released July 2017)
On the Spooky Trail: Travels in Supernatural Wales by Virginia King (Aug. 2017) (short story)
Lies That Comfort and Betray (A Gilded Age Mystery #2) by Rosemary Simpson

4 star

4 Stars

Murder in Murray Hill (Gaslight Mystery #16) by Victoria Thompson (released 2014)
Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities by Janis Herbert (released 2001)
The Echo Killing (Harper McClain #1) by Christie Daugherty (released March, 2018) (my review).

5 stars

5 Star

Murder in Chelsea (Gaslight Mystery #15) by Victoria Thompson (released 2013)
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #17) Victoria Thompson (released 2015)
The Book f Chuang Tzu by Chuang Tzu (translated by Martin Palmer) (released c. 350 BC)
False Black Power by Jason L. Riley (released May 30, 2017)
Records of a Grand Historian (the early years of the Han Dynasty) by Ssuma Chian (translated by Burton Watson) (released c. 94 BC)
Lonely Planet Shanghai by Lonely Planet (released May, 2017)

What books did you read this month? Have you read any of these books? Let me know down in the comments and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

5 thoughts on “Books I Read April, 2018

  1. Some nice selections this month! I like Nancy Drew and would reread at some point in my life, but I’m more of a Hardy Boys girl.

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