TBR 04.2019

I hope you are all enjoying the newness of April. I’m still recovering from the obnoxious jokes that were told to me on Monday by some of the kids I teach after school. April Fool’s is one of my least favorite holidays but I don’t have to think about that for another year!
Today’s post is a look at the books I’ll be reading for April and then a couple of shareable links of content I’ve bookmarked online. If you haven’t yet, click the blue button to read the Taking Inventory Series post I made on Monday. It’s in the middle-part of this post.
And as a friendly reminder, this month’s miniseries will be about environmentalism! 😀

TBR pile for April 2019
TBR pile for April 2019

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeymi

Children of Blood and Bone book cover
Children of Blood and Bone

I spend two hours per day commuting to and from work and school. When I start to lose interest in the podcasts I listen to or fun music, audio books are the next great choice. With the Potterhead Running Club Book Club (#PHRCBookClub) April’s book is one I’ve had on my TBR list for over a year.
Child of Blood and Bone byTomi Adeymi’s cover is wonderfully done and I remember reading the synopsis of the book, but I forgot most of it. I just wrapped up Name of the Wind for last month and it just ended on a thud for me. Looking forward to this book, for sure!

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

This text is an adaptation of Jane Eyre. It has a different writing style that takes a bit of time to adjust to. I’ve only got part two or fifty pages left before we move on to the next book.

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

As this will be the next book we read for my world literature class, I am glad to get to finally read this book. I own an older edition from my grandmother’s library. I tried reading this in 2017 but only made it 20 pages before I lost interest.

Mandala of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang Norbu

The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

All semester in our world literature class, we have been comparing original texts to adaptions. This book is an adaptation from Kim’s story. As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I’m curious to see how this book goes. I still have a bookmark in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 book of short stories and I hope to have them read by the summer. I actually considered reading it for April, but I opted in taking a break from Sherlock Holmes after I read Norbu’s story.

Alter Ego by Craig Groeshel

Alter Ego by Craig Groeschel

In February, a friend gave me a stash of books to borrow. This is the last of those books. If I get to this- awesome! If not, I can always save it for May. It’s a Christianity book I’ll at least get to read before bed.
Speaking of religious books, I also will still work my way through Learning How to Learn, which is a Sufism book that was given to me a few years ago. It’s a deep read and it takes some time to work thorough.

What I have book marked for later:

This is for all my screen writer friends: check out this link to understand screen writing format. I’ve always wanted to learn more about screen writing and this website ( helps explain certain things well. I might get to take a screenwriting class at some point, so this helps me prepare for that future class.
Check it out here!

What books are on your list for this month? I might add your recommend books to my endless TBR shelf. Thanks for reading this post and I’ll see you guys Friday!


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