Happy May! We cannot believe it is almost summer! *cough* That just means it’s almost time for all the summer/beach reads!!

We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.



There’s two books I really enjoyed in April. I’m planning to write a longer review for This Will Be Funny Someday, so that leaves me talking about Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson here. As a very loud, very shouty fan of the first book in this series, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (review here), I was quite excited to pick up the sequel. I was especially glad to grab my own copy from, because the production quality of the audiobook was (once again) top tier!! I really do love a full cast recording with background & secondary noises filling out the story. I also enjoyed the return to Fairview and all the familiar characters from AGGGTM #1 that popped up throughout Pip’s second detective tale. I do wish that Pip and Ravi had gotten more page time together because they are my favorite sassy teenage sleuth duo. Also, they are more entertaining and less anxiety-inducing than Pip doing dumb things all by herself. Good Girl, Bad Blood basically left me primed to exploded if “Bad Pip” doesn’t get more page time in book #3. I mean it’s literally titled, As Good As Dead, so were probably all good. I look forward to seeing Pip neck-deep in another mystery soon.


The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1)

I can’t really describe why but April felt like a weird reading month. I reread three books The Viscount Who Loved Me, and listened to Daisy Jones & the Six and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder on audio I read a lot of historical romance. Which were all a fun time. My FAVORITE was People We Meet on Vacation, but I’m going to write a full review so my next favorite was The Duchess War by Courtney Milan. This was my first book by her and I loved it! Her writing really stands out and I can’t wait to read more from her. I adored both our main characters and the dynamic Milan wrote was fabulous. There is also a Pride & Prejudice mention which is always a win in my book. I also appreciated how the Duke’s mom was given a complex storyline instead of just being reduced to someone who is trying to come between the characters. There are a few trigger warnings which I have listed in my Goodreads review if you would like them. This is not a flawless book, but this definitely enticed me to read more from Courtney Milan so it was a win for me. 

What were some of your top reads this month?  

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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