April Reading Challenge Adventures: Grab your next book now!

Hi there! This series shares Jessica Evans’ thoughts on her March and April book choices. She is the Certified Reading Specialist who runs the reading challenge.

Get inspired to pick up your next book soon!

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Last month I read….

March Reading Challenge: The Women by Kristin Hannah

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For the March reading challenge, I dove into The Women by Kristin Hannah. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1960s and the Vietnam War, this novel follows Frankie, an Army nurse grappling with the complexities of war and its aftermath. Her journey unfolds amidst a divided America and a nation struggling to reconcile with the legacy of Vietnam.

My thoughts? This book was an emotional page-turner, transporting me to a time I hadn’t experienced firsthand. It vividly portrays the struggles of veterans navigating post-Vietnam life and grappling with PTSD with minimal support. The story also sheds light on the sacrifices made by female service members who were undervalued compared to their male counterparts.

In summary, it was an eye-opening tribute to the courageous women who served in Vietnam. I’ve already shared my copy with my mom!

Pro Tip: Hide from your children to read a good book!

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For more historical novel ideas, see the March Reading Challenge Newsletter >>

This month, I’ll be reading…

April Reading Challenge: Good Enough by Kate Bowler

I undoubtedly live a life of imperfection, much to the irritation of any perfectionist!

So, for our April challenge, I’ve chosen an inspiring read: Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals For A Life of Imperfection by New York Times bestselling author Kate Bowler. With its brief daily excerpts, I aim to draw inspiration throughout the month and embrace the chaos of everyday life.

I read Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler a few years ago and found her reflections to be honest, humorous, and relatable.

Grab a copy and read along with me or find this amazing list of inspiring books for women.

For more ideas, see April’s Reading Challenge Newsletter >>

Kids Reading Challenge

April is National Humor Month (think April Fools Day), so kids are reading funny books for the reading challenge!

funny read aloud books for kids; April reading challenge

One of our go-to humorous books is It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles by Jack Prelutsky. I used to read this book often when I taught in the classroom. The short poems make it a great read-aloud when you are short on time.

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Listen to another funny read-aloud here and check out this list of joke books for kids for more ideas.

Happy Humorous & Inspirational Reading!

Jessica Evans

P.S. What have you been reading? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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