April was a fairly slow reading month, so I only got through two books. It took me a full month to get through my first book, that I had started in mid April! Two books still ain't that bad, but I'm hoping to pick up my momentum in May.
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is one of my all time favourite authours, and I own and have read most of her books. This was actually her second book that she published, back in 1994! To be honest, I found the first half of this book really hard to connect with, and as a result I didn't find myself making time to read. However, I pushed through, and I was surprised to find that I did actually quite enjoy the second half! This story revolves around Paige, a young woman who was raised by a single dad after her mom abandoned her as a young child. History seems to repeat itself as Paige runs away from her husband and baby, on a mission to locate her mother after many years. As I mentioned, this story is hard to get into (Picoult's later works are definitely more compelling right off the bat), but in the end I did find myself enthralled.
Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter with Caprice Crane
This book was a birthday gift from my in-laws, and it's actually a signed copy! That's right, there's a pig hoof stamped on the inner page - way too cute. I didn't know much about Esther before reading this book, but now I'm following their Facebook and Instagram accounts and I'm in love! Essential, an animal lover takes in what he thinks to be a mini pig, but soon finds out that this pig is anything but mini. Esther grows to be 650 pounds, and captures her dads hearts. I really connected with this book, on many levels. The authors are from a small town in Ontario, like myself. They are animal lovers, and after raising Esther, they make the connection and go vegan. Now they run an animal sanctuary, which I'd really love to visit one day!
What's the last book that you read? I'm always taking book recommendations, please leave them in the comments below, or tweet me.