I was going to keep this list fairly short, because I’m hoping to have a full-time job by the end of April, and I’m not sure if I’ll have the time (or, let’s face it, energy) to make reading a real priority this month. BUT, really, a short reading list wasn’t going to happen, mostly because I have a ridiculous amount of books I need to read and review. Seriously, I can’t say no when publishers offer to send me books. It’s a problem (albeit a good one). And, since the last ARC I read turned out to be one of my favorite books, it’s only going to get worse.
Anyway, these are the books I am hoping to read in April:
Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I recently read – and absolutely loved – Backman’s A Man Called Ove. So I was especially excited to see that his newest novel was available to request as an e-galley, and immediately got myself a copy. This book will be out later this month, so expect a review before then!
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Random House was kind enough to send me a copy of this book, a historical fiction novel inspired by the real story of a group of women who worked together to support concentration camp survivors in New York after World War II. I think I’ve mentioned before that, while I’ve read a decent amount of WWII fiction, I’ve read very few books about the aftermath of the war, so I’m really excited about this one.
The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera. It’s been a while since I’ve flexed my creative writing muscles, so I’m hoping this book will serve as motivation.
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake. This is an upcoming young adult novel about girl trying to escape a difficult home environment, and unexpectedly finds herself falling for another girl. I am totally not doing the synopsis justice, but it sounds great. I am planning on reviewing this one closer to the release date as well.
Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir. I loved Weir’s books in high school, when I went through a major historical fiction phase. And one of my favorite British historical figures is Anne Boleyn. She’s just so intriguing. This book comes out mid-May, but I’m trying to get ahead on my review books, because there are quite a few of them, so I’m hoping to read (or at least start) this in April. Because it’s a long one.
Out of the Fire by Nathanael Green and Evan Ronan. I’ve had this on my TBR since December, so it NEEDS to happen this month. I love Green & Ronan’s writing and this story sounds incredible, I actually just need to sit down long enough to really get into it. But it’s going to happen. I promise.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I keep hearing about this book, and it looks amazing! I haven’t read poetry in a while, so I thought I’d jump back in with this one. I’m hoping it’s a fairly quick read.
Finally, I am planning on participating in Tome Topple this month, but I’m keeping it really low key because (fingers crossed) I might be starting a full-time job right when the readathon starts since I only have one book on my TBR, I thought I’d include it here:
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I know I had this on my March reading list, but that was before I found out about the next Tome Topple. I read the first book in this series – The Name of the Wind – during the very first Tome Topple, and thought it would be fun to make this my Tome Topple read this time around. These books are perfect for this readathon, because they’re enormous, but go so quickly. I think I finished the first book in three or four day. I’m hoping this one is just as good.
I also plan on finishing some of the books I’m currently reading, namely Hidden Figures, which I am listening to on audiobook, and The Shadow Land, which I am hoping to have a review of up on Friday.
That’s it for this month! Let me know what’s on your April TBR (feel free to link your blog post down below). Have you read any of the books on my list?