4.20.2017

April Book Haul

I am OVERWHELMED with book options this month! The stack from the library is pretty darn awesome, I got THREE books with some credits at Book of the Month, a new ARC I'm OVER THE MOON about, and I decided to get back on the audiobook train thanks to a recommendation from Tara and the fact that Lincoln in the Bardo is narrated by ALL THE AWESOME ACTORS.

 I had been looking forward to Susan Meissner's latest - A Bridge Across the Ocean, as I THOROUGHLY enjoyed A Fall of Marigolds, and didn't realize it was being released in paperback. I got lucky and found it on my library's choice reads shelf and can renew it with impunity for three months! The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is everywhere I look and I'm super pumped to delve into the hype. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy, another YA, has been out for awhile. My interest was piqued when I heard that Disney is producing the film version with Jennifer Aniston as the mother. Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson was a prior Book of the Month pick that I passed on, but decided to pick up from the library and am REALLY enjoying right now! Many of my Goodreads friends have raved about The Nix by Nathan Hill, so I picked it up - which was rather difficult, as it's a good 600+ pages. I might just wait for the digital copy to come in (I put holds on both for most books to see which comes in first). 
For my April Book of the Month I chose Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. I never got around to The Lost City of Z, and this (true) story of the crimes against Osage Indian Nation sounded even more compelling. I added Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and finally came around to steeling myself for When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.
SQUEEE! Young Jane Young is the upcoming novel from Gabrielle Zevin, the writer of one my all time favorite books The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, and I got the ARC this week!

Other Digital Books in the Queue:
The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron (NetGalley ARC I just finished and it was GOOD!)
Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Tiny Little Thing and A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Audiobooks in the Queue:
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Ariel Levy
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders

As always, I am open to commentary and suggestions!

2 comments:

  1. I loved The Rules Do Not Apply and think it would be fantastic on audio! AND - I need to get my hands on Young Jane Young...I loved Fikry as well!

    You have a ton of great books coming up! Oh - and Killers of the Flower Moon was super interesting too!

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    1. Oooh, glad to hear you've already enjoyed Killers of the Flower Moon!

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