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It’s a new month and time for a new TBR (well, mostly). The month of March was the first time I made a TBR for the entire month. My efforts to keep to the schedule were relatively successful. However, there were some books that I didn’t end up getting around to because midterms killed my reading pace. I am for sure reading all these books (and hopefully more) this month because:

  1. Yallwest & LA Times Festival of Books are in April which means getting some of these books signed. I like reading books before meeting their authors. I find it fairly pointless otherwise unless they are a debut author and it is their launch.
  2. I’m dying to read them!!!

Advanced Reader Copies:

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  1. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh: Young Adult, Retelling. I managed to snag an ARC of this through First to Read, which is a program from Penguin that can only be described as “Chaotic Evil”. Nevertheless, I got a copy so I’m happy. Flame in the Mist has been pitched as Feudal Japan meets Mulan. Release Date: May 16th 2017.
  2. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich: Young Adult, Romance. A book based on the premise of a girl choosing one of two boys while the one she doesn’t pick dies, but in the end the boys end up falling to each other? Yeah, I’m sold. I don’t usually go for Young Adult Spy novels. This was too much to resist. Release Date: May 16th 2017.
  3. Merely A Marriage by Jo Beverely: Historical Romance. It has been a while since I have read a HR that wasn’t a reread. Since this is a second chance romance, I’m super excited to get started on it. It’s bittersweet though with it being Beverley’s last book as she died late last year. Release Date: May 30th 2017.
  4. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate: Young Adult, Contemporary. A continuation from last month’s TBR list. I started Noteworthy last month, but got it with a major reading slump and couldn’t get back into despite loving the start. I have hope that with a new month I’ll be able to get through it enjoyably. Release Date: May 2nd 2017.
  5. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake: Young Adult, Contemporary. I heard there was F/F, so I requested it. It was that simple. Release Date: May 2nd 2017.

Already Released Books:

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  1. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera: Young Adult, Contemporary. It’s Own Voices for OCD and gay rep. I’ve been putting this off, but I’ve finally recovered enough from More Happy Than Not for Adam to murder me again.
  2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: THE Young Adult book of the year. It was inspired by Black Lives Matters. I’m actually going to be able to read it this month. I’m so ready for it.
  3. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy: New Adult, Sports Romance. I’ve been reluctant to read this one just because it is championed by so many of the cishet female new adult readers who say they only read M/M. I have previously read books by both Sarina and Elle and am hoping they impress me with this one.
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon: Historical. I started this in February. It is amazing, but I have been having trouble reading hard copy books at the moment. I’m going to finish it up towards the end of the month.
  5. Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance. I actually started this book last month, I just haven’t had the chance to finish it. It’s about a Filipino girl who finds out that her visa has expired right before she starts to make plans for college.

What books do you want to read this month? Any of the same ones as me, or something completely different?

10 thoughts on “April TBR

  1. OMG The Flame in the Mist!! I requested a copy and they never got back to me. I hope you love it! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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  2. lacyliteracy says:

    Thanks! I really want to end up liking it.


  3. Ooh, I loved Noteworthy (probably my favorite read of the year so far), History, and THUG. I’m really interested in How to Make a Wish, The Love Interest, Flame in the Mist, and Something In Between– I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them. Good luck with your TBR, and happy reading this month! 🙂

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  4. I loved History is All You Left Me! It was heart-breaking and completely devastating (it wouldn’t be Silvera if it wasn’t, right?) but so so worth it. Oh, and I’m reading THUG this month too (finally!) 🙂

    Good luck with the list!

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  5. I’m so incredibly excited about The Love Interest! And I read and loved both Noteworthy and HTMAW, so I hope you’ll love them too (:

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  6. I’m so excited for The Love Interest and Noteworthy! And I really need to get my hands on THUG soon!!! Can’t wait to hear what you think of them 🙂

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