I know we all say it but seriously, where did March go? As I’m writing this post the weather is very odd, we’re having bouts of snow flurries and then rays of sunshine. It’s windy and cold and the perfect day to do nothing else but curl up with a good book.
My TBR list for April is much shorter this month with only five titles that I’m putting on hold at the library. That being said, my March books still haven’t come in (the problem with requesting less “popular” books) so it looks like I will either get them all in at once or continue reading backlist books. I also start another ESL endorsement class next week, so I better get in as much pleasure reading this weekend before the homework starts piling up. Blurbs and links from Goodreads.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (April 5th/ 304p./ Knopf) is an “illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.”
The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff (April 12th/ 160p./ Knopf) is “The audacious, savagely funny debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness: a collection of stories that gives us a fresh take on adolescence, death, sex; on being Jewish-ish; and on finding one’s way as a young woman in the world.”
OCDaniel by Wesley King (April 12th/ 304p./ Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books) is a middle grade “brand-new coming-of-age story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder—until he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.”
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift (April 18th/ 218p./ Knopf) caught my eye by a friend I follow on GR. She doesn’t have a blog but I’ve found has similar tastes in books and reviews books so well I want to read everything she reads. It’s “a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then opens to reveal the whole life of a remarkable woman.”
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (April 19th/ 512p./ Random House) This modern re-telling of Pride & Prejudice is a risk for me. It’s long (I haven’t read a book this long in probably a year) and re-tellings have fallen flat for me. And it’s P&P, a most favorite and cherished book. It’s the fourth book in The Austen Project and I haven’t read any, but strongly considering this one. We’ll see…
Again, this is a short list for me this month but surely there are many more books coming out in April that have caught your eye.