I’ve already read two of the three advanced review copies (ARCs) I received for April releases. But I still have plenty left to read, as we all do! My April 2023 TBR list is a combination of April and May ARCs along with a library and backlist book.
As always, I’m sure I’ll throw other books into this list on a whim, too. Lately I tend to have a nonfiction book as a backburner audiobook for when I do mundane household activities. I also have a novella and graphic novel checked out of the library at the moment.
THE BONE SHARD WAR by Andrea Stewart: This is an ARC and the conclusion to The Drowning Empire trilogy. I haven’t read any reviews in detail yet. But I did see some positive reactions to it. So I’m excited to read it this month and see what’s in store for Lin. I started it already and so far am really enjoying it.
PERILOUS TIMES by Thomas D. Lee: This is an ARC for May, but I thought I’d get a head start to allow myself more mood reading time next month. It’s an Arthurian retelling that appears to have a modern setting. The Arthurian character POV is Sir Kay, which will also be a new perspective from which to read.
BEFORE WE WERE TRANS by Kit Heyam: This is a library book that I need to read sooner rather than later. I haven’t checked to see if there’s a waitlist for it, but there was one when I requested it. Anyway, I hope this is an approachable read. A couple of years ago I tried to read a similar book about trans history, but couldn’t get into it because it was so dry. I make no promises I’ll be able to finish this one, but it’s worth a try! I started it and at the moment it’s a slow read because it’s just heavy enough on an academic style of writing that I have to take my time. So I foresee needing to go through at least another round of holds at the library to finish this.
POSTER GIRL by Veronica Roth: I received this in one of my book subscriptions. I have a feeling this is one I probably won’t reread. So I’d like to read it and then possibly remove it from my collection. I have a stack of unread book subscription deliveries and I really need to make a dent in them. It’s “a dystopian novel about one woman’s desperate search for a missing girl…and the dark family secrets she uncovers along the way.”
THE FAIRY BARGAINS OF PROSPECT HILL by Rowenna Miller: This is an ARC that hit shelves at the end of March. I opted to read it later so that I could finish my e-galleys by their publication date and keep my NetGalley percentage “happy.” It’s an “enchanting historical fantasy about sisterhood and self-discovery [in which] a woman does everything she can to help her sister escape her husband.”
A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas: This is the next book in my buddy read adventure with Chris. Thankfully it’s a novella, so hopefully I won’t fall too far behind this time. I’m definitely enjoying rereading these books, but wow, I forgot how long SJM’s books are! A novella is a welcome change of pace.
Are any of these books in your April 2023 TBR list? If so, let me know!