April 2023 TBR List

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 StewartPerilous Times by Thomas D. LeeBefore We Were Trans by Kit HeyamPoster Girl by Veronica RothThe Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna Miller

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!

7 thoughts on “April 2023 TBR List

  1. I loved the Bone Shard War and felt that it concluded the story brilliantly. It was a mammoth read though. I hope that you love it too. I have one ARC left to read for April but then I have 5 for May and I’ve stupidly requested 2 more!!!! I need to stop reading great reviews and then just having a quick look to see if the book is on NetGalley ?

    1. Oh good, another vote for The Bone Shard War! I’m about 100 pages in and I feel like her writing has gotten even better. I already liked it before, but it’s just clicking with me this time I guess. Good luck with your last ARC read…I hope it’s a good one!

    1. Excellent. I don’t think I’ve seen a negative comment about The Bone Shard War yet. Same for Fairy Bargains…for that one I have seen some middling comments about it…I wonder if I’ll feel similarly.

  2. I really do need to start The Drowning Empire series. It sounds absolutely fascinating to me. And I’ve heard great things already about The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill. Enjoy your April reads! 🙂

    1. Yes, you should! It’s got such a unique magic system. The last book comes out mid-April and then you can read them all at once!

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