to read in april

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
I've been waiting forever for some of these books to finally become available at the library – yes, I am a slave to my library – and finally, finally, April is the month for reading! Come hell or high water, I am catching up on some of these books that I have been waiting on forever and making a lot of progress on my to-read list.

I decided to preorder A Court of Wings and Ruin from Amazon on Sunday because I couldn't resist that gorgeous cover. It's hard to buy new books en masse when you remember how heavy books are when you're trying to move from one place to another. I'm waiting for us to find a more permanent situation – soon, soon! – before I start stocking up on hardbacks again. I already have the IKEA shelf picked out and everything. I've been holding off on ACOWAR for a couple of weeks (even though the preorder price on Amazon is a delightful $15) but finally decided I can add one book to my shelf. Just the one.

My reading list for April is an eclectic bunch, but this is the month I'm finally reading a few books that I added to my list back in January! I've caught up so much on my long-time TBR books from Goodreads that I can finally start digging into March and April releases as they are released or as my library adds them, but I still have some catching up to do.


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | FINALLY, this is in my hands! I've been waiting for weeks and weeks to get this one from the library – at one point I was #194 in line! – and I can't wait to read it. I've heard so many amazing things about it.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood | Another long-awaited read. I think I added this one just a week after The Underground Railroad. I thought it wouldn't take nearly this long to get off the hold list, but here we are.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber | Another one I was way optimistic about – I thought I would get this one back in February, but it took until this week for my name to come up on the hold list at the library. Caraval is the perfect mystical, fantastical story for me this month. I haven't been able to get enough of fantasy so it's taking a lot of restraint to read the first two books before I tear into this one. 

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | I am terrible and unkind to Leigh Bardugo but every time I check out one of her books, I renew it at least twice before I finally make the commitment to read it. Sometimes I even have to return it and check it out again. I swear, it's nothing against you, Leigh. 

Marlena by Julie Buntin | Pat signed me up for Book of the Month Club for Christmas and as a thank you, I am two months behind on my three-month subscription. I wanted to sign back up after my subscription expired but feel like I need to catch up on the books I got from February and March before I get too ahead of myself. I really loved the synopsis for Marlena (although it was so long ago now that I don't remember what it is).

The End of Oz by Danielle Paige | The much-awaited fourth book in this series! I have a rocky relationship with the Dorothy Must Die series but I have to know how this ends. Is the fourth book the last? I don't even know, but I'm ready.

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