I’m definitely late in posting this! I forgot if I’m being honest haha.
My April TBR is too big. I already know there is no way I will read all the books. 8 books in one month is way too much. That’s two books a week and I’m already on week two of April and I haven’t finished any of them! I am struggling with the problem of too many books I want to read and not enough time. Anyways here’s the list, we will find out at the end of the month how many I managed to read!
Neuromancer – William Gibson
This is the first book in the Sprawl Trilogy, first published in 1986. My husband got me the whole trilogy for my birthday because he has read them all and wants to discuss! It’s definitely not my usual genre, it’s a cyperpunk future novel that has a lot of tech in it that I’m honestly struggling with. But I will power through!
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
This one was recommended by my friend Claudia. This is set in the Victorian Era and it apparently reads like a fairy tale. Cora and her son move to Essex and she soon learns about the magical sea beast that is rumoured to have returned after 300 years. Cora is immediately interested in discovering the true nature of this legend.
The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
I’m reading this one with a group of ladies on Instagram and we are having fun discussing our theories. This is a thriller that came highly recommended by my friend Kylie. I’m enjoying it a lot, I even bought a few more thrillers to add to the TBR for later.
The Alice Network – Kate Quinn
This is a historical fiction set during World War 1 and the after math of World War 2. It follows two women searching for answers that eventually come together and help each other. This one is on my 2019 reading list and I’m really looking forward to it.
A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
I’ve been seeing this series all over Instagram and Goodreads. So I’m really looking forward to starting this one. It’s about parallel universes and magicians that are able to travel between them. One such magician is Kell who is basically a smuggler, receiving high pay for helping people who can’t travel through the universes. But eventually he gets in trouble and he has to help save all the worlds!
Adrift – Tami Oldham Ashcraft
This is based on a true story about a woman and her fiance whose sailboat was wrecked in a hurricane. She wakes up after the storm and the boat is ruined and her fiance is gone. She manages to sail to safety with no mast and no motor. It’s a story about survival and love. It’s also on my 2019 reading list.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – Kim Michele Richardson
This is my first ARC! Harper Collins Canada sent me this advanced readers copy so thank you to them. The release date is May 7th. The book is set in 1930’s Kentucky. It follows Bluet, one of the last blue skinned people of the area. She joins the Pack Horse Library Project to bring books to the hill people. But they don’t trust the blue-skinned people and she deals with prejudice and hardship. But her belief in the power of books keeps her moving forward.
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
This is our book club pick for April. Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love was one of my favourites from university. This book is all about harnessing your creative power and including more mindfulness and passion in your everyday life. I’m hoping this will inspire me to get more creative with my writing.
Wish me luck!!