April Monthly TBR

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Jenn created Monthly TBR to show up the books you hope to get to within the upcoming month, and I love it. Feel free to visit her blog and join in! You know you wanna.

Hooray, April! My April pile is kind of huge, but let’s take a look at how I managed in March, mmkay?

March Monthly TBR completed

 

Woot! Look at all those red lines! The only one I never got to was Boneshaker, which is disappointing. Also I got about halfway through The Map of Time before I DNF-ed it. It just wasn’t holding my interest. In addition to the 8.5 books I read above, I also read The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding, The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green, and The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon. Take that, March!

Now, on to the April pile!

April Monthly TBR

 

Yes, that’s Gabby sniffing the books in that picture. Anything, from the top…

  • The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright – A general fiction pick that has been on my shelf for a long time now.
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare – My classic pick for the month! Cause I really want to see that Joss Whedon movie that’s coming out, but I want to know the story already. This is one of those wussy editions that has the layman’s English on the opposite page, cause DUDE Shakespeare baffles me sometimes.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingΒ – We’re already halfway through this for the HP readalong.
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde – Because I really want to catch up with this series!
  • Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines – Zombies and superheroes. I’m so excited to start this book.
  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – I’m really trying to make a dent in the amount of unread fiction on my shelves…
  • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy – This kid’s book looks so fun!
  • Nexus by Ramez Naam – This is a new sci-fi book that’s gotten a lot of really good reviews lately.
  • A Mercy by Toni Morrison – Again, fiction I need to read. Also, it’s really short.
  • Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman – A non-fiction pick. I’m reading this book right now. IT’S SO INTERESTING.
  • The Disaster Diaries by Sam Sheridan – This is a non-fiction about a guy trying to make himself as apocalypse-ready as possible.
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – And yet MORE unread fiction from my shelves. You guys, I have a problem.

OKAY, so this may seem like a lot. But there are TWO readathons this month (the Weekday Readathon and the Dewey Readathon), so you know, that’s why I tried to pick aΒ few shorter books. Plus I have a kid’s book in there. I’m optimistic!

I’m thinking about trying somethingΒ for May – only reading from my own shelves, no library books. Which will be SO hard, but I really need to work on reading some of the hundreds of books I already own. What do you think?

What are you guys hoping to read in April? Tell me!

~Sarah

 

 

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22 comments

    1. I didn’t think I’d be able to plan a whole month in advance, and it doesn’t always work (check out my February list, it was terrible!), but I’m surprised at how much I like it. I tend to get excited about books and buy them or borrow them, and then they sit around for a while and don’t get read – this helps me actually read them! Lol.

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  1. I would like to finish the Delirium series. I can’t wait for you to read A Mercy by Morrison. I did my big paper on her and read A Mercy this fall. It’s an interesting book. It takes a little while to get used to the writing.

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  2. State of Wonder! My book club was reading that months ago — it looked awesome, but I didn’t have the time to get to it. I’ll have to make time for it! And yay for Much Ado About Nothing! One of my favourite Shakespeare plays. πŸ™‚

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  3. That’s a pretty impressive pile! Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays — and I totally read the version that has the explanation on every facing page, no shame there. Once the insults make sense, they’re pretty hilarious, especially the banter between Benedick and Beatrice. In terms of my TBR list for this month, I’ve been meaning to read Cloud Atlas, which has been sitting on my nightstand for quite a while, and The Diviners by Libba Bray, since I loved the Gemma Doyle trilogy. We’ll see.

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    1. The Diviners was SO good! I’ve never read her Gemma Doyle books, but I read The Diviners and I was really impressed… it’s super creepy and intriguing and I totally can’t wait for the sequel πŸ™‚

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  4. Something Rotten is definitely one of the best Thursday Next books, but I love pretty much all that series. I must have read it three times and I’m not usually a huge rereader πŸ™‚

    I have The Marriage Plot on my TBR too. I was really excited about it when I first got it, but it kept sliding further and further down the list as I got knew books. You know how it is lol.

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