April Monthly TBR

March wasn’t too bad, I guess. I finished six books, and read a literal crap ton of comics. Good job, March. And as another plus, the weather in March wasn’t complete shit! No big snow storms, from what I can remember, and temps into the 50’s at one point I think. Come on, spring! I’m ready for sunshine and warmth. It’d be nice for running outside to be an option again.

 

Alright, so let’s look at the books I’m eyeing for April. I specifically avoided library books this time around – I want to read some of my OWN books, or at the very least, books on the subscription services I’m paying for. I’m doing a free month trial of Scribd right now, and I have to say, so far I love it so much that I just may cancel Oyster and Audible. I’ll do a post about it when the free trial is up.

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From left to right…

  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina – I’ve heard so much raving over what a great YA book this is, and this is one of the books that my Ninja Book Swap partner sent me!
  • The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty – I’ve never read Paul Beatty, and this sounds really good. One of the blurbs on the back describes it as “Laugh-out-loud funny and weep-in-silence sad” – I mean, that just sounds fantastic.
  • I Am Not a Slut by Leora Tanenbaum – I’ve been wanting to read this for a long while now. I’ve noticed lately just how frequent and casual slut-shaming is, and it’s kind of horrifying.
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed – I first heard about this book during the Book Riot Christmas gift rec podcasts, and I’ve had it on my wishlist ever since. I was super excited to find it while browsing around Barnes and Noble this past weekend.
  • Borderlands: The Fallen by John Shirley – I still can’t believe that there are Borderlands novels! Squealing with excitement.
  • White Cat by Holly Black – Con artists! Always good for fun reading, right?
  • High Price by Dr. Carl Hart – This is a memoir about the author’s experiences with drugs and his research on drug use. This is on Scribd as an ebook AND an audiobook, and I’m really curious to experience Scribd on audio.
  • The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu – The third Tao book comes out on April 7th!!! This is buy-it-on-the-release-date exciting.

Comics:

  • The Griff by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson – Yes, Christopher Moore wrote a graphic novel! And Scribd has it! Oh man, I bet it’s going to be great.
  • The Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca – Scribd has eight volumes of this! I’m hoping to read at least the first and second this month.
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and others – I was kind of waiting until the first volume came out to really dig into this series, but the first 9 issues are on Scribd, so I’ll give it a go now!
  • Manhattan Projects: Volume 5 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra – I ordered this at my local comic shop, so it should be in soon. This series is so weird and science-y and fun.
  • As always, looking forward to the newest issues of Bitch Planet, Rat Queens, Ms. Marvel, Birthright, Thor, and more…

I’m super excited about my picks this month. Here’s hoping that I get to at least half of them! What are you aiming to read in April?

~Sarah

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15 comments

  1. You know I love these posts and wish I wasn’t such a moody reader that I could do them, too! I hope you have a great reading month! And yay for the spring weather – it’s getting warmer here today (I’m talkin 50’s) and I’m pretty happy about it. Going for a run tonight!

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    1. Seriously, I get moody too. I’m lucky if I read half of my original pile! But it’s fun to do 🙂

      It’s supposed to be in the 60’s here today! I’m tempted to go for a run when I get home, but I have to run to the library too, so we’ll see.

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  2. Thanks for reminding me about Scribd! Right now is the perfect time to get a free subscription since spring break starts in a few days. Even with Scribd, I’m hoping to read more books from my physical TBR pile. Happy reading!

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    1. The last three books I’ve read were on Scribd… I should probably take a slight break and read one of my physical books now. Although I do still have an audiobook going on Scribd too… man, it’s so handy!

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      1. It is! I just wish there were more newer books on there. It would be a great substitute to going to the library and incurring library fines.

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  3. That’s odd. Thought I left a comment here but not seeing it now. Anyway, wanted to thank you for introducing me to The Lives of Tao series. Saw your post on Twitter about it and decided to give it a try.

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  4. White Cat! I think you will find it to be excellent reading! Same goes for The Invincible Iron Man — leaving aside my affection for Matt Fraction (which is considerable), it’s the kind of superhero story I particularly love, where the superhero loses the thing that makes him superheroic, and he has to figure out how to manage without it. Cf: Iron Man 3.

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