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April TBR: no longer gathering dust

Hey y’all!

Finally, I’m not posting my TBR when the date is twenty-something of that month already! xD The reason for that is because I’m just generally excited about this month. I don’t have many ARC or other “obligation” reads, so I just lounged around my room and library pages to see what ones I want to settle into for the month. πŸ™‚ My reads this month are primary books I already own and haven’t read yet. Here’s the plan!

I own it, but I haven’t read it

Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan is a memoir of a woman told in segments based on the dog(s) she had in her life at each point. Now that I have a puppy for the first time ever, and live with a pet for the first time as an adult, I think I’ll be especially able to relate to this. It’s also a book I pegged in my Fast Forward Friday series a while ago, so it’s about time I started it! πŸ™‚

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith is a book that I completely forget the plot of but remember being intrigued enough to buy it from my favorite used book store when I found a copy. Now it’s on my shelf, and when getting the image from Goodreads I saw the words “princess” “witch” and “magic” so I think I was right and I’ll probably enjoy it. Going in somewhat blind for it though! πŸ™‚

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover — and pretty much anything by her right now — is wildly on fire with popularity for some bizarre reason. The things social media can do, eh? Anyway, it does sound like a good book, and I got a copy from Book of the Month and then never read it so I figure I might as well. xD

The miscellaneous bucket of others

These books all have random and totally separate reasons for me reading them this month, but they’re all on the list. xD

Well-Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave was a fast forward Friday feature of mine when it first came out (a while ago…) and I want at least one digital book this month to read when out and about! This seemed like a good fit. πŸ™‚

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton is a book that came to mind in my recent first-ever Top Ten Tuesday post for books with adjectives in the name. The first time I read this book was the summer I graduated college. I think I have changed a lotttt since then, and I’m curious to see how I read this book now compared to then. I also remember it being lightly haunting and slightly unsettling but in a gentle way. I can’t wait. ^.^

And finally, The Bone Orchard by Sara A Mueller is a book from my Fast Forward Friday post like two weeks ago that just came out recently! I was really excited for it and had a hold in at the library, which just came in! I’m so excited I got it fairly early, so I’m definitely diving into this one!

That’s the plan for the month! Let me know if any of these books are on your list as well. πŸ™‚


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9 thoughts on “April TBR: no longer gathering dust

    1. I would absolutely read that book! I couldn’t find any books with that title though when I looked xD there WAS some cool World of Warcraft figurines though!


      1. a shame you can’t read figurines, i would’ve liked to see reviews of those too!

        and not that i have some embarrassing encyclopedic knowledge of wow quests (haha as if) but dustwallow marsh had a quest that involved digging up an orc hand behind a shack, that’s pretty close to the (fake) title!


  1. It Ends With Us has always been wildly popular and I think it got boosted again this year cos a prequel came out (or will come out)? I haven’t read it but I’m definitely curious although I’m terrible with angst and CoHo is very angsty πŸ˜‚ I have Bloodleaf on my TBR too and although it’s not super hyped I’ve heard good things. I hope you enjoy all your reads πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. I’ve only read Verity by her before which I guess is a bit outside her usual vein, but yes, that was angsty! I’m so excited that you also have Bloodleaf on your list. I feel like it’s one of those fantasy books that never got traction, and I’m really hoping it’s a fabulous underdog that I can start pushing on people πŸ˜‰


      1. Ah yes, I know that feeling. 😐 Hopefully it works out with the book (or worked given that it took me a while to reply back, haha).


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