Upcoming April Books

Here are some books in April that I’m looking forward to!

Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson. (Apr 5). Holy Michelle Obama! It’s time to see what the girls at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types are up to. Will there be shenanigans? Of course there will.



Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Apr 5). I would say I worship at the altar of Seanan McGuire, but honestly she scares me a bit. In a good way. But really, I love her prose and wit and expect no different from this novella.



Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Apr 12) – Do I really have to say much on this one? This is going to be a hardback purchase so that I can dream one day I will get Lin-Manuel and cast to sign it.



The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. (Apr 26). I keep finding myself picking up YA fantasy novels! The addition of this being inspired by Indian mythology is pretty much extra catnip. I love retellings and if I don’t know much about the source material it leads me to research (said as I cackle and rub my hands together Mr. Burns-style).

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2) by Renee Ahdieh. (Apr 26).  I can hear my friend Janani squeeing from Chicago. I have yet to actually read the first book in the series which is based on 1001 Arabian Nights (remember what I said about retellings?), but I know I’ll have read it before this one comes out. I have a plan, guys. Why are you laughing? Come back…



How the Duke Was Won (The Disgraceful Dukes, #1) by Leonora Bell (Apr 26). This is a debut author who I’ve heard good things about. Even though I’m not a huge fan of ladies vying for the attention of a guy, I’m interested to see how the concept is going to be applied here especially since the heroine is supposedly not who she seems.



What books are you looking forward to in April?


Upcoming February Books

Thanks to the #24in48 readathon last weekend I made a gap on my bookshelves. You know what that means, right? Time to fill that bad boy up. Looking ahead to February, let’s see what I have on my “looking-forward-to shelves.”

  • Grave Visions (Alex Craft #4) by Kalayna Price (Feb 2) – This one will be a digital buy so let’s keep looking.
  • The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee (Feb 2) – I can’t tell you how excited I am for this one. I was super jealous of everyone who got their hands on an ARC.
  • The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick (Feb 9) – This one seems like it’s going to be an interesting read.
  • In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri (Feb 9) – Lahiri’s first nonfiction book about her love of language. There is the possibility of beautiful prose here something not seen very often in nonfiction.
  • How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life by Ruth Goodman (Feb 15) – I need this in my life. Not that I’m going to go back in time to live like this because this was not a great time for being a lady (really there isn’t a great time for being a lady, is there?), but I adore the the Tudor stuff.
  • A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab  (Feb 23) YES YES YES. I will probably be settling down for a reread of #1 because this was a lot of fun.
  • Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep (Feb 23) Another digital buy since Urban Fantasy series can become…well prolific and take over all my bookshelves.

Are there any other books in February that I should be keeping my eye out for?