April To-Be-Read: Will They Live Up to the Hype?

There are a lot of popular reads in my stack this month

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From the spring review:

  • How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
  • The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende
  • My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (The Four Winds is the spring review book. However, they said anything by Kristin Hannah was good, and this is what was available.)

Also on my TBR list this month are:

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clark
  • Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Jones
  • Gutter Child by Jael Richardson
  • Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Worth the Hype?

Except for the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, which I started in March, I chose all these books because they garnered social media and book blog attention. So, I’m asking the question: are they worth the hype? I expect these books to be unique, appealing to any reader, and of course, to linger with me. If the cover says the book will haunt me, then it better haunt me. And some of the featured reviews on this month’s covers have some big promises to fulfill.

Yellow Wife:

How Beautiful We Were:

My Predictions

Based on recommendations alone, I think my three favourites will be:

  1. Gutter Child
  2. The Soul of a Woman
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