What We’re Excited About: April Books!

Happy April everyone!  It’s been a crazy few months and we haven’t had time to post as often as we used to but we’re slowly starting to come back to the blog and what better way to celebrate our return then with a list of the best books of next month?  So, here is the list of books that are at the top of our TBR shelves for April.


Becky’s List:
35297469.jpgStarry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Release Date:
April 3
I have been a big fan of Jenn Bennett since “The Anatomical Shape of a Heart”.  I love how she is able to write realistically flawed characters that make the reader root for them.  Plus, she always brings the swoon and sizzle in her romances.  I have high hopes for “Starry Eyes” which is about two former best friends, Zorie and Lennon, who get abandoned during a camping trip.  They have to work together to make it back to civilization and during their trek they may just become more than friends.  Sounds perfect to me. Plus, we need to acknowledge that gorgeous cover.


Sunny by Jason Reynolds35297562
Release Date: April 10
I am willing to read anything by Jason Reynolds.  Seriously, if he compiled and published his grocery list I would probably buy a copy.  I am beyond excited about the latest book in his Track series.  This time we learn Sunny’s story starting with his heartbreaking family history to his desire to dance more than run and how he learns to combine the two things he loves.   This book is all about growing up which are the stories Reynolds is best at telling and I can’t wait to read it.





Sam & Isla’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Release Date: April 10
“Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” is one of my all time favorite holiday books so I will read anything these two authors collaborate on and this book about siblings throwing a graduation party with a surprise guest list just sounds like great fun time.


Sarah’s List

51JkYP6vyTL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Loser’s Bracket by Chris Crutcher

Release Date: April 3

Chris Crutcher is a realistic YA powerhouse and I know that anything by him will be great. This novel explores Annie’s difficult family life, where her birth family continues to cause trouble even though she has found a foster family. When her biological nephew goes missing, she will need to count on everyone in her life to solve the mystery.

41sBIu9WY+L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Release Date: April 3

This novel is getting a lot of press, which is completely understandable. This book is a re-imagination of history, as if a zombie apocalypse broke out during the Civil War. This debut author seems like she is going to knock her first book out of the park.



61x6zIWsN5L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Release Date: April 10

While this novel is the author’s second, I haven’t read her first. I was really drawn to the novel because of the cover…I know, that is like the worst thing to do, but it is gorgeous. This novel seems to be socially relevant bringing in themes of immigration and LGBTQ. Also, based on the reviews, I am promised an emotional read.





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