Bookish Item| April TBR

It’s hard to believe that today is already the last day of March. I feel like I was just sitting down to talk about the books I wanted to read in March. But seeing how it’s the last day of the month it’s time to talk about what I want to read in April! So keep on reading to see what books are on my April TBR.

Group/Buddy Reads

Once again I have quite a few group reads for TBR and Beyond and I have some buddyreads planned. I’m excited for all of these!

Extasia – Claire Legrand

I’m not someone who normally reads horror, but Extasia definitely has me intrigued. The main character joins a coven to root out a vicious evil that’s stalking her village. The world is filled with secrets and blood and I’m intrigued. Maybe horror is a genre I’m finally getting into more.

Only a Monster – Vanessa Len

Only a Monster is a book I read in January, but we’re reading it with TBR and Beyond this month and I want to read it all over again. I think this time around I’m going to listen to the audiobook. I wonder if I missed any details the first time around.

The Spanish Love Deception – Elena Armas

The Spanish Love Deception is a book I’ve seen everywhere. All over bookstagram and TikTok. There have been some mixed reviews, so I’ve been a bit hesitant, but it’s time! I love the fake dating trope, so fingers crossed I love this one.

The Diviners – Libba Bray

The Diviners is a reread for me, because a group I read with to tackle completing series is starting this one in April. I read The Diviners in 2020, but I need a refresher before continuing this series. I loved it the first time, so I’m hoping I feel the same way the second time around.

The Book of Cold Cases – Simone St. James

In this mystery our main character is a crime blogger. I love when we have characters like that. She gets more than she bargains for after interviewing a woman acquitted of two cold case slayings. I’m trying to go in this with knowing as little as possible and I’m excited!

Dating Dr. Dil – Nisha Sharma

Our main character isn’t looking for love, but needs to find it to keep her mother’s house. Her argument with Dr. Dil goes viral and basically only leaves him for her chance of love. Dr. Dil needs donations, so it’d be perfect if he could promote this love story. We all know they’re going to fall in love and I’m here for it.

Gilded – Marissa Meyer

A friend and I are both really curious about Gilded and even more so after seeing the cover to the sequel. Gilded is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling and I have to say I’m intrigued. I’ve never read a retelling about this character before.

The Frozen Crown – Greta Kelly

A fantasy book filled with twisting politics and thrilling magic is the only thing I needed to hear to know I should read this book. Our main character must save her country from invaders. I love stories like this, so I’m excited.


ARCs/Book Tours

April is definitely going to be more of the month of ARCs than the past few months have been. This is also because a few of these can only be downloaded through the Netgalley app and expire at a certain point. I want to read them, so have to make sure I do this month.

Disguised As Love – LJ Evans

LJ Evans is one of my favorite authors and I’m so excited about Disguised As Love. Raisa is a character I’ve been curious about since we met her a few books ago and I’m so glad she’s finally getting her own story. I can’t wait to be sucked into this world again!

Dread Wood – Jennifer Killick

I don’t read horror that often, but Dread Wood sounds like one I’ll definitely be interested in. It also helps that it’s middle grade. I can handle those, haha. School detention goes horribly wrong when their teacher is dragged underground.

Man Down – James Goodhand

Apparently there’s a disaster coming and only our main character can prevent this from happening. I’m not sure of the how or the why, but I’m very intrigued!

Summer’s Edge – Dana Mele

Dana Mele wrote People Like Us and I loved that book. So I was so excited about Summer’s Edge. I’m on her street team for this book and I’m planning on diving in this one early on in the month. An eerie thriller about estranged friends who are being haunted by a friend who died last summer. That doesn’t sound creepy at all…

Gone Dark – Amanda Panitch

Gone Dark is a book I’ve talked about a few times on the blog these past few weeks. Can you imagine there was a mass power failure and everything just goes out? I can only imagine a lot of chaos. I’ve read the first chapter of Gone Dark so far and I have a feeling I’m going to be hooked.

Sofi and the Bone Song – Adrienne Tooley

I read Sweet and Bitter Magic by this author last year and really enjoyed it. So I was excited to see her next book. Our main character is a musician is out to expose her rival of using illegal magic. I have a feeling this is going to be quite the adventure.

The Matchbreaker Summer – Annie Rains

Look at how cute this cover is! A summer camp rom-com? Yes, please! While trying to break up her mother’s new relationship she may just find love herself. I can’t wait to see what they think of to have everything play out the way they want it to.

Belle Morte – Bella Higgin

Our main character enters Belle Morte. Belle Morte is five houses where vampires reside and humans are paid to be their living donors. Her sister walked in and hasn’t walked back out, so she’s determined to find out what happened. But will she walk back out?

The Wedding Season – Katy Birchall

Can you imagine having to visit 7 weddings in the weeks following your ex cancelling your wedding right before it’s supposed to happen? I know I wouldn’t want to go. The Wedding Season sounds like a lot of fun though, because the main character’s friends create challenges at each wedding to get her through everything.


Books I Just Want to Read

There are so many books on my shelves calling to me at the moment, with all of the ARCs and buddyreads this is what I came up with for now.

What I Like About You – Marisa Kanter

What I Like About You has been on my shelf for quite some time and it keeps staring at me when I see it, haha. The main character is a blogger and it’s about her and someone she’s met online that comes into her real life without her expecting it. This sounds like a cute contemporary I’ll love.

Exodus – Kate Stewart

After reading Flock this month I need to know how this story continues. There were quite a few reveals at the ending I didn’t expect and it definitely left me wanting more. I still have no clue how this story is going to continue, but that makes it even more fun!


As you can see I have another very ambitious TBR. I was able to read a good amount of books this month, so I’m hoping to keep that going. What are you planning on reading in April? Have you read anything on my TBR? What did you think? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.




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