Bookhaul | April 2024

It’s May! The start of the new month means looking back the previous month! So today it’s time for our April bookhaul! What did we add to our shelves last month? Keep on reading to find out!


April ended up being a busy bookish month and I’m not sorry about it, haha. I ended up adding 24 books to my shelves this month. I have been reading my physical TBR more, because even with this amount I only have 6 more unread books than at the end of March.

Romantic Comedy – Curtis Sittenfeld

Romantic Comedy is a book I’ve had my eye on for quite some time, but I didn’t care for the cover that my bookstore had. So when I stumbled upon this cover and found out it’s a floppy paperback, I needed to have it.

Otherworldly – F.T. Lukens

F.T. Lukens gets such stunning covers and Otherworldly is a book that sounds right up my alley. The reviews I’ve seen almost all describe this as a cozy YA fantasy with a sweet romance. That sounds good to me!

The Poisons We Drink – Bethany Baptiste

Even though The Poisons We Drink is almost 500 pages, the paperback is pretty floppy. Also, our main character brews illegal love potions that have awful side effects for the person making them. I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot going on and I’m ready for this adventure.

Where the Dark Stands Still – A.B. Poranek

Where the Dark Stands Still has such a stunning cover and I actually prefer this one more than the US cover. I’ve heard this book has Polish folklore and some Beauty and the Beast elements and I’m very intrigued. This sounds like the perfect book for a rainy day.

When Women Were Dragons – Kelly Barnhill

When Women Were Dragons is my April book club book and it’s one I’ve seen around before and was interested in. In the 1950s thousands of women spontaneously turned into dragons. I’m curious to see why and how this story plays out.

Girl Abroad – Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy is the author that introduced me to sports romance with her Off Campus series and I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by her since. Girl Abroad is one of the newer releases and it’s my swoon read for April. I just started reading it before typing this post and I’m loving it so far.

The Book of Doors – Gareth Brown

Our main character inherits a book that can open to anywhere. We all know this is going to come with a price. This book is also described for fans of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and I have a feeling I’m going to love this. I’ll be reading this with a friend soon.

The Will of the Many – James Islington

The Will of the Many is another book I’ve seen around since it released and that caught my eye.  All I know is that this is the start of a fantasy series that takes place at an academy filled with lots of secrets.

Sanctuary of the Shadow – Aurora Ascher

Sanctuary of the Shadow was definitely mostly a cover buy, and also one I’ve heard mixed reviews about. I know it’s a fantasy romance and that’s about it. A friend and I plan on buddyreading them soon.

Wild Love – Elsie Silver

Elsie Silver wrote the Chestnut Spring series that I started last year and loved. It’s one I also need to continue. Wild Love is a spinoff of that and a previous series I believe? Don’t hold me to that though. After reading Flawless I just know I’m going to want to read everything by this author.

My Dark Desire – L.J. Shen & Parker S. Huntington

Another book with a gorgeous cover, but My Dark Desire caught my eye because it’s a Cinderella retelling. I love the fact that it’s described as a grump/grump romance. I’m hoping the story is just as amazing as the cover.

The Rule Book – Sarah Adams

I read The Cheat Sheet not too long ago and really enjoyed it. The Rule Book is the next book in this series/world. College sweethearts meet again years later? We all know that things are going to get complicated. As long as we get the happily ever after, I’ll be happy!

Cat + Gamer Vol. 4 – Wataru Nadatani

I’ve been enjoying manga more this past year (I can blame the boyfriend for that, haha), and Cat + Gamer is one of the series I’ve come to love. I discovered the fourth volume was available to this slice of life story and I read it in on sitting. I can’t wait for the next volume.

A Condition Called Love Vol. 1-3 – Megumi Morino

As I just said, I’ve been enjoying manga more lately, and also watching anime with the boyfriend. I saw someone talk about A Condition Called Love on bookstagram and found out that there was an anime starting. So I’ve now seen the first episode and read the first volume.

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas – Yoru Sumino

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is one weird title, but also a manga that has amazing reviews. After reading the synopsis I know it’s going to be so emotional, but I want to read this story. The cover and art are both beautiful.

Powerful – Lauren Roberts

At the moment I’m typing this, I’m reading Powerless and saw that a novella was being released in this world. Powerful is about one of our main character’s best friends and I’m curious to see how it adds to the story.

Taming 7 – Chloe Walsh

Taming 7 is the fifth book in the Boys of Tommen series (that I still need to start, but have a feeling I’ll devour). All of the books in this series are huge, but they sound like books right up my alley.

The Kiss Countdown – Etta Easton

The Kiss Countdown is March’s Afterlight book and I love this edition. I love the pink cover, but I love the purple we get on this special edition. Before even reading the first page, I know I’m going to love this one, because there’s fake dating! That’s one of my favorite romance tropes.

The Rebound – Catherine Walsh

A friend and I read Catherine Walsh’s holiday books last year and because of that The Rebound caught our eye. I love romantic comedies and I hope we love this one as much as we enjoyed Catherine’s Christmas stories.

Lore of the Wilds – Analeigh Sbrana

So I signed up for the Fairyloot Romantasy subscription and Lore of the Wilds was the first book. This edition is truly stunning and it definitely has my expectations high for the future books. I have already read Lore of the Wilds. It was a fun adventure, but there were certain things that didn’t always work for me, but I will be reading the sequel when it releases.

Funny Story – Emily Henry

Emily Henry is an autobuy author for me, so of course I pre-ordered Funny Story. I’ve already seen some great reviews for this book and I’m hoping I already read this one before this bookhaul comes online.

Darker by Four – June C.L. Tan

Darker by Four was the YA Fairyloot book for April. Darker by Four was a book already on my radar and it’s described as the Shadowhunter Chronicles meets the Chinese Underworld. I love the special cover that we got and this book is truly stunning!



I only got one new audiobook this month! So not a lot to share haha. I am really happy with it though, now I just have to decide what to spend my last Audible credit on.


Wildcard – Marie Lu

I own a physical copy of Wildcard but I just never picked it up somehow. After talking about it in another post I realised I really wanted to finish this story. I quickly listened to a sample of the audiobook and decided to just go for it.

So that’s our April bookhaul! Did you add anything new to your shelves? Or have you read anything we added to our shelves? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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