April 2019 TBR + Link-Up

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This April TBR includes a link-up for the Pick-a-Theme | 2019 Challenge hosted here @ She's Got Books On Her Mind. At the end of this post you can find a place to link-up to any reviews, discussions, and the like surrounding the theme you chose for April. You'll also find a link for the March link-up for the Royal Reading Challenge. I've added a few books you might enjoy for each challenge that I've discovered around Goodreads/the library that'll fit the theme.

I start my new job this month. I talked about it some in my reading wrap-up. This is also the end of my semester so everything is winding down nicely. I'm more concerned about my new job then school right now. I just have to work on classes everyday and I'll be fine. Of course, nothing stops me from an ambitious reading goal. I have plenty of books planned. I kind of want to participate in the O.W.L.S for the Magical Readathon but I'm not going to think about that unless I finish a good amount of books first. I've been on a bit of a good reading streak lately so there is a slight possibility I join in. Will you?

My theme this one is something different. I've been really excited for this theme since I started planning for it at the end of the year. My theme for April is...


This one is a bit out there but it kind of fits my topic criteria of my Pick-a-Theme challenge. The topic is sibling recommendations. So that fits... I'm in charge of the challenge so it doesn't matter what you say 😜. 

The reason I chose this theme is that I'm such a big reader but my eldest brother loves reading as well and my second eldest brother has been discussing books with me off and on. I thought it was also interesting to see what guy's tend to like to read. Based on their choices it makes sense to me since I live with them and they are more "boy" reads than "girl" reads. The books I tend to read have romance or some emotional aspect. Guys don't tend to like the emotional aspect from what I can tell. At least my brothers don't. I'm really excited with the choices they made and I'm hoping for the best.


Storm Front is brother #2's pick for me to read. I'm really excited to read the Dresden Files. He was talking to me about it and I remember watching an episode of the TV show. It sounds like a fantastic urban fantasy. I hope I like this one enough to continue the series.

The Magicians is brother #1's pick for me to read. I love the TV show and I'm ecstatic to start this series. It's interesting that Storm Front and The Magician's both have over 200,000 rating on Goodreads and Storm Front has an average of 4 stars while The Magicians has 3.5 stars. I'm very curious to see why.

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge has a 3.4 star rating on Goodreads which isn't that good. I've read a review that brought up things I wouldn't enjoy in the story but I can't help but wanting to try it. They make magic with liquor!!! This is such a weird premise that I'm willing to be disappointed to give it a try. 

Losing Leah is a mystery thriller with a kidnapping and a sibling bond. Perfect for me. I need to add more mysteries into my reading since I love them so much. I'm the type of person who will watch any crappy thriller on Netflix just because. (Well not any, I do have some standards.)


Death on Tap is a cozy mystery set in a brewery. Apparently I have a lowkey alcohol theme going on. I really enjoyed Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander. I wanted to continue that series but the library didn't have the sequel for a long time. I do believe that the sequel is available at the library as an e-book but then I saw this series and had to start it. 

Peaches seems like such an easy, fun read. It's supposed to be The Breakfast Club crossed with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants which are two movies I love. 

Why Poetry is a book I barely started but I already like the writing style of the author. Will he convince me to read poetry? We will see.

Louisiana's Way Home! Kate DiCamillo is such a fantastic author. I'm sure to love this book just on that basis alone. Side note: Doesnt this cover make you think of a Series of Unfortunate Events?


Rules is a book I have to read for class. I've read it before and gave it five stars but it has been a while. I'm hoping I enjoy it as much as I did the first time.

Palaces for the People is another read I have to read for class. I'm kind of excited to read this one because I hardly read non-fiction and I'm trying to read more of them. I tend to like the very little non-fiction books I read so here's hoping for the best! Especially since I have to write an essay on it afterwards...

Into the Darkest Corner is a pretty creepy sounding read. I love thrillers like I said before so I am fully embracing that side of myself this month. Also, it kind of proves my thoughts on overly charming men - don't trust them ladies!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!




What are you reading in April? What types of books do you tend to reach for more often?

Comments

  1. I love books about siblings. A lot of those are new to me so I will have to check them out. Fatal Throne is one I want to read this year.

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    1. Really? Sometimes I think I read generic books and other times I feel like I read books no one else is reading. Loved to hear your thoughts about Fatal Throne if you get to it this year. I'm hesitant to add it to my tbr.

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  2. It's interesting to see what guys like to read. Thanks for sharing this post.

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    1. Yeah, especially since the readers I come across online are like 99% girls.

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  3. Happy reading in April! Hope you find some good ones this month :)

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  4. Good luck with your new job! I hope you love red rising as much as I did! I have to get to the
    The Magicians!

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    1. I wasn't planning on reading Red Rising. It was just something I knew my brothers have read. I have read it before and really enjoyed it. Thank you (:

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  5. I haven't been reading as much as I would like lately, and I am not sure why. I was on vacation last week so that may be some of it. Anyway, I wish you luck with your monthly reading themes. :)

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    1. I've been off and on too. With vacation you tend to forget reading so that makes sense. Thanks! Hope you get to read more soon.

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  6. I love that you're taking sibling recommendations! That sounds like so much fun. Are you planning on recommending books for them as well? Do you think they'd do it? No one else in my family reads (not my parents or sibling), but my husband and children love books! We're always the relatives that give books as gifts for holidays and birthdays. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I never thought about recommending books to them. That would take a while for me to do though since it looks like I don't read anything that they may like. I'm always giving books to my mom who loves to read as well but she's pretty slow. I'm the relative too that always gives books haha (:

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  7. Oh I love siblings stories! Must be the only child in me hahaha
    Thank you so much for sharing these :)

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    1. Aw! Well, they aren't sibling stories but books my brother's recommended. I do like siblings stories too though. No problem!

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  8. I think it is awesome that you are reading books that your brothers recommend. I share books with two of my brothers pretty frequently. It is a lot of fun and sometimes we each get to read books we wouldn't typically pick up.

    I recently reread Rules and still really enjoyed it. I hope you do too. I will be curious what you think of Louisiana's Way Home. I haven't read it, but I read Raymie Nightingale. Did you read that one?

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    1. That sounds awesome! I really should recommend more books/ask for more book recommendations. It gets me out of my comfort zone.

      I haven't read Raymie Nightingale. I wanted to read Louisiana's Way Home first.

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  9. The only one of these I've read is Storm Front which I loved. I got the James Marsters narrated audio and his voice was just perfect for the character. I've been meaning to get more of the series, one day!

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    1. You know, someone told me he voiced the audiobook but I don't recognize that being his voice. Either I listened to a different one or he sounds really different with an American accent.

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