April TBR Pile!


I’m SO excited for my April TBR list and how photogenic my books are that I couldn’t wait to share what I’m planning to read next month!!!

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Okay, this was on my March TBR but I got sick the week I was supposed to read it and moved on to some other books. But I think this will be one of my new favorite books ever. I can just feel it.
  • A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – OH MY GOODNESS. I can’t wait to read this book. Everyone has been raving about it. For me, the Throne of Glass series ranks up there with Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings but with a lot more girl power and femininity.
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – I don’t know much about it, but all I needed to hear is that it’s Wild West meets Arabian Nights and I was hooked.

What’s on your April TBR pile? Are you excited for any April newly released books?

Top Favorite Books

If you asked me what my favorite book is, I couldn’t tell you. There is a book from every genre that I could hug tightly to my chest and hold forever and ever. So if anyone is curious, I’m making a list of my favorite book for each category with NO explanation as to why. I will add that I actually rated Eat, Pray, Love 3 stars on Goodreads but it was one of the first memoirs I picked up on my own, thus having the most impact. Enjoy!


YA Contemporary: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Indie: As Simple as Snow by Gregory Galloway

Classic: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

‘“There’s more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”

– East of Eden

Children’s Classic: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Science Fiction: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Children’s Book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Fantasy: A Game of Thrones (Book 1) by George R.R. Martin

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – A Game of Thrones

Foreign Fiction (for me, any book that pertains to a non-Western culture or people): The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Romance: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – I’m extremely hesitant to call this a romance because of the subject matter.

Favorite Memoir: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Overall Fiction: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be a shadow.” – The Bell Jar


If a genre is missing, it’s probably because I read so little in that category or don’t like that category much to even bother listing it (i.e Historical Fiction, Thriller, etc)

I hope you enjoyed reading my list of favorite books! Can you pick just one favorite? If not, what are all your favorites? 

March TBR

Here is my March To-Be Read pile! I’ve been reading a lot lately, so my brain is hitting a rut. The way I fix that is by turning my brain off, then on again. Usually, I do this by watching (or bingeing) some TV shows. Unfortunately, my internet has been shite and I can’t unwind when I stream what I watch. I need to do something a bit mind-numbing before I read and I can’t do that. I might need to take a short break from reading because I’ve been overloading my brain with pages.

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I’ve read the first couple chapters and I’m intrigued. I read a blurb that said it was like a classic book but with fantasy elements. I don’t know why, but I just love that feel. It’s also set in London, where I visited on my own a few years ago, so I can sort of get a visual on some places that already exist in real life.
  • The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – I’ve already read about 1/3 of this book already and I find it very interesting. However, I’m surprised by the pacing. In the Mortal Instrument series, every chapter is action-packed and the books keep you on your toes. I’m still liking The Clockwork Angel because I think the pacing works for the time period. I also appreciate that Clare slowed down a little. I feel like it shows she’s grown in her writing.
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles – So far, I’ve heard mixed reviews but I’m optimistic! I think I’ll like this more than a few other debut books I’ve had the misfortune of reading. I’m staying open-minded, as I try to do for books written by first time writers. Especially if I can see actual effort and not a recycling of old plots, tropes, and world building. I feel like the book doesn’t recycle any of those things.
  • The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – I can’t wait for this one! The Bone Season is one of my favorite books. I don’t know what it is.  I could easily say that the pacing was slow at times, but it was never boring even if it was slow. I like that this world is somewhat believable, minus the supernatural aspect.

What’s on your March TBR pile? Tell me in the comments!

Note: My March TBR changed due to getting a week long cold. Please read this post for my March Reads.