If you missed my Reading Goals blog post, I mentioned that I am once again abandoning “strict” monthly TBR posts—after once again learning they only make reading the selected books feel obligatory. Instead, I will be doing monthly Reading Previews, where I’ll talk about what kinds of books I’m in the mood for, any blog tours or scheduled reviews I have coming up, mention any new books I’m anticipating, and whatever else comes to mind.
So with that introduction out of the way, here is my April Reading Preview.
Books On My Radar
From My Shelves
- The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
That is the only specific book I’m going to list as being on my radar for April. Over the past week or so it’s the only book that’s been able to hold my attention for an adequate amount of time, so I feel confident in saying I will finish it by the end of this month. Beyond The Obelisk Gate – anything goes. I’m going to lean into my mood-reader tendencies and choose books from my shelves that I’m in the mood for – whatever that happens to mean in the moment.
Reviews And Blog Tours
I don’t have any Blog Tour spots this month, and I will be dedicating some time to my NetGalley list today because I know there are a couple of books on it that have pub dates coming up or that have passed…
Anticipated February Releases
Four books from my 21 Anticipated Fiction Releases of 2021 list will be released this month:
- The Widow Queen by Elzbieta Cherezinska
- The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter
- Margreete’s Harbor by Eleanor Morse
- Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
This isn’t a formal or strict challenge by any means, but I would like to read poetry that doesn’t live on my shelves. I’m going to reach out to my library to possibly request some collections for pickup; if you have any recommendations I would love to hear them.
And that does it for my April Reading Preview. If you are interested in seeing which books I do pick up throughout the month, keep an eye out for my WWW Wednesday posts, follow me on Instagram, or find me on Twitter. I would also love to know which books, reading challenges, or other bookish topics you are excited about this month – feel free to share in the comments.