search-icon

10 April Books to Tide You over until May

by  | April 3

They say April showers bring May flowers. But future flowers don’t really make you all that happy when you’re stuck indoors waiting for it to stop raining. Hopefully these ten books will keep you entertained in the meantime.

The Elizas

The Elizas

by Sara Shepard

Love women’s thrillers, but sort of sick of the “oh, she’s an alcoholic who can’t get her life together so she can’t be trusted and might not know what she’s seeing” thing? If so, The Elizas is the right book for you. From the author of the Pretty Little Liars series, this twisty-turny book oscillates between the story of Eliza who wants to prove she didn’t try to commit suicide, despite being told she had, and the novel Eliza wrote about a young girl being taken advantage of by her aunt. Believe me, from beginning to end, you won’t be able to guess what happens. This is Sara Shepard at her best.

Amazon logoAudible logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoGoogle Play logoiBooks logoIndiebound logo
Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

by Becky Albertalli

If you’ve read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda or watched Love, Simon, you know Leah. She’s the fun, offbeat, and slightly under-confident girl we all relate to when she confesses her love for her gay best friend. But in the sequel Leah on the Offbeat, she has to fight to get her own happily-ever-after when it comes to her friends, family, future, and even her sexual preference. Read this if you saw Love, Simon and started quoting Leah (like I did). (What? “I’m not a casual person” is a fantastic line.)

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
The Female Persuasion

The Female Persuasion

by Meg Wolitzer

From the author of The InterestingsThe Position, and The Wife, this novel is an incisive look at the relationship between mentors and mentees—particularly when both are women. Greer Kadetsky, a shy college freshman looking for someone to change her life, meets Faith Frank, a pillar of the women’s movement who inspires others to change the world. Greer knows this is her chance, and Faith is ready to lead. But Greer soon learns she can’t get what she wants without paying a price, and she’ll have to decide if it’s a price she’s willing to pay.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

by Lisa Jewell

A decade after her daughter goes missing, ­Laurel still looks for her at every corner. At the expense of her marriage and her relationships with her other kids, she clings to that day Ellie left for the library and never came back. But when Floyd crosses Laurel’s path and sweeps her off her feet, wheels are set in motion that will lead Laurel not only to closure, but also to answers. Lisa Jewell expertly unfolds a family drama that you won’t be able to put down.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
School for Psychics

School for Psychics

by K.C. Archer

This book is for fans of the Harry Potter series and The Magicians. Scrappy, street-smart Teddy thinks she just understands people, but when she is accepted into a Brakebills-like institution, she discovers that her uncanny ability to read people is actually proof of her psychic abilities. When Teddy and her new friends find a trail of missing students, break-ins, and secret high-society meetings, she doesn’t realize that every step she takes gets her closer to a path she might not want to walk.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
Stay Sweet

Stay Sweet

by Siobhan Vivian

Meade Creamery is an ice cream parlor founded, owned, and operated by women, and Amelia gets to be “head girl” at the stand this summer. But when the octogenarian founder passes away days before the summer begins, and her grandnephew shows up to take over the parlor, Amelia’s dream summer turns out to be more complicated than she ever imagined. If you’re like me, Vivian’s The List was one of your favorite books in high school, and you’ll love this one.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
Make Trouble

Make Trouble

by Cecile Richards

Always the activist, Cecile Richards has been trying to get people—and, in particular, women—to stand up and make noise for over forty years. As the former president of Planned Parenthood, she achieved that goal many times over. This is her memoir, her call to action, and her manifesto for how to be a strong woman—no, a strong human—in a post-2016 world.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logoSimon & Shuster logo
Heads of the Colored People

Heads of the Colored People

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

This short story collection is astonishing in its breadth. Dissecting black identity and the contemporary middle class, Thompson-Spires creates complex and original characters embroiled in vastly different situations—from two mothers sniping at each other through their daughters’ lunch notes, to a young mother whose grief for the young black boys who have fallen victim to gun violence drives her mad. A must-read.

Amazon logoAudible logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoGoogle Play logoiBooks logoIndiebound logo
How To Be Safe

How To Be Safe

by Tom McAllister

In this insanely timely book, a high school English teacher has been accused (and cleared) of shooting up the school where she works. But her life has been irrevocably changed by the scandal, and the media circus comes down on her hard. This book deals with complex issues such as gun control, mental health, sexism, and toxic masculinity in a sensitive and compassionate manner. It’s definitely on my TBR list.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
Love to get lit... erary? Sign up to get the latest delivered to your inbox!