Book Lists

April 2021 releases

Hey friends! March is over which means it’s time for my anticipated April 2021 releases. I keep making these lists knowing I do not have the time to read these books. I am curating this list for people that love new releases and for myself when I’m finally able to read as much as I want.

Adulting by Liz Talley

Expected publication date: 1st April, 2021 by Montlake. Genre: contemporary fiction.

“ USA Today bestselling author Liz Talley’s emotional and heart-lifting novel about facing the past, unconditional love, and a woman on the verge of a breakthrough.”

Broken (In the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

Expected publication date: 6th of April, 2021 by Henry Holt and co. Genre : Nonfiction

“ As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in “An Open Letter to My Insurance Company,” which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as “How do dogs know they have penises?” We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor―the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball―is present throughout.”

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

Expected publication date: 6th April 2021 by William Morrow. Genre : Mystery/Thriller

“ The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Never Have I Ever builds on her success with this addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves—a chilling and thoughtful tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge, and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways.”

“ Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat was warned by her single mother that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected her mother’s fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Having married into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree now has all a woman could ever dream of: a loving lawyer husband, two talented teenage daughters, a new baby boy, a gorgeous home, and every opportunity in the world.”

Little pieces of me by Alison Hammer

Expected publication date: 13th of April by William Morrow. Genre : Contemporary fiction

“ Following her acclaimed debut novel, You and Me and Us, Alison Hammer offers a deeply moving story of family and identity. When a DNA test reveals a long-buried secret, a woman must look to the past to understand her mother and herself.”

“ When Paige Meyer gets an email from a DNA testing website announcing that her father is a man she never met, she is convinced there must be a mistake. But as she digs deeper into her mother’s past and her own feelings of being the odd child out growing up, Paige begins to question everything she thought she knew.”

The good sister by Sally Hepworth

Expected publication date: 13th of April, 2021 by St. Martin’s press. Genre: Mystery/Thriller

“ From the outside, everyone might think Fern and Rose are as close as twin sisters can be: Rose is the responsible one and Fern is the quirky one. But the sisters are devoted to one another and Rose has always been Fern’s protector from the time they were small.”

“ Fern needed protecting because their mother was a true sociopath who hid her true nature from the world, and only Rose could see it. Fern always saw the good in everyone. Years ago, Fern did something very, very bad. And Rose has never told a soul. When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart’s desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn’t realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all.”

Second first impressions by Sally Thorne

Expected publication date: 13th of April, 2021 by William Morrow. Genre: Contemporary fiction/Romance

“ Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa for six years, dedicating her entire adult life to caring for the Villa’s residents, maintaining the property (with an assist from DIY YouTube tutorials), and guarding the endangered tortoises that live in the Villa’s gardens. Somewhere along the way, she’s forgotten that she’s young and beautiful, and that there’s a world outside of work—until she meets the son of the property developer who just acquired the retirement center.”

Becoming Leidah by Michelle Grierson

Expected publication date: 13th April, 2021 by Simon Schuster. Genre: Historical fiction/Fantasy/Magical realism

“ In the hinterlands of old Norway, Leidah Pietersdatter is born blue-skinned, with webbed hands and feet. Upon every turn of season, her mother, Maeva, worries as her daughter’s peculiarities blossom—inside the root of the tiny child, a strange power is taking hold.”

“ Maeva tries to hide the girl from the suspicious townsfolk of the austere village of Ørken, just as she conceals her own magical ancestry from her daughter. And Maeva’s adoring husband, Pieter, wants nothing more than for his new family to be accepted by all. But unlike Pieter, who is blinded by love, Maeva is aware that the villagers, who profess a rigid faith to the new God and claim to have abandoned the old ways, are watching for any sign of transgression—and are eager to pounce and punish.”

The end of men by Christina Sweeney- Baird

Expected publication date: 27th of April, 2021 by Doubleday Canada. Genre: Science fiction

“ Set in a world where a virus stalks our male population, The End of Men is an electrifying and unforgettable debut from a remarkable new talent that asks: what would our world truly look like without men? Only men are affected by the virus; only women have the power to save us all.”

“ The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland–a lethal illness that seems to affect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon, she is dismissed as hysterical. By the time her warning is heeded, it is too late. The virus becomes a global pandemic–and a political one. The victims are all men. The world becomes alien–a women’s world.”

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

Expected publication date: 27th of April 2021 by Wednesday books. Genre: Contemporary YA

“ Grace Welles had resigned herself to the particular loneliness of being fifteen and stuck at a third-tier boarding school in the swamps of Florida, when she accidentally saves the new kid in her class from being beat up. With a single aim of a slingshot, the monotonous mathematics of her life are obliterated forever…because now there is this boy she never asked for. Wade Scholfield.”

“ With Wade, Grace discovers a new way to exist. School rules are optional, life is bizarrely perfect, and conversations about wormholes can lead to make-out sessions that disrupt any logical stream of thoughts.”

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Expected publication date : 27th, April 2021 by Berkley. Genre: Contemporary fiction/Romance

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?

You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!

“ When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—”Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream flowers.”

A Bump in the Road: A Story of Fertility, Hope and Trying Again

Expected publication date : 29th of April, 2021 by Genre : nonfiction

“ Honest, open, emotional and powerful… in this book, once more, her heart is laid bare’ Giovanna Fletcher
‘I didn’t want to put it down’ Jools Oliver
‘Raw and honest… like a letter from a friend’ Sarah Turner, The Unmumsy Mum
‘Beautifully emotional and healing’ Genelle Aldred
‘Heartbreaking yet uplifting… I was truly holding my breath’ Cat Strawbridge, The Finally Pregnant podcast.”

These are the books I look forward to reading sometime in the future. I’m particularly excited about Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson because I’ve been a huge fan for years and her book ‘furiously happy’ was the first book I ever reviewed on my blog. She’s an OG blogger and I always enjoy how real and vulnerable she is.

I hope you’re able to get at least one book recommendation from this list! Wishing everyone a great week and month ahead! You can also read my January, February and March releases.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *