My Five Recommendations for April

There’s a lot of books I’m really excited about that are coming up shortly, and there’s a few books that I just really enjoy that aren’t necessarily coming out or have come out in April that I think you should read as well. So, here are my five top recommendations for books to read this April (as late as it may now be)!

  1. When We Collided by Emery Lord. This book is out now, and I’m so excited that I’m about to start reading it (way overdue, I know). It tells the tale of Jonah who meets a girl called Vivi, and neither expected each other to come along to make a summer to remember. It’s a book that’s definitely been well received and I’m excited to get reading!
  2. Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman. OK, so I haven’t read this one yet either, but nevertheless I’m excited for it to show up. Malorie’s new book is a retelling of Othello set in space, and after hearing her speak about it (not to mention reading reviews of people who have already got their hands on a copy) I’m definitely excited to read it!
  3. Half Wild by Sally Green. Seeing as Half Wild was released a day before April actually started here in the UK, I still feel like it’s able to be included. Half Wild is the stunning last book in the Half Bad trilogy, and if you haven’t given this series a go, I highly recommend it!
  4. The Art Of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander. Just like When We Collided, I have this one lined up to read in the next few days, Usborne were nice enough to send me a copy, and it’s about Elsie, whose twin brother Eddie was never found on the beach after that day when the unthinkable happened. Five years on, and Elsie’s the one who feels lost. As sad as this book sounds, I’m looking forward to reading it, not least because it carries a quote from Cat Clarke on the front describing it as, “Astonishingly good.”
  5. The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. I cannot believe it took me as long as it did to read this book, but I’m so glad I’ve finally read it. It’s an incredible book, and if you haven’t read it yet, then you need to go and buy yourself a copy and meet David. It’s an amazing book, and definitely one not to miss.

So those are my recommendations! Some are the same as a lot of other people’s recommendations, but this month is an exciting month for books that are being released. Have I missed any? Let me know!


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