It's time again to start thinking about my reading goals for the month, and I have a very ambitious pile this April. Usually I read about 4 books a month, but I like to have a slightly heftier pile, just in case I'm not in the mood to read some of the things I've chosen. I have 6 books to share this month, and I'm going to review my favorite at the end of the month. It's exciting to have a bunch of worlds awaiting exploration, I can't wait to see which I like best.
Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice
This is the first novel in the Vampire Chronicles, and I am certain that many of you are well acquainted with this series by Anne Rice. This book is a favorite of mine and since it's been a very long time since I first read it, I believe it deserves a re-read. My goal is to complete the series again this year, I can't wait. I'm excited to revisit the characters in this series and fall in love with them all over again.
The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
At the beginning of this year I was introduced to the Dark Tower series through a randomly selected graphic novel purchase. When I first read the graphic novel, I have to admit, I thought it was a little strange. Despite the strangeness of the graphic novel, I decided to investigate the novel it was based off of, and the story ensnared me. I was pulled in by the dark and brooding Roland, the strange and mysterious setting, and the vivid writing style. After reading the first installment, I went out right away and bought the second. This April I will definitely be getting to this one, as I am highly anticipating the continuation of this story.
Writer's Gym - Eliza Clark
I have already started reading The Writer's Gym this month and so far it's amazing! There is so much to learn from this book, the exercises range from refreshers that most writers are probably acquainted with, to new and interesting ideas that will excite your creative center. This is a book which every writer needs to pick up and read through at least once.
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
This book has sat on my TBR for 3 or 4 months in a row, I still haven't gotten around to reading it. I am aiming to finish this series by the end of the year, but I can't be sure if I'll be in the mood for it. I really enjoyed the Shadow Hunters series when I read the first book, but so long after finishing the second one, I'm feeling hesitant to continue. Fingers crossed that I will get to it, but it's not at the top of my list.
Nexus - Ramez Naam
This is the book I am currently reading and so far I love it. It is exactly the sort of book I love, a future science fiction novel with twists of dystopian. I'm only 10% of the way through and I am already hoping there will be more in the Nexus series soon. If you love sci-fi and dark fiction, this might be for you.
Golden Son - Pierce Brown
Last year I finished the first novel in this series, Red Rising, and I had the same sort of experience as when I read The Gunslinger from The Dark Tower series. At first I had a hard time getting into it because it seemed a little odd to me, and the writing style threw me off. But once I got used to that, I discovered the wild ride that is the Red Rising series. The first installment became one of my favorite books of the year, I can't wait to continue to hop back on this ride in April.
Despite the possibly over ambitious size of my TBR this month, I am over joyed at the sight of it. I can't wait to dive into these appetizing tales of intrigue and suspense - as well as some essential learning - and stuff my imagination up with some delicious brain food.
Want to share your TBR for this month? Post the titles in the comment section below and show me what you'll be digging into for the month of April!
Keep on reading, bookworms!
- Truly xo
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