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My April 2023 Reading List / TBR

How’s it going bookworms?! For today’s blog post I’m going to be sharing all of the books on my April 2023 reading list or “to be read” (TBR) list. For all of my TBR’s and reviews, be sure to visit my Reading Lists and Book Reviews blog category!

These last few months have been very chaotic for me and because of that, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump! That being said, I read 3 novels and 1 graphic novel in March, so I also decided to pick 4 books for my April TBR!

Addicted To You by Krista and Becca Ritchie | Genre: Romance | Page Count: 335

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She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

Thoughts Before Reading Addicted to You

I’ve been wanting to start this series for a while now because I know how much people adore it! I can’t wait to see how I feel about the addiction aspect of this book as I’m sure there will be a lot of triggering content, however, I also feel like it’s going to be an incredible found family!

Gallant by V.E Schwab | Genre: YA Fantasy | Page Count: 334

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Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal— which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

Thoughts Before Reading Gallant

This is Lost In The Plot’s book club pick for April and I’m very excited to read a YA Fantasy with the close-knit community I’ve made! I love being able to discuss books with like-minded people and allow each of us to expand our horizons when it comes to the book genres we read! I adored The Invisible Life of Addie Larue so I’m very excited to read more by V.E Schwab!

Neon Gods by Katee Robert | Genre: Spicy Romance | Page Count: 380

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Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.

With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth… a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.

Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…

A modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that’s as sinful as it is sweet.

Thoughts Before Reading Neon Gods

One of my good friends as well as coworkers at Indigo keep raving about this series and so I figured it was time I give it a shot! I’m a little bit nervous about reading greek mythology in a romance, but I’ve been told you don’t need to be an expert to follow the storyline and it’s spicy which will be fun!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | Genre: Fantasy | Page Count: 272

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A tender addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin and upcoming books.

Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, her concern for those dearest to her deepens. They have more wounds than she anticipated-scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

Bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin with the later books in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends

Thoughts Before Reading ACOSAF

I was originally planning on reading this in January, but here we are! I’m still waiting patiently just like everyone else to hear Sarah J. Maas announce when the next book of the ACOTAR series will release, so I’ve been trying to spread out reading each book. I plan on reading this in April and I’ll read A Court of Silver Flames later this year!

April 2023 Reading List Closing Statements

Those are all of the books I have on my April 2023 reading list! I’m thrilled with this TBR because even though it may not look like a lot of variety, genre-wise, all of these books are very different from one another and I think we help me out of my reading slump!

Be sure to comment down below what you plan on reading in April and I can’t wait to see what my thoughts on these books are that I’ve chosen! Be sure to please support my Etsy Shop small business, and follow me on my Instagram to see my full reviews in real time! Have a wonderful day bookworms!