April 15, 2021

Goodreads Update April '21 Pt. 1

It's only April 15, but I have put a lot of books on my TBR. So, you get a half month update! Let's get started.

Firstly, my hubby sent me an ad for a sale Alibris was having, so I figured that meant I should buy some books. So I did. 20 of them. Some of them were already on my TBR, but some were only on my mental TBR. These are the ones I added after they came in.

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson - I am slowly collecting all of Brandy Sandy's works. I'm even slower to read them.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas - This is book 7 in the Throne of Glass series. I have read the first 3, but now I own through book 7. Funny story, when I ordered this, I didn't realize it was a tiny little copy. It's a little tiny hardcover. Some kind of special edition. Oops!

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell - This is a YA book about how to do work to support minority folks and be an anti-racist. I'm not yet ready for adult versions, but the YA book with pictures might be right up my alley.

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn - I think this was on my TBR, but not this edition. This is the version I got from Alibris. It's now a TV show on Netflix, but of course, I have to read the book first.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas - This is the 6th book in the Throne of Glass Series. This one is actually a full-size version, though.

The Cruelest Month and A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny - Now that I've read the second book in the series, I decided to grab the next 2 from Alibris.

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - I've been hearing about this book for years. Last month I heard Anne Bogel rave about it on her What Should I Read Next podcast, so I finally added it to my TBR. Then I bought it. Or maybe I bought it first. Either way, here it is.

Okay. The rest of this list is books I heard about various places and added to my list.

Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams - This sounds like a complicated historical thriller. We will see. I've been wanting to try out Beatriz Williams. I'll probably start with her one about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in the Carribbean.

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo - As a facilitator for the library's Let's Talk About Race Book Club, I will have to read this one. Harjo will be part of one of our discussions which is pretty cool.

Resident Dog by Nicole England - My sister bought this for me from my Amazon wish list, which is when I realized it wasn't on my TBR. It's just pictures of dogs inside their magazine-worthy homes. The author is a photographer who was out taking pictures of these fabulous homes and the dogs are just living life.

The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige - This is about a sorority house on a college campus that is entirely peopled by witches. Nice.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku by Fujita - This is an office romance manga about two nerds who fall in love.

The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing by Sonia Faleiro - I found this one on the Bookriot page about memoirs by Asian authors? Maybe? Anyway, it's about 2 girls who went missing in India and then were found hanged in an orchard.

The Plague Year: America In the Time of COVID by Lawrence Wright - Another book about the pandemic. I have no idea when I will get to this, but I am interested.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara - Three kids go on the hunt for a missing classmate in India.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer - Treuer is a big name in Native American literature circles. This is the version for teen readers. Ok. It says "young readers" that might be kids actually, but lots of reviewers have exclaimed about how much they learned.

That's all for now. See you again at the end of the month!