Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers brings us new books! This month sees exciting new releases from romantic love to enticing thrillers to a graphic novel about great female writers. You will not only be entertained during this usually rainy month but these titles will give you the inspiration to go out in the warmer weather and get a jumpstart on your spring reading. Get a pen and paper ready and make sure to add these titles to you ever growing TBR pile:

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Best Female Literary Detectives to Read

Move over Sherlock! Female literary detectives are making their mark in the mystery genre. With their tenacity and dedication to finding out the truth, these are ladies that should not be count out because of their gender and they definitely should be on the same pedestal as their male counterparts.

So as we conclude Women’s History Month, let’s remember the female literary detectives that have made their mark on a lot of readers’ heart and continue to do so for future generations. Since mystery is one of my favorite genres, I think I compiled great collection of female detectives that will be a joy for any reader:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: March 29

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: March 13

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Books to Read This Month: March Edition

Happy Women’s History Month! I love this month in particular because it is not only the start of Spring (which is my favorite season) but you also get a great collection of new releases being published, particularly in the diverse and feminist factor. With a highly engrossing and shocking nonfiction book misogyny to the high anticipated sequel to a bestselling teen mystery, here are some great book recommendations that will help you defrost from the cold winter and jump into the exciting new chapter of spring reading!

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Books to Read This Month: February Edition

The cold winter (and a pandemic that doesn’t seem to have no end) has gotten you down? Maybe an anthology of powerful black voices, a mysterious death, a teenage disappearance and magical milliner can help makes this short month more bearable? Beat the winter blues by adding these exciting new releases to your TBR shelf.

P.S. I’m currently reading Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard and I’m already feeling amazing emotions about it!

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10 Audiobooks for Pleasant Listening…and Great Storytelling

During these troubling times, you as an avid reader are having a hard time picking up a physical book? Why not give audiobooks a try? This format is growing into a popular trend, especially when you are doing the everyday activities like cleaning, exercising and cooking. I personally love to listen to audiobooks when I run/walk and do a puzzle.

The best way to have appreciation for this format is to find audiobooks that give off a pleasant nature but at the same time, give listeners a compelling story that will give them a chance to shut out the outside world. So here are some of my personal recommendations that I definitely think you will enjoy:

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Classics That Entered the Public Domain in 2021

Get your 1920s dancing shoes on! On January 1, a batch of classics has entered the public domain. Those who do not know what the public domain means, copyrighted works (books, movies, music, etc.) enter the United States’ public domain after 95 years. This meaning they are freely accessible for the public. 

This also means that there could be different retellings of classic works, tales like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So it will be exciting to see what new creative interpretations people imagine. When they become available, readers will read them for free online on sites, like Project Gutenberg. It may not be on the website right away. Give it some time. It takes a while to transfer to text for online reading.

Here is a list of creative works published/released first in 1925. However, here is a list of some highlights that may catch your eye:

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