Happy April! I always love the start of a new month because it means a new reading month has arrived. Per my reading goals update post, I’m re-committing myself to achieving my goals for the year. My big focus right now is choosing more books written by people of color. White authors have a tendency to dominate the shelves, especially in the US and I want to be better at reading diversely.
Here are three books I’m hoping to pick up this month:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’ve been meaning to read this book for a long time now! Americanah is a modern star-crossed lovers story. I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about this book and I’m positive it will deliver.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
I picked this up in February when it first came out and have been eager to read thus YA fantasy novel. I’ve read great reviews! This first book in what will be a series follows Camellia, as she navigates a world in which beauty is a commodity. Of course, nothing is as it seems, and Camellia will be forced to make life-altering choices to save her community.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
This book, the first in a trilogy, follows Nahri as she discovers magic is real and learns about a new world. It’s epically long and sounds like an excellent introduction to a high fantasy series. This, too, has been extremely well reviewed and I, really looking forward to actually reading it!
That’s it for today! What books are you hoping to read in April?