5 Books To Look Out For in April 2021

Hi everyone! It's Spring and I can real feel the longer days and warmer temperatures now! There is also a number of books I'm looking forward to reading which publish in April. These books have not be previewed in my Sunday Spotlights, but are others that are on my radar to buy or borrow from my local library. Here are my 5 Books to Look Out for in April 2021.

From the Publisher:

"Vanessa lives life on her own terms — one day at a time, every day to its fullest. She isn’t willing to waste a moment or miss out on an experience when she has no idea whether she shares the same fatal genetic condition as her mother. Besides, she has way too much to do, traveling the globe and showing her millions of YouTube followers the joy in seizing every moment.
But after her half-sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her infant daughter, she is housebound, on mommy duty for the foreseeable future, and feeling totally out of her element.

The last person she expects to show up offering help is the unbelievably hot lawyer who lives next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. But as they get closer, Vanessa realizes that her carefree ways and his need for a structured plan could never be compatible for the long term. Then again, she should know better than anyone that life’s too short to fear taking the biggest risk of all. . ."

This is the third book in the author's The Friend Zone series, but each book can certainly be read as a standalone. I loved the first two books in the series and I can't wait to start this one.

Genre: Romance
Publishes: April 6/21 by Forever (Grand Central Publishing), 384 pages.

Add Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez to your Goodreads Shelf

From the Publisher:

"As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in “An Open Letter to My Insurance Company,” which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as “How do dogs know they have penises?” We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor―the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball―is present throughout.

A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter".

I love memoirs written with humour. This sounds like an interesting and entertaining read.

Genre: Nonfiction
Publishes: April 6/21 by Henry Holt and Co., 288 pages

Add Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson to your Goodreads Shelf

From The Publisher:

"With its rich history and famous guests, the glamorous Boston hotel is no stranger to drama. But the bustle at the iconic property reaches new heights one weekend in mid-June when someone falls tragically to her death, the event rippling through the lives of four very different people.

Bride-to-be Riley is at the hotel to plan her wedding. She would have preferred a smaller, more intimate celebration, but her bossy mother-in-law has taken charge and her fiancé hasn’t seemed to notice. Jean-Paul, the hotel’s manager, is struggling to keep his marriage and new family afloat, but now he must devote all his energy to this latest scandal at work. Claire, recently widowed, comes to town to connect with a long-lost love, but has too much changed in the last thirty years? And then there’s Jason, whose romantic getaway with his girlfriend has not exactly gone the way he'd hoped and instead has him facing questions he can't bring himself to answer.

Over three sun-drenched days, as the truth about the woman who died—and the secret she was hiding—is uncovered, these four strangers become linked in the most unexpected of ways. Together, they just might find the strength they need to turn their own lives around".

I have this one on the list because I enjoy beach weddings as the setting for a book. Throw in some secrets, and I'm hooked.

Genre: General Fiction
Publishes: April 6/21 by Graydon House, 320 pages

Add Summertime Guests: A Novel by Wendy Francis to your Goodreads shelf

From the Publisher:

"Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think".

This book is included in my list because I enjoy stories about journalists researching their stories and this plot has intrigued me.

Women's Fiction
Publishes: April 20/21 by Gallery Books, 400 pages.

Add Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey to your Goodreads shelf

From the Publisher:

Inspired by the title Dorothea Benton Frank planned for her next book—Reunion Beach—these close friends and colleagues channeled their creativity, admiration, and grief into stories and poems that celebrate this remarkable woman and her abiding love for the Lowcountry of her native South Carolina—a land of beauty, history, charm, and Gullah magic she so brilliantly brought to life in her acclaimed novels.

"From Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author, a sequel to Summer of ’69.

From Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author, comes a heartwarming, humorous interview from the hereafter with Pat Conroy and Dorothea Benton Frank, two beloved icons of Southern literature.

From Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah, comes The Bridemaids, a story about a trip to the South Carolina beach.

From Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author, Mother and Child Reunion, a heartwarming story set under the warm South Carolina sun.

Reunion Beach also features letters, short stories, poems, and essays ..."

I chose this book because I really enjoyed and appreciated the late Dorothea Benton Frank's books. Also, several of my favourite storytellers have participated in writing this book.

Short Stories, Women's Fiction
Publishes: April 27/21 by William Morrow, 416 pages

Add Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank to your Goodreads shelf

So there you have it! 5 Books To Look Out for in April 2021. Will you be adding any of these books to your To Be Read shelf? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I love to read but sadly don't get a lot of time to these days. I really like the sounds of 'Lifes too short' 😊

    1. Thanks Alex! I hope you find some time to read soon!

  2. They all sounds like great reads! 'Life is too short' is going straight in my TBR as well as 'Broken', they both sound up my alley! Thank you for sharing x

  3. Hey I like how you've set out your page good luck on getting to 100 books

  4. I'm loving the spring/summery vibes I'm getting from all of these covers! Life's Too Short sounds like a lot of fun, I'll definitely be on the lookout for that one!

  5. You have such a wholesome mix of personal, uplifting stories and some heartening romance reads too! Broken sounds like an amazing read; people who can step up and talk about their struggles are healing themselves and helping others. Under the Southern Sky also looks good; I am a southern girl myself. 😊

  6. The first novel is interesting though. I think I'm gonna like the story :D

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  7. I love reading memoirs too! I'll definitely have to check out Jenny Lawson's book, it sounds so interesting! Thanks for sharing all of these upcoming releases! :)

  8. Haven't read any of these but as I've read the synopsis, they seem like intriguing stories! Thanks for sharing.