April 4, 2016 • Cee • Discussion

april tbr

March, what a month! It was, by far, the best reading and review month ever. I don’t know if April can top it. I’m hoping because I have a bunch of books to get through. Book Gods, please give me the mood to read all the April releases I need to get through!

For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. Is it effective? Perhaps. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.

Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!


In March, I had nine books that were on my priority list, and guess what! I managed to get through eight!

The book gods blessed me with the power and mood to get all my books read. All the Middle Grade books I read were such a delight: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend (sarcastic voice), The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers (stream-of-consciousness narrative), The Inn-Between by Marina Cohen (creepy desert inn), and The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry (grandmothers + heists).

I really loved The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (lyrical awesomeness) and Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (serial killer Jane Eyre), which I highly recommend you go read! A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann kept me on the edge of the seat and scared to look into the dark of my room, and This Is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang was a book I hadn’t intended to read, but I was captivated by the writing and the portrayal of one of the character’s descent.

Earlier in the month, I read The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (the first volume of a new comic series), so I essentially read about nine review books (even if the ninth wasn’t Tell the Wind and Fire). I say that’s an accomplishment since I tend to read three-four review books a month. Nine is insaneeeee.


I actually showcased my April priority read in my ARC April post, but it doesn’t hurt to rehash it again!

  • I just finished Tell the Wind and Fire (which was going so sloooooooooowwwww) this morning and currently reading Burning (need to not read this before bed).

Note: All these books here do not account for other books that may slip into my TBR list (because mood reading will probably happen) nor of the comics I will be reading. I’m sure I missed other books I want to read this month too, but since I can’t remember, it must not be priority, right? Let’s hope I make a dent in my TBR books for April!

How was your March? Tell me what’s on your April TBR list. Have you read any of the books on my lists? Or are you planning to read them? 


7 Responses to “TOO MUCH TBR · April 2016”

  1. I really enjoyed Tell the Wind and Fire, even though I found it pretty confusing at times. Hopefully it gets better for you! I have Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here on my TBR and just added Lily and Dunkin. I don’t create monthly TBRs because I’m a big mood reader. I do have a TBR pile for the readathons I’m participating in this week though!

  2. Tonyalee says:

    My march was only kind of MEH. A lot going on that kept me from reading a whole lot! :( I’m reading Super Hero High right now! It’s so cute!

    Also, the covers for your April list are so bright and lively! I see a trend LOL

  3. I really want to read Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here, The Land of 10,000 Madonnas and The Star-Touched Queen – they look so good! I hope you have a lovely April! <3

  4. Great month for you! Oh my goodness, I hadn’t heard of The Classy Crooks Club so goign to read your review after this because that sounds fun! I can’t wait to read Scarlett Epstein and The Land of 10,000 Madonnas! Happy April! ♥

    My March Recap


    Also I need to do this too.

    Also also YAY for good reading&review months! April *can* top it. April will be awesome because SPRING.

    Also ad infinitum. Can I read all the books on your April priority please? They look awesome. I WANT the Star-Touched Queen. And A Fierce and Subtle Poison sounds awesome. Because I like poison. In titles and content, not.. in beverages. EXCEPT if it’s like Poison Study and Valek is poisoning me because then, okay, I’ll take it.

  6. Alexa S. says:

    You’re going to have an amazing April reading month! I WILL IT TO BE SO. Ahem. Anyway, I’m currently reading The Star-Touched Queen, and it’s lyrical and filled with fantastic imagery. And I’ve read A Fierce and Subtle Poison, which was also written in a lovely way. I certainly can’t wait to hear your thoughts on both those books!

  7. Nori says:

    THE SERPENT KING = ABSOLUTE AMAZINGNESS! Okay, it’s just about the end of April so I have no idea whether you’ve read any of these books yet or not, but I’ve read The Land of 10,000 Madonnas, Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here, and The Star Touched Queen. I thought Scarlett was fun and TSTQ was good, but I wasn’t a huge fan of TLOTM. I hope you enjoy(ed) them all!

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