The April TBR

6:56 PM


So many books, so little time.


As usual: this is a monthly thing where I talk about some of the books I want to read this month and why I want to read them. If you want to keep track of all the books I read and see what I think of them you can consult my Goodreads.

TO THE BOOKS.


I used to not like poetry and therefore not read much of it, until I realized that there's poetry that's more subtle and -- gasp -- doesn't have to rhyme. (I don't like rhyming poetry.) I've since discovered an appreciation for this, and after seeing several Bukowski poems floating around Pinterest I decided that I might as well. Look at me, being cultured. 


I only vaguely know about this one but dang it, I'm going for it anyway. Also, the cover is cool. 


I've heard that it's creepy. I've heard that it's good. I happen to love books that are both good and creepy. So let's bring this on, shall we? 


So yes, the movie sucked, but I enjoyed this book immensely several times when I was younger because let's face it, I like Stephenie Meyer's stories. Now I want to read it again and see if I enjoy it more and also review it. (Also, yes, re-reading Twilight is in my near future, as are reviews, possibly on this blog.)


AW YUS I HAVE THIS OUT NOW AND I AM SO EXCITED. SO. SO. SO EXCITED. THIS IS EVERYTHING I LOVE. 


What do you want to read this month? Any other good poetry suggestions? Or suggestions for weird sci-fi? I love weird sci-fi. Hit me up with some. 

29 comments

  1. I've been told that The Host is really good, even if I wasn't the hugest fan of Twilight. I may have to read that in the near future. *nod*

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR REBEL OF THE SANDS I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO WORDS. MY LIBRARY IS TAKING FOREVER TO GET IT TO ME THOUGH. *SHRIEKS*

    I'd suggest weird sci-fi but all of the sci-fi I've read is stuff that I've seen you review on Goodreads xD

    This month I'm for sure reading Bone Gap and tackling Sword of Shannara, because I'm a sucker for older and big fantasy novels.

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    1. BONE GAP. BONE GAP. BONE GAP. THE BEST.

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  2. Rebel of the Sands is on my TBR for April as well! super pumped! Illuminae is also waiting for me at the library and I. Cannot. Wait.

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    1. Ahhh I love Illuminae more than I know how to say, so I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  3. I was surprised by The Host when I read it. The writing is a touch flowery, and some of the character development I either didn't like or wished there was more of. However, the story is good and the base idea is flawless - are humans responsible enough with our own lives to not warrant controlling? In addition, the descriptions of the other planets and their life forms were spellbinding.

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    1. Yes! It's not the most perfect book ever but I enjoyed it very much.

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  4. "Look at me, being cultured"--this is exactly how I feel whenever I read poetry.

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    1. That's just me reading smart books in general. xD

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  5. These all look good, I love Charles Bukowski's poetry

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    1. Me too! Having finished I'm not sure I have a high opinion of him as a person but he sure knows how to put words together.

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  6. I'm gradually and painstakingly going through all of the books on my TBR list that I already own. I have never even heard of Rebel of the Sands (until just now, obviously), but you seem excited about it, so I'll look it up.

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    1. You should! It promises to be awesome.

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  7. While I have never been anything close to a Twilight or Stephanie Meyer fan, I do think that The Host is a really good book and very interesting. Not so much the movie... :P

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    1. The movie made me laugh SO hard because it's just...so, so bad.

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  8. Anna Dressed in Blood and Rebel of the Sands are on my TBR because they both look awesome and awesome people seem to think they're awesome. Must read alllll the books.

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  9. AHHH I got a free preview of Rebel of the Sands at a bookstore I went to and it is SO GOOD so far. I'd love to read the rest of it!


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  10. Ooh. I plan on reading The Host for the first time this summer, hopefully. I've heard good things about it and so I'm looking forward to it... I guess we'll see what happens. :)

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  11. Cool! I enjoy Stephanie Meyer too! Those other books look cool also. Poetry that doesn't rhyme is cool too. I don't understand it or really any poetry, but I do enjoy it.

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    1. ^^^^ exactly. xD I'm not smart enough to understand poetry yet but I guess I'll get there.

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  12. I have Rebel of the Sands on my TBR list too! The cover alone is amazing, and I've heard such good things about it. Fantasy deserty place is cool *nods* I've also heard very good things about Anna Dressed In Blood, though I've never read it. I hope you like it!

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    1. The cover makes me want to hug it. It's just so pretty.

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  13. GOOD POETRY SUGGESTIONS?! ~slides off car bonnet~

    My favourite poet is Ted Hughes, who introduced me to poetry when I was fourteen (bless) with The Hawk in the Rain. I love that book like SO MUCH. Recently I've been loving Carol Ann Duffy; The World's Wife is a hilarious book where she takes famous men and imagines the women behind them, such as Mrs Darwin, Mrs Aesop, Ann Hathaway. Absolutely brilliant. Rapture is a set of fifty-two short love poems and you can read it through like it's a novel, it's beautiful.

    TS Eliot is a babe and a half, I'm rereading his Selected Poems at the moment. The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock is wonderful. Also Ariel by Sylvia Plath, as you profess to like creepy stuff!

    I've also recently been astounded by Shakespeare's sonnets. I think we get de-sensitised to Shakespeare, he's such a household name we can kind of ... forget him? But the sonnets .... I mean, DANG. Even if you don't like rhyming, they are ... words fail me.

    Oh, and I really want to read Bukowski properly! (As in, not just on Pinterest.)

    Happy April!

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    1. Oooh I'll have to look into a bunch of this! And I definitely want to read more Shakespeare in general.

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  14. Poetry that rhymes is NOT my thing (I have a lot of Indian classmates whose thing it is. It's difficult to be nice about poetry of theirs which they like but sounds like a nursery rhyme. Luckily I am patient.) Also Rebel of The Sands is something I really do need. Anna dressed in blood is a wonderful title.

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  15. Just found your blog not so long ago. It's funny because lately I have been contemplating reading poetry myself. And yes, I do not like poems that rhyme... (or any poem, actually)... but I think it's time I give it another go and see how things go from there... a lot of things have changed lately... like how I used to hate peanut butter, and now I don't really mind... and how I used to never eat cashews, and now I'm totally loving them... may be I'll love poetry too, who knows.

    I'm looking forward to your review on Anna Dressed in Blood. I love good creepy... but the TBR pile is REAL man...

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