I'm hoping for a more productive reading month in April than I had in March, but it's already the ninth, and I still am finishing a book from last month. I have lots I've wanted to write, but it's been very busy and between work and other things, I haven't had much time home alone to work out my thoughts, but I'm hoping to remedy that in the coming week. Anyhow, here's my reading picks for the coming month.
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel- I knew a movie was made based on this book, but that's about all I knew about it. My mom picked it up for me at a book sale, thinking I'd like it. It looks intriguing and I unfortunately don't read a lot that is not written by white American or European writers, and I really need to broaden my book horizons.
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett- Goodreads describes this one as being similar in style to The Orchid Thief, which I surprisingly enjoyed, and Erik Larson wrote a little blurb calling it "Compelling, with elegant suspense." and I really like his books so I decided to pull it off the shelf. I got this one from my Broke and Bookish Christmas swap partner last December.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty- I haven't read any of Moriarty's books yet, but they always sound intriguing. Waking up to discover I'd become the exact type I've always vowed I'd never be would be horrible and I can't wait to unravel this one. It came from Diana at Book of Shadows in the January Book and Cuppa Swap.
And finally... Emma by Jane Austen- I love the movie with Gwenyth Paltrow, but I've never read the book. I really need to remedy that. Plus, it's a good excuse to watch Emma (and Clueless for that matter) afterwards.
What are you hoping to get read this month? Let me know in the comments below. I'm always looking for books to add to my lists. :)