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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

April Reading List

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) - Stieg Larsson Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution - Giles Milton The Lady's Maid - Dilly Court Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History  - Art Spiegelman Songs of Willow Frost - Jamie Ford Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings - Linda Rodriguez McRobbie Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy, Hart Hardy

Very excited to read these books (and hopefully more!) in April! 

 

 

The Girl Who Played With Fire - This is the book I'm currently reading for my tumblr book club. We read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo like a year ago and now we're reading this one. I'm actually considering going back and re-reading Dragon Tattoo while we're in between sections, because I don't remember much of it, but so far, it doesn't really seem 100% necessary, so I might not. Thus far, the book is very good and I'm excited to move on to the next section of it! 

 

Russian Roulette - I received this book from NetGalley and I'm very excited to read it, especially after having taken my Russian history class. This book is about British spies in post-revolutionary Russia as they tried to stop Communism from spreading. I think it sounds fascinating! 

 

The Lady's Maid - another book from NetGalley. This is another Dilly Court novel (I read one last month, too) and it's about two young girls who were given up by their mothers shortly after birth and grew up with drastically different lives that are somehow intertwined. I think it sounds perfectly scandalous and I think it promises to have lots of great plot twists. Considering how much I enjoyed The Best of Daughters, I'm very excited to start this book!

 

Maus - this is another book in my foray into graphic novels. This one was recommended to me by a friend from college who, unlike me, adores graphic novels and suggested that this might be a good one for me to attempt reading. It's one of her favorites and she thought it would appeal to me because of its ties to history. I hope that she's right!

 

Songs of Willow Frost - this was recommended to me by my friend Beth, and it's about a Chinese American orphan boy who believes that he's found his (believed to be dead) mother, as an actress in a movie. Beth hasn't steered me wrong yet, and I have high hopes for this one! 

 

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History - Without the Fairy-Tale Endings - I won this book from a booklikes giveaway a few months ago and this month, I'm finally getting around to reading it. I honestly can't wait. This book appeals to both my love of history and my love of fairy tales/princesses. Perfection.

 

Tess of D'Urbervilles - this is the Classics discussion group's pick for April. I'm so excited to read this; I know very little about it, but it's been referenced in so many books that I've read. I feel like this is a must-read for bookworms because it's alluded to so frequently. I hope that it proves to be amazing! 

 

I'm also crossing my fingers that I'll get around to Cloud Atlas and Crime and Punishment this month, but I've been told that they're both very time-consuming and require LOTS of attention, so, realistically, I probably won't get to them until at least May. But we shall see! 

 

Have any of you read any of these books? What's on your reading list for April?