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20 Best Books To Read in April

  • FICTION

    YOUNG MUNGO

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

YOUNG MUNGO

by Douglas Stuart

Romantic, terrifying, brutal, tender, and, in the end, sneakily hopeful. What a writer. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE RETURN OF FARAZ ALI

    APRIL 5, 2022

  • FICTION

    LITTLE FOXES TOOK UP MATCHES

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

LITTLE FOXES TOOK UP MATCHES

by Katya Kazbek

A rich and moving look at a child in the midst of self-discovery. As dark as a Brothers Grimm fairy tale—and as magical. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CANDY HOUSE

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

THE CANDY HOUSE

by Jennifer Egan

A thrilling, endlessly stimulating work that demands to be read and reread. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS

    APRIL 19, 2022

NONFICTION

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS

by Tajja Isen

Fresh and intelligent critiques of popular North American ideas about race and gender. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CONSTRUCTING A NERVOUS SYSTEM

    APRIL 12, 2022

NONFICTION

CONSTRUCTING A NERVOUS SYSTEM

by Margo Jefferson

A dynamic, unflinchingly candid examination of the impacts of race and class on culture and the author’s own life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HELLO, MOLLY!

    APRIL 12, 2022

NONFICTION

HELLO, MOLLY!

by Molly Shannon with Sean Wilsey

Equal parts funny and touching, a cut above most celebrity memoirs. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BLOOD AND RUINS

    APRIL 5, 2022

HISTORY

BLOOD AND RUINS

by Richard Overy

A brilliant, mildly controversial interpretation of the history, conduct, and aftermath of WWII. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    SCOUT'S HONOR

    APRIL 5, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SCOUT'S HONOR

by Lily Anderson

Anyone with a yen for community service, particularly the martial sort, will be hot to sign up. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    VERY BAD PEOPLE

    APRIL 5, 2022

  • TEEN

    HOTEL MAGNIFIQUE

    APRIL 5, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    JENNIFER CHAN IS NOT ALONE

    APRIL 26, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    MOONWALKING

    APRIL 12, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LAST MAPMAKER

    APRIL 12, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE LAST MAPMAKER

by Christina Soontornvat

An engrossing adventure with the feeling of a whole world to be explored. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DIFFERENT KINDS OF FRUIT

    APRIL 12, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    A BLUE KIND OF DAY

    APRIL 5, 2022

CHILDREN'S

A BLUE KIND OF DAY

by Rachel Tomlinson ; illustrated by Tori-Jay Mordey

A loving tribute to the power of loved ones’ support during trying times. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOY WITH FLOWERS IN HIS HAIR

    APRIL 26, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE BOY WITH FLOWERS IN HIS HAIR

by Jarvis ; illustrated by Jarvis

A sweet example of how to be a kind and supportive presence in the life of a struggling friend. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ALONE LIKE ME

    MAY 3, 2022

CHILDREN'S

ALONE LIKE ME

by Rebecca Evans ; illustrated by Rebecca Evans

A hopeful, universal story about the power of friendship to dramatically improve the quality of everyday life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A GIFT FOR NANA

    APRIL 12, 2022

CHILDREN'S

A GIFT FOR NANA

by Lane Smith ; illustrated by Lane Smith

A cozy story that will transport readers to faraway places. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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