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10 Great Books I Read in April '21

by Annie Kapur 16 days ago in literature

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10 Great Books I Read in April '21
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I read a lot of great books in April 2021 and honestly, this list was incredibly difficult to make. I was going to do twenty books in the list but I did not want to keep you waiting around. So instead, what I have done is I have done a list of ten and then, at the end I will give more suggestions of what else I have read this month that has been amazing.

I realised pretty early on in April 2021 that this list was going to be difficult so I knew I had to choose genres that were going to be different from each other and interesting, diverse and engaging. I have honestly thought for such a long time about this that I started to draft the introduction to this in mid-April. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have seen many people posting many books on social media, most of which I have become very interested in. I have picked and chosen from my TBR for this month some books that I have become so engrossed in that I have just about realised how much time has gone by.

This month, I have been focusing on character-driven pieces. Books by Anne Tyler and Isabel Allende have dominated the inspiration of reads this April and against their own individual historical/modern backdrop, they have become some of the better books I have engaged with and really, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.

So, let us now take a look at the list of ten books (+ extras at the end!)

These books are in no particular order.

10 Great Books I Read in April '21

The Arsonists' City by Hala Alyan

Read my full review here.

The Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Read the full review here.

The Dominant Animal by Kathryn Scanlan

Read the full review here

The Last House Left on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Read the full review here.

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

Read the full review here.

The Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez

Read the full review here.

(Not Yet Released Reviews)

Dreamland by Rosa Rankin-Gee

''You said that you would come back. You looked me in the eye and said that. Well, if you had, this is what you would have seen: soft wood, black cracks, fridges in the road. The broken spines of old rides at Dreamland."

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

“Society was a system for falling in love. People who couldn't fall in love had to fake it. What came first: the system or love?”

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O'Sullivan

"By making social problems visible on the body these conditions allow voiceless people to make themselves heard..."

The Hair Carpet Weavers by Andreas Eschbach

"...Is that your education was unconnected with the practical reality of life. You grew up believing that rules are more important than all the facts you could ever uncover, and that the slightest disobedience is deadly. Aside from that, you didn't learn much, but this duty to obey has become your flesh and bone, and on some distant day after your death, when they cut you apart, they'll probably find crystallized obedience in the place of your bone marrow."

So there are my top ten books of the month. I really hope that ten does not become a habit because I am trying to keep to a word count so that I do not bore you to death. I will be back with another list at the end of May so we have to wait and see what is in store for my literary habits then. I hope you have enjoyed this month’s best reading

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