April Wrap-Up and May To-Be-Read (Hopefully)

I read 15 books this month. Since April was National Poetry Month in the United States, I did focus on poetry. I read less non-fiction this month and hope to change that in May. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States so I do want to make sure to incorporate more works by AAPI authors.

Here are three words to describe the books I read in April:

Non-fiction: real, honest, heart-wrenching
Fiction: alcohol, guns, infidelity
Fiction: cults, foolish, gasp. (CW: graphic animal death)
Poetry: revisionist, ugh-so-freaking-good, BLACK
Poetry: hope, pain, light
Fiction: funny, mysterious, delicious
Fiction: psychopath, whatthefuckery, love
Fiction: generational, magical, satisfying
Poetry: grief, mothers, loss
Poetry: flow, funny, pop-culture
Fiction: whathefuckery, eerie, motherhood
Non-Fiction: friendship, hardships, celebration
Fiction: fast-paced, world-building, heroine
Poetry: powerful, black-girl-magic, confidence
Poetry: pride, beautiful, in-your-face honest

These are books I have on my shelves that I want to try to get to this month!

Cozy mystery by an Asian author
Collection of essays by an Asian Author
For Roxane Gay’s “Audacious Book Club”
Memoir by an Asian author
For the “People Who Read Darkness” Book Club
For “Wild Child – Sommerville”‘s Book Club

Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know what you thought of them!

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