Current Library Holds: April 2023 

My library holds list always has at least one upcoming or recent release…in the case of today’s post, it’s nine books, oops. I blame this mostly on the fact that April through June has most of the best book releases of the rest of the year (I shared my April anticipated releases back in March, and plan on having May and June releases posts too). I also added a few more on a recent trip to Barnes and Noble (PSA that if you have a Barnes and Noble Educator’s card, they are doing a promo for the next few months where you can exchange your educator account for a free year of their new premium membership, hence the purpose of my trip), where I realized some of my anticipated books are already out!

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren – I don’t typically put books on my holds list that have at least a month or two before the come out, but I added The True Love Experiment pretty recently because any new CLo release is a hot commodity. The True Love Experiment comes out on May 16th. 

The Daydreams by Laura Hankin – The Daydreams is another one that I suspect is going to be very popular once it comes out on May 2nd, given the popularity of Laura Hankin’s previous two books, Happy & You Know It and A Special Place for Women. I expect this one to also be popular given its Hollywood premise, following the cast of a reunion special of a very popular 2000s teen show. 

Throwback by Maureen Goo – I shared Throwback in my April anticipated releases post. This is one of my most anticipated YA books of 2023,& I’m so excited that Maurene Goo is back with a new book. 

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto – This one had been on my TBR radar and I totally admit that what made me actually check it out is because it was recently announced that the book is being adapted into a TV show led by Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey’s production companies. 

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez – This book really needs no introduction at this point. So many people have named Yours Truly as their favorite romance of the year so far, aka giving me another reason to need it ASAP. 

If We’re Being Honest by Cat Shook – I’ve been leaning more towards contemporary fiction lately and I always love a good family drama, leading me to Cat Shook’s If We’re Being Honest

Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman – I haven’t read Ella Berman’s debut, The Comeback, but I will be reading her latest release for the Bad on Paper April Book Club.

Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story by  Terri-Lynne DeFino— I’m 90% sure I saw Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story in a TBR pile from one my new favorite Instagram follows, Beach Reads and Bubbly. This one has been pitched as Moonstruck meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding set in New Jersey. 

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes – I haven’t picked up a Jojo Moyes novel in years, but I’ve seen so much hype for her latest release. I saw one review on Goodreads comparing this to The Devil Wears Prada meets Finlay Donovan & was immediately sold. 

What books are you looking forward to this spring? Have you read any of the books I shared? Do you have any books on hold you can’t wait for? Share in the comments! 

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