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. 

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What I’ve Been Reading: April 2023 

I fortunately had spring break over the past week, and it was one of the best spring breaks because the weather was basically summer, which means I got SO much reading done outside and even at the beach. I caught up on TV over the week too, including the latest seasons of Ted Lasso and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – I’ll have more thoughts on both in my monthly wrap ups, but Ted Lasso is still the most comforting comedy and I’m SO sad that Maisel is ending because it’s just such a fantastic show and I’m loving the glimpses at the future of Midge’s career. I also started watching Shrinking, starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford – another show I’ve been loving but trying to savor & not rush through. 

Anyways, you’re probably here for my reading updates, so let’s get into it!If you want more real time updates on what I’m reading or a peek on what I’m excited about in the book world (usually announcements about new books or adaptations), you can follow me on Instagram at Fangirl Fury

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson – Jenny Jackson’s Pineapple Street has deservedly gotten so much buzz. This book is set amongst the New York 1% in Brooklyn, & it’s the perfect read for readers like me who love reading about the elite and their spending habits and scandals. Such a easy read to breeze through in one sitting. My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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