New Book Releases on my TBR | April 2019

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It’s a new month and with a new month comes new releases!

I’m sharing six new books releasing this month that have made it onto my to-be-read stack. You will find them listed in order of release date.

Are you looking forward to any of these new reads? 

new book releases april 2019

The Atlas of Happiness
by Helen Russell

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Journalist and nonfiction author Helen Russell uncatalogued philosophies on happiness from around the globe. Read about Australia’s national code of “Fair Go,” the Italian concept of “Dolce Far Neinte,” or Japan’s belief in “Wabi-Sabi.” The work is chronicled in sections by country and accompanied by delightful illustrations from Naomi Wilkinson.

How to Make Friends with the Dark
by Kathleen Glasgow

Release Date: April 9, 2019

A new book from the author of Girl in Pieces that promises to be as approachable as a YA, but as compelling as any literary fiction. In her latest novel Kathleen Glasgow studies the dark lens of grief and how to make friends with its pain. This story is told through the experience of teenage Tiger Tolliver before and after the loss of her mom.

The Lost History of Dreams
by Kris Waldher

Release Date: April 9, 2019

 It’s 1850 and postmortem photographer Robert Highstead has just discovered the unexpected (and unusual) death of his estranged cousin. This cousin, Hugh de Bonne, has left it to Robert to see to his more-than-strange burial requests. The only things standing in his way is grief-stricken girl named Isabelle who strikes a bargain with Robert. If she wants to bury his cousin, he must first listen to the real story of Hugh de Bonne’s romance with wife and muse, Ada. Promised as a mix of Penny Dreadful and Wuthering Heights.

The Second Mountain
by David Brooks
Release Date: April 16, 2019

Leading social commentator David Brooks offers a new book about the four commitments that define a life’s purpose. In The Second Mountain you’ll study the creation of a guiding philosophy for each individual and how embracing a life of interdependence in an overly independent world can lead to more joyful living.

Before She Was Found
by Heather Gudenkauf

Release Date: April 16, 2019

Three young girls sneak out of preteen slumber party to explore an abandoned railyard. Innocent rebellion turns deadly when one of these girls is found near-death, bloodied and desperately injured on the tracks. An investigative mystery that questions friendship, betrayal, and sacrifice.

Up the Down Staircase
by Bel Kaufman

Release Date: April 30, 2019

Publisher Vintage Anchor is reviving this schoolyard classic from 1967 with a brand new edition to release at the end of April in 2019. Up the Down Staircase is an epistolary novel sharing the stories of a teacher and her students as she struggles to come to terms with the meaning of her profession.


Are any of these books on your radar? I’d love to know what book(s) you are looking forward to this month!

Note: these books are all gifted by their respective publishers in hopes for feature or review.

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Til next time,

Bex


Bex Skoog (formerly Bex Gorsuch) is a Book Blogger and Instagram Influencer who strives to connect readers with their next favorite book and encourages avid bibliophiles to make use of the inspiration found in fiction by implementing story into their day-to-day lives.


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Bex Skoog

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Bex Skoog is the creator of the 'Out of the Bex' website, a guide to a more thoughtful life through books and simple living. If she had three wishes they would be for teacups to never empty, to possess an unending supply of classic films, and have access to the world's greatest libraries. Bex lives in Virginia outside of Washington D.C. with her husband and hundreds of stray books.

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