April’s Most-Anticipated Books

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Look no further for your next read. The amount of great new books hitting shelves each month can be overwhelming but we’ve rounded up ten of the buzziest books coming out this April—no matter what genre you’re interested in. Have you read any of these new releases? If not, you’ll want them on your TBR!

Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi

Bestselling author Helen Oyeyemi returns this April with a tale of a couple’s life-altering journey on a train. Otto and Xavier are celebrating their love with a non-honeymoon trip on a sleeper train, a gift from Xavier’s aunt. Aboard they meet operator Ava Kapoor, who is expecting to come into an inheritance. Ava’s financial future is threatened by the arrival of a passenger who seems to be connected to all three of them.

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Twin sisters Rose and Fern trade off narration in this psychological thriller. Rose has always looked out for Fern, protecting her when they were children from their abusive mother. When Fern learns that Rose wants children but can’t conceive, she decides to step in as a surrogate to help her sister. Rose moves in to help Fern with the pregnancy, and slowly secrets from their past are unraveled.

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Still recovering from the chilling twists in Mexican Gothic, but longing for more of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s evocative writing? Pick up The Beautiful Ones, an enchanting novel of manners (no mushrooms in sight!). The Grand Season has begun and Nina’s debut is ruined by her telekinesis. When she meets Hector, who doesn’t ostracize her for her abilities like the rest of society, she’s instantly hooked. But Hector is hiding secrets that could ruin the future Nina imagines for them.

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is back with a new young adult novel about friendships, crushes, and the downside to sharing everything with your best friend. Neighbors Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are inseparable—bonding over their love of theater and mutual crushes, like Matt from their summer camp. But when Matt transfers to their school and is cast as Kate’s love interest in the play, things start to get tense between her and Anderson.

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Debut author Jesse Q. Sutanto delivers a hilarious romp of a novel—ideal for readers looking for a bit of romance and comedy alongside their murder mysteries. Meddy doesn’t have high hopes when her mom sets her up, but things take a disastrous turn and soon she has a dead date on her hands. Quickly, her mother and aunts spring into action to help her. Unfortunately, they end up shipping him in a cake cooler to the wedding they’re catering. Can they keep the body hidden until the billionaire couple sets off on their honeymoon? Read to find out!

The Paris Apartment by Kelly Bowen

Historical fiction readers won’t want to miss out on Kelly Bowen’s latest, which weaves together two women’s stories from 2017 and 1942. Aurelia Leclaire inherits her grandmother’s Paris apartment and uncovers secrets hidden for decades. Lia hires art restorer Gabriel Seymour to help her learn the truth behind the clues that her grandmother left behind, and together they discover a tale of a woman willing to risk everything to protect the ones she cared about.

Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras

This second volume in the Keys to Love series transports readers to Key West, where Alejandro Miranda and Anamaría Navarro are reuniting after years apart. Once they had dreamed of traveling the world together. Instead, Alejandro left to pursue his photography while Anamaría stayed to care for her father. Anamaría doesn’t want to give him the chance to break her heart again, but she can’t deny the pull she feels towards him, even after all this time.

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

The fourth and final installment of Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series is hitting shelves this April. Newbies and longtime fans alike can easily dive into this installment, which can be read as a standalone. The Five-Hop One-Stop on the planet Gora is the galaxy’s version of a truck stop, and it’s where three strangers find themselves thrust together when all traffic to and from the planet suddenly stops.

To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters

Regency romance readers won’t want to miss this novel, following Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham. The two are infamous for their verbal sparring, and her sharp tongue is exactly why Jeremy knows that he can trust Diana to be honest with him. After hearing his skills in the bedroom critiqued by his mistress, Jeremy asks Diana to strike up a mutually beneficial affair. She’ll honestly tell him how to be a better partner and in exchange, he’ll help her signal to the ton she’s ready to take a lover.

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

An 18-year-old leads a rebellion in the afterlife in this new young adult novel. Nami Miyamoto’s life is cut short when she’s murdered on her way to a graduation party. Her consciousness then arrives in a place called Infinity, where a virtual AI named Ophelia has begun taking over. Ophelia has a plan to erase humanity from existence, and it’s up to Nami and a band of rebels to stop her.

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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