Reading is one of the best things that you can do to engage your brain and pass the time. If you’re looking for a new story to skin your teeth into, then try one of these eight April 2020 book releases.
We’ve got romance, comedy, history, real-life and mystery. Whether you want something thrilling that will keep you turning the pages or you want to laugh at the misfortunes of others and their failed romance, there is something on this list for everyone!
- Get Lost in a Dystopian Tale in “Chosen Ones”
- Explore the Forming of a Cult in “Godshot”
- Speed Up Your Pulse with “Die Next”
- Improve Your Work Life with “Joy at Work”
- Slay Some Creatures of the Night with “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires”
- Get Caught Up in a High-Risk Thriller with “Greedy Heart”
- Enjoy a Historical Rom-Com with “To Have and to Hoax”
- Deconstruct Perfect with “The New Husband”
Get Lost in a Dystopian Tale in “Chosen Ones”
Veronica Roth is the wildly successful author of the Divergent Series and Chosen Ones is her debut adult novel. In this dystopian tale, five young adults that were famed for saving the world as teenages must, once again, face dark forces after the death of one of their own.
While I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet (it’s on my list though, I swear), I did seriously enjoy the Divergent Series. Veronica Roth is a captivating storyteller that can weave a mysterious and magical take for the enjoyment of all audiences. Whether you’re seeking an adult thriller or something that caters to more of a YA audience, they’ll be something in this read for you!
Explore the Forming of a Cult in “Godshot”
The town of Peaches, California, is ripe for a cult invasion in the book Godshot. The town is facing a drought and residents are turning towards a cult leader named Pastor Vern for salvation. Through “secret assignments” Pastor Vern vows to bring the rain that everyone has been praying for.
Lacey May, 14, is facing a particularly bad time. Her mother, an alcoholic, is exiled and she decides to go on a quest to find her mother, no matter what the cost. Godshot is the story of female resilience in a trying time, and is fit for anyone looking for an “unstoppable plot.”
Speed Up Your Pulse with “Die Next”
If you’re up for a modern thrill, then Jonathan Stone’s Die Next is the book for you. In this digital-focused thriller, Zack Yellin accidentally swaps phones with the businessman next to him. An honest but deadly mistake as this “businessman” is actually a hitman.
He can’t take the phone to the police, if they did believe him there’s not much he could do to protect him and his phone of contacts from the hitman. And whether or not Zack keeps the phone, the hitman will kill him for it… so, what will Zack do? Read this thriller to find out!
Improve Your Work Life with “Joy at Work”
If you loved Marie Kondo’s work with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (or you watch the TV series), then you’ll love Joy at Work where Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein team up and share with you how to organize your work life to get more joy out of it.
If there’s an April 2020 book release that most of us need to read, chances are it’s this. The work world is changing and it’s important that we all get more joy out of what we do (and figure out why we do it). If you need to get rid of wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks, then you need to read this book stat!
Slay Some Creatures of the Night with “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires”
Vampires have always been a favourite book subject for many looking to explore their dark underworld. If you’re a fan of Dracula, Twilight and other vampire-esque series and are looking for a mysterious love and monster story to sink your teeth into, then look no further than The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.
Aftering being attacked by an elderly neighbour one night, Patricia Campbell’s world changed as she meets his handsome, well-travelled and well-read nephew, James Harris. But something seems off when children around town go missing, she realizes something about him is off.
Get Caught Up in a High-Risk Thriller with “Greedy Heart”
Whether or not you’re into financial thrillers, Greedy Heart is definitely something you’ll want to add to your list. When Delia Mulcahy is plucked from her life with a crappy apartment and crushing debt to work for Wall Street’s top hedge fund.
But the underbelly of the finance world is dark and Delia needs to learn how to navigate this questionable territory while making her millions. And she finds herself embroiled in devious schemes and duplicitous deals, including the two CEOs vying for her financial genius. Enjoy this thrilling ride from the comfort (and safety) of your home and worry about someone else’s financial problems for a while!
Enjoy a Historical Rom-Com with “To Have and to Hoax”
Most books are about the build up and capture of the initial whirlwind romance, but To Have and to Hoax is about what happens after that initial rose-coloured honeymoon period. After their own whirlwind romance and marriage, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James have barely spoken a word to each other.
After a terrible argument, their once passionate love has been reduced to something of politeness and tolerance. To Have and to Hoax is the charming and humour-filled story of two people once madly in love trying to get each other’s attention once again. If you’re looking for a charming laugh, then this is the book for you!
Deconstruct Perfect with “The New Husband”
After Nina’s first husband is missing and presumed dead, she is ready to move on with the perfect Simon Fitch. He knows all of her favourite things, anticipates her every need, loves her son (who adores him) and was there when she needed him most—he truly is the perfect man.
But as readers of The New Husband find out, Nina learned the hard way about perfect when she found out that her last husband, Glen was leading a double-life. So when it comes to perfect, it’s hard to tell. As Nina tries to put together her new life, she finds out that everyone has secrets.
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