April has Sprung…April’s TBR

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April has arrived. Finally. The snow here has officially thawed. Spring looks like it will make it’s annual appearance. Ahh, it’s time to get out those dresses and skirts. How I’ve missed them. But, you’re not here for that are you? 🙂 Let’s talk books! I’ve got some good books I want to tackle. I seem to be reading a lot of Historical Fiction these days and a lot less YA. This month doesn’t seem any different.


Tom survived a devastating flood that claimed the lives of her sister and parents. Now she lives with Bill in his old shed by the lake. But it’s time to move out—Tom is pregnant with Bill’s baby.

I think I might cry reading this one. It sounds really intense.


In her extraordinary debut, Aline Ohanesian has created two remarkable characters—a young man ignorant of his family’s and his country’s past, and an old woman haunted by the toll the past has taken on her life.

Just reading the brief synopsis, I was immediately drawn in. It sounds really intriguing. Family secrets, self-discovery, journeys to the unknown, sign me up!


A passionate and powerful novel based on the scandalous life of the French novelist George Sand, her famous lovers, untraditional Parisian lifestyle, and bestselling novels in Paris during the 1830s and 40s.

I don’t know much about George Sand. I remember watching a relatively good movie about her life. When I saw this book on offer on Penguin’s first to read program, I jumped at the chance to read it. I can’t wait to start it.



They had me at Queen. I love Royal Historical Fiction. I don’t know my Scots very well, so I’m interested to read this one to broaden my horizons.


The Crimson Petal and the White meets Fight Club: A page-turning novel set in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late eighteenth-century England.

This sounds so good I can’t. Anything like fight club, just yes please. I want. I can’t wait to read this one. Even the cover is awesome.

I have one more on my list, but I’m keeping it a surprise! You’ll find out soon enough. 🙂

I hope you found some good books. I know it’s going to be a good reading month for sure.

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

Oh What a Month…March Finds


I discovered a lot of upcoming new titles this month that I am excited to share with you. Exploring listopias on goodreads and searching through netgalley, my TBR shelf definitely grew. BEA 2015 is looking ever the more promising even though they haven’t released the book list yet. I can be optimistic, right? Since it’s such a long list this month, I am only going to share with you today some of my favorites.


Katherine Howe’s second foray into YA, this sounds really interesting. A NYU filmmaker student meets a mysterious girl named Annie. Why does she use such strange slang? Why does she always seem so reserved and distant? And, most importantly, why does he only seem to run into her on one block near the Bowery? Annie’s hiding something, a dark secret from her past that may be the answer to all of Wes’s questions.


A girl is allergic to the outside world, but begins a complicated romance with the new neighbor. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more. I like how this isn’t told in just one way. It sounds very interesting. And, it’s a debut!


A heartfelt, humorous story of a teen boy’s impulsive road trip after the shock of his lifetime—told entirely in lists! This could be a really fun read.


There is no cure for being who you truly are…

Mermaids, storks, and apple trees. This fantasy YA novel sounds delightful.


A young librarian receives a mysterious package from an antiquarian bookseller. With mentions of his family, Simon must try urgently to decode his family history while moving on from the past. Mystery, intrigue, books! I really want to read this one.


The physics-bending charm of The Time Traveler’s Wife meets the curious mischief of The Eyre Affair in this debut novel. Loved both books. Enough said. Want. 🙂

Hope you found one or more that peeked your interest. For more inspiration, you can check out the listopia YA 2015 on goodreads and just search your heart away if you’re on netgalley.

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

It’s That Time Again…March TBR Selection

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How did March sneak up on us? It certainly snuck up on me, that’s for sure. It was just February, now it’s almost the middle of March. Almost. My, my, my. As per tradition here on Indie Reader Girl, I will share what I’m planning on reading. Who knows, I may switch it up a bit :-). I do get bored sometimes. I do like my selections this month, though. I have been in a LOOOOOOOOONG reading rut, but I am slowly getting out of it. I am currently reading Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar. I’m not too far into it, so I don’t have too many thoughts yet. But, enough about that. To the list!!



The Vanessa is the famous Vanessa Bell, and the sister, the ever more famous Virginia Woolf. A fan of Woolf’s I couldn’t pass on this book. I needed to read it. Review coming soon.


I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this. I have wanted to read both her adult and now YA series, so I am looking forward to this one greatly.


I am starting to get back into sort stories collections. I was drawn to this collection for some reason. Maybe it was the bra on the cover. 🙂


I am a huge fan of Simon Van Booy. HUGE fan. I loved his first novel; and have read a few of his short stories collections. He is very talented. I can’t wait to read this one. I almost took a writing class with him but it was way too expensive.

There is one more book on my list, but that book will be a surprise! It’s for a blog tour. I don’t want to spoil it now, do I? Boy, is it a good one! I’ll give you a hint. It’s a new release on March 17th. 🙂

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by.

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