What’s On My Plate – April 2015

On My Plate

The calendar says it’s April, but here in Southern California it feels more like high summer! It’s been in the 90’s lately, and I’m definitely not ready for this kind of weather yet. March was a frantic reading month for me. I had an overly full plate, and I almost managed to read everything (but not quite). This month I’ve got a lighter review schedule, and I’m determined to make time for two “me” titles that I’ve been meaning to get to. Here’s what’s happening here on the blog this month:

For review:

Positive by David Wellington. I’m looking forward to this zombie horror story, even though I’ve seen some less than POSITIVE reviews, ha ha!

The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu. This is the third and final book in Chu’s crazy alien-is-living-in-my-body story!

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey. I’ve heard some great things about this debut YA novel.

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. I loved Hodge’s first book, Cruel Beauty, and I can’t wait to see what her follow-up is like.

When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord. This was a last-minute request on NetGalley, and I believe it’s more literary fiction than genre, although it does have a horror element to it.

Evensong by John Love. It seems I’ve received quite a few review books from Night Shade Books in the last couple of months, and I need to get going on reviewing them. First up is this one!

Backlist Burndown/Women of Genre Reading Challenge:

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. Tor sent me a finished copy, so I wasn’t really able to fit a review into its release month (February), but I am going to read it for sure this month. It will also count for my Women of Genre Reading Challenge.

Generation V by M.L. Brennan. I’m not sure whether or not this is technically a “backlist” book or not, but I’m considering it one, since I’ve been meaning to start this series for, well, ages! This will also count towards my WOGF Challenge. I’m really behind, so I need to read two books this month in order to catch up:-D

Author Interview/Blog Tour/Giveaways:

Bitter Sixteen by Stefan Mohamed. I’m really enjoying this very different spin on the superhero story, and I’ll be posting an interview with Stefan on April 15th, so watch out for that. The publisher is sponsoring a giveaway of the book, so if you live in the UK, this giveaway is for YOU.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. I just found out yesterday that I’m going to be on the blog tour for this book. I’m so excited, because I’ve heard readers are LOVING it! My tour stop, with a review of the book, will be April 21. Not sure if there is a giveaway, but check back just in case:-)

Left over from March: I’m definitely going to squeeze in Flex, which I just couldn’t get to last month. And in March I had a bunch of surprise interview and giveaway opportunities come up that I hadn’t planned for, so you never know when something unexpected is going to happen! Also, look for my Book Review Giveaway for the books I read in March on April 16th.

That’s my April! Let me know what you have planned:-)

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Posted April 2, 2015 by Tammy in / 13 Comments

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13 responses to “What’s On My Plate – April 2015

  1. I’m very excited to see that Generation V is lined up for your backlist burndown!!!! I think it would count as backlist. For me, those are generally the non-review books that I didn’t get to that are older than one year since pub, but the definition’s pretty loose 😀

    Enjoy your books!
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    • Tammy

      I don’t think Crimson Bound is connected at all to Cruel Beauty, so I wouldn’t worry. I hope it’s worth flailing over:-D