TBR Mix N’ Mingle – April 2019

by Allison

Welcome back to another edition of TBR Mix n’ Mingle where you can get excited about your next read or add another book to your ever growing TBR! Join us the first Wednesday of each month as we share our most anticipated reads of the month ahead.

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Here’s what we’re reading this month…


In hopes of reading all of the unread books on my shelf, I implemented a library and book buying ban in January. That went well until I had to take my kids to the library. I decided that putting some books on hold wasn’t really checking out books. I would probably be done with all of my unread books before they came in anyway. Not so much! Three of the books just came in and of course I have to read them before they’re due, because…well just because. Here’s what I’ll have my nose stuck in for the next three weeks:

Tangerine – This one doesn’t have great reviews, but I can’t resist a Casablanca-esque noir mystery. I love the idea of the exotic setting and the “other woman” scenario. Plus, I’m a sucker for psychological thrillers. I’m hoping I like it more than practically everyone else on Goodreads who’s read it, but I’m keeping my expectations in check.

The Heart Goes Last – One of my reading goals this year was to read more backlist titles from my favorite female authors. I love Margaret Atwood, so I wanted to read interesting social commentary. Stan and Charmaine are struggling to make ends meet and find themselves homeless. They finally found a solution in the Positron Project, in which they get a great place to live in exchange for spending half the year in prison. Seems like a great idea, right? Apparently, spending six months a year in jail isn’t as great as it seems.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – While everyone is busy reading Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest novel, I still haven’t read any of her books. I’ve heard great reviews about this book and can’t wait to dive in. Old Hollywood glamour and seven husbands. What more can you ask for?


Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) – This book was just published on March 1st. It’s by Lorna Landvik, who also wrote Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, which has been on my TBR forever! She’s a local author (Goodreads indicates she lives in Grand Forks, ND) and I know several of her books are set in Minnesota. Anyway, Chronicles of a Radical Hag is about a newspaper column writer in a small town, and it’s supposed to be witty and funny. Sounds awesome to me!

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love – This one just came in for me at the library and I’m super excited to read it! I love memoirs, and I’ve heard about this one multiple times. The first time I think was on the radio on NPR, and it sounded SO good. Here’s what it’s about: “In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history—the life she had lived—crumbled beneath her.”


Mother of Invention by Caeli Wolfson Widger – I was highly anticipating this novel last year when it was released (and disappointed I didn’t get an ARC from NetGalley), but then somehow it got pushed aside for other, more “pressing” reads. Well, I’m excited for it all over again! This feminist dystopia is sure to be a thought-provoking read.

Recursion by Blake Crouch – I was able to get an ARC of this from NetGalley, and I am so looking forward to diving in this month. I was a huge fan of Dark Matter, and this concept sounds equally intriguing. It’s described as a “relentless thriller and science fiction puzzle” about memories, how they define us, and what happens when they disappear.

Visit my personal blog for the rest of my list: https://www.hungry-bookworm.com/2019/04/03/tbr-list-april-2019/

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