Reviews for April 2023 Releases

To make things easier to navigate, I thought I would aggregate all of my reviews for books released within a month. For books that are published this month and I have yet to read (listed below), I will add them to this post as soon as I write a review.

A Living Remedy: A Memoir

Nicole Chung

A memoir of family, class and grief—a daughter’s search to understand the lives her adoptive parents led, the life she forged as an adult, and the lives she’s lost.

Publication Date: April 4

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Romantic Comedy

Curtis Sittenfeld

A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions.

Publication Date: April 4

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Camp Zero

Michelle Min Sterling

In a near-future northern settlement, the fates of a young woman, a professor, and a mysterious collective of researchers collide.

Publication Date: April 4

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Yours Truly

Abby Jimenez

A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances, and the joy in finding your perfect match.

Publication Date: April 11

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Biting the Hand: Growing up Asian in Black & White America

Julia Lee

A passionate, no-holds-barred memoir about the Asian American experience in a nation defined by racial stratification.

Publication Date: April 18

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Happy Place

Emily Henry

A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Publication Date: April 25

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Last Word

Taylor Adams

After posting a negative book review, a woman living in a remote location begins to wonder if the author is a little touchy—or very, very dangerous—in this pulse-pounding novel of psychological suspense and terror from the critically acclaimed author of No Exit and Hairpin Bridge.

Publication Date: April 25

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Searching for Savanna: The Murder of One Native American Woman and the Violence Against Many

Mona Gable

An investigation into the disappearance of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind when she was eight months pregnant, highlighting the shocking epidemic of violence against Native American women in America and the societal ramifications of government inaction.

Publication Date: April 25

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Reviews to Come:

Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler
Ascension by Nicholas Binge
Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture by Virginia Sole-Smith
Hestia Strikes a Match by Christine Grillo
The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland
I Am My Country: And Other Stories by Kenan Orhan
I Cannot Save You: A Memoir by Anthony Chin-Quee
Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Gretchen Rubin
Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues by Jonathan Kennedy
The Plus One by Mazey Eddings
Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America by Matika Wilbur
Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah
The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
This Bird Has Flown by Susanna Hoffs
Twelve Hours in Manhattan by Maan Gabriel

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