Books I Want To Read In April ’22 | Monthly TBR

I’ve got some pretty exciting books on my April 2022 TBR (To-Be-Read) list that I am so excited to share with all of you!

Even though I hope to read all of the books on this list, I don’t want to keep my hopes up as I’ve got deadlines and coursework due around the end of the month (life of a law student— am I right?). That being said, I will try my hardest to allocate time to read and get through my TBR this month.

I think this TBR list might be the longest TBR list I have ever set for myself, so hopefully I hope to not only finish the books but love them all too!

April 2022 TBR

Book Lovers

by Emily Henry

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.

Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he’s Nora’s work nemesis.

Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she’s the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That’s why Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into…Charlie.

She’s no heroine. He’s no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?

Why it’s on my TBR:

I was scrolling through NetGalley one day and this book cover instantly caught my attention (book covers matter. Yes, we do judge a book by it’s cover!) As soon as I read that one of the main characters is a “literary agent”, I had never clicked that request-to-review button so quickly! Lucky for me, the publishers granted my wish.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Nine Lives

by Peter Swanson

Nine strangers receive a list with their names on it in the mail. Nothing else, just a list of names on a single sheet of paper. None of the nine people know or have ever met the others on the list. They dismiss it as junk mail, a fluke – until very, very bad things begin happening to people on the list. First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common? Their professions range from oncology nurse to aspiring actor.

FBI agent Jessica Winslow, who is on the list herself, is determined to find out. Could there be some dark secret that binds them all together? Or is this the work of a murderous madman? As the mysterious sender stalks these nine strangers, they find themselves constantly looking over their shoulders, wondering who will be crossed off next….

Why it’s on my TBR:

I was scrolling through NetGalley one day and this book cover instantly caught my attention (book covers matter. Yes, we do judge a book by it’s cover!) As soon as I read that one of the main characters is a “literary agent”, I had never clicked that request-to-review button so quickly! Lucky for me, the publishers granted my wish.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A Brush with Love

by Mazey Eddings

Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable. 

A first-year dental student with a family legacy to contend with, Dan doesn’t have the same passion for pulling teeth that Harper does. Though he finds himself falling for her, he is willing to play by Harper’s rules.

So with the greatest of intentions and the poorest of follow-throughs, the two set out to be “just friends.” But as they get to know each other better, Harper fears that trading fillings for feelings may make her lose control and can’t risk her carefully ordered life coming undone, no matter how drool-worthy Dan is.

Blood, gore, and extra-long roots? No problem. The idea of falling in love? Torture.

Why it’s on my TBR:

One of my reading goals this year is to read more contemporary romance, and the synopsis for this book ticks all of my boxes! 

  • friends to lovers
  • university setting
  • (potentially) boy falls first


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

These Hollow Vows

by Lexi Ryan

From New York Times best-selling author Lexi Ryan, Cruel Prince meets A Court of Thorns and Roses in this sexy, action-packed fantasy about a girl who is caught between two treacherous faerie courts and their dangerously seductive princes.

Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.

Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.

Why it’s on my TBR:

The description. The only reason why I had put it off for so long is because it seems like there’s a love triangle, which is not a trope I like to read about. Hopefully everything else about the book is better.


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Defy the Night

by Brigid Kemmerer

A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.

Why it’s on my TBR:

I’ve been wanting to read this for the longest time ever since one of my friends recommended it to me. I know very little about this book, but apparently that’s the best way to go into this book. This is definitely on the top of the TBR list for this month


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Simmering with Resentment

by Daryl Wood Gerber 

The Agatha Award–winning author of Wining and Dying returns to the Cookbook Nook, where a killer’s explosive vengeance may lead to Jenna Hart’s happily never after . . .

With Bride’s Dream Expo in town, it’s all things wedding in Crystal Cove, including at the Cookbook Nook, where owner Jenna Hart is preparing for her own wedding in just a few short weeks. But there’s a dark cloud hanging over the festive mood by the name of Sarita Strachline, a woman Jenna helped convict of arson who is now out of jail and bent on revenge. And when Jenna and Rhett’s intimate prenuptial dinner is rocked by an explosion that nearly takes Rhett’s life, Jenna can’t help but think Sarita is to blame.

Desperate to prove Sarita’s guilt but consumed by worries over Rhett’s condition, Jenna reluctantly lays her case out for the police and leaves the investigation in their methodical hands. Still, she can’t help piecing together the clues, and as the evidence begins to mount, Jenna realizes that revenge may be a dish best served cold, but she can cook up a scheme of her own to bring the culprit to justice—she just has to hope it doesn’t blow up in her face . . .

Includes mouthwatering recipes!

Why it’s on my TBR:

I wanted to start a new cosy mystery series, and when I spotted this on NetGalley I put in my request to review it. To be honest, I don’t know what drew me to this book but I have a feeling it’s the cat on the cover… (it could also be the “includes mouthwatering recipes!” promise too!)


Rating: 3 out of 5.

What books are on your April TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

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3 thoughts on “Books I Want To Read In April ’22 | Monthly TBR”

  1. Fun list! I like cozy mysteries with recipes too. Have you read Mia P. Manansala’s “Arsenic and Adobo” and it’s sequel yet? I was drooling and wanted to eat everything in my kitchen after reading this! Amazing food descriptions!


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