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Features | My TBR pile for April - Four books I want to get through

I'm currently reading, and loving, Ready Player One before I hit the cinemas to see the movie but these are some of the books on my to be read pile that I should be getting to next!

We Own The Sky* by Luke Allnutt


"Rob Coates feels like he’s won the lottery of life. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London town house and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when a devastating illness befalls his family, Rob’s world begins to unravel. Suddenly finding himself alone, Rob seeks solace in photographing the skyscrapers and clifftops he and his son Jack used to visit. And just when it seems that all hope is lost, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to find his way back to life, and forgiveness."

This is next in my TBR pile after I've finished the books I'm currently reading. It doesn't really seem like the sort of book I'm usually into so I'm kind of excited to see what it's like, from reading the blurb it almost reminds me of Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks.


A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab


"THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED...
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise."

I love the Shades of Magic series and I've slightly been putting off reading this book so I don't finish the series. It's actually been quite a while since I read the other two that I feel like I may possibly have to reread them before reading this one so I understand what's going on. Yes that may mean I take a bit longer to get to this one than the others in this post but I've got to understand what's going on right? I just really enjoy Kell and Lila and even more so Kell's ever changing jacket so I can't wait to get stuck in!


The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman


"When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts."

I can't remember where I saw this recommendation but it's been on my Goodreads TBR shelf for quite a while and I've finally got around to it. Let's hope I can get my hands on a copy from the library! This sort of era of historical fiction is really my cup of tea and combining that and cute zoo animals really intrigued me, I'm looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds and praying that none of the animals get in the middle of any battles.


A Year At Hotel Gondola* by Nicky Pellegrino

"Kat has never wanted to live a small, everyday sort of life. She's an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual fare. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to live with him in Venice where she will help him run his small guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat has lined up a book deal and will write about the first year of her new adventure."

Nicky Pellegrino is one of my favourite authors, and just so happens to be from New Zealand, I love her cheesy European romance getaway novels and I can't wait to read the latest installment. While this sort of sounds like a similar vibe as her past novels there's something that gives me the idea that it'll be totally different and I'm really keen to get stuck in and basically feel like I'm in Italy for a few days!

I'm really bad at sticking with my TBR pile order and some of these will probably get pushed down the list when I discover other books I desperately want to read. You all know what I mean!?

* These are copies sent for review from the publishers, opinions are all my own

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