Top Shelf Reads: April 2018

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Each of us girls have very definite tastes here at Under the Covers. We know what we like and we get excited about sharing this with you. We can’t help but share when our favourite books are coming out and want to share the joy with as many people as we can. And this is one of the ways we want to do it. Each month we will give you our pick of the bunch, the cream of the crop, the top shelf books! Basically, the ones that we are just itching for you to get your hands on. The kind of books where the year wait is always worth it; where you may have drawn plans to go a little Kathy Bates, but with less sledgehammer action and more hot cups of tea and custard creams – we don’t want to scare the muse away after all. These are the books we are just dying for you to read next month!

[new-release title=”The Elizas” author=”Sara Shepard”]

I’m going for something completely non-romance this month! I went into The Elizas thinking it was some kind of thriller, with a stalker/killer that only the heroine knew about. In some ways it was the exact opposite of that! But I am not going to say anymore as it will spoil it. This was an intense psychological mystery where nothing was quite as it seemed and the deeper you get into it the more strange it seems. If you are in the mood for something a little different this month you need to give it a try.

[new-release title=”Love and Other Words” author=”Christina Lauren”]

I was probably one of the few people that hadn’t jumped on the Christina Lauren bandwagon, but something about this book kept calling to me to read it so I picked it up.  Honestly, having mixed feelings about reading it because I had sort of thought their style of writing wasn’t so much for me.  But that goes to show to never say never!  I actually really found this story to be sweet and charming.  It’s being marketed as a women’s fiction novel but I think it’s got a big dose of romance to it, so don’t fear about that.  It is a second chance romance and the story of two childhood best friends who got each other through some of the tough teenage years and were supposed to be together forever, but then life happened and things didn’t go as planned.  It’s a simple story at its core, but it’s told in a way that was very engaging.  I can’t really give you a comparison to their other works but it’s not so much a funny story, it’s got a lot of heart and some emotional situations as well.  Some angst but not over the top.  I think it was just the right amount and blend of everything that kept me riveted to find out what would happen, and what HAD happened in their past.  Overall, it was a great read and an enjoyable first experience for me with this author.

[new-release title=”Wedding Cake Crumble” author=”Jenn McKinlay”]

This month we lucky readers get a new instalment in the Cupcake Barkery series by Jenn McKinlay. Since this is book ten in the series, it’s probably best to read the series in order. The main reason why is say this is because one of the main characters of the series is getting married in it so it won’t have the same impact if you aren’t familiar with the characters. This book contains a lot of fun mystery but also a lot of heartwarming moments as well. I think if you’re a fan of Romance and want to try a Cozy Mystery out, this series might be just the thing for you. It has plenty of upbeat personality to charm your pants off.

[new-release title=”My Dear Hamilton” author=”Laura Kamoie”]

I just finished My Dear Hamilton by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray, and I was nothing but enthralled.  Kamoie and Dray did an amazing job portraying Eliza Hamilton’s story.  It’s even a better read than their last Historical Fiction, America’s First daughter.  I just hope these duo keep writing more untold stories of the women in our history.  PreOrder now! This is out on April 3rd, 2018.

 

What book are you most anticipating next month?
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Elizabeth

Wow the elizas sounds like a page turner! My dear hamilton seems intriguing as well. Thanks!

Kathy Valentine

Some awesome recommendations ladies!!! My Dear Hamilton sounds awesome!! Shared on all my socials!!!

Timitra

Thanks for the recs

Sophia Rose

I’m curious about The Elizas. I still need to try Christina Lauren and Laura and Stephanie. Looks like another good cozy, too.

Hmm, I guess I’m most anticipating a historical mystery, Twenty-One Days.

Amy R

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Sophia Rose

I’m curious about The Elizas. I still need to try Christina Lauren and Laura and Stephanie. Looks like another good cozy, too.

Hmm, I guess I’m most anticipating a historical mystery, Twenty-One Days.

Kathy Valentine

Some awesome recommendations ladies!!! My Dear Hamilton sounds awesome!! Shared on all my socials!!!

Elizabeth

Wow the elizas sounds like a page turner! My dear hamilton seems intriguing as well. Thanks!

Timitra

Thanks for the recs

Amy R

Chaser by Kylie Scott