Mid-Month Update: April 2019

Hello, friends! I had a little dilemma last month as I put together the March Wrap-Up. I really love reading posts about what you’re currently reading, what’s on your TBR, and books you’ve recently hauled. Instead of churning out a bunch of updates out on top of the Monthly Wrap-Up, I figured I’d put together a mid-month update of this fun stuff to try and spread the book chat around.

Currently Reading


The Book of the Moon by Maggie Aderin-Pocock

In her lucidly written, comprehensive guide to the moon, Aderin-Pocock takes readers on a journey to our closest celestial neighbor, exploring folklore, facts, and future plans.
She begins with the basics, unpacking everything from the moon’s topography and composition to its formation and orbit around the Earth. She travels back in time to track humanity’s relationship with the moon — beliefs held by ancient civilizations, the technology that allowed for the first moon landing, a brief history of moongazing, and how the moon has influenced culture throughout the years — and then to the future, analyzing the pros and cons of continued space travel and exploration. Throughout the book are sidebars, graphs, and charts to enhance the facts as well as black-and-white illustrations of the moon and stars. The Book of the Moon will be published for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.” – Summary from Goodreads.

Book Haul

Physical ARCs

  • Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea – A forensic reconstructionist is plunged into a cold case come to life from the summer of 1979.
  • Birthday by Meredith Russo – A YA coming-of-age romance with own voice trans rep.
  • The Book of the Moon by Maggie Aderin-Pocock – A space scientist discusses the past, present, and future of our relationship with the moon.


  • Stronghold by Tucker Malarkey – A journalist’s account of Guido Rahr’s quest to preserve the last salmon strongholds.
  • Beyond Farwin Wood by Drea Damara – A pair of misfits dive into a cursed book in search of a way to lift a curse that has befallen their friend.
  • We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar – A queer coming-of-age story set in 1980s New York City.
  • The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford – A telekinetic government agent must clear her name after a mysterious murder.
  • The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling – A caver with falsified credentials embarks on an expedition on a foreign planet with a less-than-trustworthy partner.
  • The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele – After the collapse of the electrical grid, a high school history teacher heads west in search of the woman he’s in love with.
  • Midnight Radio by Iolanda Zanfardino – A connected tale of four lives changed by a late-night radio broadcast.
  • Rolled & Told Vol. 1 – A collection of pre-made D&D adventures for players of all skill levels.
  • Furious Hours by Casey Sep – The tale of an Alabama serial killer, the trial of the vigilante that killed him, and Harper Lee’s obsession with the case.
  • Unraveling by Karen Lord – A forensic therapist and her otherworldly companions chase down a serial killer pursuing immortality.
  • The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall – A queer sci-fi/fantasy take on Sherlock Holmes.

Physical Copies

  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (I was just gifted a copy of the gorgeous UK Edition!) – An account of the rise and fall of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.
  • Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger – A physicist gets an unexpected phone call from her friend Charlie, two days after Charlie’s death.
  • Atlas Obscura – A guide to over 600 weird and wonderful destinations from all over the world.
  • Embassy by S. Alex Martin – I have been looking forward to this sci-fi tale for so long and I’ve finally picked up a copy! Go ahead and add this on Goodreads, because I’m sure you’ll hear me raving about it in the near future.


  • Infomocracy by Malka Older – Dystopian sci-fi meets political thriller, need I say more?


How’s your month been so far? Any really great reads in these first couple weeks? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Mid-Month Update: April 2019”

  1. Oh wow, The Book of the Moon sounds really cool. I love books that hyperfocuses on the random things that exist in our universe, and the moon is a fantastic choice of topic. And I’m excited for The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind! I love how frank the title is. 🙂 And I’m reading A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World right now and loving it.

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    1. I’ve heard such things about A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World! It’s next up on my TBR and the good reviews have me only more eager to start it. 🙂

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