As the weather gets (vaguely) nicer, here are some books coming out in April, perfect for avoiding the burgeoning sun and staying indoors – with quick summaries and links to reviews.
- Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas – Magical children’s book which combines reading, sorcery, and the modern day.
- Don’t Feed The Trolls by Erica Kudisch – A relevant and ultimately uplifting novel about battling internet hate, finding yourself, and knowing who your friends are.
- The Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz – A slow burn read about student protest and hypocrisy at an elite US college.
- How To Be Human by Paula Cocozza – Intriguing story of a woman’s obsession with a fox, blurring city and wilderness.
- Skintown by Ciaran McMenamin – Funny and fast-paced novel set in 90s Northern Ireland, featuring luck, raves, and life amongst sectarian violence.
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – A heartwarming and enjoyable YA novel about a girl discovering what she wants, with a diverse and lovable cast of characters.
- White Tears by Hari Kunzru – An unusual novel that starts slow and becomes a literary horror story that defies a sense of time and creates music as you read.
- The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney – Loud and brash Irish fiction about club nights, drug deals and rivalries. Witty and fun, for fans of Trainspotting etc.
- Hamlet: Globe to Globe by Dominic Dromgoole – The former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe discusses taking Hamlet to (almost) every country and provides some surprising insights.