Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Writers Gotta Read, Right? (No foolin'!)

The many faces of April, from April Fool's Day to Easter to "April showers bring May flowers."
Claude Shafer  (The Tacoma Times), Public Domain 
As we close in on the end of April, I figure we can't turn our backs on the month without a quick look at what books might be out there with an April Fool's theme.

Let's start with mysteries. (After all, mysteries are basically designed to mess with readers' minds, and then jump out, shouting "Fooled you!" at the end.)
Moving away from murder and mayhem...
  • The blog Borrow.Read.Repeat. offers "Laugh-out-loud reads" for April Fool's Day.
  • Listopia has Hoover Library's Insatiable Reads' April Fools (It's Always Good to Laugh) list, including Howl: A collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit and Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat, as well as I Was Told There'd Be Cake and Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong.
Of course, April is far more than just the first day of the month. There's Tax Day (U.S.), Passover, Easter, and more. So I'll throw in a few more lists for good measure.
 Finally, if you want to broaden your reading to encompass the entire month, there's Listopia's Books to Read Some April.

If you have any April faves, be sure and let us know!


Ann Parker authors the award-winning Silver Rush historical mystery series published by Poisoned Pen Press. During the day, she wrangles words for a living as a science editor/writer and marketing communications specialist (which is basically a fancy term for "editor/writer"). Her midnight hours are devoted to scribbling fiction. Visit AnnParker.net for more information.

10 comments :

  1. "The Fool" is a key character in fantasy author Robin Hobb's uber-epic Realm of the Elderlings series (16 books, written over the course of 20 years). He remains one of my absolute favourite characters.

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    1. Hi Elle! I think I might've read the first of this series, long ago. I shall have to take another look! ...so many books, so little time. :-)

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  2. Great links, Ann. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. And my To Be Read List gets longer and longer. Thanks, Ann!

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    1. It's kind of scary, right Pat? But I think it would be scarier to have NO TBR list at all... :-)

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  4. I had no idea there were so many books related to holiday themes until you started posting these, Ann. I have never been specifically drawn to a book based on a particular holiday as I tend to read in broader categories: mystery, relationships, women's fiction, biography. Still, it's interesting to see so many titles revolving around April Fools Day.

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    1. It is fun to research and explore. Also, I had no idea there were books with a "Tax Day" theme! The things I learn...

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  5. My TBR list simply gets longer and longer. Sigh.

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  6. Great research, Ann. Who knew. And to see so many books with the same name.

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