The Best Places to Read Your April Selections
Some books are better in bed, others on your commute
Book of the Month
Our April selections are great reads wherever and whenever you're reading them. However, some books are better suited to certain times of day and specific locations. For example, an emotional memoir is often a better bedtime book, when you're in the comfort of your own home, and the tears can flow freely. A light-hearted or humorous book is often known as a beach read because of where they're best consumed - reclined on a beach chair with the sound of waves in the background. In this post, we suggest the perfect places to read your April selections.
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Read The Nest in a bar. Not only can you order some bubbly and oysters, which we've highlighted as the perfect food and book pairing, you're sure to spark a conversation with a bartender or fellow restaurant goer about the book's beautiful, embossed cover. Plus, you might need a drink to bear some of the "messed-up, dysfunctional, self-obsessed" characters our Guest Judge Ellie Kemper so eloquently describes.
Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Read Flight of Dreams in a coffee shop. It's easy to take a break from reality and get transported back in time with the buzz of caffeinated patrons around you and the warmth of a latte at your fingertips. In this state of suspended time, there's no better place to go than on board the Hindenburg, alongside the characters of Flight of Dreams, who are also escaping their own realities in their own entertaining ways.
No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
Read No One Knows on a park bench. With a mystery thriller as good as this one, when a husband goes missing and you don't know who to trust, you'll want to be outside in the safety of the crowd. Given the loneliness and confusion of prime suspect Aubrey, get yourself to a comfortable bench, surrounded by happy park patrons, where you can buckle in for hours of edge-of-your-seat thrills.
A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold
Read A Mother's Reckoning in bed. You know those emotional books we talked about before? The ones that you need to read alone so that you can freely feel every emotion, and let go of every tear? That's A Mother's Reckoning. Sue Klebold pored over every word and spared no detail when recounting the days and weeks after her son, Dylan, and his friend Eric, walked into Columbine High School and decided to take their own lives as well as the lives of many others. Keep the tissue box close by.
Left of Boom by Doug Laux & Ralph Pezzullo
Read Left of Boom on the subway. It's an attention-grabbing cover, so you might get some curious eyeballs. That said, you won't notice, because you'll be so engrossed in this true life account of a CIA agent on-the-ground in Afghanistan, working to penetrate the Taliban and dismantle the network of roadside bomb-makers. Your commute will fly by in an instant - just make sure you don't miss your stop!