RA for your Friday 4/5/19


New month, new lists! There is a whole lot of ground to cover today, so let's get started...

We've got Best of April lists from Amazon, Lit Hub, Vulture, Barnes and Noble, The Millions, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. (For even more Best Of April lists, check out this entry from Book Pulse.)

In genre news, we've got Barnes & Noble picks for Mysteries and Thrillers, Best New Crime Fiction from CrimeReads, and SBTB's picks for romance. For all you sci-fi lovers out there, we've got April lists from Tor and BookMarks, the Hugo Awards finalists, and Almost Every SFF/Horror/Comic Book Adaptation in the works!

In nonfiction corner, we've got Barnes & Noble picks for History and Current Affairs and Biographies and Memoirs. Off the Shelf has narrative nonfiction suggestions for people who don't read nonfiction, and in honor of National Poetry Month, check out these Must-Read Poetry Books from The Millions.

The 2019 Indies Choice finalists have been announced, the April selection for the PBS News Hour/New York Times book club has been announced, and Paste is looking forward to 19 Most Anticipated Audiobooks of Spring. (And yes, that is Kate McKinnon.)

Finally, #FridayReads: Today I left the house early to do one of my very favorite non-winter activities, which is to sit in Starbucks and read before going to work. (Not an entire novel, obviously; I'm not a fast reader, and there are limits to how early I'm willing to get out of bed for non-travel-related activities.) Today's selection was Mornings on Main, by Jodi Thomas, which is inspiring my next vacation - historical quilts, Texas, and an allegedly haunted B&B. Happy reading!