RA for your Friday 4/6/18

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I was going to say that we're in a new month so we get new lists, but are we really in a new month? Is the first week of April not just an extended remix of March? Shout out to everyone who (like me) falls into the annual trap of thinking that after March 31, we'll be able to put our boots away. Cruelest month, check.

On the bright side, there are a boatload of lists. So, let's get to them!

We've got April must-read lists from LitHub, The Millions, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, as well as more genre-specific highlights from Tor, CrimeReads, and my favorite romance blog. Meanwhile, Barnes and Noble runs down the month's best new fiction, mysteries, thrillers, biographies, and history titles. Check out Library Journal's Book Pulse for even more lists, as well as other bookish news and reviews. And if Book Pulse isn't already being delivered to your inbox, there's an easy way to fix that. (You're welcome.)

For those of you planning to ruthlessly weed your adult nonfiction collection with me this spring (the most fun!), here's a little something for when you're ready to start filling in the gaps.

In awards news, the Hugo Finalists have been announced! Sci-Fi/Fantasy is not my strongest area, so I always look forward to awards nominations to keep tabs on what's hot and/or highly regarded. And of course, talking about any genre with those who love it is a great way to learn more, so why not join Theresa Free Library's Kristy Perry for a discussion on Sci-Fi and Fantasy at NCLS's next RA Genre Study? (I promise to tell my terrible Westworld story.)

Finally, #FridayReads: I've been in a reading slump for several weeks. Which doesn't mean I haven't been reading; but it does mean that it's mostly felt like eating when I'm not hungry. However, I can now declare my slump offically over, thanks to How to Stop Time, which I picked up a few days ago. Happy reading!

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