Books in April

This is a look at the books I’m planning to read in April, with a bit of a synopsis of the books. It’ll be fun.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
All the people love these books. Also Patrick Rothfuss is really funny. Says the girl who hasn’t read any of his books. I follow his reviews on Goodreads though, he is hilarious. I really love epic fantasy and I feel like this will be good for that. It’s about magic and that. It’s about a boy named Kvothe who becomes a notorious wizard and wreaks havoc on the land. It sounds amazing, so I’m excited.

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
For some reason I like books about performers, because they’re awesome. This is a book I’ve wanted to read for a while. It’s about a young woman named Nan King who lives in Whitstable at the end of the Victorian era. She falls in love with a cross-dressing performer named Kitty and when Kitty is called up to London Nan goes with her as her dresser and lover. Then Nan stars putting on trousers too and joins the act. Then Kitty breaks her heart and then goes out like a butch dude getting laid. It sounds awesome. So I’m going to read that.

Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese
I really like weird science. I don’t know why. Alex Boese has written a couple of books on odd things humans do to animals and other humans. He has also written a book on urban legends. I’ve only read one of them, but I really liked it. This is about weird experiments people have done in the name of science. Self-appendectomies, reviving hens through respiration, and of course, electrifying sheep, it sounds amazing.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
There could never be enough Neil Gaiman as far as I’m concerned. I’ve had this book on my shelves for a while and it’s time to read it I feel. A boy who is half-fairy goes to find a fallen star who turns out to be a woman, with a hot temper. There are witches, elves, lions, unicorns, ships who sail the skies, it sounds amazing. I am looking forward to this.

The Girl who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
Cause I like fairytales I need to read more fairytales. Also, you know, I’ve read the first one. It was amazing. The books are about a young girl named September. She travels to Fairyland in the first book and then comes back home at the end of the book (spoiler alert). In this one she gets to come back. She sees that the magic and the shadows of the inhabitants are being sapped away to the Fairyland Below where a new queen, named Halloween, lives. And this queen is September’s shadow. And she doesn’t want to give back the other shadows.

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
So I had to take an English class in my last semester, and we got this list of books we should read and there was a Thomas Pynchon book on that list. After reading it I was severely confused and I wasn’t entirely sure what had just happened, so I thought I’d try again. It’s a mystery novel, but it also seems sort of weird, so my regular aversion to mystery will have to shut up a little. It’s about a man named Doc Sportello who comes out of his marijuana haze and meets his ex-girlfriend who tells him about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer she’s in love with. It sounds like a lot of fun.