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  • Writer's pictureThe Bossy Bookworm

Three Books I'm Reading Now, 4/17/23 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm listening to The Lonely Hearts Book Club by Lucy Gilmore; I'm listening to the audiobook version of Emily Henry's Happy Place, scheduled for release April 25; and I'm reading the first in Tracy Deonn's young adult fantasy series, Legendborn.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 The Lonely Hearts Book Club by Lucy Gilmore

Sloane is an underappreciated librarian running things through all the behind-the-scenes work she does without complaining. She adores books and reading, but her emotional passion for literature is a negative in the eyes of her boss.

Arthur McLachlan is a grumpy elderly man and regular patron who regularly excoriates the staff in personal and insulting ways.

Sloane's personal life is lacking, and Arthur clearly seems lonely. Could the two forge some type of unlikely bond?

Not if Arthur has anything to say about it.

I received an audiobook edition of this book courtesy of and Dreamscape Media.


02 Happy Place by Emily Henry

Harriet and Win were attracted to each other from the start, but they spent ages trying to deny it, for the sake of their close-knit friend group.

Now they've been engaged for six years, they're so in love, and they've been dating long-distance while Harriet pursues her residency and Win helps his sick mother at home in Montana.

For years they've gone to their friend Sabrina's cottage in Maine with the rest of their group, building traditions, strengthening their friendships, and enjoying their happy place.

So when their friends surprise Harriet upon her arrival this year with the fact that Win was able to come after all, it should be a good--no, a great- thing.

Except, Harriet and Win broke up months ago and haven't told anyone yet. And everyone expects them to act like they're in love.

I received a prepublication audiobook edition of this book (to be released April 25) courtesy of and Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.


03 Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) by Tracy Deonn

“Two faults. My race and my gender. But they are not faults. They are strength. And I am more than this man can comprehend.”

After sixteen-year-old Bree's mother dies in an accident, she escapes the painful memories of her childhood home and town in favor of a special program for gifted youth at UNC-Chapel Hill (woot!).

But her first night on campus, she witnesses the magical attack of a mythical creature on a student--then must evade a fellow student's attempts to wipe her memory of the event.

The experience jogs a buried recollection: a wizard was present at the hospital after her mother's accident. Now Bree is determined to find the truth about what happened.

Legendborn is the first in Tracy Deonn's young adult Legendborn Cycle series.


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