Books-A-Million Experts Release Top Picks for April Must-Reads

Favorite literary finds include “Alligator Candy,” “Jane Steele,”
“The Wander Society” and more

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AprilBooks–April showers bring many hours indoors, which is the perfect time to
curl up with a good book! Industry experts with Books-A-Million
have released their top picks of rainy day must-reads for the
month. From chilling memoirs to magical fantasies, these books are
perfect to soak up all April long!

“With so many phenomenal books on the market, it can be hard to
determine which titles top our monthly list of must-reads,” said
Margaret Terwey, Senior Buyer at Books-A-Million. “Our April picks, on
the other hand, are surefire standouts. With Lust & Wonder, Jane
, The Story of Kullervo and more on the handpicked
roster, we think readers will be just as enthralled as we are!”

Highlighted picks from Books-A-Million expert
buyers include:

Alligator Candy is a very chilling memoir set in the early 1970s
in Tampa, Florida. When the author was a young child, his older brother
rode his bike to the local convenience store to buy candy, but he never
returned. Because the author was so young when his brother was murdered,
he goes through the process of reexamining and interviewing others to
discover what really happened and fill the gaps in his memory of the
traumatic event.”

Erin Crutchfield, Buyer at Books-A-Million

“The life of Jane Steele in nineteenth-century England parallels that of
Jane Eyre. The key difference comes with Eyre’s famed declaration:
Reader, I married him. In this entertaining riff on the classic, that
line becomes: Reader, I murdered him.”

Margeret Terwey, Senior Buyer at Books-A-Million

“In this latest release from the author of ‘Wreck This Journal,’ Keri
Smith invites readers to take the next step in their creative process by
encouraging them to put aside their screens and experience the world
first hand by wandering.”

– Jordan Weinmann, Buyer at Books-A-Million

  • “Lust
    & Wonder”
    by Augusten Burroughs

Lust and Wonder picks up where Dry left off, and it will
not disappoint! It’s an amazing memoir where Burroughs shares his very
honest experiences of what it means to be in love.”

Erin Crutchfield, Buyer at Books-A-Million

“This is the first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy
by J.R.R. Tolkien. Die-hard Tolkien fans will be particularly interested
in his notes on the story, mapping out alternate endings, plot points
and revealing the beginnings of a dark mythical vision that became The
Lord of the Rings
a couple decades later.”

Margeret Terwey, Senior Buyer at Books-A-Million

For more buyers’ picks from Books-A-Million experts, visit


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