Monday, April 3, 2017

Watch | Read | Listen {April 2017}

Hello April! While there may not be many super exciting movies coming out this month, there are a bunch of books and albums that I want. The top book on my Want List is Geekerella. It seriously sounds so adorable. And one of my favorite bands ever, Incubus, has a new album coming out this month after years of leaving us wondering if they were ever going to make more music. The excitement is real guys! What are you looking forward to this month?


Their Finest
Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a scriptwriter charged with bringing "a woman's touch" to morale-boosting propoganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets noticed by a dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin). As bombs are dropping around them, Catrin, Buckley, and a film crew make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.(April 7)

The Lost City of Z
Based on the nonfiction bestseller by David Grann, it tells the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the beginning of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilization. Ridiculed by the scientific community, he returns again and again to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (April 14)

Paris, 1884. An orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. Felicie is 11 and has no money but one big dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, she takes a risk and borrows a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School, but how long can she be someone else? (April 21)

Other movies coming out:
  • Alive and Kicking (April 7)
  • The Assignment (April 7)
  • Going In Style (April 7)
  • Ticket (April 7) 
  • The Fate of the Furious (April 14)
  • Mission Control (April 14)
  • Norman (April 14)
  • The Promise (April 21)
  • The Student (April 21)
  • Buster's Mal Heart (April 28)
  • Rupture (April 28)

April Books & Music
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett -- A teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet. Classic movie buff Bailey has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush. Faced with doubts, Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. (April 4)

Geekerella by Ashley Poston -- Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. (April 4) 

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr -- Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could. When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie—on their own in Seattle and beyond. (April 4)

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel -- Humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars. (April 4)

Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey -- Lydia Whitfield has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father's choosing. Lydia has tasked her young law clerk, Robert Newton, to begin drawing up the marriage contracts. Everything is going according to plan. Until the day Lydia is kidnapped—and Robert along with her. Someone is after her fortune and won't hesitate to destroy her reputation to get it. (April 11)

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis -- Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped. (April 11)

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer -- Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close. And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood, a Faerie Queen who is preparing for war, a strange and enchanting dream realm—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken. (April 11)

The Upside Down of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli -- Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. Her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, but Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.
(April 11)

Startup by Doree Shafrir -- From veteran online journalist and BuzzFeed writer Doree Shafrir comes a hilarious debut novel that proves there are some dilemmas that no app can solve. Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech. Before the ink on Mack's latest round of funding is dry, an errant text message hints that he may be working a bit too closely for comfort with a young social media manager in his office. (April 25)

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