There’s a lot to look forward to in April — Easter, Passover, Ramadan, spring break — and there’s also taxes (kidding, unless you’re getting a refund). The good news is: A new month also means new books and audiobooks on Scribd. The latest releases cover a wide range of topics, perspectives, and genres from both bestselling and debut writers.
The authors of acclaimed works like Black Hawk Down, Shutter Island, and The House in the Cerulean Sea return with Depression-era historical fiction, true crime set in Baltimore, and dystopian sci-fi that may remind you of a childhood favorite. There’s also plenty of material by first-time authors, whose debuts include time travel noir, a saga of sisterhood, and family crises in gentrifying Brooklyn. If the end of spring break has you turning to educational reads, this month also ushers in Simon Winchester’s coverage of the information age and Jean Twenge’s analysis of generational divides. Memoirs on loss, healing, and the Black experience (plus a lighthearted tell-all by Broadway star Chita Rivera) top off the fantastic reading options available this month.
Spring may be a season of change, but Scribd’s best new books and audiobooks are a constant companion.
Good girls don’t talk back. Good girls don’t disobey their parents. Good girls don’t disappoint their fans. Writer and former child actor Wilson (“Matilda,” “Mrs. Doubtfire”) opens up about her struggle with the pressure to please other people while growing up in the spotlight on set and dealing with the turmoil of her mother’s death. This memoir is candid, humble, and above all, painfully relatable.
About the Author: Lanie Pemberton
Lanie is a San Diego-based freelance writer with many Scribd Snapshots and recommended reading lists under her belt. She loves reading about animals and the natural world, with plenty of murder mysteries peppered in. When she needs a break from writing and reading, Lanie can be found taking long walks under the SoCal sun, usually alongside her husband and pampered pittie, Peach.