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3 Books Coming Out in April 2022 That I Can’t Wait to Read!

April 5, 2022 in New Releases
April 2022 Book Releases

Why hello! It’s been a while since I last stopped by as I’ve been focusing on content elsewhere and life’s been kinda chaotic but I’m here today to share the 3 books coming out this month that I’m most excited about. There’s an interesting mix this month. Two of the three titles below are non-fiction which is something I’ve been gravitating towards in 2022. (To date, I’ve read 12 non-fiction books this year which is kind of unheard of for me!) And for my fiction pick, I’ve included an ace m/f romance that I’m VERY excited about! So without any further ado, here are my top book releases for April!

April 2022 Book Releases:
Fiction

April 2022 Book Releases:
Non-Fiction

What My Bones Know

What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma
by Stephanie Foo


Every cell in my body is filled with the code of generations of trauma, of death, of birth, of migration, of history that I cannot understand. . . . I want to have words for what my bones know.

By the age of thirty, Stephanie Foo was successful on paper: she had her dream job as an award-winning radio producer at This American Life and a loving boyfriend. But behind her office door, she was having panic attacks and sobbing at her desk every morning. After years of questioning what was wrong with herself, she was diagnosed with complex PTSD – a condition that occurs when trauma happens continuously, over the course of years.

Both of Foo’s parents abandoned her when she was a teenager, after years of physical and verbal abuse and neglect. She thought she’d moved on, but her new diagnosis illuminated the way her past continued to threaten her health, relationships, and career. She found limited resources to help her, so Foo set out to heal herself, and to map her experiences onto the scarce literature about C-PTSD.

In this deeply personal and thoroughly researched account, Foo interviews scientists and psychologists and tries a variety of innovative therapies. She returns to her hometown in California to investigate the effects of immigrant trauma on the community, and she uncovers family secrets in the country of her birth, Malaysia, to learn how trauma can be inherited through generations. Ultimately, she discovers that you don’t move on from trauma – but you can learn to move with it.

Powerful, enlightening and hopeful, What My Bones Know is a brave narrative that reckons with the hold of the past over the present, the mind over the body – and examines one woman’s ability to reclaim agency from her trauma.

PUBLICATION DATE: 07/04/2022

Burn the Page by Danica Roem

Burn the Page: A True Story of Torching Doubts,
Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change
by Danica Roem


An inspirational memoir-meets-manifesto by Danica Roem, the nation’s first openly trans person elected to US state legislature

Danica Roem made national headlines when–as a transgender former frontwoman for a metal band and a political newcomer–she unseated Virginia’s most notoriously anti-LGBTQ 26-year incumbent Bob Marshall as state delegate. But before Danica made history, she had to change her vision of what was possible in her own life. Doing so was a matter of storytelling: during her campaign, Danica hired an opposition researcher to dredge up every story from her past that her opponent might seize on to paint her negatively.

In wildly entertaining prose, Danica dismantles all the stories her opponents tried to hedge against her, showing how through brutal honesty and loving authenticity, it’s possible to embrace the low points, and even transform them into her greatest strengths. Burn the Page takes readers from Danica’s lonely, closeted, and at times operatically tragic childhood to her position as a rising star in a party she’s helped forever change. Burn the Page is so much more than a stump speech: it’s an extremely inspiring manifesto about how it’s possible to set fire to the stories you don’t want to be in anymore, whether written by you or about you by someone else–and rewrite your own future, whether that’s running for politics, in your work, or your personal life. This book will not just encourage people who think they have to be spotless to run for office, but inspire all of us to own our personal narratives as Danica does.

PUBLICATION DATE: 26/04/2022

Which new books are you looking forward to this month? Let me know below.

Hayley @ Cosy Chapters

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I'm Hayley (she/her) and I'm more than a little bit bookish. Cosy Chapters is where I share all things book-related plus the occasional post about the cosy lifestyle. When I'm not reading, you'll find me spending time with my little family, rewatching sitcoms, planning the now somewhat elusive trip to Disneyland Paris and losing entire days playing ACNH.

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  • Stephanie @ Bookfever April 5, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    These look like really great reads and I hope you’ll end up loving them, Hayley!

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    Welcome to Cosy Chapters!

    I'm Hayley (she/her) and I'm more than a little bit bookish.

    Cosy Chapters is where I share all things book-related plus the occasional post about the cosy lifestyle.

    When I'm not reading, you'll find me spending time with my little family, rewatching sitcoms, planning the now somewhat elusive trip to Disneyland Paris and losing entire days playing ACNH.

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