April's rainy days and not yet warm nights make it the perfect month to park yourself inside your home and devour book after book after book. Luckily for you, there are a wealth of great books coming out this April, from an essay collection which seems to be speaking directly to the innermost parts of your private self, to a graphic memoir that takes you on an incredible journey around the world and winds its way straight into your heart, to a debut novel about the intense, roller coaster love story that is the best friendship of high school girls. Check out our picks for the 10 must-read books this April, below.
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (available April 4)
This story collection is home to one of the most haunting, unforgettable pieces of fiction we've ever read in The New Yorker, "Who Will Greet You at Home," which reveals the unsettling results of what happens when a woman who craves a child weaves one out of hair. Arimah's dazzling debut collection lives up to the promise offered by that tale, and delivers stunning stories revolving around family and romance, and love and war, all told with an incredibly perceptive point of view and lyrical prose that still maintains surgical precision in terms of getting to the heart of complicated matters.