April

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about April.


Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books


After Alice
April is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Dracula
April is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (48%)
Nov 14, 2016 12:31PM

 
November 9
April is currently reading
by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 7 books that April is reading…

April’s Recent Updates

April wants to read
Diary Of An Oxygen Thief by Anonymous
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica  Taylor
A Map for Wrecked Girls
by Jessica Taylor (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
Too Late by Colleen Hoover
Too Late
by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
Confess by Colleen Hoover
Confess
by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
April wants to read
The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of April's books…
Jamie McGuire
“I knew the second I met you
that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it
wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Tina Reber
“Do I have to make a poster and scream Ryan, Ryan?" I kidded.
"The only time I want to hear you scream my name is when I'm making love to you. Although you did call me God the other night. That's acceptable, too.”
Tina Reber, Love Unscripted

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

S.C. Stephens
“Love is easy, trust is hard.”
S.C. Stephens

Jamie McGuire
“To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

George
1,048 books | 1,679 friends

Nikki G...
444 books | 1,246 friends

Caroline
1,625 books | 165 friends

Kaye Mu...
173 books | 192 friends

Jessi F...
144 books | 238 friends

Trevor ...
12 books | 293 friends

Laura R...
0 books | 72 friends

Maria
155 books | 11 friends

More friends…
Easy by Tammara Webber
TO DIE FOR 2012 - 2013 STAND-ALONES
547 books — 4,010 voters
Thoughtless by S.C. StephensSlammed by Colleen HooverBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireHopeless by Colleen HooverReason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
Best Book Boyfriends
7,873 books — 25,247 voters

More…



Polls voted on by April

Lists liked by April