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The best new books of April

April features a host of absorbing reads, perfect for curling up with during the unpredictable weather.

The long-reaching consequences of tragic events are explored in Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said, Elanor Dymott's Silver and Salt, and Jon McGregor's Reservoir 13.

Two books handle growing up very differently - Daisy Buchanan's non-fiction How to be a Grown Up is the journalist's first book, while Jami Attenberg's novel All Grown Up is funny and poignant by turns.

Meg Howrey's The Wanderers takes us to space (sort of), while The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas' is firmly rooted in reality, taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement to tell a story from a little-heard perspective.

For something lighter, there is Ayisha Malik's The Other Half of Happiness, while Kanishk Tharoor's short story collection Swimmer Among the Stars and The Things I Would Tell You, a collection of writing by British Muslim women, are perfect if you're looking for something to dip into.

Happy reading.

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