Watch Read Listen: April

There’s no fooling with these picks.


Love Lies Bleeding (currently in theaters)
I can’t stop thinking about this movie. It’s definitely not for everyone, but if you enjoyed the dark humor of Killing Eve, I think you’ll like this too. I’m obsessed. (Ash)

Star Trek Discovery (Paramount+)
The new season comes out later this month, so it’s time for a rewatch. I fell in love with the characters from their first appearance, and the story is addicting and fun! Lots of family and friend bonding. (Hazel)

The Super Models (Apple TV+)
I am possibly the only person I know who hasn’t seen Ted Lasso, but after finally signing up for an Apple TV+ trial, this is the first show I watched. I was fairly obsessed with these women in the 90s (still am), and maintain Freedom! ’90 (George Michael) is hands down the best video ever made. (Amber)


Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today by Alice Wong
There are so many short and sweet stories in this one collection that highlight the perspectives of many different people in the disability community. Interesting and informative! (Hazel)

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t want it to end. (Seana)

First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston
Fun read, not scary, but creative plot. Reminded me of the show Imposters on Bravo. (Kelly)

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult
Twists and turns throughout in true Jodi Picoult fashion. (Seana)

One Last Breath by Ginny Myers Sain
This was a spooky, atmospheric, murder mystery that kept me guessing. (Ash)

Rental Person Who Does Nothing by Shoji Morimoto
This is a delightful little memoir from Shoji Morimoto- a Japanese man who started a business where people could “rent” him to do nothing. Need someone to save a spot in line for you? Want someone to sit with you at a restaurant you want to try? Just send him a DM on Twitter/X and he’ll do it-for free! All you have to do is pay for his transportation and food. A short and fascinating look into how we connect to others in an increasingly lonely time. (Liz)

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
There’s a reason it’s on most elementary school reading lists! A great read for both children and adults, Wonder hits on every emotion and keeps you guessing what will happen next to Auggie Pullman, a fifth grade student born with a facial difference going to school for the first time. A perfect read for adult English Learners (It was our book group book this winter!), and for anyone who likes a feel-good ending. (Catherine)


City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, narrated by Blair Brown
This is a good WWII historical fiction story! It’s told in the form of a letter to the daughter of a man with whom the protagonist has a relationship. 9/10 of the story does not involve this man or relationship but you need the backstory. By the time he enters the story, I had lost track of the initial question: who were you to my father? Despite that description I really enjoyed it. (Deb)

In Search of the Antidote by Fletcher
Fletcher’s latest album is just as intimate and uninhibited as her first. (Ash)

She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She by Chelsea Wolfe (Hoopla streaming)
Words cannot describe how much I love Chelsea Wolfe’s newest album. It’s a dark, emotional album about love and despair with all her usual occult/witchy vibes. Five stars, a must-listen for the goths! (Liz)

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington, read by the author
Kerry Washington’s story told from her perspective in her own voice. She is so much more than Olivia Pope in Scandal! (Hazel)

The Women by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Julia Whelan
This historical fiction is set during the Vietnam War focusing on the nurses stationed in Vietnam. It tells the story of three friends who meet in Vietnam and follows their lives after they return home. Excellent! (Seana)

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