Spring has sprung, and all the extra greenery we’re seeing has definitely got us dreaming about long walks in the park and picnics among the daffodils — with a book, of course. This month, do some mental spring cleaning with a novel about the Bombay underbelly, celebrate the birds and the bees with stories about animals falling viciously in love, and ponder essays on the nature of artistic creation. After all, spring is all about new beginnings. Click through to check out our must-read list of books coming out in the coming month, and let us know which ones you’re most excited about (whether they made our list or not) in the comments!
I Am an Executioner: Love Stories, Rajesh Parameswaran (April 10)
From the first story in this debut collection, “The Infamous Bengal Ming,” wherein a tiger, hopelessly in love with his handler, kills and consumes him as only a tiger can, and escapes, setting off a rampage of sorts as he stalks through the suburbs, considering his own brutality, you know Parameswaran is a brutal, hilarious force. The following tales don’t disappoint either, filled with insane characters and surreal situations, but all connected to that one constant human (and perhaps animal) need — love.