March Monthly TBR

I did not read as much as I was hoping in February. Shocking, I know. In fact, I’ve only finished 4 books so far this year (and I’m behind in my monthly recap posts). But one of those books was the 730-ish paged Alexander Hamilton, and the #HamAlong was delightful, so no regrets.

March, I am sure, will be more varied.

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  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler – Because I need some Butler in my life right now. And you know, had this book around for ages now.
  • Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer – Pulpy detective fic set on Mars? I’m in. And again, have had this for a while now.
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – She’s Mindy Kaling’s favorite writer. So clearly I’ve been missing out by not reading more Lahiri.
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – Pretty sure I’ve had this in my TBR pile at least two other times before. Why do I keep putting it off??? I could probably read it in an afternoon.
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I’ve had another book by this author (Vicious) on my to-read list for a long time, but someone somewhere in my social media was tweeting about her coming out with a new book soon, which is apparently a sequel to this one, and it sounded even better than the one I initially had on my list. It’s weird the roundabout way we hear about books. Anyways, this sounds like my jam.
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – Because some crazy YA fantasy that fellow book bloggers have raved about sounds like something I’m in the mood for right now.
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi – Honestly, after I read Mr. Fox by Oyeyemi last year I thought maybe she was just too “out there” for me. This one seemed more popular among readers so I grabbed it last time I was at the library. Honestly I’m most of the way through it right now and it’s pretty damn good.
  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell – This was in my pile last month, but I decided I had to finish Hamilton before moving on to Lafayette. I have the audiobook on Scribd too.

And here are the comics I want to read this month because I forgot to include them in the other picture. Whoops.

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  • Fables volume 9 & 10 – Obviously.
  • Civil War – Because I like to know how the big events happened in the comics before I see the movies, when possible.
  • Magical Girl Apocalypse volume 1 – The honeyman is finally starting to buy and read this series (he’s had his eye on it for a while). I’m going to check it out.
  • Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory – Because C&H will forever be hilarious to me.

Let the reading commence! What’s on your list this month?

~Sarah

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6 comments

  1. I always look forward to your TBR posts. The Diary of a Part Time Indian is one I desperately want to read too. It’s been on my tbr for ages and I’ve heard only wonderful things. Also, loved your Hamalong posts so much that I’m actually going to pick it up. And I NEVER read that sort of thing. Should be interesting lol. Enjoy the month!

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  2. Someone’s warned you about the ending of Boy Snow Bird, right? Have I? If not, consider yourself warned! The ending of Boy Snow Bird is suddenly troublingly awful on trans issues, and somebody should have told Helen Oyeyemi a firm no before letting the book get published. The rest of the book is excellent — it’s just the ending makes me scrunch up my face.

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  3. This TBR list looks awesome. I’m especially encouraged because even though Jhumpa Lahiri has been on my TBR for ages, I’ve not read her work, and I trust Mindy Kaling’s opinions on things. Particularly because she chose a box of my fave Girl Scout cookies at the Oscars. Caramel DeLites are where it’s at.

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