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March 2019 TBR

Oh hello there. Nice to see you again. Am I doing my March TBR despite not having done January or February wrap ups or any reviews? Yes, yes I am. I blame the plague that hit my house and the multiple blizzards. (And certainly not that pesky Kingdom Hearts 3 release. That has nothing to do with it at all. >.> )

I feel like my TBR for March may be overly ambitious. It’s mostly a lot of audio books and ebooks. I do a knitting competition every year that kicks off at the start of March so my physical book reading time will be limited and listening to audio books while knitting lets me keep up on things still. I also read before bed, but it’s always an ebook because I work opposite shifts from my boyfriend and it would be so rude to have the light on while he’s trying to sleep. That being said, lets get into the list!

First up: Books I want to finish that I started in February.

  1. She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore – I am not as far into this book as I would like to be. I’ve been listening to it at work, but the combination of magical realism (fantasy? I feel like it’s somewhere in the middle) and the African dialect makes it easy for me to get confused or have to re-listen to sections. Maybe I’ll see if my libraries have a digital copy that I can pick up as well.
  2. How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin – I’ve been reading this before bed and I think it may be doing the book a disservice. It is much denser writing than I typically read and some nights I just know that I’m too sleepy to comprehend what I’m reading so I don’t pick it up as often as I should.
  3. Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper – I’m loving this so much because angry, intersectional feminism is my jam and this is so smartly written. I just ran out of time in the month to finish it.

Now on to the rest of the books…

  1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – This is a reread for me. I know I have some friends who absolutely HATED this book and DNF’d it and/or 1 starred it, but I adore it. Is it the best thing I’ve ever read in my life? No. Is it enjoyable historical paranormal romance? Abso-fucking-lutely. Watching the show last month made me need to do a reread and I’m going with the audio this time.
  2. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly – This book has been on my TBR since it came out. I’ve started it a few times, but lost it in the black hole of my house misplaced my hardback and have now obtained both an ebook and audio book edition so there’s no excuse because a gay, cabaret inspired James Bond is a fantastic book for me.
  3. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend – Magical School tropes are like catnip for me so I can’t wait to get to this one that also seems like it’s going to feature Found Families and a snarky main character.
  4. Becoming by Michelle Obama – I started this when it first came out and was absolutely loving it. Then a bunch of library holds came in and it got pushed to the back burner. I really want to change that this month.
  5. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes – This was billed to me as a fantasy heist novel that was laugh out loud funny.

There are a few other back up books I have waiting since I’m a bit of a mood reader, but lets see how this goes. Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

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