Happy March my friends! ~
I’m here with a TBR today that I truly could not be more excited for, but before we get to that, I feel like I should make it clear that I originally had no intention of making this March TBR. This was for a few different reasons:
- I’ve kinda been in a reading slump lately due to mental health reasons
- March is going to be a busy month with college & potentially traveling
- I’m a mood reader & I seem to never be able to follow these!
So logically, I know I should just take it easy this month and not stress about what I’m reading. But the thing is… I love making TBRs. I love planning ahead (I suspect this has to do with me being a major INFJ) and having an idea of what my next reads will be. Hence, how I ended up making this post anyway.
With that being said though, I know I have to make this a relaxed reading month because of my uncertain reading habits and busyness and such. I won’t expect to get through a whole lot and my reads will mainly consist of rereads, short contemporaries, and audiobooks. It’ll just be chill and flexible.
On to my tentative, not-too-ambitious TBR for March!
The Wicked King by Holly Black
I’ve done it, friends… I’ve given in. Despite the fact that I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Cruel Prince, my love for Jude Duarte was enough for me to pick up the sequel. Plus, I was encouraged after some of you told me you enjoyed this more than TCP. I sincerely appreciated that input because, even though I’ve only just started this book, I have to agree with you all based on what I’ve read so far. This is some pretty good stuff. I’m looking forward to the rest!
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
I’m rereading this gem with Diverse Divers this month and I really, truly, could not be more excited. This is one of those books that means the absolute world to me because of how impactful it was when I first read it. It’ll forever be an all time favorite. Also, I have a half finished review sitting in my drafts so hopefully this reread will give me the chance to complete that so I can properly explain why I love this book as much as I do!
City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Putting this on my TBR feels very strange, but in a good way. It’s been nearly 5 years since I read TMI and I’m now about to embark on quite the adventure with a reread of the original trilogy. I’ll definitely be feeling the nostalgia when I revisit this series BUT I’ll also attempt to rate these objectively this time as I know my opinions have probably changed a lot. I’ll likely read these sporadically throughout March and in to early April, since this reread is in preparation for The Red Scrolls of Magic which is out April 9th (!!!)
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve picked up this book at Barnes and Noble and contemplated getting it. The cover is beautiful AND the story sounds beautiful, so I’ve been very intrigued. I’m so glad I decided to hold off on buying it though because I got the e-book yesterday for $2.99! We love a good deal. This is a super short read so I should be able to get through it this month. I’m very excited.
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
I can’t believe Defy Me comes out on April 2nd and I STILL haven’t read this. Depending on where I am with my TMI reread, this might get pushed back until after April 9th but I did want to try to have this done before the next book comes out. We’ll just have to see how that all goes. Also, I only read the original trilogy once back in 2014, so I’m really hoping I remember enough of it to jump right in to this. Fingers crossed.
➤Poetry – I used to love poetry in high school but only just got back in to it last month with Light Filters In and The Princess Saves Herself in This One. I’m going to try to pick up some poetry books in March too, since they’re typically easy reads and I’ve been enjoying them. Goddess of the Hunt and Depression & Other Magic Tricks are two I’ve been eyeing, so we’ll see if I get around to those! Or any others I discover.
➤Another contemporary or two – I own quite a few short contemporaries I still haven’t read (Words in Deep Blue, A List of Cages, Girl Made of Stars, etc.) so I hope to squeeze some in if I get the chance.
➤Short audiobooks – In February, I finished my first audiobook ever (The Language of Thorns) and it was such a wonderful experience. I’m already excited about how much more reading I’ll get done because I can do other productive things while reading at the same time. That’s truly a gift. I’m looking forward to doing some more exploring of audiobooks this month.
And that’ll be it! I know this was all rather chaotic, but that’s kinda how I’m feeling going in to March right now so it’ll just have to represent my life at the moment haha. I’ll definitely be taking it easy with reading this month and I’m totally okay with that. Because these books I have listed on here? I’m endlessly excited for them, no matter if I get to them all this month or not.
I hope you’re all having a good start of the month so far! If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with things to do, with all the books on your TBR, or with life in general, just remember to take a step back if you need to. Your reading life doesn’t have to be so structured if that doesn’t work for you. Just read when you can and read! for! enjoyment! That’s so important. And no matter how much or how little you read, you’re still a reader at the end of the day. ❤️
Take care friends!