Guess who’s back to share her reading plans in the middle-of-the-month?
I’ve been really loving the organization of these posts (even if they took me forever to write). I’d thought I would continue to share my reading plans/monthly TBR!
My reading plans (aka my preferred name for TBR) is structured in such a way that I can both have organization in terms of my reading but also give me room to mood read so I don’t get into a slump.
This post is going up way later than expected, because WordPress has constantly kept deleting huge chunks of my post MULTIPLE times in a row, and I’m so done with it, smh.
Anyways, to the reading plans! It’s generally the same, with perhaps a few minor changes, but we’ll go through them as they come.
🌞 = POC rep (main/key side characters)
🌈 = LGBT+ representation (main/key side characters)
♿️ = Disability rep (main/key side characters)
🌸 = Neurodiversity/trauma rep (main/key side characters)
✨ = New Release Challenge
💨 = Beat the Backlist
📚 = Back to the Classics
🌷 = #Bookiary2019
📖 = Library Love Challenge
🌍 = #YARC2019
🎧 = Audiobook Challenge 2019
✔️ = read
❌ = did not read
- Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo ✔️ This was fun.
- Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo ✔️ I’m sad I didn’t retain my initial 5-star rating, but see, we can’t have everything we want.
- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (Nikolai Duology, #1) ✔️ Nikolai, Zoya and Nina are icons, but this is NOT Nikolai’s book, and I’m salty. I miss sassy Nikolai.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K Rowling ❌ Spoiler for my March Wrap-Up: I’ve read this!!
- The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi ❌ Lololololllllll
- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas ✔️ Angie is a queen and I love her and her books.
- The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf ✔️ I didn’t read this one this month, but I read it initially as an ARC, so this counts?
I don’t care, I’m still counting it.
- Fate, Fame and the First Kiss by Kasie West ✔️ Cute, but it’s not as good as the other books that I’ve read from her.
- Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte ❌ Though I didn’t read this in February, I read it in March, and it was SO GOOD. More coherent thoughts to come to my wrap-up (and maybe my Goodreads?) at the end of the month.
- We Set the Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia ❌ I loved Mejia’s writing in All Out, so I wanted to check this out
- The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhatena ❌ This sounds so cute, and I want to read it, especially because hello good reviews! Also Asian rep. We stan.
Overall Percentage: 50%
TBR/Not Read: 50%
This month, I’m going to be adapting my TBR in such a way that I can make room for in case I want to mood read this month. So, my main goal will be to read the priority books on this list (marked by this emoji here 🔑). I will be trying to get to the other books, but if I don’t, I won’t cry about it, you know?
For this month, I will be participating in two monthly reading challenges: Monstrous March (focusing on reading all the mystery/thriller/horror novels off your TBR), which is hosted by Kathy and Destiny, as well as Hamilthon (which has prompts based of from Hamilton songs), hosted by Louise at Foxes Fairy Tale! As soon as I heard this, my Hamilton trash self could not resist, so here we are. I’ll be using this emoji (🌟) to denote books that count for this challenge.
- The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin: ✔️🌞✨🔑🌟 Spoiler: I’ve just finished rereading this, and it was solid. A mini review on Goodreads/the blog to come!
- Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: ✔️🌈✨🔑🌟 I 5-starred this two years ago, and due to me not enjoying my favs as much as I used to, I’m scared. I’m also scared of feelings too lmao.
- The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2) by Maureen Johnson: ❌🌸✨🌟 I DO want to read this, but the mixed reviews are making me a little apprehensive. This is a 500-page fantasy book, and I don’t know whether I can take it, or if I have time, yikes.
- We Set the Dark On Fire (We Set the Dark On Fire, #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia: 🌞🌈✨🌟 I’ve talked about this in my TBR wrap-up in the sect, I don’t think I really need to explain this pick.
- The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi: 🌞🌈✨🌍🌟 I’m kind of mixed on reading this, especially with some reviews saying it’s boring, and that it didn’t really capture my attention! I ~think~ I’m buddy reading this with the lovely Aline?
- This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston: 💨📖 May has been gushing about this author for MONTHS, and I want to give her books a shot! This one has always been on my TBR and it sounds so interesting. My library has this one, so hopefully, I can get a copy soon!
- Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus: ✨ Not gonna lie, this doesn’t sound superrrr intriguing, but I did like McManus’s debut novel (though it did come with a LOT of problems), and I want to see how this goes.
- Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl: 💨📖 Lala loves this a lot, and since I love Lala and this book’s synopsis, I’m going to try this one. I’m also interested in Night Film, so let me know your thoughts on that, especially since it is so well-loved.
- A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena: 🌞💨📖🌍🌟 This has gotten so many great reviews, and I want to support all the Asian authors! I’ve never read a book set in Saudi Arabia, so it’d be really great if I could diversify my reading!
- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 🌞✨🎧🌟✔️ This is really different from Reid’s other works, especially in terms of formatting, because I know this is a format that doesn’t click for everyone! This was an interesting story though.
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: 📚📖🎧🔑 This is the March #CatchUpOnClassics pick, and I want to read more Austen, especially since I really enjoyed Emma quite a few years ago!
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K Rowling: 📖🎧🔑🌟 I need to catch up on reading a Harry Potter book a month (which I did!) I love this series so much.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K Rowling: 📖🎧🔑🌟 I need to read this for March to be able to be fully caught up on my a Harry Potter book a month challenge! I also want to see the adaptations, but alas, no time 😦 Maybe I’ll do some binge watching in the summer?
In order to hopefully catch up with Back to the Classics Reading Challenge, I’m going to try and read 2 more classics, wish me luck! What are some of your favorite classics? I need ideas.
Depending on how busy I am or how I feel, I may participate in the Buzzword-a-Thon hosted by Lala @ Books and Lala and Chelsea @ Chelsea Dolling Reads, from March 18th-24th, so we shall see! I’m not incredibly sure yet, but it would be interesting to try it, I guess?
What are your March Reading Plans looking like? What are your thoughts on my reading plans? Is there anything you have read here, and do you think I should read them or not? Which ones should I prioritize, if any at all? I would love to know.