TTT: Books I plan to read this summer

Summer is finally here! And with it comes a whole new TBR list of books. Past seasonal TBR reads have proven that I really shouldn’t do these lists, and yet I just can’t help myself. I think part of the problem is that I usually make the list and promptly forget about them. Well not this time. I have created a seasonal list that I have since placed in my planner so that I will be reminded every time I open it. So without further ado, here are the books on my Summer TBR.

This going to be a doozy of a read as this is 900 pages, but book club is talking about doing this over two months so I will have no excuses. I have heard nothing but good things about this book so I am quite excited to read it.

This is our book club read for July and I am quite intrigued by it. I saw this book being talked about when it first came out and had put it on a shelf in my mind, but never got around to reading it.

I have yet to read V.E. Schwab, but thanks to book club I will be introduced to her in August. With all the hype surrounding her, I’m hoping that this will encourage me to read all her other books I missed.

This book just arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to read it. There is nothing like murder and secret societies at an old university that grabs my attention. I haven’t read Michaelides yet, so maybe this will urge me to read his previous book “The Silent Patient.”

According to Goodreads, I shelved this book back in 2018. And then promptly forgot about it since its taken me three years to actually purchase it and put it on an immediate TBR list.

So this was book was on my Spring TBR but didn’t get a change to read it. I am kind of bummed that I didn’t so I am putting it on the list for the summer.

Another book that didn’t make it off my Spring TBR list so it’s moving on to this list. I have heard this is not as good as “Behold the Dreamers” but I am not going to let that stop me. As you know by now, I like to know for myself.

I just obtained this book in a recent Book of the Month selection and I can’t wait to read it, though it seems like it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster.

If there is one book I know I will get to this summer, it’s “Broken.” I was so glad to get this book as a gift for my birthday. I was getting sucked in reading the first page and had to put it down or I would have been late to work. I really want to pick a day when I can really enjoy it. I know it’s going to be a book I read in one sitting.

I am determined to read everything by Geraldine Brooks so I was glad I found this one during a bookstore stop on my honeymoon. If there is one thing she is strong at it’s writing historical fiction. I loved “People of the Book” and “Year of Wonders” among others.

What books do you plan on reading this summer? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!

Spring TBR wrap-up: The books I read, didn’t read and read instead

Today is the first day of Summer! I can’t believe it. Maybe it’s the fact that it didn’t really start getting warm here in upstate NY until May but I feel like I barely got a chance to enjoy it. It has been a busy season and when I look back at what I read, I am shocked that I didn’t even read a dozen books between March and June. So it’s no surprise that I barely touched my Spring TBR list. In fact, I only read 2 out of the 10 books that I wanted to. But then again, I ended up reading some books that I didn’t expect to. I was definitely a mood reader during the last few months. So here is a breakdown of what I read from the list, the books I didn’t get to but still expect to and the books I read instead.

What I read

What I didn’t get to

Other books I read instead

What did you read over the Spring? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!

TTT: Books that made me want to read more like it

It’s that time again for another Top 10 Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we are looking at the books that we have read that when we finished, we wanted to read something else just like it. I had to really think about this one, but I was surprised by how fast I could think of books that fit this description. That is, if I did it right.

Michelle Obama’s book was the first memoir from a former First Lady that I read and I enjoyed it so much that I became curious as to how many other First Ladies’ memoirs I could get my hand on. Their husbands are always the ones that everyone knows about and while each First Lady has that one thing that they are known for, we should know all the other things they have done. It’s my goal to start reading the memoirs of each First Lady along with their husbands in the future, though I am hoping that phrase will be switched to Madame President and First Man soon.

Speaking of Presidential memoirs, George W. Bush was the first President, whose activities I was conscience while growing up. His first term was while I was in high school and his second term finished while I was in college. So my interest in Presidential memoirs started with him. I was curious to read about his thoughts about 9/11 and the war on terror, considering that everyone else had an opinion. I needed to know what he was thinking at that time and what his rationale was behind some of the decisions that he made. And so a tradition was born that has led me to read Obama’s book, which was just as enjoyable. It remains to be seen if this tradition will skip the Trump era, but who knows. I may just get that curious.

I seriously had no plans to read “Circe” because in all honesty, I am just not that interested in Greek classic retellings. However, this became a book club read so I had no choice. And not only did I enjoy it, but I actually realized that I was being a little too harsh on the genre and I wanted to read some more. In fact, one just arrived in the mail, but that will be revealed in a later post.

This book is such a powerful book. It focuses on an hour in time during a school shooting and four characters who are in the school at the time of the incident. This book was so raw and literally pulls the reader into a scene that they hope they never are a part of. I seriously had to put the book down a few times because of my anxiety. However, when I got done reading it, I realized that I never heard of another fictional book like it, and done in such a way that it contributes to the conversation that needs to be at the forefront. I have since read another book, “Finding Jake” but I and my book club didn’t think it was that well done. In fact, I DNF’d it, particularly because it was one parent’s view from the outside, and while a parent’s thoughts and emotions are an important perspective, the one thing we all agreed about in book club was that the parent wasn’t believable. I have recommended this book to the group to see if they agree with my assessment. In the meantime, my search continues.

“Americanah” is the book that opened my eyes to the modern immigrant story and what they deal with when they come to America. I read it in 2016, right when immigration in the United States was flaring up to a whole new debate. This book helped me understand that the issue isn’t so black and white and helped me solidify where I stood in the debate. It has also led me to read many other great books including “Behold the Dreamers” which is one of my top 10 favorite books that I recommend every chance I get, as well as “American Dirt”, which focuses on immigration from South America to the US. Each book opens my eyes to the issue in a whole new way.

I would be remiss not to include “Little Women” on this list because this was the book that made appreciate the classics and go in search of more. It was the reason why I read “Jane Eyre” and “Pride and Prejudice” way before it was assigned in English class. It was the reason why I was the only one to read the summer reading assignment “To Kill a Mockingbird”. If not for this book, I think my reading of the classics would have ended once school was finished. Alas I am in a classics book club because I want to continue to expand my reading of the genre and talk about them.

This book about a single teenage mom trying to achieve her dreams and fighting to do is what people should focus on, but you just can’t forget about the food in this book. I seriously wanted to eat everything that was made. And after reading this book, I seriously wanted to read other books that incorporated food into the storyline. This book was just a pure comfort and I wanted to continue to feel that way.

So I finished this book only recently but it has seriously given me a whole new outlook on the fantasy genre. I read the genre sparingly but honestly, if I can find books that are similar to this one, I think I have my new obsession. This book made me not want to turn out the lights. This is a series I have to finish because I need to know what happens.

Seriously, when did young adult books start taking societal issues such as cop shootings against African Americans and put it into context that everyone could understand? I said it then, and I will say it again, everyone needs to read this book, because until you “experience” it, even if through the words of this book, you seriously can’t “understand” what they are going through. I thought I was passed reading young adult books but I’m learning more by reading them than by watching the news. Now find myself venturing over to the YA section of the book store to peruse the shelves.

“Brain on Fire” is a medical mystery about a woman who begins displaying random symptoms that have many people believing that she is a psychotic. Through the help of her family and, eventually doctors, learns she has a rare condition. Maybe it’s the fact that I suffer from an autoimmune condition that forced me to advocate for myself until the doctors would actually do something that this book resonated with me. Ever since, medical mystery stories have started to pile up on my TBR lists.

What books made you want to read more like it? Have you read any of the books on this list? Let’s discuss!

TBR for June 2021

Does anyone else feel like 2021 is going much faster than 2020? I can’t believe we are halfway through the year. Though I am not complaining since June is my favorite month of the year. And not because it’s my birthday month either. June is the transition between spring and summer and the weather is finally getting to be consistently warm. I don’t know about all of you but in upstate NY, the weather was bipolar last month, changing seasons by the hour. I am happy that the forecast finally is putting that 40 degree weather behind us.

Things are also returning to normal. Now with masks mandates easing up and the vaccines showing their worth, people are coming out more. This month, my book clubs are going to start in-person meetings again. It’s going to be so nice finally see everyone without a screen. Which means that I have to make sure that I get all my book club reading done on time, lol.

As I mentioned in my reading wrap-up, since my honeymoon, I have been reading books like it’s the last thing I am going to do. And I don’t feel the urge going away any time soon. In fact, looking at my reading list for the month, I think my streak is going to continue. Even so, I didn’t go too crazy with my list, because every time I do I seem to jinx myself.

Book Club Picks

Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier

I started reading this book for my Modern Library Book Club for June and I am loving it. I am only about 70 pages in so I haven’t even gotten to the juicy part of this book but the beginning intrigued me with mysterious memories of the past and the hinting of something dark and sinister that they left behind. DuMaurier’s writing style is very conversational and pulls the reader in. Every time I pick up this book, I get sucked in and don’t want to put it down. I’m actually disappointed when I have to go do other things. I have just reached the part when the new Mrs. DeWinters arrives at Manderley and she is learning that she must contend with how the former Mrs. DeWinters ran things, along with that horrifying Danvers woman. She is already freaking me out and she hasn’t even done anything yet.

Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

I have never heard of this book before the Capital District Book Club selected it but I am intrigued. It’s a story about the story behind Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. I have always been interested in Shakespeare, though somewhat intimidated by him and have only read the plays that school has assigned, which I am afraid is not many and it has been many years. Maybe this is the push I need to get me interested enough to actually read Shakespeare again, starting with “Hamlet”.

Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates

I don’t know much about Marilyn Monroe except for that she was a Hollywood star, had a lot of emotional struggles and may or may not have had an affair with JFK. That is it. However, one of my book club members in the smaller group I go to is intrigued by her and chose this book as her pick for the year. This is a fictional retelling of the star’s inner, poetic and spiritual life so I am interested in how the author does it. Also I have never read Joyce Carol Oates though she has always been on my list of authors to read.

Revolutionary Road” by Richard Yates

I never read this book nor saw the movie, though I have heard of it. This is the July pick for the Modern Library Book Club and since our discussions are always the first Wednesday of the month, I try to get ahead in my reading. I did read the summary and I think this is going to be a good one. So far we have been lucky and most of the books have been really good.

Personal picks

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton” by Julia Quinn

I can’t wait to read the fourth book in the Bridgerton series because it has to do with Penelope and Colin. In the Netflix show and in one of the first three books, Penelope is absolutely in love with Colin Bridgerton but Colin is totally blind to her feelings. He just sees her as a friend to his younger sister. I seriously want to know how she finally gets him. Oh and I have no doubt it is going to be a doozy. Also, if the third book’s foreshadowing is correct, I think we may finally find out who Lady Whistledown is.

To Sir Phillip, With Love” by Julia Quinn

Eloise Bridgerton is one of my favorite Bridgerton females. In all of the books, she is fiercely independent and rebels against the societal norms. I loved her from the first time I read about her and I can’t wait to read her story in full.

What are you reading during the month of June? Have you read any of the books on this list? Let’s discuss!

May 2021 reading wrap-up

It’s been a crazy two months and in some ways I am sad to see May wrap up. My husband and I finally had the wedding we have been waiting three years to have.

It’s why I disappeared for the last month and a half. I thought that I had most of the wedding planning done but what I didn’t anticipate was all the drama that comes just weeks before the wedding. And not all the drama was good. At one point I was so depressed I couldn’t even read, let alone write about what I had read. However I am happy to say that despite all this, things worked out for the better and my husband and I had the wedding we had dreamed about and with the people we cared about celebrating with us. Then it was off for a mini honeymoon to the Poconos.

It was during that trip to the Poconos that I finally began to relax, my mind cleared and I began reading again. Voraciously I might add and it hasn’t stopped since I got back. I read nearly as many books in the past two weeks as I do in a month. And as you probably noticed, I began writing on the blog again. So you can say I am officially back.

So here are the books that I have been devouring this month.

So I did get sucked into the Bridgerton series and watched the first season of the Netflix show in a weekend. Then I found out it was a book series and I HAD to read it. I started the Duke and I back in March but due to the drama that unfolded, I never got around to finishing it. I figured it was the perfect book to bring on a honeymoon and I was right. I took advantage of the balcony we had overlooking a pond during a quiet morning and read most of the book in a sitting. And then it just spiraled.

“The Duke and I”, aka Daphne’s story, was in words what Netflix had created visually. I was happy about this. Of course there were some differences as the show does pull in tidbits from the other books to provide some context to the other characters, but overall the book and the show are pretty similar as I explain in my review. I rather enjoyed Daphne and Simon’s story and I was glad that I started the series.

In fact, the following two stories, “The Viscount Who Loved Me” and “An Offer From a Gentleman” are just as enjoyable as we read about Anthony Bridgerton and Benedict Bridgerton and their romances, which I am happy to say are all different. Anthony’s plan is to marry without love just to fullfill his duty as the heir of the Bridgerton property and Benedict ends up meeting a mysterious women at a masquerade that ends up haunting his dreams. Each of these stories I loved differently. As I explain in my review of The Viscount, I loved the love-hate relationship between Anthony and Kate which leads to some comical situations that had me laughing aloud. The opposite was true of An Offer. I didn’t think I was going to even like the story and ended up loving it. It was one of the more emotional of the three and actually brought me to tears, which I explain more here.

I honestly didn’t think I was going to like “The Diviners” by Libba Bray because I am not a huge fantasy reader. This was a book I received through a care package during COVID last year from my book club and was not even on my radar. But then last week, something made me pick it up and I absolutely couldn’t stop reading it. In fact, it is one of the creepiest books I have read in some time. This is also a series and since the book left some things unresolved, I now have to read the others. I am hoping to have a review on this soon because honestly it was that good.

“The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett was the only book club read I managed this month though I was unable to attend the discussion due to the wedding. However my maid of honor is also in the book club and we began to discuss it and all the themes that this book uncovers. And oh how there are so many. I wish that I wrote down all of my feelings after I finished this book so that I could provide a review. This book definitely plays on your emotions. I was sad, angry and happy for all the characters at different points in this book. They definitely felt very real to me and many of the discussions that were occurring I could see happening in real life. There is a reason why this book gets some nods. If you haven’t done so, read it.

What did you read in May? Have you read any of the books on this list? What did you think? Let’s discuss!

‘An Offer From a Gentleman’ by Julia Quinn

The third book in the Bridgerton series has become my favorite so far, which is funny because when I first started reading the book I didn’t think I was going to like it, mainly because of the Cinderella theme. And yet, by the end of the book I was crying over this book. There is just so much emotion in this plot, you can’t help but get swept up into it.

What almost killed it for me at the beginning was that the Cinderella theme was a little too obvious and almost mirrored the story exactly except there was a missing glove rather than a missing glass slipper. In fact, I felt like I was reading the book version of the movie “Ever After” with Drew Barrymore. I could picture the movie play out right in my head as Sophie looks waits for her father’s carriage to arrive with her new mother and two step daughters to the father’s death and Sophie then becoming a servant to the night of the masquerade, which is also in ‘Ever After’ where she wears a gown from her grandmother (similar to the movie) and inevitably “meets” Benedict Bridgerton. Of course, this is a masquerade, so to say they meet is taken with a grain of salt since Sophie has to dash out before the unmasking.

Luckily the Cinderella theme only plays out for the first third of the book and then I feel the novel really begins to pick up. We fast forward a few years to where Sophie is trying to make ends meet on her own. Then one fateful night she finds herself in some trouble only to have Benedict stumble across her and try to help her in more ways than one. I loved the relationship that blossoms between the two.

Sophie is not like our other female characters in the other books who are part of the ton looking for marriage. Sophie is of the lower class and though she knows that she shouldn’t fall for one of the most eligible bachelors, she can’t forget the one night when she felt like she belonged. She has had a hard life but she know what she likes and is independent. I loved how she stood up to Benedict and refused to let him turn her into something she isn’t. Also can I just say how much I cheered for her when she finally stood up to her stepmother Amarinta? That women deserved what she got! If Sophie didn’t stand up to her I think I would have for her. Ugh! Vile woman!

Benedict on the other hand is not like the other Bridgerton males. While Anthony is loaded down with the burden of heading the family since the death of their father, Benedict doesn’t have that responsibility. However, he isn’t with his own secrets, secrets which Sophie uncovers little by little. Where Anthony is somewhat colder, Benedict is more emotional. While he knows that he shouldn’t go for the girl that is of the lower class, he is ready to tell them all to go to hell.

The other thing that I liked about this book is how Quinn changed the main POV to a non-Bridgerton. Sure we get Benedict’s POV here and there but Quinn primarily uses Sophie’s perspective through out the novel. I loved the change.

I should also note that Quinn seems to be making her female characters more and more independent and free thinkers. Granted I am only on the third book but even in this story, we get some more background on the younger Bridgerton sisters. I think Daphne’s independence is going to pale in comparison to Eloise. I so can’t wait to read her story.

And of course, Lady Whistledown is still up to her usual rumor mongering. However, I must say she was little more tempered in this book then she was in the other two. There is even a bit of foreshadowing at the end of the book that makes me wonder if Whistledown’s identity will at last be uncovered.

This series is everything I thought it was going to be and more. Just when I think it can’t get any better, it does. I so can’t wait learn about the relationships the other Bridgerton siblings end up getting into.

Have you read “An Offer From a Gentleman”? What did you think? Let’s discuss!

TTT: Book titles that are complete sentences

It’s been a while since I did a Top 10 Tuesday, by That Artsy Reader Girl. Honestly I wasn’t going to do one this week because I couldn’t think of any quotes that fit a particular theme, at least not enough to make it worth while. But then I saw last week’s post – Book titles that are complete sentences – and I was intrigued. I wondered how many books I had actually read with titles that were actual sentences. Turns out, more than I realized. Here are some of my favorites.

“The Girl with the Louding Voice”
“My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry”
“One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”
“All the Light We Cannot See”
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”
“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”
“Everything I Never Told You”
“The Thing Around Your Neck”
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”
“This Is Where It Ends”

What other books have titles that are complete sentences? Have you read any of the books on this list? Let’s discuss!

Books I want to read in the spring

I can’t believe Spring “starts” this weekend. I say that in quotes because we all know that while spring arrives on our calendars, whether the weather will feel spring like is totally up to Mother Nature. And honestly I don’t really trust her given her attitude of late.

Anyway regardless if I will be able to officially put away my winter coat next week or not, the new season does affect my reading mood. Luckily this year, there is a nice mix of new and old books that I want to get to. Whether I do, will be another matter. So for this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, by That Artsy Reader Girl, here are the books that are on my Spring TBR. (All book covers are linked to Goodreads).

If there is one book that I am super excited is out, it’s definitely Imbolo Mbue’s latest book. I have been dying for her to write something new since her debut “Behold the Dreamers,” which is in my top 10. I read an excerpt of this and I seriously can’t wait to lay my hands on it.

I have heard nothing but good things about this book and I am so excited that this is one of the selections for book club. We are reading it in May but I may end up reading it before that.

Jenny Lawson’s newest book doesn’t come out until April but if there is one nonfiction book I am excited to read, this is it. I think she is absolutely hysterical even as she touches on real life issues. I loved “Furiously Happy” and my husband, who is not a reader, loved it too. We have officially become Lawson fans.

Ever since reading “The Orphan Train” this past summer, I have been dying to read another Kline books. Lo and behold, she comes out with a book. I haven’t heard too much about it but for that I am glad, so that it doesn’t ruin it for me.

I have heard that this book isn’t as great compared to “Station Eleven” but even so I am dying to read it. I really want to get it off my TBR list sooner rather than later.

“Strange the Dreamer” has been on my shelves since I received it through a care package. I have heard nothing but great things about this book and lately this book has been calling to me from its spot of the shelf.

This book has also been calling out to me from my bookshelf. I am not one to read fantasy but for some reason I have suddenly been wanting some fantasy in my life. I think I will be sitting down with this book soon.

Geraldine Brooks has become one of those authors that I want to read everything she has written. It started when I read “People of the Book” for book club and have since read two others – all of them I have loved. With that said, “Caleb’s Crossing” is the last one on my bookshelf I have yet to read. The fact that I have left it so long untouched remains a mystery to me.

I do want to make sure that I continue to cross off books from my Classics Book Club list so this is one I am going to try to get to sooner rather than later.

I received “Infinite Country” through my Book of the Month subscription and I really can’t wait to read it. I haven’t heard too much about it, but the reviews I have seen have all been 4/5 stars. Funny enough, Jenny Lawson herself has read this book and gave it a review on Goodreads.

What books are on your TBR? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!

Spring cleaning: Books put into the donation box

For this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, by That Artsy Reader Girl, we are doing some spring cleaning.

Over the last few years, my habit of going to the library and only purchasing books that I absolutely loved has gone to the wayside. Mainly because I am in four book clubs and sometimes it is just easier to buy the books I need than try to get it at the library. And this past year, when the libraries closed due to the pandemic, my book buying got a little out of control.

In an attempt to control the chaos and keep my book shelves from overflowing, I have started to keep a book donation box on the side. As I read a book that I have purchased or was given as a gift, I decide whether it’s worthy to stay on my shelves. If not, it goes into the box. Every few months, I then go through my shelves and start to purge any books that I don’t think I want anymore. Here are the 10 most recent books that I have added to the box.

I read this book a few months ago and was not impressed. The writing was good and it was interesting, but it wasn’t one of those books that blew me away nor one that I would revisit.

This is a great young adult read about the holocaust. Even reading it as an adult, it tore at my heartstrings, but what book about the holocaust doesn’t? Yet, now that I have read it, I don’t think I need to hold on to it.

Another fun read that I wholly enjoyed, more than I thought I would. However, it isn’t one that I feel overly close to and I don’t think I will be rereading it any time soon.

So I got through maybe a quarter of this book before I absolutely couldn’t read it anymore. I love Jane Austen but I felt that Fowler was trying too hard to fit her characters with the characters of the Jane Austen books and it just irked me. If I ever want to try reading it again, I will borrow it from the library.

This was a book club read last year and it was definitely an interesting read. The author attempts to help white people understand why talking about race is important and how to do it without saying the wrong things. However, I thought at times she was being a little preachy about it and didn’t agree with everything she had to say. While it did create a good discussion about during book club, it’s another book that I don’t feel the need to hang on to.

Ok so this book has been hyped about more times than I can tell, so when I acquired it as a gift, I was excited to read it. But I ended up being disappointed. I just couldn’t relate to any of the characters at all and found myself getting bored with the plot. I know this is the first book of a series and she is probably just getting warmed up but in my opinion, each book should be able to stand on its own. This just didn’t do it for me.

This was another book club read over the past year and honestly, as I sit here writing this, I can’t remember what Lindy West had to say. I do remember while she did make some interesting points, I wasn’t over impressed by the book. Can’t you tell?

As you all know, “Little Women” is one of my all-time favorite books and I finally got around reading one of the biographies about author Louisa May Alcott. However I was disappointed. The first half of the book was more about Louisa’s father and while he had an influence on her life, I thought the author could have focused it more on her. There was also too much description about side issues that could have been edited out. I have heard there are way better biographies, which I plan to check out in the future.

I have seen this book on so many “must read” lists. While I thought it was good, it was a story I felt that I had read before. I don’t understand why this book stands out compared to others.

Another book club read. I thought this was a really good book that keeps you in suspense and the pages turning. However, I have no desire to reread it anytime soon.

What books are you cleaning off your shelves? Are there any books on here I should reconsider? Let’s discuss!

TBR for March 2021

Over the past week, I debated whether I should do a reading list for March. I am in a funky reading mood and I honestly don’t know what I want to read on any given day. However, I know that if I don’t do this list, I will end up not reading at all or not get to the books that I have to get to. I wouldn’t be surprised at the end of the month, the list of books I actually will be completely different. In any event, here it goes.

Book Club reads

Chain of Title‘ by David Dayen

I started this book two days ago and I am already halfway through it. I thought it was going to be a dense read about the financial industry, and while it does get technical at times, I am finding it really interesting. Basically, it’s about how people who had their homes foreclosed upon, found that there were issues with their mortgage documents and ended up uncovering widespread fraud.

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod‘ by Gary Paulsen

I honestly can’t wait to read this book because it sounds so interesting. I haven’t read Gary Paulsen since we were assigned “Hatchet” in school. I didn’t realize that Paulsen had a nonfiction book out and the Iditarod has always fascinated me.

Personal reads

Brave New World‘ by Aldous Huxley

I didn’t get to this book last month but I definitely want to get to it. I keep finding references to it and I need to know what people are talking about. This book has been on my shelf for long enough.

The Survivors‘ by Jane Harper

I have a feeling I am going to need an engrossing read on my list this month and I think this is going to be it. I have been wanting to read this since I got it. Just from reading the summary about mistakes that led to devestating consequences I am intrigued.

What’s Mine and Yours‘ by Naima Coster

I just got this book from my March Book of the Month subscription and I can’t wait to read it.

Into the Wild‘ by Jon Krakauer

I am not sure why, but every time I go to read this book I get distracted and want to read something else. It’s one of the reason I didn’t get to it last month. I am going to try again and hopefully I have a little more luck this time.

What are you reading in March? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!