March 2020 TBR – A Magic 8 Ball Controls My TBR

Well I hope everyone is doing fine in spite of everything that’s happening in the world right now! If you’re reading this and you happen to not be from Earth, help us. Anyways with the COVID-19/coronavirus stuff going on, I feel like I’ll have more time to read since the best thing to do right now is stay at home. So more time for reading!

Lately I’ve had a hard time deciding to what to read from TBR, because I either want to read everything or nothing at all. So what I had in mind, and this is an idea I’ve had brewing for a while now, is to let a magic 8 ball choose what I read. With a magic 8 ball by side, who knows what it’ll let me read. I’m going to post a stack of a few selected books I’m in the mood for and see what my results are!

Also please don’t judge my poor photography skills and my chipped nail polish.


NINTH HOUSE BY LEIGH BARDUGO

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: MOST LIKELY.

So that means I’m reading it. I’ve had this on my TBR for a while and I’ve been interested in this one. I’ve seen some people have either super positive or super negative reviews for this, so I can’t wait to see where I fit in.

SORCERY OF THORNS BY MARGARET ROGERSON

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: OUTLOOK NOT SO GOOD

My blurriest but I didn’t bother to retake it because laziness I guess. Also my phone’s camera WOULD NOT FOCUS. So not only is the picture “not so good” but neither is my this choice because I did really want to read this but I always have April.

WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN BY E. LATIMER

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: WITHOUT A DOUBT.

YAY! I’m excited to read more witchy YA. This one is Celtic inspired and it just sounds so cool.

I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE BY FARAH NAZ RISHI

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: IT IS DECIDEDLY SO.

I’ve had on my TBR since I saw that stunning cover. This was one of my most anticipated from last year so it’s quite mind boggling that I haven’t even read it yet.

FOUL IS FAIR BY HANNAH CAPIN

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID (PART 1): REPLY HAZY TRY AGAIN

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID (PART 2) : IT IS CERTAIN

REVENGE! SHAKESPEARE! ANGRY GIRLS! CAN’T WAIT TO READ!

THE MIDNIGHT LIE BY MARIE RUTKOWSKI

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: SIGNS POINT TO YES

Okay so this is apparently a part of the author’s previous series, The Winner’s trilogy. But I don’t think you have to read that to understand this. At least I hope not. F/F FANTASY FOR THE WIN.

THE BELL JAR BY SYLVIA PLATH

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: AS I SEE IT YES

So yeah I’ve always wanted to read this. I tried reading it last year and the yea before but I never got around to it.

NEVER LET ME GO BY KAZUO ISHIGURO

WHAT THE MAGIC 8 BALL SAID: MY REPLY IS NO

NOOOOOOOO. I’ll have read this another month but I’m definitely reading THIS BOOK THIS YEAR.


My Must-Read 2020 Releases by Black Authors

Hey everyone! I wanted to share some books being released by Black authors this year. Also especially since this is Black History Month and I really want to hype up Black authors coming out with some of my most anticipated books of the year. Add these to your TBR because you don’t want to miss out on these amazing books. I mostly feature young adult but I do have a few adult releases that piqued my interest. Genres range from hit hard hitting contemporaries to

This post was originally going to come out earlier this month but there were many covers revealed. Covers that I think are important to highlight because of the visual representation of Black teens on covers.

YOUNG ADULT

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

ADD TO TBR

Aliens + Music + Demi-Ace Rep = A fantastic sounding book. Also I’ve been waiting for more alien books in YA.

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

ADD TO TBR

BLACK GIRL SIRENS!!! Like I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t think this sounds cool. But it sure fucking is. I’ve been in the mood for fantasy set in the contemporary/modern world and this fits the bill.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

ADD TO TBR

A queer black girl who decides to run for prom queen only to fall for the competition! This sounds fun and the representation sounds amazing. Add this if you want more F/F romance from Black sapphic authors!

A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice C. Caldwell

ADD TO TBR

“Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals” This sells this whole anthology for me. I’ve been wanting to read more speculative fiction from black authors and I feel like this is a perfect remedy for that. Also the cover is out of this world.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

ADD TO TBR

This is a West African inspired fantasy that deals with immortal people, demons, and powers. This is the first in a series and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Also the cover is so gorgeous!

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

ADD TO TBR

We have another West African inspired fantasy. This features one of my favorite romance tropes, enemies to lovers!!!

Now That I Found You by Kristina Forrest

ADD TO TBR

“A YA novel about searching for answers, love, and your eccentric grandma in all the wrong places”. You had me at eccentric grandma! I’m iffy on stories about famous people but this sounds super cute and also I think its important to support cute love stories featuring Black teens because we need to see Black teens in every kind of story.

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

ADD TO TBR

This is a Nigerian inspired fantasy. This one sounds like it has some found family stuff and dark magical stuff. Which are top notch things I like to see.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

ADD TO TBR

Tiffany D. Jackson is known for writing stories that have twists and darker themes. This one sounds like its tackling an issue that has hit the music industry as of late, that of predatory men. I can’t wait to see what the author will do this difficult topic.

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters

ADD TO TBR

I LOVE BOOKS ABOUT SUMMER. I LOVE BOOKS ABOUT BOOKSTORES. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this author’s other books and I’m here for any book about a black queer boy. As much as we need stories about hard topics and “issue” books about Black teens, its just as important and necessary to also have contemporaries with low stakes.

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds

ADD TO TBR

A “smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative twist in which Jamal’s best friend is brought back to life after a freak accident . . . but they only have a short time together before he will die again” Speculative contemporary is one of my favorites and this sounds so good. I still haven’t’ read Opposite of Always yet but I really hope to read that one soon.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

ADD TO TBR

I saw this on Twitter pitched as “Queer Black girls overthrowing the patriarchy” and that alone is enough to sell me on reading this. Fairytale retellings are so common nowadays but I think they’re still worth looking into especially if there is a unique and diverse spin on a classic one such as Cinderella. I like that this is taking a darker fantasy approach.

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

ADD TO TBR

Yay to books about teens voting! Yay to books set on one day. Yay to YA contemporaries by Brandy Colbert. I’ve only read one book by her, Little & Lion, but I instantly fell in love with her writing style. Her stories are very slice of life and that’s my favorite kind of contemporary.

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

ADD TO TBR

While its get to have a plethora of YA about romantic breakups, I think its refreshing to see one about friends breaking up.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

ADD TO TBR

Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut The Poet X gave me chills. It was so powerful and I’ll read anything she writes. This is about two half sisters whose father dies. I adore books that explore complicated family dynamics and I’m excited to see what this talented author does.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

ADD TO TBR

Do you want to read an Arthurian inspired YA story that doesn’t feature another white dude because society has convinced us Arthurian figures need to be white (they don’t because they weren’t REAL PEOPLE lol).? Then I think we should all look into this new YA series featuring Southern Black Girl Magic. I’ve also been following this authors twitter account I love her personality and taste (she’s a Loki fan). I decided to stan once I made that discovery.

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

ADD TO TBR

Through reading books like The Poet X and Blood Water Paint I discovered I really love novels told in verse. “Every Body Looking is a heavily autobiographical novel of a young woman’s struggle to carve a place for herself–for her black female body–in a world of deeply conflicting messages”. I cannot wait for this. Also this is apparently this is the first in a series and I kind of really want contemporary series to be bigger thing.

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

ADD TO TBR

Based off true life events, the Rodney King Riots during 1992 Los Angeles, this is also a coming of age story about a wealthy Black girl and the events that unfold during that period of unrest and injustice . Fun fact this had already been optioned for an adaptation!

ADD TO TBR

I feel like people are going to say that this is a “The Hate U Give” knockoff but I say that we’ll always need stories like this especially with the current state of America. We need to read about about stories about the racial injustices of the past and the ones happening now.

ADULT

ADD TO TBR

2020 is the year of the witches not only in YA but also in adult fiction. This is a dark fantasy about witches of course but also about living in a Puritan society that sounds very cult like (which is always something I’m weirdly interested in).

ADD TO TBR

This is described as part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Both of which explore the darker sides of the patriarchal and whiteness that is Western society. There looks like there will be some body horror as it deals with experimentation on humans.

ADD TO TBR

Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing is one of my favorite novels ever and I’ve been waiting so long for another from her. Pretty much an auto-buy author. “Transcendent Kingdom revolves around a young woman named Gifty, now studying to become a neuroscientist, who grapples with faith, salvation, and science after her brother, once the star of his high school basketball team, becomes addicted to opiods”.

ADD TO TBR

I take special interest in debuts novels that sound like an author whose written several books already. This take places during the Civil War in the U.S. and from three POVS; a mother, a daughter, and the daughter of a slave owner. The mother and daughter can heal so there’s a magical element.

ADD TO TBR

Riot Baby is both a global dystopian narrative an intimate family story with quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience” YES TO ALL OF THIS.

ADD TO TBR

This piqued my interest because it sounds similar to Nella Larson’s Passing which is a classic novel that is also about being a white passing black person. This one is about two generations of women. One side who live as Black women. and the other who live as White women.

ADD TO TBR

The synopsis for this is so vague. Ancient evils trying to take over New York City is still such a great premise. I have no clue whether this could be some Lovecraftian/Eldritch horror stuff or Mythology. But I love not knowing what I’m getting into (sometimes). Also NK Jemisin is such a prolific author and I know this is probably going to be amazing.

ADD TO TBR

Atmospheric Gothic mystery about an elite prestigious school? This sounds like it has dark academia vibes and I’m here for it.

ADD TO TBR

I’m not going to lie and say my interest in this book only goes as far as one of the protagonist is the young black babysitter rather than the white mom blogger.This is in fact as like all the books on here own voices and it seem like it will tackle the “whit savior” trope that is found in media about black women. Also if Reese Witherspoon puts her sticker on it there’s probably a good reason.

ADD TO TBR

I’ve seen this hyped recently. I also need to read more from queer black men so I’m up to read this.


Thanks for reading and y’all found some new books for your TBR!

2019 Anthologies TBR

Last year in around this same time I did a post about 2018 YA anthologies I was excited for and this year has even more great anthologies to anticipate.

Much like last year this year’s anthologies are filled with diverse voices and unique themes.

EDIT 3/9/2019: I added a few more that I discovered after some more research!

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

I’m excited to read an #ownvoices Black anthology and this features some of my new favorite authors: Renee Watson and Brandy Colbert! This book is already out as of typing this!

Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into the closeted thoughts, hidden experiences, and daily struggles of black teens across the country. From a spectrum of backgrounds—urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity.

Whether it’s New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds writing about #blackboyjoy or Newbery Honor-winning author Renee Watson talking about black girls at camp in Portland, or emerging author Jay Coles’s story about two cowboys kissing in the south—Black Enough is an essential collection full of captivating coming-of-age stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America.


Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of
Food & Love
edited by Caroline Tung Richmond & Elsie Chapman

What’s better than an anthology about food? An anthology about food featuring diverse voices and cultures and family! I know I’m going to be super hungry while reading this one but it sounds so worth it.

From some of your favorite bestselling and critically acclaimed authors—including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco—comes a collection of interconnected short stories that explore the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives of thirteen teens.

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life.

Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one and the same.

Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.


Color Outside the Lines
edited by Sangu Mandanna

This one is all about interracial relationships and I’m already hearing great things about the stories. I think my most anticipated one is Tara Sim’s which features a F/F Hades x Persephone retelling with Persephone as a Indian MC.

Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Teen has bought Sangu Mandanna’s Color Outside the Lines, a YA anthology centered around interracial relationships and the complicated, rewarding and sometimes hilarious dynamics between friends, family, and first loves. The collection features Anna-Marie McLemore, Elsie Chapman, Karuna Riazi, Lydia Kang, L.L. McKinney, Lori M. Lee, Lauren Gibaldi, Tara Sim, Eric Smith, Caroline Tung Richmond, Kelly Zekas, Tarun Shanker, Samira Ahmed and Adam Silvera, and more. Publication is set for fall 2019; Eric Smith at P.S. Literary brokered the deal for world rights.


His Hideous Heart
edited by Dahlia Adler

Edgar Allan Poe reimaginings !!! I don’t really know what else to say but this wow I’m super pumped for this and it also comes out on my birthday.

Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.

Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar to readers or discovered for the first time, readers will revel in Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales, and how they’ve been brought to life in 13 unique and unforgettable ways.

Contributors include Kendare Blake (reimagining “Metzengerstein”), Rin Chupeco (“The Murders in the Rue Morge”), Lamar Giles (“The Oval Portrait”), Tessa Gratton (“Annabel Lee”), Tiffany D. Jackson (“The Cask of Amontillado”), Stephanie Kuehn (“The Tell-Tale Heart”), Emily Lloyd-Jones (“The Purloined Letter”), Hillary Monahan (“The Masque of the Red Death”), Marieke Nijkamp (“Hop-Frog”), Caleb Roehrig (“The Pit and the Pendulum”), and Fran Wilde (“The Fall of the House of Usher”).


Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance
edited by Bethany C. Morrow

A very timely and relevant anthology about resistance. I love the power that this cover exudes.

A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls.
Or who marches to protest injustice.

Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud.

Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger.

Maybe you call out false allies, or stand up to loved ones. 

Maybe you speak your truth and drop the mic, or maybe you take it with you when you leave.

This anthology features fictional stories–in poems, prose, and art–that reflect a slice of the varied and limitless ways that readers like you resist every day. TAKE THE MIC’s powerful collection of stories features work by literary luminaries and emerging talent alike, including Newbery-winner Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed, anthologist and contributor Bethany C. Morrow, Darcie Little Badger, Jem Yoshioka, Keah Brown, Laura Silverman, L.D. Lewis, Sofia Quintero, Ray Stoeve, Yamile Mendez, and Connie Sun, with cover and interior art by Richie Pope.

It’s a Whole Spiel edited
by Katherine Locke & Laura Silverman

Another #ownvoices anthology featuring Jewish writers!! I also really love covers that have a bunch of people on them.

Knopf has acquired It’s a Whole Spiel, a YA anthology by Jewish writers, edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman. With contributions from #ownvoices authors including David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and more, the anthology will contain contemporary stories with Jewish protagonists who are diverse in sexuality, ability, race, and level of religious observance. Publication is planned for fall 2019.


Hope y’all enjoyed this little post and made your TBR get a bit bigger. Also feel free to suggest some anthologies I missed coming out this year or from previous years!

Anticipated June Releases

Coming at yall with some more books I can’t wait to spend all my money on !!!


Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim
Release Date: June 5
mariam sharma hits the road

A fun read about 3 three Muslim friends going on a road trip???? Sign me up.


Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Release Date: June 5
neverworld wake

I don’t really know anything about this except its YA sci-fi but the cover really reminds me of this iconic image from The End of Evangelion (Neon Genesis Evangelion).

end of evangelion


Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez
Release Date: June 5
sweet black waves

“Inspired by the star-crossed tale of Tristan and Iseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen” 

So I have no knowledge of the story of Tristan and Iseult but I hope to read it by the time I get to this. I’m just super interested in reading some retellings of famous stories/myths/folklore.


Smoke in the Sun (#2) by Renee Ahdieh 
Release Date: June 5
smoke in the sun

I haven’t read Flame in the Mist yet, the first book of this duology, but I really want to get around it! From what I know this is a Mulan retelling set in Feudal era Japan. Also I personally love the new covers.


Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2) by Zoraida Cordova
Release Date: June 5
bruja born

Also another sequel to a book that I haven’t read yet, which is Labyrinth Lost. I have zeor clue what this one is actually going to be about, but I know that MC of Labyrinth Lost is bi, so I’m pretty hyped to get into this series.


Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno 
Release Date: June 5
summer of salt

Solely based off the cover this looks like it could have a queer romance. Which I’m obviously 100% here for. It’s also described as magical realism which is one of my favorite things. I haven’t heard many people talk about this one yet but I think once it comes out more people will.


Final Draft by Riley Redgate
Release Date: June 12
final draft

I know a lot of people have hyped up Riley Redgate’s first novel, Noteworthy (which is also on my TBR). This one seems really interesting and the cover is stunning.


Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi
Release Date: June 18
not the girls youre looking for

From the cover this looks like a cute YA contemporary but from reading some of the reviews, it’s a lot more intense, so I’m interested to see how this folds out.


Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak 
Release Date: June 26
wild blue wonder

Blue blue blue. One of my favorite covers. I adore this cover. I already raved about this in this post about my favorite blue covers. I know that the actual story is about a summer camp and its has some romance in it. It could be pretty good.


A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman (Anthology)
Release Date: June 26
a thousand beginnings and endings

I was hype for a while ago when I talked about all the YA anthologies coming out this year, and I’m so excited to pick this up. It’s all about Asian authors writing stories about Asian mythology. What’s not to like?


My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Release Date: June 26
my plain jane

I bought My Lady Jane recently and I’m hoping that’s good, because I love the covers for these two books. Also I’ve heard that these are satirical books and I’ve been looking for more funny books.


 

 

 

5 SFF Authors On My TBR

Science-Fiction & Fantasy are some of my most favorite genres and in these recent years there have been many names thrown out whenever someone mentions their favorite SFF series or standalone. Many of those names are the ones I’ll be talking about today. These are some of most hyped SFF authors, specifically female SFF authors.


Anna-Marie McLemore 

 

She mainly writes YA, specifically in magical realism / fantasy genre. I’ve heard absolutely nothing but AMAZING things about her books. Her writing and characters are highly praised and she also writes great queer rep. I already own When the Moon Was Ours, ordered Wild Beauty recently, and if I do enjoy them, I’ll will definitely be looking forward to Blanca & Roja, but it already looks like a book I’d enjoy anyways. ALSO THESE COVERS!! Whoever makes her covers should get a raise.

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author and I’ve heard many incredible things about her stories. I’m interested in reading more SFF that isn’t by white people and/or based off of Western-oriented folklore & mythology. Also Black Panther‘s Afro-Futuristic themes really got me excited to see more themes like that and I saw some posts saying that Nnedi Okorafor’s books are filled with it. I own Who Fears Death & Binti (#1).

 

Victoria Schwab (a.k.a V.E. Schwab) 

She mainly writes fantasy for YA and New Adult audiences and her most known book series are the Darker Shades of Magic trilogy & Monsters of Verity duology. She’s a pretty big name right now and I still can’t believe I haven’t read anything by her yet. I currently own Vicious (#1). 

 

 

Laini Taylor

Yet another YA writer whose writing has been described by many as beautiful and gorgeous. Also pretty hyped about these, because the synopsis for both books below seem so bizarre and I LOVE BIZARRE SHIT. Like give me that weirdness. I currently own the entire Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. Strange the Dreamer (#1) is at my library, so I might be getting that very soon!

 

Roshani Chokshi

I only know of her duology, which features The Star-Touched Queen & A Crown of Wishes. Both, from what I’ve read and been told about them, have lyrical and gorgeous writing and worldbuilding and that’s all I can ask for in a great fantasy story. Also I believe that this is based on Indian mythology which is refreshing to read since there’s so much Western / European centric fantasy series out there. She also has another series that is also based on Indian mythology, Aru Shah and the End of Time, which looks cute and is a middle-grade. I may pick it up but I’m not really into middle-grade, TBH. Also these covers are STUNNING.

 

 

April TBR

I have a pretty big TBR (again) for April!! Some books are from my March TBR which I’m going to include a link to here. However, I got some new books to read during March. I also recently got a library card so this of course could change whatever I decide to read next.

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As usual my TBR is ambitious to say the least, but I think I can it handle this month. I talked about what most of these are about in my March Haul post.

Wish me luck!

Sav

My Ultimate Book Bucket List

So I know most people have a list of classic and critically acclaimed books that they want to read at some point in their lives. Sort of like a bucket list. Here is my reading bucket list that I hope to complete someday. I most likely will make this an individual page on my blog where I can update it as I read more from this list.

BOOK OWN READ
1984 by George Orwell
A Room Of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Daisy Miller by Henry James
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dune by Frank Hebert
Emma by Jane Austen
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Howards End by E.M. Forster
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Middlemarch by George Eliot
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Wintersong
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Siddharta by Herman Hesse
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Stranger in a Strange Land by
Sula by Toni Morrison
Tess of D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R.R. Tolkien
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

March TBR

It’s finally March and it’s time for me to get to really reading. There’s a few on here that were from my previous TBR in February, but I got plenty of books to read that I bought in February.

Synopses are linked in case you want to know more about these books!

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Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Tiny Pretty Things (#1) by Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra
+ Shiny Broken Pieces (#2) by Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

As the months goes along this TBR will be not be entirely completed as I’m always looking for new books to read and sometimes I decide to immediately read a new book over one in my TBR. (haha i hate myself) But I’m March is the month where I can actually sit down and read everything on my TBR list and then some. Wish me luck! 


 

That’s it for my TBR! Comment down below what you plan on reading in March or comment whatever you think of my TBR, I could always go for some recommendations!

Thanks,

Sav 

February TBR

It’s February already !!?!?! So why not post my really late February TBR?


And I Darken by Kiersten White
Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Girl from Eveywhere by Heidi Heilig
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis 
Land of the Lustrous Vol. 1 (Houseki no Kuni Vol.1) by Haruko Ichikawa 
Delcious in Dungeon Vol. 1 (Dungeon Meshi Vol. 1) by Ryoko Kui