March 2023 TBR List

With the Trope-ical Readathon going on this month, it was fairly easy for me to construct a March 2023 TBR list. I drew all of my TBR below from the various books I selected for the Trope-ical Readathon. However, there’s no way I’ll be able to read well over a dozen books in a month. So my primary focus will be on some ARCs.

The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna MillerLawn Boy by Jonathan EvisonSome Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

THE DANCE TREE by Kiran Millwood Hargrave: This is an ARC and will hit shelves in the U.S. on March 14, so it’s at the top of the list for me to read next. It’s a historical fiction novel set in 16th century Strasbourg about “family secrets, forbidden love, and women pushed to the edge.”

THE FAIRY BARGAINS OF PROSPECT HILL by Rowenna Miller: This is another ARC and out March 28, so it’s at the top of the list for me to read next. A story about fairies? Yes, please.

LAWN BOY by Jonathan Evison: This is apparently a book that certain people like to ban. So I thought I’d read it and decide what I think for myself. It’s a library book (with a waitlist, I think?), so better to read it sooner rather than later.

SOME DESPERATE GLORY by Emily Tesh: Yet another ARC, but this time one that’s out next month on April 11. It’s a “queer space opera about the wreckage of war, the family you find, and who you must become when every choice is stripped from you.” The last space opera I tried to read almost put me in a reading slump. Hopefully I’ll enjoy this one more. Moreover, I think it might be in one of my book subscriptions. So I’d like to know if I like it enough to keep or skip it.

A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J. Maas: The third book in the ACOTAR series, this is a buddy read with Chris. It’s so fun rereading these books for the first time. I’m on a holds list for the dramatized audiobook. But, oddly, my library only has Part 1 of two parts. So I guess I’ll read the second half from my actual book.

So, these are the five books at the top of my March 2023 TBR list. I would love to read more, but we’ll see. Anything can happen!

What are you reading this month? Are we reading any of the same books?

11 thoughts on “March 2023 TBR List

  1. Hey Celeste,

    I do have The Dance Tree on my TBR. But I don’t understand how it can hit the shelves in the middle of march if I already have a hardcover copy for months now. I am a bit surprised.

    After your review about the theatrical version of A Court of Thorns and Roses I had to look it up and could find it on Audible here in Germany as well. But unfortunately it’s split into two parts. But anyway, both parts made it on my Wishlist (on top).

    I hope you’ll enjoy all your books and that you can read them all.

    März 2023 – Meine TBR Liste

    Cheerio
    RoXXie

    1. Well, the release date for The Dance Tree in the U.S. is March 11. Maybe it was already released in Germany?

      Yes, the dramatized audiobook is split up into two parts. It’s like that for all the books. I was surprised as well when I first looked it up. Can you borrow them from your library? I’m not sure how available English versions are in your library system. Anyway, that’s how I listened to them so that I wouldn’t have to spend a lot of money.

      1. Hmm, I actually have an English version of The Dance Tree. I doubt that there is a German translation already. But maybe I have a UK version, which was release May 12, 2022.

        Here’s the Goodreads link to my copy.

        I do have a membership at my city’s library, but I hardly go there. I have an Audible subscription and will probably listen to it via this service. I already listen in to the audio sample and loved it. ?
        Good to know that your copy was also split.

    1. Lovely! I haven’t read anything else from this author, but The Fairy Bargains piqued my interest because I have a soft spot for anything fae/fairy related. 😛

  2. I often have a similar reaction to books people are trying to ban. If anything, an attempt to ban a book makes me more interested in reading it. It’s like someone waving a big, giant flag that says, “Hey! See this book?? You should read this because certain people find it uncomfortable and you need to a) support the book on principle and b) see what all the fuss is about for yourself.”

    1. I find it’s also an opportunity to read more diversely, either because the books in question aren’t within my preferred genre (fantasy) and/or because the characters/authors aren’t White. I need to seek out a list of most banned books in recent years, but I’ve read All Boys Aren’t Blue and Gender Queer in the past 9 months. I’m the choir here and didn’t have a problem with them, but it was nice to see the source material rather than read conjecture and commentary in news articles.

  3. i somehow havent heard of most of these before BUT OMG THEY SOUND FABULOUS?? am also slightly VERY MUCH intrigued by the fairy bargains and some desperate glory (DID SOMEONE SAY QUEER SPACE OPERA?? BECAUSE IM SO HERE FOR IT SIGN ME UP ALREADY) i hope you end up enjoying them all at least a little bit AND AM SO EXCITED FOR THOUGHTS!!

    1. Thanks, Anoushka! I’ve already finished The Dance Tree and am 1/2 through Lawn Boy…so thoughts coming soon with the former. I hope you have a great reading month!

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