March 2024 TBR List

I already posted my picks for Trope-ical Readathon in March. But let me be honest with myself: I can’t read all of that. Instead, here’s my March 2024 TBR List, which has more realistic expectations. Would I love to read all of those Trope-ical Readathon books? Heck yea! But I work full time and there’s only one of me, so let’s keep it real. Onward to the March 2024 TBR List!

Priority Reads

What Have We Here? by Billy Dee WilliamsLirael by Garth NixAn Education in Malice by S.T. GibsonThe Last Phi Hunter by Salinee Goldenberg

WHAT HAVE WE HERE? by Bill Dee Williams: This isn’t on my Trope-ical Readathon list, but I think I might switch it in for WITCHFUL THINKING. I’ve been looking forward to this memoir for a while. Since it’s a library book with a holds list, I have to read it by mid-March. And can I just say how much I love the book cover image?!

LIRAEL by Garth Nix: This is a buddy read with Chris. We both read SABRIEL over a year ago and, at least for me, I want to close out some series I started. I call it my Series Completion Challenge. I remember finding SABRIEL an easy enough read, so I hope I feel the same about LIRAEL because I’ve got a lot to read!

AN EDUCATION IN MALICE by S.T. Gibson: Here’s an ARC! It’s overdue for me, but it’s one I look forward to reading. Though I haven’t read anyone’s reviews yet, I saw mixed star ratings, so I hope I like it. It’s “a dark academia tale of blood, secrets and insatiable hungers.”

THE LAST PHI HUNTER by Salinee Goldenberg: Rather than falling even farther behind with ARCs, I’m jumping ahead to April. The premise of this one is so interesting, plus the cover is amazing! The one-liner blurb is, “Ambitious Phi Hunter and perpetual lone wolf, Ex, finds his road to glory interrupted when a heavily pregnant runaway enlists his help to escape through the ghost-infested forest.” This one also isn’t in my Trope-ical Readathon post, but chances are I can swap it in for something else.

Hopeful Reads

The City of Stardust by Georgia SummersHim by Geoff RyanSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Hemlock Queen by Hannah Whitten

THE CITY OF STARDUST by Georgia Summers: This was a January 2024 release that I have yet to read. I have an ARC, but it also arrived in one of my book subscriptions. The Fairyloot edition is gorgeous. So when I get around to it I’ll definitely read from the physical version. “Slip into a lush world of magic, stardust, and monsters in this spellbinding contemporary fantasy from debut author Georgia Summers.”

HIM by Geoff Ryman: Yes, yes, this is on my list again. And I will keep including it until I read it. This is another one that’s not in my Trope-ical Readathon list, but that’s ok. It’s “An extraordinary science-fiction novel about identity, divinity and alternate reality – the story of the son of God.”

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson: I have a good chance of reading this in March. I picked it to satisfy the Banned Book prompt for the Trope-ical Readathon. My hold is in to the library for the audiobook and it’s not particularly long, so I’m hopeful I can read it! “Speak is a bestselling modern classic about consent, healing, and finding your voice.”

THE HEMLOCK QUEEN by Hannah Whitten: This is an April ARC. I really liked the first book and look forward to continuing the duology (series?). The magic system in it is so unique. It takes a while to get the hang of it in book one, but you’ll get it!

As usual, I might read more than what you see here in my March 2024 TBR List. Sometimes the mood reading bug strikes and I might venture into one of the other Trope-ical Readathon categories. I also have some SFINCS novellas to read for the final round. Are any of these books on your March 2024 TBR List?

14 thoughts on “March 2024 TBR List

  1. I think this looks like a doable reading list. I wish I had time to read The Last Phi Hunter, it really does sound good! Enjoy your month????

    1. The Last Phi Hunter looks so good! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where right off the bat there’s a pregnant character.

  2. I’m looking forward to our buddy read! I hope you enjoy An Education in Malice and The City of Stardust. I liked both of them even though they had some flaws. Both had really gorgeous writing.

    1. I didn’t realize how thick of a book Lirael is until today haha!! And good to know about An Education in Malice and The City of Stardust…I’m looking forward to reading them and I hope I can get to them this month!

    1. Oh no, I’m sorry An Education in Malice is a struggle for you! 🙁 What a bummer. Maybe something will happen to make you like it more?

  3. You have some great reads coming up. I loved Lirael when I read it last year. My main problem was that I had to read the next one straight after as it follows directly on from Lirael. Such hardship!!

  4. It’s amazing how after so many years, society still can’t comprehend why certain books remain essential for certain readers. “Speak” is one of those books; and, until society “gets it,” that book will keep getting published and read by anyone who needs it.

    1. I completely agree! I also don’t understand why some can’t understand that just because they don’t want their child to read something doesn’t mean their preferences should apply to others’ children.

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