March TBR

Thursday, 8 March 2018

New month, new TBR. Although it's a bit of a late post, I still wanted to share my TBR with you all. By writing this post each month, I feel like it gives me more motivation to actually read these books! Despite the fact that I didn't complete my TBR of only three books last month, I have challenged myself to five this month. This makes no logical sense, but I'm feeling up to the challenge. I only have one deadline this month for university, so what better time to do some reading before my exams in May. Plus, one of the books is a set text for my university course, so technically it's only four books, right?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

At the beginning of this month, I started reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. After seeing it all over booktube and my friend Katie (she also has a blog) recommending it to me personally, I knew I just had to read it. I'm not the biggest fan of Young Adult novels, let alone fantasy, so this is quite a change to what I usually read. My friend explained to me that it is actually fairly mature for a YA novel, and she was definitely right.

So far I am really enjoying the book! I am so invested in Calaena's wellbeing, as well as Dorian (wink wink). If you enjoy The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, this is definitely worth your time. I am really excited for the TV shows! I am curious to see who they cast in the roles of Calaena, Dorian and Chaol (but knowing casting directors, they won't be anything like their descriptions in the book...).

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

I started reading The Handmaid's Tale last month and I am carrying it through to March. I'm about halfway through and I'm really enjoying it so far. I am determined to finish it before the second season of the shows airs, it's a deadline I have given myself. What I love about the book is that I can go a while without reading it and still pick it up and understand what is happening. This is because the plot isn't ridiculously dense, instead, it is easy to follow. This doesn't mean it is dull because it is the complete opposite. Rather than making the novel action-packed, Atwood takes a more detailed approach as her descriptions are so intricate. I really appreciate this, as I much prefer detail to action in books.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Next, I plan on reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. This book has been featured in multiple posts on this blog by this point, yet I still haven't read it. You are all probably bored of me mentioning it by now! Therefore, I am determined to actually read it this month as I desperately want to write a review for it, and see what all the fuss is about.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

After The Power, I plan on reading The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. I have wanted to read this for a while, and I am planning on reading it this month as it is an average sized novel and I only have one deadline this month. Therefore, I think I will find it pretty easy to get through. I'm very intrigued to see the differences between the book and the film, and whether Sofia Coppola was faithful to the book or not.

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Finally, I plan on finishing Dracula by Bram Stoker this month. Like I previously stated, this is a set text on my Gothic Origins and Innovations module. I am really excited to study this novel as I haven't studied it before. Also, I love Gothic literature and it doesn't get much more Gothic than this! I am about a measly forty pages into the novel, and it is much more fast-paced than I was expecting it to be, due to it being a classic. I am determined to read more classic novels, so I can't wait to add this to my list!

Ok, so that is my (rather ambitious) TBR for March! I know, it is a bit of a late post, but I really wanted to get it up on the blog. If you want to nosy into my reading, make sure to follow me on Goodreads! I am struggling to find people to follow on there, so just sent me a request and I will definitely accept. I also uploaded a video of my TBR, so please give it a watch if you fancy it!

Have you read any of these books? If so, feel free to message me as I am always up for a nice chat about books.

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