March TBR

Posted March 3, 2016 by Nicky in General / 10 Comments

I don’t seem to have been doing very well at keeping up with my TBR lists. On the one hand, I like having a fair number of books on them, because I need to be reading at least a book a day to meet my reading goals. On the other hand, it more or less guarantees that as soon as I get distracted by other shiny books, I end up neglecting the list — especially when I go down the rabbit hole of a series or a particular theme.

Sooo, here’s a compromise: here’s ten books I really must read this month. And to make sure I stick to it, I’ve actually set it up with Beeminder, so that money comes directly out of my book budget if I don’t read these books (which are mostly ARCs and library books). You can follow my goal here… and here’s my ten:

  • The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home, by Catherynne Valente. Just out, and I’ve been so impatient about this, I have to read it this month or look silly.
  • The Winner’s Crime, by Marie Rutkoski. I need to read my ARC of the third and final book by the release date this month…
  • The Winner’s Kiss, by Marie Rutkoski. I have until the 23rd. Ish.
  • The Paper Menagerie & Other Stories, by Ken Liu. Out on the 8th, so I need to read it noooow.
  • Different Class, by Joanne Harris. Due out in April, and I’ve had it, uh… a while now.
  • Tam Lin, by Pamela Dean. Because it’s high time I got round to it.
  • Solstice Wood, by Patricia McKillip. Which also entails reading Winter Rose too, probably, but the main thing is reading this, from my backlog.
  • Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell. I bought it on release day and still haven’t read it. I definitely look silly.
  • The Wicked Day, by Mary Stewart. It’s been on the backlog ages and it’s part of a series I’m already reading. Awesome.
  • A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar. A random choice from the backlog!

(And now excuse me as I go down a rabbit hole of setting up Beeminder for my Fitbit goals and backlog tackling, too.)

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10 responses to “March TBR

  1. I have so many books I should’ve read aaages ago. XD Carry On was SO SO GOOD THOUGH. (Once you get passed the first 100-pages, hehe. That might be just me though. ;D) But omg I really need to read The Orphan Queen. It’s been on my TBR for AGES and the sequel is coming and I have zero excuses. XD

  2. I’m terrible at following reading lists, especially this month with all the new shiny books and distractions. I wish you the best of luck though, and I have a couple on this list that I need to read too!

  3. I’m finding that themed weeks are really helping me zoom through my books. Knowing I only have 7 days before a new theme starts encourages me to get as much read for the current week as possible. And because of the changing themes I don’t get bored with any genre the way I did with themed months. I’ve read about 75 books/novellas/short stories this year and that is way ahead of schedule!

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