March, what a month! It was, by far, the best reading and review month ever. I don’t know if April can top it. I’m hoping because I have a bunch of books to get through. Book Gods, please give me the mood to read all the April releases I need to get through!
For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. Is it effective? Perhaps. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.
Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!
|BACK IN MARCH|
In March, I had nine books that were on my priority list, and guess what! I managed to get through eight!
The book gods blessed me with the power and mood to get all my books read. All the Middle Grade books I read were such a delight: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend (sarcastic voice), The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers (stream-of-consciousness narrative), The Inn-Between by Marina Cohen (creepy desert inn), and The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry (grandmothers + heists).
I really loved The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (lyrical awesomeness) and Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (serial killer Jane Eyre), which I highly recommend you go read! A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann kept me on the edge of the seat and scared to look into the dark of my room, and This Is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang was a book I hadn’t intended to read, but I was captivated by the writing and the portrayal of one of the character’s descent.
Earlier in the month, I read The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (the first volume of a new comic series), so I essentially read about nine review books (even if the ninth wasn’t Tell the Wind and Fire). I say that’s an accomplishment since I tend to read three-four review books a month. Nine is insaneeeee.
|PRIORITY APRIL READS|
I actually showcased my April priority read in my ARC April post, but it doesn’t hurt to rehash it again!
- I just finished Tell the Wind and Fire (which was going so sloooooooooowwwww) this morning and currently reading Burning (need to not read this before bed).
- YA I need to be read: A Fierce and Subtle Poison (poison, myths, magic), The Land of 10,000 Madonnas (backpacking + friendships!) , Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here (IRL fanfiction), and The Star-Touched Queen (Indian folklore!). (And Away We Go is a possible maybe depending on my mood.)
- Middle Grades I need to read: Poison Is Not Polite (book 2 of the Wells & Wong mystery series), Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (superheroes ftw!), and Lily and Dunkin (transgender girl + bipolar boy).
Note: All these books here do not account for other books that may slip into my TBR list (because mood reading will probably happen) nor of the comics I will be reading. I’m sure I missed other books I want to read this month too, but since I can’t remember, it must not be priority, right? Let’s hope I make a dent in my TBR books for April!