TBR: March 2021

Previously: Women’s Prize Longlist| Coming Soon: Read With Me 2021 Announcement

Last month I posted a TBR and proceeded to only read two books from that list. I read plenty overall, just not from the list I promised. Hopefully this month will prove to be a bit different, or I may have to rethink porting TBR lists at all. How do you feel about TBRs? Do you like to read them?

Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon

Murder at Pirates Cove is the first in a series of cosy murder mysteries set in the town of Pirate’s Cove, where Ellery has moved to after inheriting a house and a bookshop from his great aunt. This set up absolutely sold this book to me. It’s also billed as a M/M book, and though I’m not sure how much romance will be featured it is nice that this is a slightly more diverse addition to the genre.

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

I was very kindly sent and ARC of Ariadne in return for an honest review, so expect to see a full review coming your way. This is the latest book in the trend of rewriting Greek myths from a female point of view. Ariadne is often remembered as the Princess who helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. This book goes beyond that to probe Ariadne as a character, and her relationship with the “hero” of the story.

Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw

This one is my second ARC of the month, which I am grateful to receive in exchange for an honest review. Mina and the Undead is a YA horror novel that follows seventeen-year-old Mina as she visits her sister in New Orleans, and becomes embroiled in a series of murders.

The Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille

As with last month’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich this is also a part of @KDBooks‘ book club. Prior to his video I had never heard of this book, so all my information is coming to you second hand through him. There is something that I feel encapsulates The Story of the Eye, and it can be found on the back of the Penguin Modern Classics Edition descries it as “[a] brilliant, exquisitely fetishistic tale of sexual agitation”. That description both scares me and intrigues me.

Promise of Blood by Brian McCellan

In the first in an adult fantasy trilogy Promise of Blood follows the direct aftermath of a revolution, and execution of the King. But there’s more to revolution than simply taking power, as our protagonist Tomas realises now that the troubles of a country rest on his shoulders. 

What about you… What are you planning on reading this month? Do you post TBRs, and do you stick to them?

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