Well, y’all, first of all, just know that I failed pretty miserably at my February TBR so this project isn’t necessarily working out, but fingers crossed I can keep it together enough to reduce my TBR significantly even if not by the amount I was hoping for! I do plan on participating in the BuzzwordAThon in March as well, so look for another TBR closer to mid-March! For now, let’s jump into the 2018 purchases I need to get read this month.
1. Aru Shah and the End of Timeby Roshini Chokshi
I should have read this middle grade, Rick Riordian presents novel when I bought it last March, but alas, I didn’t. I did start it, but I struggled to ever finish it for some reason. Anyway, if you’re not aware this is a book based on Hindu mythology where a 12 year old girl has to save the world. You know, the usual.
2. Mad About the Marquessby Elizabeth Essex
I bought this romance novel on accident, I think, because I thought it was RITA nominated, but really it was a different book by the same or similar name? Anyway, this book is like a gender bent Robin Hood where Robin Hood falls for the Sheriff of Nottingham? Idk, it sounds good, I just need to actually read it.
3. The Rogue’s Conquest by Lily Maxton
This one actually was nominated for a RITA, which is why I picked it up! And then proceeded to not read it. Of course. We’ve got a scientist wallflower who has to dress as a man to present a paper and is blackmailed by our hero to marry him. I’m extrapolating from the summary, so we’ll see if I’m right!
4. Beyond Ecstasyand Beyond Surrenderby Kit Rocha
The last two books in the Beyond world, though I do have a few novellas to go. I’m not sure I’m prepared for the devastation awaiting me at the end of Beyond Surrender, apparently, but like… Also, I can’t wait to read these next two books! As a reminder, the Beyond books are erotic post-apocalyptic romances that explore some pretty cool themes, but are also, high key erotic. There’s a new podcast, Beyond the Sectors, that’s working their way through the series. I would recommend!
6. His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras
Speaking of books I picked up because of it being RITA nominated, His Perfect Partner is one such book! I cannot believe I still haven’t picked it up. A divorced father can’t resist his attraction to his daughter’s dance teacher and this really sounds vaguely akin to one of my favorite Nora Roberts books so I for one am here for it! Not to mention, this book has gotten a lot of love on Twitter. I’m just behind.
7. Winter Igniting by Rebecca Zanetti
Y’all. I started this book. I have no idea what distracted me from finishing it. I really like this series, but I guess I wasn’t as excited about the couple in this one or something. Anyway, from what I remember, it’s about a couple that team up to infiltrate the cult that’s popped up within the safe confines of the Mercury compound. Anyway, I really need to return to this book. It’s such a great series of post-apocalyptic, sci-fi romance. I really like it. So, yeah, need to return to this!
8. Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf
Here’s the Goodreads synopsis for this one because I definitely didn’t know what it was about:
Mrs. Dalloway chronicles a June day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway—a day that is taken up with running minor errands in preparation for a party and that is punctuated, toward the end, by the suicide of a young man she has never met. In giving an apparently ordinary day such immense resonance and significance—infusing it with the elemental conflict between death and life—Virginia Woolf triumphantly discovers her distinctive style as a novelist.
9. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
I’m similarly going to provide you with the Goodreads synopsis again…
The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.
10. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
Again, I know nothing about this! Yay! Here’s the Goodreads synopsis:
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother, a close friend who is also the son of her family’s worst enemy, and a charismatic but dangerous suitor. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving.
And there you have it! The books I need to read for my challenge. Pray for me friends. (Or you know, good vibes. Whatever you can give me.) What’s on your TBR?