Hey guys! Normally, I don’t really do TBR blog posts for what I will read during the month, because I like to just pick things up as the mood strikes. However this month, I’m already currently reading five books! (Yeah, I don’t know how that happened either. It’s kind of stressful for someone who has such a short term memory.)
I thought I would list what I hope to finish this month as well as a few that I might possibly start (no promises!):
1. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner: This is the second book in the Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner, a YA Dystopian series that follows a bunch of kids who were dropped in the middle of a giant labyrinth with no memories as to how they got there. I can’t say much about this second book without spoiling the first one, but I re-read the first book already this month and it was way more intense and actionpacked than I remembered! The second book so far is very good as well, even if I have hit a bit of a lull with it.
2. True Heroes edited by Jonathon Diaz: This is a very sweet book. It is an anthology of short stories written by authors who spoke with young cancer patients. They asked these cancer patients (some as young as five years old!) what they’d like to be when they grew up, then these authors wrote stories based off those dreams. Some examples are: dancer, soccer player, dragon rider, pirate, and Batman. I’ve been reading a story here and there for the past few months, trying to savor it, but I anticipate finishing it this March!
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret: I’ve read 364 pages of this novel in two hours, so I actually think I’ll finish it this week. I’d be very surprised if I didn’t finish it by the end of March. This is also a reread for me, as I first read it in I think Elementary School. Its half pictures and half words. It takes place in 1931, following a young orphan named Hugo Cabret, and his adventures. It’s very fast, and enjoyable thus far, though not quite as good as I remember.
4. Othello by William Shakespeare: One of his many tragedies, and one I haven’t actually read before! I’m about halfway through I think, and I’m reading it on my Kindle. I like Shakespeare a lot even if it’s hard to understand him sometimes. This is the Spring play at my High School, and my friend is going to be in it, so I decided to read this before I go to see her act in it!
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I don’t actually think I’ll finish this one in March, but if I do I’d be very proud of myself. I’ve literally been reading this one for 10 months now, and I’m about 250 pages through it. It’s okay, but the first half was much better in my opinion. I like the character of Jane and how she stands up for herself, so I’m going to plow forward! (Classics just aren’t my thing, unfortunately).
Next, the books I might start/get a good chunk read of include:
6. The Death Cure by James Dashner: I'd like to possibly finish this trilogy this month, and these novels are so quick that I wouldn't be entirely surprised if I did manage to fit this one in. I read The Maze Runner in only three days, and I'm more than halfway through The Scorch Trials after two days, so if I could squeeze this one in, I could finish this series! And it's (the series) good so far, really liking it.
7. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott: I first read this series in Elementary/Middle School. It was one of my very favorites back then. It follows 15-year old twins, Sophie and Josh, whose worlds get turned upside down by the infamous Nicholas Flamel. I remember the magic system in this being so unique, with auras and gods from all different cultures, as well as famous historical figures like John Dee, William Shakespeare, Joan of Arc, and more. I've been telling myself I would reread this series and so I shall! My goal is to reread the entire six-book series by my birthday in late May, so we'll see how that goes.
8. Twice Upon A Time by James Riley: All I know about this book is that it's a Middle-grade fantasy with some fairytale elements, and possibly a girl named May (?) searching for her true identity. I really like these sort of books, and my little brother (he's in seventh grade and rarely reads) really liked this one and let me borrow it! So that gets me very excited. It's the second book in a trilogy, I believe, but I don't mind starting with the second books in series like these.
That's my March Reading plan! It might fluctuate or change, and I really don't think I'll read everything on this list, but hey, I could surprise myself! What is everyone planning on reading in March, or currently reading? I'd love to know!
Until next time, happy reading!