I’m so overambitious with my monthly TBRs, even though they usually end up being a train wreck. (Oh, the life of a mood reader.) But I persevere because I like to make plans, as silly as it seems to be. I also like to keep in check which NetGalley books I need to read, or which backlist book I have planned for the month via the Backlist Project I started this year.
I read two (and a half?) books from my TBR last month. I finished Wicked Saints, which turned out to be an excellent read, despite the reservations I held through the first 50% of it. Then I picked up Far Far Away and finished strong with A Different Blue. This past weekend, I started reading Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee, but here’s the rest of what I hope to get through in the month of March!
TBR FOR MARCH
I’m really liking this one so far, despite only being 7% invested. I really like the way the author writes, and the wit incorporated into the characters.
I expected to be finished with this audiobook by the end of February, but I hit a snag. The snag being the fact that I got a new iPhone and 3 months free of Apple Music, so I’ve been listening to that on the commute to/from work instead of my audibook…
I didn’t make it to this book last month, so I’m reeeeally hoping to get to it this month!
This (and Rayne & Delilah) are the two books I have eARCs for on NetGalley currently, so maybe I’ll get to this one? (Most likely not, but let me be hopeful!)
The Backlist Project
I’m all caught up with my other books, so it’s time to dig into the TBR jar and pick this month’s read! Drumroll, please.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Published on March 27th, 2014
Goodreads rating: 4.12
How will I read it? ebook from library
Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.
Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.
In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.
That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.
First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
Let’s talk TBRs! What are you trying to read this month? Have you read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender? Chat with me! 👇🏼
Reading: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee – Jeff Zentner 📖
Currently: Hittin’ the hair with dry shampoo and heading into work, hoping this Tuesday goes by smoothly. 🤞🏼