TBR & Goals

Ready-To-Fail March TBR

Today, you get a TBR before I even write the February wrap-up! That’s because it’s more a reminder for me than anything, I don’t know how much I will stick to it (knowing how I am with TBRs… probably not much). But at least if everything goes according to plan I won’t feel too guilty about overdue ARCs?


All of these are ARCs, so they’re my priority. I should read all of these before the end of March, two because they come out this month and one because of a blog tour.

Ruse by Cindy Pon – I did the smart thing and reread Want in February (and yes, it was just as good as I remembered). Since 2019 is the year books I like finally get f/f sequels – like this one is – I should also… read them. I know, what a concept.

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees – I have heard almost nothing about this but it should have anxiety representation, creepy forests, and the author is a Catherynne M. Valente fan. So yes, I think this is going to be good?

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – I mean. How could I not? I don’t want to read it too soon because I have the feeling that waiting for the sequel will destroy me, but… villain romance… monster love… yes


These are not ARCs, it’s just that I won’t forgive myself if I don’t read the new Ann Leckie and the new Kameron Hurley soon! 2019 already looks like a great year for adult SFF – I really want to read the recently-published The Priory of the Orange Tree and Ancestral Night too, and so many other books that will come out in the following months, but for now I’ll stick to authors I know I love, because I have no time.

Also, it’s time I read another Valente novel, and In the Night Garden sounds like a good choice, even though I could also choose Palimpsest if I’m in the mood for more weird f/f fiction.


I want to get to Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (both rereads of course), and while I’m not sure that will actually happen, I do want to get to King of Scars eventually? So.

Another book I might end up reading is Captive Prince, because I think I can take a chance and try something I’m not sure I’ll like if all the books I read end up being as good as I expected them to be.

Also! The “TBR Jar” (read: I asked my mom to pick a number from 1 to 65. I have no time to make an actual jar) pick of the month is Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, which means that maybe I will finally read it?

What are you planning to read in March?

By the way: if you go there (my TBR) and you think I should get to one of these books (that are already out) right now, tell me! I could make it the metaphorical TBR Jar pick of this or next month

22 thoughts on “Ready-To-Fail March TBR

  1. Your review of Cindy Pon’s Want really made me want to read it! I usually shy away from YA dystopia but this one actually sounds good.

    I read Wicked Saints in January and damn, I really adored it, but I was kind of mystified by the ending. When you read it feel free to come yell at me about it because I’m dying to discuss the ending with someone!

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    1. …that sounds painful but now I’m even more curious. I’ll try to get to it soon!

      And I’m glad you liked my review of Want! YA dystopians as a genre don’t work for me that much either, but this time I felt like what happens to the world in Want is something that could actually happen, unlike the usual “let’s force the world to divide in factions that are totally not my version of Hogwarts Houses”


  2. the title of this post is a MOOD. I’m excited to see how Ruse is!! and I’m super excited for Wicked Saints – I have an arc of that one too.

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    1. Following TBRs? When?

      I can’t believe I’ve had the ARC of Wicked Saints for months and still haven’t read it. It’s… I need to get to it, but it intimidates me – I’ve been waiting for this book for years, what if I don’t like it.

      Anyway, I hope it ends up working for both of us!

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        1. I finished it a few days and while it wasn’t perfect (I had some problems with pacing and writing) it was so fun to read that I almost didn’t mind.
          What do you think of it so far?

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        2. so far I’m honestly a big fan. it’s definitely not a standout pacing-wise but I’m still… engaged? so I don’t really mind at all? there’s a lot of cool stuff going on here!!


    1. I’m glad to hear you like it! I’ve been hearing mixed things lately, even though I’m doing my best to avoid every review (and even with that, I’ve already been spoiled twice).

      I don’t remember R&R as much as I’d like and that’s one of the reasons I want to reread the whole trilogy before starting KoS.


  3. I was already incredibly excited for The Waking Forest, but knowing the author’s a Valente fan? Now I’m even more sure I’m going to love this book. And I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on Wicked Saints. I hope you’ll love it!

    I’m going to do the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge this month, so I’m actually going to try to stick to a TBR for once. But I haven’t even made a TBR yet, cause that’s how much I enjoy sticking to TBR’s. Currently reading A Spark of White Fire though and I LOVE IT!

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    1. …I read The Waking Forest today, it wasn’t good, and now I’m sad. But at least it was a very quick read? I managed to read it in one sitting.

      “I haven’t even made a TBR yet, cause that’s how much I enjoy sticking to TBRs” = this is relatable content and the main reason I often don’t end up joining challenges even when they sound interesting.

      And I’m glad you’re liking A Spark of White Fire!

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