March Wrap Up & April TBR | 2020

Books I Read in March

  1. Inferno: New Tales of Terror by Ellen Datlow ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  2. The Other People by C.J. Tudor ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  3. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  5. Radicalized by Cory Doctorow ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steivwater ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  10. The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  11. Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  12. Men Explain Things to Me by Revecca Solnit ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  13. Home by Nnedi Okorafor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  15. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen MAria Machado ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  17. The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  18. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  19. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  20. I Crawl Through it by A.S. King ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  21. Female Husbands by Jen Manion ⭐️⭐️ (DNF at 46%)

This wasn’t a bad month. The ratings aren’t bad, but that makes me wonder if I’ve been too generous with my ratings. The lowest rating was 2 star, but that was a DNF. The next lowest was six 3.5 star books. Then I had eight 4 star books. That leaves two 4.5 star books and four 5 star books. That means ~6 exceptional books. All in all though the month still feels mediocre, so I might need to stop with the 3.5 star books. I’ve been using my rating scale, and most of these ratings are pretty fixed, meaning, slight changes in one area don’t usually change the rating. I still prefer that approach.

April TBR

  1. Still: A Memoir by Emma Hansen
  2. Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
  3. The Apartment by K.L. Slater
  4. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  6. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  7. The Majesty of Law by Sandra Day O’Connor
  8. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  9. Welcome to Nightvale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
  10. Carter & Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard
  11. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  13. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  14. My Real Children by Jo Walton
  15. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
  16. The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell

Provided by NetGalley and/or publisher for a fair and honest review.

I fell behind and didn’t read all the review books I was given last month, so I need to read those first thing this month. I will say, eight days into the month, I have had a very slow start. That said, I am aiming for smaller TBRs. My goal is 15 books a month, then if I have time I will fit in others. I am planning a few readathons where I want to read other books. Although, I will reassess my progress when they arrive. If you are wondering which readathons I will be doing it is Dewy’s 24 hour readathon and the intermediate reading rush. Next Month, I may be even more conservative and go with 10 books for my TBR then leave a big gap for other readathons or booktube ideas.

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