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March 2019 TBR

I’m typically not one to have a very strict TBR going into a new month – I can get easily sidetracked when it’s time to pick up the next book on the list, which causes unneccessary disappointment at the end of the month when I should be happy I read anything at all. THIS month, however, is different. I will be participating in my first ever readathon (Buzzwordathon hosted by booktubers Booksandlala and Chelseadolling, yay!) which has prompted me to do a little more pre-planning than usual. Plus I have a few other books outside of the readathon I want to get to, so my TBR for March is a whopping 10 books (a lot for me)! See the list below and wish me luck! 🙂

Readathon Books

If you’re not familiar with Buzzwordathon, the theme is to read books that have a particular word somewhere in their titles. This round, the word is actually 6 different words: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. I’m choosing to attempt to read at least one book for each of the words.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone – a historical nonfiction that tells the story of a woman and her husband who worked together cracking codes in WWII.

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – I believe this is a mystery/thriller, and I intentionally don’t know much about the plot. This has been recommended by Kayla (Lala) from Booksandlala!

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – I also don’t know much about this book’s plot, despite the fact that it’s been a pretty popular book floating around my social medias. Genre is contemporary.

Where‘d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – this is a bonus “where” book that I’m adding because of the upcoming movie. Whether I fit it in during the readathon week or not, I will be reading this soon! A contemporary/mystery about a mother who goes missing.

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt – Levitt is the author of Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics, two very popular books that cover a variety of miscellaneous economic, statistical, and psychology topics, and I believe this book will be very similar.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – a contemporary that again comes very highly recommended by miss Booksandlala herself!

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg – as an engineer, I am ALL ABOUT mathematical thinking. And hey, I enjoy being right, too. I love the concept of this book and hope it lives up to the hype I’ve created in my own mind!

Non-Readathon Books

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – I’m about halfway through this memoir that covers Jeannette’s tough childhood constantly on the run with her family battling hunger and homelessness. Should be a very quick one to finish up!

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves – my very first ARC!!!!! I was sent this book by the SheSpeaks program and St. Martins Press in return for an honest review, and I am so excited to give this book a try and offer my thoughts before it’s released on April 2nd. It’s a contemporary romance novel.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I have waited LONG ENOUGH to start this extremely popular and well-reviewed book and cannot wait to dive it. I truly don’t know much about the plot, which makes me even more excited to find out.

With that, I’d better get to reading 🙂 I hope you all have a great March planned – let me know what’s on your TBR if you have one, and if not, what book(s) you’re currently reading!


Author: Jordyn

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8 thoughts on “March 2019 TBR”

  1. I read Little Fires Everywhere last month, and adored the focus on family and friendship, as well as the fact that it’s got both teenage and adult perspectives! Why We Broke Up has gorgeous art, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette is also on my TBR because of the movie, haha.

    readathons are so much fun! I hope you’re enjoying your first one, and best of luck as you continue 🍀


  2. So far this month I’ve read The Glovemaker, by Ann Weisgarber and Girls on the Line, by Aimie K. Runyan. I’m listening to The Women of Sea Island, by Lisa See and reading Murder on the Left Bank, by Cara Black. Others on my March TBR: The Forgiving Kind, by Donna Everhart and Cherokee America, by Margaret Verble.

    I’m not familiar with Buzzwordathon, so I’ll have to look into it.

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