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March TBR

March TBR

This month’s TBR is going to be a little different because it’s all of the books I didn’t read in January and February. I’ve started some of these books but not others.

Okay, let’s get on to my March TBR list…


Kraken by China Miéville

krakenWhat it’s about:

Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?

For curator Billy Harrow it’s the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he’s been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it’s a god.

A god that someone is hoping will end the world.

(Originally featured on my January TBR post)


The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

the colour of magic coverWhat it’s about:

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.

But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard…

(Originally featured on my December 2015 TBR post and again on my February 2016 TBR post)


The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

the scorch trialsWhat it’s about:

Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to.

The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim…and meal. Thomas can only wonder – does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner.

(Originally featured on my February TBR post)


Zofloya: or The Moor by Charlotte Dacre

ZofloyaWhat it’s about:

`Few venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of sin.’

This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the fifteenth century. The novel follows Victoria’s progress from spoilt daughter of indulgent aristocrats, through a period of abuse and captivity, to a career of deepening criminality conducted under Satan’s watchful eye. Charlotte Dacre’s narrative deftly displays her heroine’s movement from the vitalized position of Ann Radcliffe’s heroines to a fully conscious commitment to vice that goes beyond that of `Monk’ Lewis’s deluded Ambrosio. The novel’s most daring aspect is its anatomy of Victoria’s intense sexual attraction to her Moorish servant Zofloya that transgresses taboos both of class and race.

I’m reading this book for a prompt challenge and the 2016 Classics challenge.

(Originally featured in my February TBR post)


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

What it’s about:

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves . But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.

I’m reading this book as part of my re-read challenge.

(Originally featured in my February TBR post)


Other books I’ll complete if I have time:

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
  • Die Trying by Lee Child

 


I really want these books completed in March so that I can move on to new books in April. Wish me luck!

What are you planning you read in March?

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