March 2022 TBR

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing my March TBR, which has a few from my February TBR I didn’t get around to, and a few new additions, picked out especially.

This month has taken a bit of a hit with my reading plans because of my health still being in a spin; it’s taken me a long time to even start feeling anywhere like recovered from Covid, and truth be told I’m still struggling. On top of that, the grand old magic that is depression is knocking me for six too. Fighting fires on our housing front is taking up a lot of time and energy, and when all is said and done, I’m finding it hard to do anything other than curl up under a blanket and sleep. It’s a constant battle with myself, and I appear to be constantly losing.

That said, I have managed some reading this month, and I’ve enjoyed most of what I’ve read. Some things have taken me longer to read than planned, and I didn’t manage everything I’d hoped for, but things can only get better. Right?

I passed the 30 books read point in the middle of the month, and although I’m no longer as far ahead of my goals as I had been, I’m still keeping up a reasonably steady pace, and haven’t fallen behind in any standards other than the overly-strict ones I set for myself. So, without further ado, here’s my plans for this March.

The Bitterwine Oath
I was planning on reading this with Amy, author of Mina and the Undead. I always enjoy our buddy reads, but unfortunately with all the balls I was juggling this month, I just didn’t get around to being in a place to start this book.
Thankfully Amy is a lovely human being and we’re going to try and read is in March instead. It’s still a book I’m very keen to read, and I’m excited to see what’s in store for us!

False Value (Rivers of London #8)
I read The October Man (Rivers of London #7.5) in February, but didn’t get around to reading False Value unfortunately. The little burst of magical input from the German police this time around, and it was so much fun to see a different take on this particular way of magic working. I’m looking forward to getting back with Peter and the gang in False Value, and it’s one of the first titles I’ll be reading in March.

A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4)
I’ve finished The Case For Jamie, and it was possibly my favourite book of the three so far. I can’t wait to read what comes next. Here’s the synopsis:
“Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson think they’re finally in the clear. They’ve left Sherringford School—and the Moriartys—behind for a pre-college summer program at Oxford University. A chance to start from scratch and explore dating for the first time, while exploring a new city with all the freedom their program provides. But when they arrive, Charlotte is immediately drawn into a new case: a series of accidents have been befalling the members of the community theater troupe in Oxford, and now, on the eve of their production of Hamlet, they’re starting all over again. What once seemed like a comedy of errors is now a race to prevent the next tragedy—before Charlotte or Jamie is the next victim.”
Here’s my reviews of book one, A Study In Charlotte and book two, The Last of August.

A Symphony Of Echoes (Chronicles of St Mary’s #2)
The first adventure with the tea soaked disaster magnets of St Mary’s was a riot, and I had hoped to manage book number two in February, but again life just got in the way. I could have done with some of the time-travel technology for some extra reading time (that’s how it works right?) however I’m really looking forward to this one. I had debated buying the book series after enjoying book one, but I think I’m going to stick to the audiobooks for now.

A Spoonful of Murder (Murder Most Unladylike #6)
I took a little bit of a break from the Murder Most Unladylike series, in part to pace them out and in part to make sure there wasn’t just a whole series of reviews going live on here all at the same time! But I’m going to get my teeth into book six in March, and then add it to the pile of books my son is working his way through when I’m finished with them.
Here’s the reviews of the series up to now:
Murder Most Unladylike #1
Arsenic For Tea #2
First Class Murder #3
Jolly Foul Play #4
Mistletoe and Murder #5

Thanks for stopping by for this blog post, and some of the books I’m planning on making my way through in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be sharing how I got on throughout February later this week.

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