Good evening everyone! I hope you all are doing well. Today I’m going to be discussing the books I plan on reading in March and also the book that was chosen for the Just Book It Book Club March read! This will also include my ARCathon TBR. My StackedbySeason TBR will be shared closer to the readathon.
If you don’t know what Just Book It is, it’s a Facebook group that I run with a friend of mine. We started a book club and while I mostly run that portion of it, it’s still a heavy focus of the group.
The group is a place where anyone can join to discuss books. If you want to start a buddy read, then feel free to make a post. If you want to just discuss something bookish, feel free to!
But let’s get into the post so I can announce the book!
So, let’s get the good stuff out of the way. This book will be a high priority for me this month so that I can make sure it’s read to do the discussions on.
Also make sure to join the GoodReads group for Just Book It where there will be more of a breakdown for discussing the books.
That all being said, I started writing this post and went to check the polls on Instagram and Facebook and both of them were at a tie. So I wrote the rest of the post and then came back to this. This is the book that ultimately won!
As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.
Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “Astrokid,” and finds himself falling head over heels—fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.
Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch.
I do hope you all can join us in reading this and discussing it!
Now let’s talk about the rest of the books that I plan on reading in March! Remember, I have started breaking down my TBRs into categories and different focuses. So let’s talk about those!
Not all of these books will be read during ARCathon, but they are all arcs that I need to read this month! The last two are backlist ones that I’ve had on my Netgalley since before 2019. Yup. That’s how long they’ve been there. I’m just hoping to get a couple off there during ARCathon.
I got all of these in the month of February so they are all discussed in my book haul. Feel free to check out that post for synopsis’s or going to the GoodReads for them.
This book comes out March 9th and I got it from Entangled Publishing.
This book comes out March 23rd and I got it from Entangled Publishing.
This book comes out March 23rd and I got it from Entangled Publishing.
This book comes out March 31st and I got it from Entangled Publishing.
This manga comes out April 10th and I got it from Netgalley and Viz Media.
This manga is already out and I got it from Netgalley and Viz Media to support the release of volume 3 in May.
This is supposed to be a really amazing f/f romance and coming of age kind of story. I just haven’t gotten to it. Hopefully during ARCathon!
A landmark in LGBT fiction, this captivating story of two teenage girls who fall in love is a “classic of the genre” (Publishers Weekly).
When Liza Winthrop first lays eyes on Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there’s something special between them. Soon, their close friendship develops into a deep and intimate romance. Neither imagined that falling in love could be so wonderful, but as Liza and Annie’s newfound sexuality sparks conflict in both their families and at their schools, they discover it will take more than love for their relationship to succeed.
One of the first books to positively portray a lesbian relationship, Annie on My Mind is a groundbreaking classic of the genre. The subject of a First Amendment lawsuit over banned books and one of School Library Journal’s “One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century,” Nancy Garden’s iconic novel is an important story for anyone discovering who they’re meant to be.
This just seems to be another romance that I could get through quickly but I just haven’t yet! No reasoning behind it. I just haven’t.
Young aspiring photographer, Nina King, is searching for a place to belong.
As her professional internship has recently ended, she’s now out of work and trying to find herself while struggling to build a viable career.
Ex-con, Aaron Masters, is searching for redemption.
When they met Nina’s smile—for a precious moment—warmed the darkness inside. Now Aaron will stop at nothing to make her his woman, keep her, and protect her from the truth of his rough past.
Will Aaron’s dark past derail the couple’s bright future?
Just Book It Book Club Book
I just mentioned what that was at the beginning of this post. But that will definitely be a high priority for me and probably will be my first physical read of the month.
I’m not too sure what this is about, but I’ll probably end up listening to it on audio.
She will reign.
As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.
When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.
But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.
I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.
Book Box Books
These are books that I had put in extra book boxes that I had at the beginning of the year. I unboxed them and have March and April to read them.
What If It’s Us
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
Be careful of the dark, dark wood…
Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.
Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.
But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.
Female of the Species
A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives.
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.
Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.
As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.
New Releases From February
This is a sequel so I’m not going to give a synopsis
Anything Else From My Shelves
For this I’m going to try to finish anything I had planned for February or work on some goals for the year. But I don’t have anything solid planned yet. We’ll see where the wind takes us, I suppose.
And that’s going to be it for this one. I hope you all enjoyed and if you want to buddy read any of these, let me know!
I’m going to head off and probably go back to sleep. I’m exhausted today. But I’ve also gotten a lot of reading done. Hoping for a good weekly wrap up on Monday!
Have a wonderful night and I’ll see you all soon! Bye!