March Reading List – Tackling an Intimidating Classic


Yet again, I have a reading list that is almost entirely ARCs. I really need to get on top of my TBR and hopefully after this month the list of books I have to read is a bit more manageable. But I am excited about most of the books on this list, and I’m hoping it’ll be a good reading month.

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington. I honestly don’t remember why I requested this on NetGalley – it was a while ago. Maybe because I want to read more books about characters my age that aren’t romances? Either way, I have an ARC, and it comes out at the end of the month, so I will be reading it. It’s gotten some mixed reviews, so I’m curious to see what I’ll think of it.

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman. I have yet to read Birdbox, but I did like A House at the Bottom of a Lake more than I was expecting to. This one seems really interesting – it’s about a woman who falls into comas that resemble death, and her husband’s plot to bury her even though he knows she’s alive so he can steal her fortune.

A Fist Around the Heart by Heather Chisvin. I have read surprisingly few historical fiction books lately, and this seems like the perfect book to get me back into the genre. It’s about two sisters who escape the persecution of Jews in Russia in the 1880s, and follows them as they go on their separate journeys in North America.

From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris. This is the first book in a new series all about politics and magic and I am here for it. I honestly can’t tell from the synopsis if this is set in the past or future, but it looks so good, I don’t even care.

Middlemarch by George Eliot. Last month, I sat down to write a “30 Classics I Want to Read Before I’m 30” post, and then realized I’d have to read exactly two classics each month to make that goal. Which is probably not going to happen. But I figured I should at least made a decent dent in that list, and what better time to read Middlemarch than March, right?

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman. Since March is women’s history month, and this book has been calling to me from my shelves, I decided to make it my nonfiction book of the month. I love RBG, and am really looking forward to reading more about her and Sandra Day O’Connor.

King John by William Shakespeare. I chose this randomly to be my Shakespere play of the month. I was planning on reading all of the Henry VI plays, but Middlemarch seems intimidating enough for now. Hopefully I’ll read more than one play again this month (maybe cross another history off my list). I haven’t heard much about this one at all, but hopefully I enjoy it.

What’s on your March TBR?

P.S. This is my 800th blog post! Kind of crazy, right?

11 thoughts on “March Reading List – Tackling an Intimidating Classic

  1. My TBR for the month is literally all ARC’s as well! It’s going to be my month of catch up basically haha and congrats on the 800 posts. Wow that’s a lot!! I only recently made it to my hundreth.

  2. Looks like another fun list! I’d use audiobooks for the classics every time with a list like that. (Most of them are available free, too!)

    On a slightly different note, I wonder where you can find audio ARCS… any idea? Someone reviews them, right?

    1. Thanks! I’m considering going with the audiobook for Middlemarch, but I need to finish my current one first. I love listening to classics on audiobook, too.

      And I have no idea. I haven’t encountered any on NetGalley. You might have to reach out to publishers directly. But let me know if you find out – that might be interesting.

      1. Right after I posted that, I looked again and found a couple sites, one that does an email list, Audiobook Boom, and another like NetGalley called Audiobook Jukebox.

        I have a mild brain injury so I can only physically read so much before I get headaches and nausea and sometimes my brain gets totally scrambled for days where I can’t look at screens or read anything. My goal this year is to read more books and e-books but I think these audiobooks might help me keep up with my reviewing goals as well!

        1. Good to know! That’s a great idea! Audiobooks can definitely be expensive, and it’s nice to be able to review them before they come out. I’ll have to check those sites out. (I don’t listen a ton each month, but I do find them really helpful when my eyes start hurting or I have a migraine.)

          I’ll have to check out your reviews 🙂

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