It is month three of 2021 and… well… I guess this year doesn’t completely suck. February flew by, so I’m hoping March slows down a little bit so I can just kind of de-stress. Which means I probably shouldn’t put too much pressure on myself with my reading, but obviously that’s not happening. This month, I have two reading experiments planned (one that is March-themed and the other that’s just really random and fun). I’m looking forward to both of them. I’m going to keep those a surprise for now, but here are some other books I plan on reading this month:

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amar El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

This month’s theme for the Buzzword 2021 Reading Challenge is “time”. Which means I have to read a book with “time” in the title. I’ve also been trying to read more diverse books for this challenge, and I’ve been hearing about this for a while, so I thought it would be perfect. It’s also really short, which will be helpful since I have so many books to get to this month. I’m also pretty excited because I have yet to read a single science fiction book in 2021, and I clearly need to fix that.

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

This is actually for another reading experiment that is going to take me all year. And it also fits perfectly into the “time” challenge, so I thought I’d try to fit it in this month. I am honestly really excited for this one, because it reminds me a lot of The Bone People by Keri Hulme, which I absolutely loved. So I’m pretty curious to see if I like this one as much.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Yes, I bought this when it came out last year. And no, I haven’t read it yet. I read my first Matt Haig, How to Stop Time, last year and fell in love. It was just so good. And this one sounds like it might be even better. I’m planning on listening to the audiobook, which I’ve already picked up. I just need to finish my audiobook about people urinating from their ears (not kidding, it’s a nonfiction book about crazy medical mysteries) and I can get to this one.

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

I cannot express how excited I am for this one. So much so that I actually already got a copy and started reading it. I am a little bit obsessed with Walter Isaacson’s biographies and am especially excited for this one because it’s his first about a woman. Perfect for Women’s History Month. I also (clearly) like reading about science and hadn’t heard of Jennifer Doudna before this book was announced, so I’m very excited to learn more.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

I really want to fit this in if I have time after reading everything else on my list. Because it just sounds really good. I love Bill Gates and I love the environment and think we should do something about climate change. So this seems like a great one to read.

That’s it for March! I’m really excited for you to see my upcoming reading experiment posts. If you have any guesses (or ideas for future experiments) leave them in the comments! (Hint: one of them may or may not involve a lot of cats.)

What are you planning on reading this month?

8 thoughts

    1. Thanks! I am hoping to get to it soon, but my current audiobook is taking longer to get through than I anticipated (mostly because it’s kind of gross science-y things and I can’t listen for too long 😂)

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    1. I just finished it and it was excellent. And very timely as there is a lot of discussion about the development of the Covid MRNA vaccines. Highly recommend it! (Also, I just picked up a new Beowulf translation by Maria Dahvana Headley, which I’m very curious about. I liked Heaney’s, but Tolkien’s translation is my favorite.)


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