I thought I had my TBR for March all lined up after I returned from the library this past week—my shelves were now stocked with titles I have been hearing about for a while and wanting to read—but change of plans! I stumbled across Weird Zeal’s Woman’s History Month Reading Challenge, and it looks so good I just have to participate.
To be honest, I’m not sure if I will have the time to get around to all of these as March looks like it will be quite busy, but we’ll see!
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
I’ve seen this book pop up on the internet quite a few times lately which has made me really want to read it, so now it’s perfect that this fits into a book with a disabled MC.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I read and enjoyed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and though I never got around to reading the sequel, I’m looking forward to reading another of Becky’s books! This one is for a body positive book.
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
This one is for a book with a woman of color MC. It’s been on my TBR since December last year, which I know really isn’t that long, but I hope I’ll be able to read it this month because it’s set in China and I have been wanting to read more Asian books!
The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and co-author Elizabeth Weil
I don’t read a lot of nonfiction or memoirs, so I thought I’d give this a try for a biography or memoir of a woman. It does cover a heavy topic, as the author talks about her life after fleeing the Rwandan massacre, but it also looks like an honest, important read.
Dreadnought by April Daniels
Another book I’ve heard about before! I think I have only read one or two books where a transgender character plays a largerole in the story, so this book I need to read. It’s for a book with a trans spec MC.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This is one of the books I already already planning to read and have at home, so I slotted it in for a sci-fi or fantasy by/about a woman.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I was also already planning to read this, and it fits perfectly for a book with a woman on the cover. She looks like she’s ready to get business done!
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Though I heard that The Poppy War has no or very little romance, I wanted to pick a separate book for a book with no romantic subplot. I’ve heard Victoria Schwab mentioned a few times lately, and the plot sounds fascinating, so I’m ready to give it a read!
Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu
I have read two graphic novels in the past… I don’t even know how many years. I just never really went to pick up graphic novels in the first place, maybe because during my childhood they had the reputation of being for “those kids who have trouble reading”. I know that’s wrong! But I wasn’t really sure where to start, so I picked the first one that looked interesting. This one is for a graphic novel by/about a woman.
If anyone has recommendations for the future, hit me up!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I have to admit I have really high expectations for this book! This eight-hundred and forty-eight page book. I’ve heard female power, dragons, diversity, excellent world-building… I can’t wait!