2020 March TBR

This is the month that I finish a bunch of the books that I started reading and haven’t finished yet. Did that sound convincing to you? Yeah, me either…. Either way, most of my TBR for this month is going to be books I’ve picked up and put back down before really giving them a shot, or ones that I’m currently in the middle of reading. Because I’m trash and currently have 6 books on the go. Not sure how I manage to keep all the plots straight in my head, but it’s worked out pretty well for me this far. I’m not saying it’s a good habit to get into, because it’s probably not, but alas it’s one I’ve been stuck with for years now.

**For anyone who’s discovered my TBR system for the first time, I’ve organized the books on my TBR by Physical Books, AudioBooks, and eBooks. Oh, and Library books, too. **


Total books: 6

  1. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  2. Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (Heart of Thorns, Book 1)
  3. Small Bones by Vicki Grant (Secrets)
  4. Don’t Cheat Me by Jackie May (Nora Jacobs, Book 2)
  5. Her Majesty’s Necromancer by C. J. Archer (The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 2)[ stars]
  6. The Bad Mother’s Detox by Suzy K Quinn (The Bad Mother Series, Book 2)



On The Come Up by Angie Thomas: All Bri wants to be is one of the greatest rappers of all time but she’ll settle for making it out of her neighbourhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri knows she’s got huge shoes to fill. Now that her mother’s unexpectedly lost her job, Bri’s struggles in life have gotten that much harder. Music no longer becomes a fantasy – it’s something Bri must succeed at in order to help provide for her family.

Okay, I’m actually going to finish this book this month. I know, I know, I’ve said that before. But I’m actually halfway done the book this time! That bodes well…. right?

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton: 17 year old Mia Rose has pledge her life to hunting Gwyrach, the same demons that killed her mother. When her dad pledges her marriage to the prince, she’s forbidden from taking up her knife again. She instead finds herself being forced into silk gowns. After the wedding goes horribly wrong does she realize she has the same magic that she’s sworn to destroy.

I have read maybe 10 pages of this book so far. But that counts! I have started this book and thus I hope to finish it this month! I need to finish the books I’ve actually started before I pick up anything else. A brain can only keep so many story lines apart, after all.

Small Bones by Vicki Grant: Dot has always had big dreams, but these dreams have had to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy that is equal parts helpful and distracting when it comes to her investigation.

I’ll admit, I haven’t started this book yet. But I want to! This is the first library book I hope to tackle this month…. and once I do, I’m allowing myself to get more library books. Sounds like a weird deal with myself, but it’ll actually bring me to read this book faster. Think of all those books in the library that I can’t touch until this one has been read!

Don’t Cheat Me by Jackie May: Nora’s finally settling into her new life as the underworld’s token human. Thanks to her unique psychic abilities, she’s garnered quite the reputation around Detroit. When the alpha of a local werewolf pack asks for her help, Nora finds she can’t say no. She can’t quite shake her old vampire problem, either. On top of all that, Nora’s succubus friend, Cecile, believes that all Nora needs is an underworld coming out party.

I found my headphones! Okay, that sounds lame. Why not listen to AudioBooks while you’re cleaning around the house or cooking dinner? Alas, AudioBooks just don’t hold my attention unless I’m listening to them with headphones on. And since I’d misplaced my headphones a little over a month ago, and refused to buy new ones since I had perfectly good ones hiding somewhere in my apartment, I haven’t picked up an AudioBook in way too long. So now that I have my headphones, I hope to break that streak with this (hopefully) amazing read!

Her Majesty’s Necromancer by C. J. Archer: Bodies are going missing from the cemeteries around London, causing Lincoln and the Ministry to investigate. But not Charlie, who’s struggling to get used to her role as a maid- and nothing more. So of course she starts investigating all on her own – about her past, and Lincoln’s too. What she finds out will change the careful relationship that’s building between the two – but will it be for better or worse?

I must admit, I started this read the second I finished writing my post for The Last Necromancer. I loved everything I’ve read thus far. However, I put it down when I crawled back into the world of Keeper of the Lost Cities with Flashback (review to come). I don’t regret it, but it does mean that I need to finish this (so far) dazzling story this month.

The Bad Mother’s Detox by Suzy K Quinn: Juliette had a baby with a man who certainly isn’t ready to be a father. After he left her at the alter, Juliette is determined to put Nick behind her – not only for herself, but also for their daughter Daisy. She might need her father in her life, but Juliette doesn’t need to let him control hers. Trying to cut Nick out of her life and make things work with Alex doesn’t sound easy… but Juilette is willing to try if it means finally finding her own happiness.



While I’m ecstatic that so far this year I’ve been able to read more books than my monthly goals have been, even if they haven’t stayed true to my TBRs, I can’t imagine that every month I’ll be able to tackle so many books. So I definitely aimed low this month, hoping that I’ll be able to find a little bit of balance. After all, I still have a couple of posts to write based on what I read last month – I don’t want to get too ahead of myself.


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