March 2017 To-Be-Read Pile (+ Reading Update)

I’ve literally been sitting here trying to come up with an interesting intro for about 30 minutes. I’ve given up.

I’ll be sharing my March 2017 TBR pile and talk about my little reading slump etc.

I only have 4 books on my TBR this month because I’ve been in a mini-slump lately, but 3 out of the 4 are quite long.

(Also, sorry for the late upload, I know we’re already a week into March..)

A little Reading Update

As I mentioned before, I’ve been in a slump, plus I have a lot planned for March (my birthday + exams + traveling for spring break = not much time to read and write posts) so I won’t be trying to read 12 books in a month as usual. Just thought I’d preface that.

Also, while we’re still on this point, I wanted to tell you that I only got to 2 books in

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling

As many of my readers know, one of my goals for 2017 is to finish reading the Harry Potter series.

I started reading the Order of the Pheonix in February, but with exams and all, I couldn’t finish it which is why it’s carried on to this month’s TBR.

Although this is one of the longest books I have on my shelf (the longest actually) it’s moving along super fast. I think it’s mainly because it’s Harry Potter (duh) and because I haven’t been in this world for so long. I just want to eat up this series, but I have to pace myself.

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll probably be done with it, because at this point I’m 70% of the way through which means I only have to finish up 200 pages before it’s over. I don’t know if I should be relieved or sad, but I’ll be happy to move on and read the 6th book soon!

Also, something I should mention: after reading so much of this book, I’ve actually started having the urge to reread The sorcerer’s stone, especially after GoodReads made ReReading trackable. So that might end up in this month’s wrap up.

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(Thought I ought to mention: I’m lending Jana Prisoner of Azkaban at the moment, which is why it’s not in the picture. Also, I thought it would be a good idea to link where I got my bookmark from. You can buy it off amazon, here!)

Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan

My goal for 2016 was to start and finish the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which I did, and I actually finish the first book in the spin-off series Heroes of Olympus. But there was a dilemma.

I couldn’t find the second book in hardcover anywhere. 

I have this thing, where I have to buy the series all in the same format, or I’m not gonna read it at all… So you can see why it took me a while to start Son of Neptune.

I finally decided I had to borrow it from Jana and then order the hardcover from amazon. I’ve had the book now for about 3 weeks, and I still haven’t read a word. Jana’s getting mad, so I have to read it as soon as possible. Probably right after I finish reading Harry Potter.

Also, the last book ended in an extreme cliffhanger so that’s another source of motivation to read it.

Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4) by Morgan Rhodes 

After reading Gathering Darkness last month and enjoying the fuck out of it, I decided to put Frozen Tides on my immediate TBR.

Although these books are all around 400 pages, they’re such fast reads. I actually read Gathering Darkness in a day, and Rebel Spring in 2. The writing and plot just flys by and is super easy to get through.

The drama and bloodshed that goes on is so intense that even if you wanted to put the book down, you won’t be able to.

A little thing I should also mention: this series is not afraid to kill off characters. At all. You should be ready to see some of your most beloved characters be stabbed to death if you ever want to start this series.

Falling Kingdoms has slowly become one of my most loved and cherished series yet!

(This also qualifies for March’s TBR challenge. You can read more about that in my other post)

(I absolutely adore how this picture turned out! How do you guys like it?)

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Some of you might be rolling your eyes, some of you might just be laughing.

Really, Rawan, are you reading that book again?

Yes. Yes, I am.

Looking for Alaska is my all time favorite book, and I will forever reread it.

For those who don’t know, this is going to be my third time reading Looking For Alaska. 

I already started reading, but I’m only 30 pages in at the moment, so not that much progress. I think I’d like to read 50 pages here and there in between books so I can really absorb the whole book.

Also, this time around I’ll be annotating and highlighting, which is a bit of a new thing for me as I always keep my books in mint condition.

That’s all I have for you today, I hope you liked seeing my very minimal TBR for the month of March.

What books are on the top of your month’s TBR list? Tell me in the comments!

Much love, Rawan ❤ …

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