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So I’m in the southern hemisphere which means I have a few problems with this week’s prompt:
a) it’s autumn not spring
b) autumn started on the 1st of March so I’m already way into this season’s TBR
So I’ll have a mix of books I was looking forward to and books I am still looking forward to.
1. Untitled Beta-Read
The book I was most excited for this month was a Beta Read written by a friend. I loved it and am super excited for its release date. Couldn’t put it down.
2. How Not to Be Popular by Cecily Anne Paterson
This was an e-arc and I love anything Cecily Paterson writes. Check out my review here.
3. Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
This is for #TheUnreadShelfProject and the March challenge: ‘longest on shelf’. Hoping to finally get to it this year since I didn’t have the energy to read it last year.
4. The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews
This was going to be for #TheUnreadShelfProject’s April challenge: ‘newest’. I mean it technically isn’t on my unread shelf yet, but it will be when April comes around since I pre-ordered it last week. (Kind of sad that it gets released in Australia five days after the U.K. edition. But anyway . . .) However, I discovered today that my e-arc request was accepted so it might become a March read.
5. Gallipoli by John Masefield
This book was referred to in Testament of Youth and since it’s been on my Unread Shelf
for about four years I’ll hopefully read it this April.
6. The Gallipoli Story by Patrick Carlyon
This one has been on my shelf for about three years, but reading this and Gallipoli back to back will be interesting as I’ll hopefully see the way in which perceptions of Gallipoli have changed over time.
7. Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
I managed to get an e-arc of Romanov but decided I needed to read Fawkes first. Currently waiting on a library to order it in since I have a book budget of $0.
8. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
An e-arc so I’ll read it just before its release. Keen for some Russian history. And isn’t this cover gorgeous? If I had a bigger book budget, I would totally buy it just for the #aesthetic.
9. A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
This is for May’s #TheUnreadShelfProject challenge ‘adaptation’. I was given this as a gift along with tickets to the exhibition, but at the time filed it under ‘too hard to read’. Perhaps not your classic adaptation, but it’s the closest that I have.
10. The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
I want to squeeze this in sometime in the next two-and-a-half months. It is short, so it might turn out to be a weekend read.