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Hello Hello! How are you?

I say this every time, but I can’t believe it’s already a new month. It doesn’t help that February is the shortest month of the year, and that I’ve been counting down the days to my wedding at the end of March — 23 days to go!!

Because I’ve got a lot of stress, decorating, planning, and general meltdown-ing going on, as well as working and trying to finish my thesis, for once in my life I’ve decided to be kind to myself. I’ve not planned a very big TBR, and I’m taking my Kindle on my honeymoon, so I figured I could mostly mood read during March if I finish my TBR before the end of the month.

So keep on reading to find out what books I’ve picked out for March!

I have to admit that I’ve been slacking a bit in February, and I’ve only managed to finish one buddy read book from my TBR… I’m not going to add the others to the March TBR though, but if you’re interested in seeing what books I’d like to finish, check out the “buddy read” part in this post!

99% Mine by Sally Thorne 

I was kindly gifted this book for Christmas by a lovely friend, and I was so glad to see this one won the vote for the romance read pick with some buddies from @The_WriteReads group. I’ve been in the mood for easy and cute reads at the minute, and what better book to pick than a romance during my wedding month? I’m going to try to read this one before I leave for my honeymoon as I don’t want to drag lots of books to Scotland with me (I need room to bring some back, right?), but I’ll probably manage it in the first weeks of March, as it’s very short. I’m so excited to finally start it!

These Violent Delights (#1) by Chloe Gong

This is the only buddy read book from my February TBR that I’m putting on my March TBR too, because it’s the only one I haven’t started yet, and probably the one I’m most excited about. I’m really late to the party since nearly everyone I’m reading this with has already finished, but they all loved it I think, which makes me think I’ll love it too. And since it’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling, we are kind of staying in the romance theme for March (even though the classic ends badly, lol). I can’t wait to finally get to it, sooner rather than later this month!

Death on the Nile (#16 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie 

And the final buddy read book is one I’ve actually started already, but I’m not that far into it yet. For the past 2 years, I’ve been reading in publication order, all the books in the Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie, with some buddies. I saw this movie when it came out last year and really enjoyed it, so I know where the story is heading, but it’s an easy and comforting book to listen to on my commute to and from work. So far I’m really enjoying it, even though I prefer Hugh Fraser to David Suchet as the narrator (even if David Suchet is the Poirot actor, lol). I’m hoping to pick the next one in the series up this month too, but slow and steady wins the race.

The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill 

I’m absolutely ecstatic at how the monthly vote picked this book for the March Middle-Grade Marvels Book Club! This book is actually already one of my favourites, which means I don’t have to buy a new book (yay for the wallet) and I also get to reread it, which is even better. I already know I love this book, it’s cute, emotional, has important messages and is very comforting to me, despite the tough topics. I’m really looking forward to rereading it throughout the month and I hope everyone will love it as much as I do.

How to Break an Evil Curse (#1 Chronicles of Fritillary) by Laura Morrison

As you may know, every month now, I also pick one book from a NetGalley TBR Jar, to help me tackle the backlist and get some books off of my Kindle. So this month, I picked a YA fantasy which I’ve had on my NetGalley shelf for way, way too long. I’m happy I’m getting to it though, and I think it will be nice to have another fantasy read on my TBR, as most of them are romance. I have a good feeling about it, and it’s a series, so a potential new one to continue. I like the cover and I have heard good things, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what this book is about, I might save it for the flight, as it is on my Kindle, so easy to transport.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

And the final book on the list is one I decided to reread, like a bit of a mood read pick, instead of picking another TBR Jar paper. This is one of my favourite books and I read it for the first time about 6 years ago. I love the epistolary set-up, and I saw the movie with my fiancĂ© a few months ago which we both loved. That incited me to pick the book up again, because I know a lot of details were missed out. I’m going to take this one on my honeymoon as it’s quite short, a quick read and a very cute historical fiction romance that will be comforting and the perfect vibe for my Scotland honeymoon.

I know I don’t have many books on my TBR compared to previous months, but with all my current stress and how tired and busy I am, if I manage all of these I’ll be very happy with myself.

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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