March TBR Pile


Here we are with another month and another stack of books. Wow, 2020 is just chugging right along, isn’t it?

This month will be a little busy for me with some social activities and some online obligations. My IRL book club meets to discuss Dune by Frank Herbert the last Sunday of the month and then the 20th is my five year wedding anniversary so my husband and I might go and do something fun to celebrate. I also have a ton of things to do regarding the r/fantasy bingo challenge–gather prizes, post the turn in thread, etc. It’s time consuming so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get to as many books as I want to. Speaking of bingo–I still have to finish reading books for all my squares!

r/Fantasy Bingo Selections


  • Fool Moon Rising by Keri Arthur – SFF Novel by an Australian Author – ebook
  • The Scar by China Miéville – Novel Featuring and Ocean Setting – ebook

I also have the ‘five short stories’ square to finish up but I have a ton of anthologies–even more than one vampire themed one (because I’m me, obviously)–so I should be able to finish that up pretty quickly.

HEA Bookclub

I probably won’t read this month’s selection due to time so not putting it on here, but I may or may not change my mind later because I’m me.

Books for Review


  • The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet – physical book
  • Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker – physical book
  • The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee – physical book

The Unwilling is one I was sent in the mail for review and I’m interested to check it out, despite some rather dire things I’ve heard about it, like how unrelentingly grim it is. Not something I’m normally into but I’m willing to give it a go. I also have Now, Then and Everywhen which is another ARC I received for review and it comes out April 1st. I was also lucky enough to get a copy of The Electric Heir sent to me in the mail and I’m really excited about this sequel, can’t wait to check it out!

Library Books

These are books that for some crazy reason I got out of my library instead of working on my TBR pile like I’m supposed to be doing. I guess I’m a rebel. Or just used to shirking my responsibilities. You decide. ;P


  • A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris – physical book
  • Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi – physical book

I’ve heard very mixed reviews so far about A Longer Fall which is disappointing because I’ve really been looking forward to this sequel, but maybe I’ll love it, who knows? Meanwhile I’ve heard nothing but praise so far for Riot Baby and it wasn’t one I was going to pick up, initially, but the praise won me over and so here we are. IF I don’t get these read and they carry over to next month’s list that should be fine, I do have some renewals left on them but I’d like to get them read as soon as I can so other readers can have a chance at them.

Obligation Free Book Zone

Oooh, finally! These are books that I don’t have to read for any reason other than the fact that I’m naming them here! I don’t have to read an ARC by a certain date, I don’t have to return them to the library on time, I don’t have to read them for some stupid book bingo that some stupid person thought of (reader, that stupid person was me). These will all be audio books because the rest of my list are all either physical or ebooks.


  • Bloodlines by Tanya Huff – audiobook
  • The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune – audiobook
  • The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht – audiobook

I’ve tried to be pretty realistic with this month’s TBR pile, but honestly it still feels like a lot of books! We’ll see if I get through all of them or not. There are four books that are a priority and the rest are ‘I’d like to get to them but if I don’t, that’s okay’. Giving myself permission to fail at the start may sound counter-intuitive, but it sure does help to take the stress off! So, that’s my list for this month. Thoughts on these? What do you plan on reading for March? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!


21 thoughts on “March TBR Pile

  1. Tammy says:

    My TBR for March is just ridiculous, but it’s one of those months where I wasn’t paying attention to how many review books I received and it just ballooned out of control. Sounds like you have a manageable pile!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, thankfully I don’t recieve a huge amount of books for review (otherwise I’d be feeling the obligation) but I did get like 3 or 4 recently so I’m trying to get to those. Hope you’re able to balance your reading for the month!

  2. Ola G says:

    Oh, The Scar! I wonder what you’ll think of this one, I enjoyed it a lot but it’s definitely on the far New Weird end of continuum 😉

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I’m curious what I’ll think of that one too. The thing is I love weird things in books, especially when they’re not explained. So theoritically New Weird should be something I love. But the only other thing I’ve read in the subgenre (also by Mieville – The Census Taker) was pretty ‘meh’ to me. So I guess we’ll see!

      • Ola G says:

        Census Taker is not a good representative of Mieville’s New Weird; this one didn’t impress me either, it was just really boring. But with The Scar you’re in for a wild ride! Be prepared, though, Mieville is very brutal to his characters 😉

      • waytoofantasy says:

        Yes, I also thought it was really boring LOL. Well, that’s good to know! I will prepare myself. I think I stuck myself with a lot of rough books this month lol, whoops!

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says:

    March is a deluge of new releases and I wasn’t able to get to Unwilling last month, sadly, but I’m still hoping to fit it in this spring, along with Now, Then, and Everywhen which was another surprise arrival that looked interesting and way too tempting… I hope you’ll enjoy A Longer Fall! I thought I was prepared with all the warnings I read in the mixed reviews and I was still just weirded out by the ending, lol!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah there are a lot of books coming out this month that look fantastic. I think the only ones I’ll be getting to are the ones I have for review lol.
      Thanks! I have only read mixed things about it so I admit I am curious. Thanks for the note about the ending…I will prepare myself even more LOL

  4. dianthaa says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    I keep toying with the idea of a monthly tbr, but it seems stressy, isn’t it stressy?
    My plan for march is just to not fall into the temptation of finishing another bingo card lol

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thank you!
      I haven’t found it stressy so far….but we’ll see how it goes after I’ve been doing it for a while (this is only my third month). I’ve been trying to make it reasonable and also leave some room for other unplanned quick reads (like my romances).
      LOL I don’t know how you do it, one was enough for me. 🙂

  5. Zezee says:

    Will look out for your thoughts on the Elendhaven book.
    I did a bunch of buddy-reads in Feb (didn’t realize they all started in the same month, lol), so I’m taking it easy in March.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Hoping to get to that one next week. 🙂
      Oh, I know how that goes. My plan is to ‘take it easy’ once I get through these review copies and my bingo reads but I’m sure I’ll find something else to commit myself to because I can’t seem to help myself LOL. Enjoy your month!

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