March TBR 2019

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How did we get into March so quickly?! One of my goals this month is to try and read a bit more. I lost the will to read over the course of my PhD and now I’m ready to get back into the swing of things – so without further ado, I bring you my March TBR.

Just a heads up that some of the books on my list have been kindly gifted to me are are denoted with a *.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered at a party at her family manor and Aiden Bishop needs to find out who committed the crime. The only problem is every time he falls asleep he wakes up as a different guest making the investigation more difficult.

I’ve heard so much about this book and am finally determined to sit down with it and see how I fare.

The Queens of Innis Lear – Tessa Gratton *

A modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear. A prophecy obsessed King has drained the magic of Innis Lear and his three daughters are determined to return the land to full power. However, the King refuses to pick an heir until the prophecies align on the longest night but they have other plans.

I was kindly gifted this from Harper Voyager through the SBCollective. I love a good fantasy novel and I love a good retelling so this seems right up my street.

Cover of the seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, the fandom and scythe on a bed

War Doctor – David Nott*

For more than 25 years David Nott has taken unpaid leave from the NHS to perform surgery on the frontlines with few comforts that are afforded in a hospital setting.

I was kindly gifted this from Picador through the SBCollective. I just finished reading This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (and reviewed it here) and it has made me crave more stories from doctors to understand their choices better.

Scythe – Neal Schusterman

In a world where the population booms and there is no poverty or disease to kill, death is left in the hands of Scythes. Citra and Rowan are chosen as apprentices by the Scythes the catch is only one will succeed and the other will be killed.

I have a huge interest in death – how it’s represented in different cultures and how people perceive death so this book really does intrigue me.

Cover of the queens of Innis Lear, the boneless mercies and war doctor on a bed

The Boneless Mercies – April Genevieve Tucholke

Frey is part of a female group known as the Boneless Mercies – women that are hired to kill quickly and mercifully. She hears of a monster that is ravaging a town and decides to try and change the Mercies destinies.

If I’m honest this is 100% one of those books I picked up because the cover was pretty. Not only that but once again it’s a book about death.

The Fandom – Anna Day

Violet is a proud member of the Gallows Dance fandom. However, when she attends Comic Con she suddenly finds herself suck into the fictional world and what’s worse the main character has died and Violet must take her place.

We’ve all placed ourselves into our favourite fictional world (I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter). I want to see how Violet deals with this and whether it’s everything she wished for or an utter nightmare.

What are you reading this month?

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