March 2018 TBR List Link Up
On the second day of each month, this post and link up will go live simultaneously; please join in with your list if you have a blog and are so inclined! Since I am a Book of the Month Club subscriber, this gives me an extra day to read my friend Sarah's monthly post on which book to choose (Are you reading these? You should be!) and add that one to my list, as well.
I'll leave the link open all month (I have created a page with all of this info for future reference) and share the posts of those who participate; in addition, if you join in via Instagram, please use the hashtag #rnrmarchtbr so that I can find you and see what you're reading!
Without further adieu, here is my (tentative) March TBR list, in no particular order; I doubt I'll be able to get to all of these, but this is an exciting month in book publishing!
Panorama by Steve Kistulentz (March 6, Little Brown) - This debut novel was featured in a publisher's catalog and I found the story interesting: a commercial airplane crashes on New Year's Day, leaving a prominent cable news figure to care for his young nephew. I have already finished 150 pages and the writing is fantastic; I love exciting debuts!
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao (March 6, Flatiron) - A highly promoted spring debut, Girls Burn Brighter has received very mixed reviews from fellow bloggers and bookstagram friends who have read early copies; I'm feeling skeptical, but willing to give it a try.
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (March 13, Doubleday) - Already a fan of Bohjalian's work, I've been holding on to my copy of this one for nearly six months; I was first introduced to him by Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books and I'm hoping this is another page-turner!
Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead (Simon & Schuster, March 13) - Another debut that has shown up on several "most anticipated books" lists, I did not hear about Laura & Emma until I was contacted by the publisher with an offer for an advance copy; I was pulled in by the promise of vignette-style storytelling and antics of the wealthy!
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen (Random House, March 20) - For me, Anna Quindlen is a must-read author; when she publishes something, I'm going to read it! Set in New York, with a showdown between the "haves" and the "have-nots," I hear this one has plenty of humor to go along with the heft.
The Italian Party by Christina Lynch (St. Martin's Press, March 20) - In all honesty, I just love the cover! I first spotted this one on Goodreads and then received an email about it from the publisher; a newly-married American couple, living abroad in the 1950s, are keeping some secrets from one another and I hear this one is full of page-turning, glamorous fun.
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (Berkley, March 20) - An exclusive, pre-publication selection for Book of the Month members earlier this year, The Broken Girls has received some really good reviews, but not much buzz, and I thought I'd give it a try; I'm a sucker for boarding school stories!
Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles (Hogarth, March 13) - This title is the Parnassus Books Signed First Editions Club pick for March; the author is new to me and I'm really excited. After a traumatic injury, a young man is rendered paraplegic in post-Katrina Biloxi, Mississippi, then suddenly, miraculously, regains full function. A celebrity-type buzz ensues that forces many to examine their own humanity.
Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser - This is my March Book of the Month selection, thanks to Sarah's Book Shelves; I was having the toughest time trying to decide, so I let her do it for me. She had me at "sounds like Big Little Lies!"
Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge (Thomas Dunne, April 2017) - After reading this review by Susie at Novel Visits, I immediately added Castle of Water to my list; however, I've not yet managed to get around to it. Then, Sara at Texas Girl Reads started the Bucket List Book Club and this is the March selection! Perfect! I'm really hoping I'll have time to get to it this month; I may have to postpone a couple of others to make it work, but I'd love to read along.
Happy March! What's on your reading list this month?