Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Reading Plans (2016 Edition)

March already??  Kind of crazy to think about if I'm being honest but as we are one month closer to spring I am not going to complain.  February was not my best month of reading so I am really hoping that March will be much better!  I am going to focus on reading more and wasting time on the internet less.  I'm also hoping that this month will bring about the kind of weather that will allow me to start running outside.  Because let's be honest here:  I am horrendous when it comes to running on the treadmill.  Actually working out in general has been nonexistent thanks to long hours at work but hopefully I can change that more in March.  I always have such great plans at the beginning of the month :)  On to the books that I am hoping to read this month:

  • Leave The Grave Green by Deborah Crombie - Off of my own shelves.  Honestly, it is a bit ridiculous that I am just now getting to this one as I enjoyed the first two books in this series so much.  It sounds really great and I'm excited to dive back into this series!
  • Frozen by Kate Watterson -  A thriller featuring the cold?  Definitely need to read this one before the weather really starts to change.  This is another one off of my own shelves and one that has been on my TBR list for way too long.  I really love the cover for this one as well!
  • The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter - Review copy for TLC book tour.  A few years back I read this one (honestly I remember little about it) and then never continued on with this series.  I'm participating in an upcoming blog tour and will be rereading this book for it.
  • The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter - Review copy for the same tour.  I will be sharing my thoughts on both of these books (this is the 2nd in the series).  I can't wait!!
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth - Yes, I am just now finally planning on reading this one!  I loved Divergent when I read that (also a few years back now) but then never picked up this book DESPITE it sitting on my shelves.  Now we have this movie on the DVR just waiting to be watched but I need to read the book first.  Me and my quirks- LOL! 
  • Gone Again by James Grippando - Review copy thanks to publisher.  I've only read one book by this author but I really, really enjoyed it so I'm super excited for this one.  Plus, you already know how much I love a good thriller!  Can't wait!
  • The Drafter by Kim Harrison - Review copy also from publisher.  I was so excited to read this book when I got it but life got crazy and I never read it.  Time to change that and finally give this book a try!  I have very high hopes and am looking forward to it.
These are the print copies I have on my March reading list but you all know that I can't forget my e-reads!  I seriously, seriously considered only including e-books on this pile this month just because there are SO many that I want to read right now!  I need more reading time in my life!!!  Isn't that always the case when you are an avid reader?  I'm including a ridiculous number of books on this pile but I don't care.  I still want to read them all :)


  • Cinco de Mayhem by Ann Myers - Edelweiss review copy.  I adored the first book in this cozy series so I cannot wait to read this one!
  • Drive by Sidney Bristol - NetGalley review copy for a Tasty book tour.  Romantic suspense is a genre I just don't read enough of so I can't wait to read this one!
  • Cuff Me by Lauren Layne- Also for a Tasty book tour.  Lisa's love for this author is the reason I couldn't pass this one by.  
  • She's Not There by Joy Fielding - NetGalley copy....sigh...I have no self control with that site!  This is a thriller that sounds right up my alley so I can't be too upset about that lack of self control.  I've enjoyed this author's books previously so I have high hopes!
  • An Improper Arrangement by Kasey Michaels - This is for an upcoming TLC book tour that I am participating in.  I love a good historical romance and this is yet another author that I've been meaning to try!
  • What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin - NetGalley copy and a thriller.  That is basically all that I know about this one and that is enough.  I can't wait to see what it is all about!
  • Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson - Another author that I've been meaning to try!  The summary of this one made me want to read this one RIGHT NOW!  Can't wait!
  • The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey - I've been meaning to read this book for ages but seeing Trish tweeting about it moved it on to my March reading pile. (I'm so easily influenced by all of you!)
  • The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston - Because I need some paranormal in my life!  A series that I have been meaning to start for awhile now.
  • Evil Games by Angela Marsons - Last year I LOVED Silent Scream by this author so it is time to finally continue on with this series.  So excited!!
 I sense a theme here where each month my pile of possible reads gets bigger and bigger.  I'm shaking my head at myself here.  Ha!  Still excited about each and every one of these books though!  Also included in this ridiculous pile are books from previous month's piles including:
  • Between a Vamp and a Hard Place by Jessica Sims
  • Swerve by Vicki Pettersson
  • Steal Me by Lauren Layne
  • The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer
  • The Lie and the Lady by Kate Noble
  • Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge
  • Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  • Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
  • Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti
  • Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
  • Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey
  • The Girls in the Woods by Helen Phifer
Hmmm...maybe I shouldn't have listed all of these.  I didn't realize there were so many still unread.  EEK!  Oh well, I will just have plenty of books to choose from in March!  Clearly I have no self control and am also way too optimistic on my reading capabilities.  Some might call this delusional.  LOL!  I will just go with positive thinking.  Since my head will be stuck in a book all month long, tell me which books you are hoping to read in March!  Have you read any of the above that you think I should read first?

Happy Reading!


  1. Wow, that's quite a list! But then we always have this problem isn't it, having too many books yet don't know which to read first and then the time just goes, lol. Hope you enjoy those books and happy reading!

  2. Cuff Me was my least favorite of the three I've read, but I still liked it a lot! I'm kind of scared to look at what I should be reading in March.

  3. Sam, I love your photo--it would make a great card or poster. Enjoy your reading as spring approaches! I admire your ambitious plans.

  4. Looks like you have a lot of great reading in your future. enjoy!!

  5. Oh, Gena Showalter! I have been meaning to read something by her for a really long time. And the Deborah Crombie book is good too -- I read that one just a bit ago! I need to pick that series back up, they're perfect to read while exercising.

  6. You have some exciting reads ahead of you. I hope you'll enjoy the Deborah Crombie book. I was up to date on her series for a while but now I think I've fallen behind be several books. Here's to a great reading month!


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