Required Reading: March

Well hello there, favorite month!

Okay, January was some sort of a reading high and I blame it on the newness of the year. February was a different story — I don’t exactly know what happened, but I was a slower reader. Sometimes I could go for a day not flipping a book open. Books I normally finish within three to four days, I finish in a week. Maybe I was just too busy, but it felt weird to be reading a book for so long that isn’t even that thick.

But I have another theory. I think I may have gotten soft. Remember, my Required Reading theme for February was zombies, and I thought I would just be able to jump right into the undead shambling goodness…but no. Believe it or not, the zombie books I finished left me…grossed out. The only zombie book I was partially grossed out with was Married with Zombies, and that was an apocalypse book. I thought I had a stomach made of steel from all the zombie books I’ve read…but I was wrong, apparently. Which led to my being a slow reader last month, I guess.


  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson (3/5)
  • The Little Prince by Antonine de Saint-Exupery (4/5)
  • The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell (5/5)

I read a total of 9 books this month, which isn’t really that bad. But I totally missed out on Warm Bodies (I would have read it if I could, but reviews talked of gross parts so I thought I’d pass for now) and Game of Thrones. I really hope to find time to squeeze GoT soon!

As for the TBR reducing challenge…gasp, my TBR still at 128. Ack. Most of them were galleys, anyway, and I only bought 3 books for February, two of them pre-orders while one is a secondhand book. Can I try to reduce my TBR to 125 next month? I hope so!

Required Reading: March

But anyway. Again, hello favorite month! March is my favorite month because of one major reason: my birthday! I’m one of those people who loves celebrating birthdays, age be damned. I always make it a point to celebrate almost the entire month of March, so this month’s reading list will be pretty much a sort of celebration by making most of my reading list a collection of books gifted to me on several occasions. :)

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – gift from Monique when we became Goodreads friends
  • Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen – gift from Aaron for my 25th birthday
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen – gift from Angus last Christmas

I’ll try to squeeze in more gift-ed books in the month, but the three above will be my top three ones. :) And as always, here are some additional books that I need to read for the month (or at least, start reading) for discussions and all those things:

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – just the first book for my book club’s dicussion
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – must start this because I’m moderating the book’s discussion on April

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7 Thoughts on “Required Reading: March

  1. Yay, you’re finally reading Ender’s Game! (Not that I recommend it, as I haven’t read it yet, either. Haha.) It’s just nice to know that someone appreciates a book that you gave him/her by actually reading it. :)

    Be back later with mine! :)

    • Haha yeah, I figured I should read it now, especially since Aaron has been on my back about it. :D I’ll finally find out what’s so good about this. :)

      Can’t wait to see your list!

  2. I must also start Jane Eyre early. I hope it doesn’t fall on my doomsday. XD

    • I’m feeling a little bit intimidated with Jane Eyre, too. I’m always slow with reading classics.

      Wait, what do you mean by doomsday?

  3. Waah GoT! Haha! Can we just move it to later in the year, like August? Haha!

    Time for me to set up my own list then! :)

    • Lynai! Haha maybe that’s a good idea? I can’t see myself reading it anytime soon! :)) I figure maybe I should start POTE sometime, but not this month. My TBR pile is raging at me when I’m too slow with reading.

      • According to GR, I’m already 2 books behind my reading goal for the year. And it’s only March 2! Yes, it’s been a slow reading month for me this Feb and I expect it to be much slower until May. Haha! So yes, let’s have GoT in August na lang. :))

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