March is Women’s History Month! And though my end-of-year data tells me I primarily read books by women anyway, I’m going to cut out all possibility of male authors for this month and just read a heck ton of ladies. Books by and about women. Margaret @ Weird Zeal is also hosting a readathon for the month, so double awesome! I’m going for some kind of wonky bingo because I’ll be traveling in March, so I’m just sticking to six instead of as many as is inhumanly possible, but I’m really excited to dive into these!
Book with a woman of color on the cover
Bonus points for also having a woman on the cover? Sure! I’ve had The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad for ages now, and I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet, so I’m happy to finally have it on a TBR. It’s got djinn in it, which makes me even happier because I need something to hold me over until the new Chakraborty books comes out and destroys me.
Book with “girl” or “woman” in the title
I’m going to read a Danielle Dulsky book no matter what this month because her new book comes out on the 10th, but I’d really like to read Woman Most Wild before that. It’s not necessary, but she mentioned a few things in The Holy Wild from here, so I want the fullest possible understanding of Dulsky’s thoughts before I completely lose myself in her new one. Also, I got this signed and directly from her, so I’m even more excited!
A debut novel
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal was going on a TBR sooner or later, and I figured it’d be fun to have it on this month’s. I purchased it before one of the Instagram artists I like fell head over heels in love with it, and then my feed was just full of fanart, so it’s made me want to read it even more. Plus, it’s got legendary figures who don’t want to be legends? Sign me the heck up!
A biography or memoir
Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd was gifted to me last year by one of my best friends, and it’s high time I finally read it. She works to fight against this awful reality, and she said that they give this book to a lot of their clients, so I’m very curious to read the essays inside.
Book with a pink cover
Yes, I’m the only person in the entire world who hasn’t read Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, but that changes now! I’ve read so many excellent reviews of high praise, and literally every blogger that I like has loved it, so I need to finally find out what the fuss is all about.
Book with less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads
I mean, come on. Look at this adorable little thing. Strange Birds by Celia C. Pérez was initially a cover buy until I read the summary and found out it was about outcast girls coming together outside of Girl Scouts, and I’m just? Already crying? I keep thinking this will be the book that I save for when I’m traveling, but it’s been eyeing me for months now since I bought it, so it might also be the first one I read.