Not gonna lie, I had an entire TBR done up and ready to go probably about two months ago. I was so confident in the books I’d picked out, and then I went and had the thought that maybe I should try to read only witch books for March. Not only do I have a hella influx of them right now, why not read books about women that have been wronged and are saying absolutely not to the patriarchy that has tried to force them quiet? Yeah, if I’d had any doubts, I don’t now, that’s what we’re doing this month.
I just got This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron, and I’m very excited to be reading it so soon after I purchased it. This sounds like a five star just from the cover alone, not even taking into account the summary, and I am so ready. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if this is the first book that I crack open this month.
I also just got Spells Trouble by PC Cast & Kristin Cast the other day, and this might actually be one of the books that I end up taking to Portugal. I’m taking four, and I was originally thinking of only doing paperback, but this one is pretty slim, so it’d probably fit in there nicely with the rest of them. This sounds too legit to quit, too, like damn, it’s got Goode women, it’s set in 1692, and it’s under the series title Sisters of Salem? We are gonna be high vibin’ with this one.
I want to take Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova with me to Portugal, but it’s a pretty hefty book, and we’ll have to see if it’s something I can reasonably fit with the other three that I’m bringing. However, most of these other books are hardcovers, so this might go just because it’s paperback and a little more malleable. I’ve been wanting to read this for ages now, and given that my brain has been stuck pretty permanently in missing my own Latina witch, I’m really eager for another one.
I am bound and determined to finish Anna Meriano’s Love Sugar Magic middle grade series this month, so I’ve got both A Sprinkle of Spirits and A Mixture of Mischief on this TBR, and I’m definitely going to make them a priority. I’d like to read the second one before I leave and the third while I’m in Portugal, probably as my train book, so I’m going to do my best to make that happen. This series is honestly more than adorable, and I don’t know why I haven’t continued with it sooner because it’s all the things I love–Latin witches + baking + big families–so hopefully I do actually get through them both.
And! I’d really like to read other books by Meriano, so it’ll be nice to have this series finished and starting to look into what else she’s published.
Circe by Madeline Miller is obviously coming to me with Portugal. I need a book that’ll hold my attention, but also allow me to read it slowly, and this feels like the perfect one. I feel like this book has been pretty polarizing in that people have either loved it way more than The Song of Achilles or they don’t think it’s lived up to it at all. Knowing me, I’ll probably love both equally!
The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige has been on so many monthly TBRs that if I don’t read it this month, I’m going to be honestly pretty mad at myself. This should be a no brainer. Much like many of these books–I know I’m the problem here, it’s definitely not the books–I just haven’t been reading this, and I’m hoping that having an entire month dedicated to witches is going to have me wanting to read all of them.
There were a few different historical witch books that I could have put on here, but I’m hoarding my historical books so I always have one more to read, so I’m only including The Midnight Bargain by CL Polk on this TBR. This is another hardcover that I might end up putting in my Portugal bag because this feels like one I’d really enjoy while on a train through the countryside or flying between islands.