What’s this? Another TBR? That’s right because, in March, I’ll be taking part in not one, but two readathons! The WomenInMythAThon is a readathon that speaks to my Greek mythology loving heart. It’s also put on by one of my favorite bookish people, Livy @ Shelves Of Starlight! There was no way I wasn’t going to give it a go. Check out her post to see all the rules and prompts for this fun readathon!
Now, if you read my Trope-ical Readathon TBR, you’ll probably noticed a lot of carryover from that one to this one. That’s because there ain’t no way I’m reading 12+ books this month! Maybe I took the entire month off from work I could make it happen. As it is, I’m going to try and make books I’m already planning on reading work for this readathon.
With all that said, let’s get to the TBR!
Athena – Read a book focused on academia.
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
So this doesn’t necessarily focus on academia. A big part of the story, however, is about a woman who is both witch and wizard delving into the world of the Unseen University… so I think that counts! It’s also short, so I could probably squeeze it in with all my other reads.
Aphrodite – Read a romance book.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
This romance about two roommates that share a bed but have never met is not only on my other readathon TBR, but it’s on my 12 friends, 12 recs TBR. So it makes the most sense to stick it on this one! That just makes it more likely that I’ll actually read it! I’m so excited to give it a try.
Artemis – Read a book with ace and/or are rep.
Bloody Spade by Brittany M. Willows
I received a copy of this book forever ago from the author for review and I’m embarrassed that I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Life has certainly gotten in the way, but this seems like the perfect excuse to finally get to this one! I’ve heard great things about the novel and its rep, so I’m looking forward to diving in.
Calypso – Read a book that has an isolated setting.
Winterset Hollow by Jonathon Edward Durham
This is probably a stretch as I’m not entirely sure how isolated the setting is. But it’s set on an island and there may or may not be creepy creatures, so I feel like it’s probably avoided by most people. I’m gonna say it counts, haha. Besides, I really want to get to this dark, bookish story.
Clytemnestra – Read a book featuring death.
The Shadows by Alex North
When a book is centered around a murder, I feel like it definitely fits this prompt! I’ve also been wanting to get to this book since reading The Whisper Man. I really enjoyed that thriller, so I figure the author’s next go would be a hit, as well! At least I’m hoping it is. It sounds perfectly creepy, so I’m in!
Circe – Read a book featuring witches.
Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega
This was an easy choice! I received an ARC of this beautiful book and want to make sure I read it before it comes out in April. I’m so excited for this one because it sounds like it’s going to be absolutely… well… magical! This looks like it’s gonna be a great read.
Elektra – Read a book featuring revenge.
Tripping Arcadia by Kit Mayquist
I just talked about this book yesterday in my First Lines Friday post. One of the hints I gave was all about revenge, so I think this one fits! It even mentions revenge in the synopsis. I’m excited to give this one a try because it’s supposed to have gothic vibes and it’s set where I live!
Eurydice – Read a book with a sad ending.
Atonement by Ian McEwan
According to a list on Goodreads, this has a sad ending. I have no idea if that is actually true, but since I own this book and I’ve wanted to read it for awhile, I’m gonna go with it! It is an historical fiction set during and after World War II, so I’m sure the list ain’t lying to me, heh.
Medea – Read a book with a morally grey character.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I’m not 100% sure if there is a morally grey character in this story. I feel like when you have a rag-tag group of characters pulling off a heist, though, there has to be at least one! Besides, I’ve been wanting to start this series for forever. It sounds like a story I would absolutely love.
Medusa – Read a book with a feminist message.
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid
This non-fiction is about the pursuit of justice for missing and murder Indigenous women, so I would have to assume it has a feminist message! I’m reading this with a newly formed book club and I’m exciting to dive in. I know this book will make me angry and sad, but I’m ready for it.
Pandora – Read a dystopian book.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The book I’m the most excited about reading in March! This is also on my Trope-ical Readathon TBR because I’m making it happen this month, come hell or high water. I’ve been eager to read this sci-fi novel for a looong time. I’ve heard so many great things about N.K. Jemisin’s writing and I’m ready to jump on the hype train.
Penelope – Read a book with a smart/loyal main character.
A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown
I think both of the main characters in this duology, Karina and Malik, are rather smart and loyal. They were both willing to kill for people they loved and they both used their brains to get what they wanted. Which… did not always work out for the best. I’m excited to see how their story ends!
Look at me, having two TBRs when I usually don’t have any 😂 I’m so excited to participate in this readathon, though, and I can’t wait to see how many books I can get to! Are you participating in the WomenInMythAThon? Have you read any of my choices? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!