March prompts | my reading challenges for the upcoming month

This might be the post I look forward to writing most every month! If you’re unaware, I’ve started a new way of creating monthly to-read lists I can actually stick to. I use a random number generator to select 3 to 4 prompts of the Popsugar 2019 reading challenge at the start of every month. I then try to match my owned book (physical or digital) to the selected prompts. If I don’t have any that could fit, I’ll check the library or my audiobook subscription service next.

Here are the posts I wrote in January and February! I’m really loving this way of putting together a TBR. I actually manage to stick to them because I don’t set the books in stone.

What will I end up reading in March?

a book you see someone reading in a movie or on TV

When I did my research for this topic, I immediately thought of the Rory Gilmore reading challenge! Rory is often seen reading in Gilmore Girls, and people have put together a list of books she has featured. Now I only have to match my to-read list to hers!

sense and sansibility

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 
This is one of the books Rory Gilmore is seen reading, and it’s the perfect time for me to read another classic. I’ve read quite a few books by Jane Austen, and have enjoyed all of them so far. I’m hoping this will be no exception! I got a copy from the library for this prompt, as I didn’t own any of the books in the challenge yet.

a book written by an author from Asia, Africa or South America

We Were There Vol. 1 by Yuki Obata
I picked this volume of manga up on a whim in a secondhand book haul, and I still haven’t read it. I have no clue what it’s about either. I was intrigued by the premise when I bought it, then promptly forgot it.

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
I’ve never watched the anime nor read the manga, and I’m looking to change that soon! I also bought this secondhand because these volumes aren’t cheap and I’m not sure I’ll end up loving it. I hope I will! I think this will be a quick read, so I might pick this up if I end up not having a lot of time.

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
All I know about Under the Udala Trees is that it’s an #ownvoices novel set in Nigeria, based on the country’s folktales and war.

If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
This seems like a contemporary novel I will end up absolutely loving. It has a plus-size main character and a best friends to lovers trope (I presume) under the cover of fake dating. Everything I absolutely love! The author is from the Philippines.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I’ve had this book on my shelf for so long, and still haven’t read it. For some reason, I find Khaled Hosseini’s works quite intimidating and haven’t been brave enough to give his books a go. I need to change that, starting with the book I actually own a copy of.

Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal #1) by Zen Cho
If I put this book on my to-read lists enough, I might actually end up reading this. Someone explain to me why I keep putting it off? I have no idea, because it sounds absolutely epic!

a book by two female authors

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
I have no idea what this is about, but I’ve seen this cover everywhere in the past few months and it seems like an interesting mystery/thriller novel!

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
These two authors have co-written two books, and I’m not sure which I’ll end up reading first. Both are available on the audiobook app(s) that I use, so I could choose either. If I’m not mistaken, this one is about women who participate in an ethics study on morality.

My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
When this came out a few years ago, everyone in the bookish community seemed to love it. I still haven’t read it! Once again, this is available on the audiobook app(s) I use, so I might choose this as my audiobook of the month.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Christina Lauren is a pseudonym for two authors, making their books the perfect fit for this prompt. I might go with Autoboyography which is available as an audiobook, or I might end up buying one of their new adult contemporaries instead. I’ve been in a romance novel mood lately…

a book that includes a wedding

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renée Ahdieh
I’ve had an ebook copy of The Wrath and the Dawn for years, and I still haven’t read it. I know, it’s embarrassing! Especially since so many bookish bloggers and vloggers love this series. For some reason, I’m afraid I won’t like it…

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
I might reread Game of Thrones in March. I know, ambitious… There’s definitely a wedding in here, although probably not a happy one. The final season of the show will start in April and I’m so not ready because I’m several seasons behind on the show. Maybe I’ll reread this book, or maybe I’ll try to watch multiple seasons worth of the show in one month. Who knows?

There you have it, my monthly prompts for March! I’m really loving this system of picking out a monthly to-read list. It’s not too restricting, but it does push me towards certain books. So far, I’ve been able to fulfill the chosen prompts every month! Have you read any of these books? Which should I pick up first?

5 thoughts on “March prompts | my reading challenges for the upcoming month

  1. Read Sorcerer to the Crown! But you knew I was going to say that. 😀

    With The Wrath and the Dawn I think it depends on what you expect of the romance and world building. I am in the middle on the duology as a whole.


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