March Reading Pile

I just blew up my Twitter adding gobs (okay, 12) of books to my GoodReads account.  At the beginning of the month I like to pick out about 12 or so books to keep on my nightstand.  I usually only read about 5 – 7 of the titles, but this gives me a nice, reasonable pile to choose from and keeps me from having intense good-book-overload.  An occasional graphic novel may be added in from time to time, but my reading list is pretty much set (at least, that is what I’m telling myself). 

Here’s the pile, excepting Therese Raquin which I’m having to obtain via Interlibrary Loan:

  1. Royal Escape by Georgette Heyer.  This one is for the Classics Circuit — expect a review on March 18th!
  2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  To indulge my current lust for everything Bronte.
  3. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.  For the face-to-face book club.
  4. The Lute Player by Norah Lofts.  I was drawn by the cover at the public library.  This will be my first Lofts’ novel.
  5. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola.  Another Classics Circuit read — this one will review will roll out April 5th.
  6. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  A Christmas gift that has been languishing on the shelf while I wait for the “perfect time.”  I think now would be great.
  7. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.  I swear I’m actually going to read it this month.  I think it has been on the pile since January!
  8. Flint Anchor by Sylvia Townsend-Warner.  She’s kick-ass and I inhale her books, nuff said.
  9. Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen.  The monthly read for the European Royalty GoodReads book.
  10. Zelda Fitzgerald:  Her Voice in Paradise by Sally Cline.  I’m fascinated by Zelda Fitzgerald and I’ve wanted to read a biography for quite some time.
  11. Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert.  A LibraryThing Early Review book.
  12. The Madwoman in the Attic by Susan Gubar and Sandra Gilbert.  I swear I’m actually going to read some essays (at least 2) this month.
  13. What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff.  For the Butterbean.

I hope your March is off to a great reading start!

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4 comments

  1. Looks like an awesome list! I've been wanting to read Wolf Hall, and I'm still to read a Bronte!!

    Heard good things about The Lute Player as well, and well, I read my first Woolf in January, and To The Lighthouse is likely to be my second.

    Your March is going to be totally awesome 🙂

  2. I think having a reading pile through the month is a great idea. I've just started doing the same thing but I place my pile on a shelf reserved for just the pile. A lot of what you've checked out is on my TBR list. Happy reading.

  3. What a great pile! Not that I've read most of them. 🙂

    I end up having monthly piles, just by virtue of having to decide what to check out from the library.

  4. Another fantastic list of books! Enjoy Madwoman in the attic – it is best to read one essay and then have a break before hitting another I found – but I think that my reading and understanding was so enriched by reading these.

    thanks for sharing

    Hannah

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