Last month, I mentioned that I didn’t want to set TBRs after February because I’m a mood reader and frequently abandon my TBR. Since falling into a reading slump and not reading a SINGLE book from my TBR last month, I feel strongly about reading whatever I’m in the mood for. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out an alternative title for “TBR” or the best way to share that. Right now, I’m in the mood for short and easy books that will help me ease back into reading at my regular pace. These are the three books that I’m currently in the mood for.
Circe by Madeline Miller
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.
I started this book a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t get far into it because of my slump. I picked it up again a couple days ago and I’m really enjoying it. Circe is a follow-up to Miller’s The Song of Achilles. Madeline Miller’s prose continues to stir something inside me. This one is an ARC and Circe will be released in April.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
I completely forgot to include this book in my February wrap up. I picked this one up last week to read before the movie release. I’m a huge fan of Ava DuVernay and I plan to see this movie premiere weekend. I want to finish it before March 9th.
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
I’m looking forward to continuing this series because it’s an easy read and I enjoyed the first 3 books. I’m first on the wait list at the library, so I’m sure I’ll have it any day now. It’s been almost three weeks.
Do you set a TBR? What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!