So 2018 ended in the shittest way possible and I’m not going to lie I generally could not be bothered to read and write. To be honest, I didn’t really have the time to read and write between work and travelling between home and Sheffield. I’ve had minimal me time over the past 6 months or so.
The start of 2019 was definitely tough. However, a little time has now passed and I’m starting to feel myself again. I’m determined to change a lot of things in my life as I have so much to look forward to. Therefore, I am back.
Now, my opinion of TBR lists has once again changed and I think I have a new way to keep myself on track. Especially with my reading. Hopefully, this will eradicate all stress out of my life and help me complete my monthly tasks with ease.
With regards to my TBR, I intend to pick two maybe three books a month that I have to read and then all of the other books I pick up will be selected due to my mood at the time.
The books I will pre-select will be from my TBR shelf as the pile is ever growing and I would really like to make a dent into it before I start buying more books. I’m not strict enough to put myself on a book buying ban. That is just setting myself up for failure straight away but I do intend to spend less money each month though. I have a wedding to save up for!
I am also tempted to bring my book jar into play again as there are quite a few books that have been on these shelves for far too long that I don’t seem to be picking up.
So March TBR:
The two books that I will be reading this month are:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood series) by J R Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
Both of these books have been on my TBR shelf for a long time and I’ve decided now is the time to read them. Two completely different genres but I’ve heard nothing but goods things about them both!
All of the other books will be selected randomly depending on my mood. By doing it this way in the past I’ve had pretty good reading months so my fingers are crossed.
If you do have any recommendations let me know. Or if you have read either of the above two books tell me what your thoughts are I’m eager to know.