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March TBR & Book Club Pick Announcement

 


Here we are again, another month, another TBR to hopefully get closer to the Goodreads goal.

This month I'm really pushing myself but I also picked books that I know will be total winners.

It's a bit of an eclectic one - as usual, I like variety - and features one of my new auto-buy authors, a new release, a Japanese novel, a fun one and, obviously, a dark academia one.

Are you intrigued yet?


Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone

This one I'm very excited about! I will be forever thankful to my good friend and absolute genius artist (who also designed the fantastic cover of this book!) for sending this one to me because I'm obsessed! 

It's about two siblings - Violeta and Arien - who are sent off to the haunted Lakesedge estate where they expect to find a monster. What they find is a creature Violeta is inexplicably drawn to and Rowan, a boy with a terrifying past.

It's bloody, lyrical, atmospheric and mysterious, all things I love the most.


The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

I'm basically spending my life haunting down all of her books because she's such a talented writer, I want to read everything she writes! This though, is her first novel - which I couldn't find anywhere for the life of me! 

In this book, we meet Cara and her family as they get ready for yet another Accident Season - which happens every October when her family is mysteriously accident-prone. Some years it's bad, some years it's bearable. But this year, Cara and her ex-stepbrother and her BFF Bea are seventeen, some weird shit happens and well, knowing Moira Fowley-Doyle, I will be holding my breath until the very last mystery and magic is revealed. 


Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto

I first read Kitchen by Yoshimoto back when I was in High School and since then, I've always wanted to read more of this author who never fails to portray the everyday lives of her characters in such a relatable yet magical way.

This is a short story collection on love and the healing power of time and I can't wait to dive into it. 


Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth

I love my MIllennial books. I love stories where I could so easily see myself in them to wonder if the author - in some weird way - is writing about my life.


In this book, we find Jenny who is in her thirties and whose life is basically falling apart. She lost her job, probably her friendships too, her ex is seeing someone else and, like the cherry on top, her mother is moving in. With her.

This sounds like the kind of book I would see myself writing so I have high expectations on it. Also, a good laugh would be very appreciated.


Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas

And finally, the moment we've all been waiting for, the Book Club pick of the month!

I've heard so many mixed feelings about this book that the only way I could give myself some peace of mind was to just get it and have thoughts of my own.

This book is supposed to be steamy. Now, I'm not saying that I picked it just for this reason only, but let me say, it was a great plus. 

It's about Ines who moves to this very weird boarding school - Catherine House - to put a bit of distance from her and her blurry teenage nights of parties, drugs and probably anything that you would find in a Euphoria episode.

Now, it gets weird because once you enter Catherine House, you're supposed to leave everything behind: no contact with the outside world, no phones, no music, no family or friends, no television, even your clothes are part of the past. All this for three years. In return, the school offers students the chance to become very important people that could change the world.

But there are secrets within those doors, especially among a very specific group of students studying the school's most mysterious curriculum. Alas, I cannot wait to read it.


These are all the books I'm - hopefully - reading this month. Like I've said, it's a very mixed, very eclectic stack but I'm so excited to dive into it!

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