Tsunduku Taming – March

Its March! And we have my second TBR post for the month. Every month I have State of the ARC TBR which has all the ARCs I have been privileged to receive and on Saturday I have my Friends Pick TBR post where a blogger friend has been set loose on my shelves to pick a couple of reads from me. This TBR has the various blog challenges, buddy reads and extra books I want to try and squeeze into this month.

I am also doing the Tropical Readathon this month so I will have a quick rundown of the prompts and the books I gave picked.

As I said in my February Wrap up I STILL currently have


I want to reduce that as much as possible, I am aiming for at least 50% of the books I read this year to be from my owned books. I have aimed to do this through a series of Blog projects such as

and the new for 2022:

I have also found some fun Instagram challenges that I have adapted to suit me. The first being the Friends choose my TBR the being The A-Z Challenge:

The aim of this is to read books with titles starting with (or when prompted containing) that letter of the Alphabet. I am hoping to complete 2 letters a month, and them do a third if I am having a good reading month. and hopefully complete the whole alphabet this year. I do that will be 26 books off of my TBR shelves!


In February I have finally started this challenge and finished Among Thieves for Prompt A and I am half way through Black Sun for prompt B. As I have a huge ARc TBR this month I am not adding in any prompts this month and I will try and catch up in April.

Black Sun
Rebecca Roanhorse

My Choice for Prompt B

Brandon Sanderson

Skyward #3

My Choice for Prompt C

Defy the Night
Brigid Kemmerer

Defy the Night #1

My Choice for Prompt D

Tropeical Readathon: Love Triangles

Agatha Christie Project

Murder in Mesopotamia
Agatha Christie

Poirot #14
Also part of my Poirot Buddy Read

Tropeical Readathon: Before 2000

What the book is about:

An archaeologist’s wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq…
It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of ‘Lovely Louise’, wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner.
In a few days’ time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late…

House of Hollow
Krystal Sutherland

TWR Gang Buddy read

Tropeical Readathon: Audiobook

What the book is about:

He will make me a killer. Or he will have me killed. That is my destiny.
Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles.
But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake.
He’s the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne’s father.
She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves – and perhaps even her life?

The Ivory Key
Akshaya Raman

The Ivory Key Duology #1

Tropeical Readathon: Tam Fantasy Group Book

About the book:

Vira is desperate to get out of her mother’s shadow and establish her legacy as a revered queen of Ashoka. But with the country’s only quarry running out of magic–a precious resource that has kept Ashoka safe from conflict–she can barely protect her citizens from the looming threat of war. And if her enemies discover this, they’ll stop at nothing to seize the last of the magic.
Vira’s only hope is to find a mysterious object of legend: the Ivory Key, rumoured to unlock a new source of magic. But in order to infiltrate enemy territory and retrieve it, she must reunite with her siblings, torn apart by the different paths their lives have taken. Each of them has something to gain from finding the Ivory Key–and even more to lose if they fail. Ronak plans to sell it to the highest bidder in exchange for escape from his impending political marriage. Kaleb, falsely accused of assassinating the former maharani needs it to clear his name. And Riya, a runaway who cut all family ties, wants the Key to prove her loyalty to the rebels who want to strip the nobility of its power.
They must work together to survive the treacherous journey. But with each sibling harbouring secrets and their own agendas, the very thing that brought them together could tear apart their family–and their world–for good.

The Trope-ical Readathon is a month long readathon hosted by @jenjenreviews and @bookrob13 on Twitter!

The Trope-ical readathon is a team base readathon, focusing on genres and their common tropes. In a change from previous rounds (as I have already read the team books) This time I am joining Team Fantasy.

There are 13 general challenges based on well known tropes (with an alternate prompt too) and 2 team prompts as well as a group read. All of which add up to points for your team! You can find all the details about how this readathon works HERE

I have filled the prompts with a mix of ARCs, books from this TBR and from the Friend picks my TBR which will be live on Saturday 5th.

The prompts

Absent/Dead Parent(s) Trope: Read a book where the main character’s parents are either absent throughout the book or have passed away prior to the start of the book. Alternatively, read a book with multiple authors.

Princess Ever After

Love Triangle Trope: Read a book that features a love triangle. Alternatively, have your followers or friends choose between two books.

Defy the Nght

Bookish Themes Trope: Read a book with bookish themes (e.g. writer/reader main character(s), a book about a book, etc.). Alternatively, read a book you predict will be 5-stars.

The Carnival of Ash

Platonic Partnership Trope: Read a book where the main characters are non-romantic partners in some way (e.g. Sherlock & Watson). Alternatively, read a book with a buddy (or buddies).

Secret Book No 1 – Check back on Saturdey the 5th

Food Theme Trope: Read a book that has food themes. (e.g. cooking competition, family restaurant, bakery, etc.). Alternatively, read a “meaty” book, that is, over 500 pages long.

The city of Dusk

Blast from the Past Trope: Read a book where the main character(s) encounters someone from their past. Alternatively, read a book written before the year 2000.

Murder in Mesopotamia

Mixed Media Trope: Read a book that includes letters, texts, emails, etc. Alternatively, listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.


(Post) Apocalyptic Trope: Read a book that occurs leading up to/during an apocalypse or in the aftermath of an apocalypse. Alternatively, read a comfort read.

The Kaiju Preservation Society

Found Family Trope: Read a book where characters form a family dynamic, based on shared understanding of each other rather than blood ties. Alternatively, read a book that is part of a series.

Until the Last of Me

Morally Grey Protagonist/Anti-Hero Trope: Read a book where the main character(s) is morally grey and/or an anti-hero. Alternatively, read a book you previously DNFed.


Multiple POVs Trope: Read a book told through multiple points-of-view. Alternatively, read a book with multiple characters of color.

Our Lady of Mysterious aliments

The New Kid in Town Trope: Read a book where the main character(s) have just moved to a new place. Alternatively, read a genre you don’t usually read.

The Atlas Six

Retelling Trope: Read a book that is a retelling. Alternatively, read a book that has been adapted to a TV show and/or film.

Wild and Wicked things

Team Fantasy

Team Challenge 1: The Woods (Read a book where woods/forests are heavily featured)

Secret book number 2 check back on Saturday the 5th!

Team Challenge 2: Read a book featuring the “Quest” trope

The Cartographers

Team Book.

The Ivory key

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