Women’s History Month Readathon TBR

Less than a week until the start of the Women’s History Month Readathon! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go check out the announcement post. 😊

Basically, this readathon is aimed at celebrating women’s stories, with the goal of reading books written by women during the month of March. The prompts for this year are:


My TBR of seven books manages to hit almost all of these challenges. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?


Bruised by Tanya Boteju

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  • A book about sisterhood and/or female friendship
  • A book with a woman of color on the cover

This book is about roller derby and it’s pitched as Whip It meets We Are Okay, so I’m fully on board. I’m only guessing that it’ll have major themes of female friendship, but based on the description I think that’s a pretty safe bet!

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Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

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  • A book under 200 pages
  • A non-Western fantasy book

This novella is set in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-inspired fantasy world, from what I understand, following a princess-turned-diplomat trying to save her kingdom. Another incredible sounding pitch with this one, which is described as The Goblin Emperor meets Howl’s Moving Castle. YES PLEASE.

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

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  • A book by an indigenous author
  • A book set in the future

I’ve been meaning to read this book for so long (apologies to my coworker whose copy I borrowed like half a year ago). It’s set in the aftermath of a climate apocalypse, which definitely won’t hit too close to home, and involves survival and monster hunters.

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No More Heroes by Michelle Kan

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  • A book with fewer than 1k ratings on Goodreads
  • A book with purple on the cover

This book has less than 100 Goodreads ratings, and I don’t even remember where I first heard about it, but it involves superpowered vigilantes and urban fantasy and a diverse gang of heroes, so I think it’ll be a lot of fun!

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This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills


  • A book that you added to your TBR within the last three months
  • A book recommended to you
  • A book by an author whose work you’ve loved before

After I loved Foolish Hearts a few months ago, I asked which Emma Mills book I should read next, and several of you recommended this one! Honestly, I barely know what this is about but I saw the words “group of friends” in the description, so I’m in.

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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  • A book by an author who shares a name or initials with you

This was actually the only book I could find on my TBR with an author who shared my first name (other than Margaret Rogerson’s other book)! Luckily, it’s one that I’ve wanted to pick up for a while—I’ve heard it has beautiful writing and great romance.

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White


  • A book with a name in the title

Please feel free to ignore the fact that this book was on my WHM Readathon TBR last year and I didn’t get to it then. This reimagining of Frankenstein from the POV of his wife sounds really cool and I’ve been meaning to get to it for a long time!

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Another exciting bit of news: you can now join this readathon on StoryGraph!

What do you think of my TBR? Have you read any of these books? If you’re joining in with #WHMReadathon, what are you planning to read?

x Margaret

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8 thoughts on “Women’s History Month Readathon TBR

  1. yay, i’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on this adventure ends. surprisingly, i preferred this one to foolish hearts, even though boybands are my total jam? but the friend group from this adventure ends + the fandom aspect was so on point!

    i also have read kings, queens and in betweens by tanya boteju and i was so happy she would be coming out with a new book! i totally think that kings, queens was one of those books that was “ahead of its time” and if it was published now in 2020 it would be far more hyped than it was! i hope that bruised gets as much recognition as it deserves!

    thanks for hosting the readathon, margaret! i won’t be participating for real because i didn’t have a lot of time to plan ahead as i was pretty sick during the last week of february, but you inspired me to read exclusively female authors for this month and i’m excited about that!

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    1. I’m in the middle of This Adventure Ends now and LOVING it so far! Still too early to tell how it compares to Foolish Hearts, but needless to say Emma Mills is a new favorite in YA contemporaries 😀

      Ooh that’s good to know about Kings Queens and In Betweens—I haven’t read that one yet but it definitely sounds intriguing.

      Thanks so much, Lais! I wish you luck with all your reading this month 🙂


  2. I’m pretty late with this, but I’m very excited to be participating in the Readathon, especially now that I have more time again 🥰 Good luck with your TBR! I hope that you’ll enjoy An Enchantment of Ravens, it’s one of my favorites and I really liked the romance 💕

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