Saturday, March 1, 2014

March TBR- Island Adventure/Escape

I'm pretty excited for this month's theme. It has been a very long and icy winter here in Pennsylvania. I thoughts when I moved away from New England I wouldn't have to deal with New England winters, but the universe has a sense of humor and the polar vortex struck and struck hard. So I am official fed up with winter and need a little escapism. Therefore, this month I will be reading books that take place on tropical islands, books about adventure, and books about escape. I shall live vicariously through these protagonists! For more information on the books click on the title.

The Classic

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
How it Fits the Theme: It doesn't get much more island adventure/escape than this book. It is one of the most classic stories about deserted island survival. The title character gets attacked by pirates, shipwrecked for seven years. This book IS the theme.

Recent Adult Fiction 

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier
How it Fits the Theme: It doesn't really. This book is a historical mystery about The Amazons, and I mean that in the Greek mythological sense of female warriors. I received an eARC of this book ages ago and it releases in March so I'm reading it now.

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton 
How it Fits the Theme: When you think tropical adventures I hope that pirates come to mind. This book has been in my TBR pile since it came out five years ago. I love Michael Crichton and haven't read anything since I read Jurassic Park when I was twelve. 

Young Adult Standalones

Nil by Lynne Matson
How it Fits the Theme: This book inspired the theme. It is about a mysterious island that you have to escape from after 1 year or you die. I won an ARC of it back in December and the book releases in just a few days. I decided to work the rest of my books around this one because I am just that excited about reading it.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meghan Spooner
How it Fits the Theme: This is more adventure/escape and less island themed. I have heard this book called Titanic in space. I have wanted to read this book since it came out in December so I'm making the stretch and including it in this month's theme.

The Audiobook
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
How it Fits the Theme: This book is about a group of beauty pageant contestants who get trapped on a deserted island and have to fight for their survival. I love Libba Bray's writing style and I am really excited to read something else from her. She narrates the audiobook, which I love so I'm excited for that as well.

There you have it, the six books I have planned to read this month. I'm trying to be a little conservative because I had to push myself to finish all the books I planned to read for February and that's no fun. So I will read these six to start and if I need another book I will start another. What are you planning to read for March? Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Stay tuned for reviews and HAPPY READING!


  1. An island escape sounds great right now. It is so miserable outside!

    1. Seriously, this winter has been terrible! Just when I thought spring was here we got another snow storm and another week of bitter cold. I would kill for an island getaway!