Here are my current reads and the books I want to read in March!
Margaret the First: A Novel by Danielle Dutton
This book was on a list of anticipated new releases, and I was instantly drawn in my the cover. I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I hope this one lives up to my expectations. This is a historical fiction based on the real life Margaret Cavendish, a 17th-century Duchess. She was a writer when women were not "supposed to be" writers. She was exiled to France after King Charles I was overthrown and later married William Cavendish. He supported her writing, and she was one of the first tabloid celebrities. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and this one sounds promising.
The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel by Yann Martel
Yann Martel wrote The Life of Pi, a book I have yet to read which was also made into a movie. I really need to read it, because I've heard wonderful things about both the book and the movie. For now, I'll settle for his newest release The High Mountains of Portugal. I loved the synopsis of this book, which enticed me to pick it up. This book is three novellas combined that all lead back to the mountains of Portugal. I love books that have intertwining stories, so I have high hopes for this one.
Iron to Iron by Ryan Graudin
You might have noticed that I only have two books in the picture above. That's because this third book is on my Kindle. Iron by Iron is a short story set before the amazing Wolf by Wolf that I read last month. Without giving too much away (in case you haven't read Wolf by Wolf), this short story is about the 1955 Axis Tour race that Adele wins. During that particular race, Adele apparently formed an alliance with Luka. Yael, who shapeshifted into Adele to ride in the 1956 race, knows every little about Adele's and Luka's relationship. It one of the loose strings at the end of Wolf by Wolf that has me intrigued. This will be very exciting to read!
Before I start any of these, I am barreling through The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. This is the first in the Hercule Poirot series. As a huge fan of the BBC series, I am excited to finally start this series. So far, it is just like watching the show. If you are a fan of murder mysteries, you would definitely like this!