March TBR

I’m just going to post a short TBR list for March. I’ve just begun a new semester of uni which has a fairly heavy work load, so I want to take it a bit easy on myself. I will hopefully be able to sneak a few surprise reviews in, though!

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence chatterley.jpg

From the David Bowie Reading Challenge #DBowieBooks

LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER was banned on its publication in 1928, creating a storm of controversy. Lawrence tells the story of Constance Chatterley’s marriage to Sir Clifford, an aristocratic and an intellectual who is paralyzed from the waist down after the First World War. Desperate for an heir and embarrassed by his inability to satisfy his wife, Clifford suggests that she have an affair. Constance, troubled by her husband’s words, finds herself involved in a passionate relationship with their gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. Lawrence’s vitriolic denunciations of industrialism and class division come together in his vivid depiction of the profound emotional and physical connection between a couple otherwise divided by station and society.

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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert bovary

From the David Bowie Reading Challenge #DBowieBooks

When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women’s magazines. But Charles is a dull country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair.

Flaubert’s novel scandalized its readers when it was first published in 1857, and it remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society.

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough tb

Powered by the dreams and struggles of three generations, THE THORN BIRDS is the epic saga of a family rooted in the Australian sheep country. At the story’s heart is the love of Meggie Cleary, who can never possess the man she desperately adores, and Ralph de Bricassart, who rises from parish priest to the inner circles of the Vatican…but whose passion for Meggie will follow him all the days of his life.

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F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher fucklove.jpg

Helena Conway has fallen in love.
Unwillingly. Unwittingly.
But not unprovoked.
Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,
and not even a little bit careful.
It could all be so beautiful … if he wasn’t dating her best friend.
Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.
Until she doesn’t.

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32 thoughts on “March TBR

  1. Oooh, looking forward to this. Have read three of these and am dying to know what you make of them. I won’t say much about them at this stage except that many years ago the Thorn Birds was my favourite book. They did a mini series of it in the 80s when I was a student and as I was one of the few students in Halls of Residence with my own TV, crowds of girls used to flock into my room to watch it.

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  2. I read Madame Bovary for a book club I’m in. I was surprised how much I liked it. It was really clever satire- part tender, part just…. ridiculous. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

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  3. I love the fact that you’re doing Bowie’s reading challenge! A friend forwarded me a list of his favorite books after his passing and I couldn’t believe the scope of all the books he had read. Where did he find the time? Amazing!

    Good luck on getting all of your books read this month. I’ll be sure to follow along!

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  4. I’m starting the Bowie reading challenge this month and ‘Madame Bovary’ is the first one on my list! I’m cheating a bit though because I have read it before (ages ago) but i love it so I’m glad to have an excuse to revisit it 🙂

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  5. I’ve read quite a bit of Lady Chatterly’s Lover, but never finished it. What I read was good, but after a while I got bored and moved on to another book. I’ll finish it one day. Madame Bovary is one of the classics I plan to read at some point. It sounds really good!

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  6. Madame Bovary is a great book, although it’s many years since I last read it. I hope you enjoy it.

    I’ve never been a fan of DH Lawrence, so I don’t especially want to read Lady Chatterley. I read The Thornbirds thirty years ago and found it melodramatic. I hope you have a better experience.

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    • Thank you, April. I’m rereading The Thorn Birds so I certainly will have a better experience. I’m about half way through Lady Chatterley’s Lover and I can see Lawerence is a bit out there. His writing/opinions are definitely not for everyone, but it does provide a lot of opportunities to ponder human nature which is interesting to me 😊

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