Today’s post will be a quick look at my TBR for March! In case some of you have never heard the term “TBR” before, let me explain. TBR stands for “To Be Read,” which is a list of books that you plan to read in the near future. I have chosen a whopping 8 books to read for March! But don’t worry, it won’t be quite as challenging an undertaking as it seems.
I was pretty successful in completing my reading for the second half of February, so I’m going into March with some momentum and motivation. Since spring and the flurry of “spring cleaning” begins this month, I thought it would be fun to focus my reading on books related to organizing, cleaning, living well, and the change of seasons. I’ll also be starting a series on my blog about the KonMari method, so I of course included books by Marie Kondo on this list.
Most of the books on this list are non-fiction self-help and reference books, but I’ve also included a few fun graphic novels to break up the information overload.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
This is a book that I have read many, many times, and I tend to read it about once a year. Since I’ll be starting a blog series about the KonMari method this month, I thought it would be a good idea to get a refresher on the steps and philosophies of the KonMari method.
I will most likely be skimming and just reading the particular sections I need brushing up on, so I won’t be adding it to my official reading count for the year.
Also, I posted a review of this book several years ago (with lots of before/after pictures!) so it won’t be appearing in one of my book reviews for March.
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
As someone who claims to be such a big fan of Marie Kondo and her KonMari method, I can’t believe I have not yet read this book! Spark Joy is a companion to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and goes further in depth on her methods and philosophy.
I’ll be reading this while I work on my KonMari blog series. I’m not sure what else there is to learn since I feel like the first book was so thorough, but I’m curious to see what else I can glean from this one.
The Tea Dragon Series by K. O’Neill
I’ve been hearing about this series of graphic novels for a really long time on BookTube and I was always intrigued by the adorable illustration style! Recently, this series became available for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, so I finally have my chance to enjoy these books. I think the cozy and colorful illustrations of nature and fantasy creatures are perfect for spring.
Each installment in the series is very short (I’ve actually finished the first one already) so I will be reading them all together and doing a combined book review for the series later this week.
Lessons From Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott
I’ve been a viewer of Jennifer L. Scott’s YouTube channel, The Daily Connoisseur, for a while and I like her advice about dressing and living well. Last year I purchased her series of Madame Chic books but have yet to read them, so I’d like to get started now that spring is arriving. The Parisian setting and Scott’s easy, airy approach to leading a more refined life feels like a fitting choice for the season.
In this first installment, she teaches about capsule wardrobes, decluttering, and personal grooming.
At Home With Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott
This is the next book in the Madame Chic series, and as you can tell by the title, this installment focuses further on the home. Topics covered in this book include things like dressing well at home, daily routines, meal planning, and the small touches in daily life that help create a more refined and pleasant atmosphere in your home.
I’m really looking forward to learning more about this particular topic!
Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley
The last book on the list is yet another book about cleaning and organizing the home. The FlyLady System is really popular but kind of complicated to understand, so I’d like to learn more about it by reading this book. The FlyLady System is a home management system that helps you to manage your daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules and also helps you to tackle decluttering projects.
I think I have my clutter under control (thanks to the KonMari method), but I struggle to keep up with actually cleaning my house. I’m very avoidant when it comes to dealing with anything dirty or gross so I’m not as thorough or disciplined with cleaning as I’d like to be. Since spring is the season to whip your house into shape, there is no better time to learn more about cleaning and home management!
I probably won’t finish this book by the end of the month, but you can expect a review from me at the start of April.
So that is my TBR for March! Right now I’m super excited to learn more about organization and keeping a tidy, comfortable home, but I hope I don’t get burnt out by focusing on one topic so much.
Have you read any of the books on my list? What will you be reading this month? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!