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March | Wrap Up

March has been a weird month. It has felt long, but also like it has gone quickly. The weather has most definitely taken a turn for the better, and it is definitely warmer now than it was to start with. It’s Mother’s Day in the UK today, and it’s officially spring, and the clocks went forward overnight so we can all feel tired after losing an extra hour in bed! It’s been weird reading wise because a lot is scheduled to happen in April so the month has felt like a long countdown to April with not much else. I feel like I have barely read anything because some of the books that I was reading were long, and have fallen behind with my Goodreads target – something I really don’t like!! We’re making big house related decisions and suddenly life seems a lot more adult and serious, and that I haven’t read that much. I have, however, discovered Homeland which is a brilliant show that Emma and I are devouring quicker than we probably should but still not as fast as I would like. Now as I think about it, that’s probably not helping the reading progress?! I am also really behind on reviews. I was doing so well and suddenly I am really behind and need to think about catching up!

In March, I read 7 books, which is 3488 pages, and all of which were new reads to me.

I read 7 fiction books, a mix of childrens, YA and Adult Fantasy and dystopian.

By Format, I read 1 Audiobook, 4 Paperbacks, 1 graphic novel/illustrated and 1 Hardback.

The average rating was 3.35/5 Stars for all of the books that I read in March

The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon

Dates Read: 26 Jan 18 – 02 Mar 19

Format: ARC/Paperback

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: This is simply one of the best books I’ve ever had the pleasure to read…read the full review here.

Our Dark Duet | V E Schwab

Dates Read: 02 Mar 19 – 14 Mar 19

Format: Paperback

Rating 4/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: This is definitely one of those series that break the mould within which it was written….read the full review here.

Empress Of All Seasons | Emiko Jean

Dates Read: 024Mar 19 – 19 Mar 19

Format: Paperback

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: I liked it, it was actually quite good…read the full review here.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian | C S Lewis

Dates Read: 21 Mar 19

Format: Paperback

Rating 2/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: My favourite instalment so far….read the full review here.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell | Susanna Clarke

Dates Read: 17 Feb 19 – 28 Mar 19

Format: Audiobook

Rating 2/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year, Book Riot Read Harder

Review: I finished it to say I’ve finished it…read the full review here.

The Bone Season | Samantha Shannon

Dates Read: 19 Mar 19 – 31 Mar 19

Format: Hardback

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: I enjoyed the story and like the idea of the series…read the full review here.

Odd and the Frost Giants | Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Dates Read: 31 Mar 19

Format: Graphic Novel/Illustrated

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Challenge(s): Around the Year

Review: This showcased the might that is the Gaiman/Riddell duo…read the full review here.

I’ve read some great books this month, but the ‘Book of the Month’ for March is…

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

I had a fantasy filled March! I was definitely on a bit of a fantasy binge, and really tried to read books that I wanted to read for a while or that really excited me. And right now, that means fantasy! I genuinely liked reading a lot of fantasy as well, and even though there was some disappointing books in there, I enjoyed reading a variety of fantasy books for different ages and audiences! As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I really felt like I hadn’t read much, but looking at this list makes me realise that I haven’t finished many books simply because of the length of some of the books I have read. Things will probably change in April. I am taking part in O.W.Ls Readathon 2019 so my reading is both goal based and focused, and I am hoping to shift through some books, get my Goodreads goal back on track, and have a stellar month of reading!

I’m ready for a book filled April, are you?

How has your March gone? What did you read?

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

4 thoughts on “March | Wrap Up”

  1. I’ve heard such good things about Priory and I cant wait to read it. But first I have to read 10 of the 12 books that I have marked as ‘Currently Reading’ on Goodreads list before starting anything else. #bookwormproblems

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    1. It’s amazing and well worth it (or at least I thought it was) but I’d definitely say make a dent in the number of books on your currently reading shelf first 😂
      Even I think that’s a lot!!

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  2. You read some big suckers last month! lol. My big sucker is The Stand by Stephen King and has spilled into April. I only read 200 pages of it in March.

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