March Reading Wrap up

March just flew by. I am beginning to sound like a broken record with how quickly I feel 2019 is passing us by. It was yet again another busy month for me and with the anticipation of the O.W.Ls in April, I took a more relaxed approach to my reading in March. I did participate in Re-readathon which I always enjoy. I otherwise just took it easy.

WRAP-UP STATS

BOOKS: 8

PAGES: 3,107

(Page count includes Audiobook page numbers)

I also have been slowly working my way through and savouring every second of The Priory of the Orange Tree. I am loving it, I am not going to rush through just to finish it. I have not put it on my O.W.Ls TBR but I will be continuing to read a few pages till I am finished.

GENRES:

It’s been a Fantasy filled month, with almost three quarters of the books read being within the Fantasy genre in some way. I have placed one book as a Mystery but only because I don’t have heist as a category.

AUDIENCE:

I am pleased I managed to hit the 50/50 split between adult and YA fiction. Overall I have managed to maintain this balance throughout the year so far and I hope I can continue to do that over the rest of the year.

FORMAT:

A real mixed media month reading from a little bit of everything, from ARCs to paperbacks.

RATINGS:

5 STARS: 2

4.5 STARS: 3

4 STARS: 2

2 STARS: 1

WHAT I READ FROM MY TBR –

ARC

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The Truth about Keeping Secrets
Savannah Brown
4 Stars
ESCAPE: 44

This was a great debut YA thriller that dealt with grief in a way that was so honest and raw. I really enjoyed most of this apart from wanting more from the ending so it was a solid 4 stars. Read my full review here.

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Shadowblack
Sebastian de Castell
4.5 Stars
ESCAPE: 48

Continuing with my Count down to Queenslayer with the second book in the Spellslinger series, I thought that I originally didn’t really favour this book as highly as the others in the series. I completely forgot how funny this book was and how much we learn about Kellen, Ferius and Reichis. I have a full spoiler filled thoughts while re-reading for this book.

RE Readathon

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstren
5 Stars
ESCAPE: 55

This is one of my favourite books of all time. Every time I read it I get more and more out of it. I feel it is just beautifully written and I am soo excited for her next book which should release this year!

And Then There were None
Agatha Christie
5 Stars
ESCAPE: 50

And then there were none was the 2nd Agatha Christie I ever read and it was the book that truly hooked me to writing. I still found it an impactful and exciting tale even in a re-read. She really does deserve her crown as the queen of crime.

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
Jeffery Archer
4.5 Stars
ESCAPE: 48

Oh boy I had completely forgot everything about this book. When re-reading it I was just completely swept away and I adored it. It’s such a fun ride – you can find my full review here.

Storm Front
The Dresden Files #1
Jim Butcher
2 Stars
ESCAPE: 25

I tried I really did but this really wasn’t my cup of tea. I just found it such a grind to get through. A book which only describes the women within its pages by their cup size is not a book for me.

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Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
4.5 Stars
ESCAPE: 46

This was an awesome second book. It has completely sold me on this series. I just seemed to speed through it. I will definitely be diving into the next one during my O.W.Ls.

Firestarter
Tara Sim
4 Stars
ESCAPE: 45

I finally finished a series. I binged this series! It was so good. I got so invested in the characters and world. This really was a fitting conclusion. I will be writing up a review soon.

4 thoughts on “March Reading Wrap up

  1. Looks like you had a great month! And I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoy Priory. I’ve heard mostly good things about it and I’m excited. 🙂 And I still need to read the Night Circus! Preferably before the author’s new book comes out so I can get a sense of what her writing style is like. 😀

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    1. The Night Circus is gorgeous, her writing is just beautiful very atmospheric and discriptive. It’s definitely more of a book for people who adore world building over plot and characterization. Then again in my mind the circus is the main character and the rest is just side story. But it’s the reason it tends to be quite polarising in reviews. You have to be willing to just be absorbed by the detail and not the plot.

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      1. I mean, you’re making it sound pretty amazing. 😀 I LOVE the “location is a character” trope, and I don’t mind books that don’t really have an overarching narrative if the writing style is good. I’ll need to squeeze it into this month’s schedule somehow!

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