Oh March was strange and almost never ending month. Most likely all of us have suffered some upheaval in our daily lives over March and I am not going to dwell on that. I did worry the move from my long commute to working from home that my reading would suffer, but really it wasn’t too bad. While i didn’t reach the lofty goal of 14 books I read in both January and Feb I still managed to make it to double figures. I also read some great books.
The one thing I didn’t do was stick to my TBR I only read two books out of the 6 I had chosen, but I think under the circumstances I can give myself a break.
(Page count includes Audiobook page numbers)
5 STARS: 2
4.5 STARS: 2
4 STARS: 4
3.5 STARS: 2
Book of the Month
The Library of the Unwritten
I adored this book. I read it as part of the Bookie Trials Royal Weekender and I am really glad I had ddedicated the whole weekend to reading as I really struggled to put this down. Its one of those books that when you put it down you miss the characters and you want to go back. It is well worth the book of the month this month. I will have my review for this very soon.
While I did have higher rated books this month this one gets a honourable mention as a book of the month as it has also really stuck with me. I have a full review of this very interesting military sci-fi here.
WHAT I READ –
The Midnight Lie
This was an interesting ARC that was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. While I am usually a fan of flowery writing I found this one a little too much on occasions and it was a bit too predictable in spots. I have a full review here.
The Moving Finger
Oh this was such an unusual Christie. Billed as a Ms Marple she doesn’t really appear in this one much, only a couple of pages near the end. This one focuses more on a your pair of siblings, and a bunch of poison-pen letters. In typical Christie fashion I thought I know who it was all the way through till an awesome twist in the end.
I have just published my review of Elantris which I read over two months as part of the Cosmerealong. I was plesently suprised by this one and how much I got into it fter a bit of a slow start. It has really made me look forward to starting the Mistborn series.
The Emperor’s Soul
Set in the same world as Elantris but in a different country this short story really expands the magic system. It was a really interesting system and I really enjoyed learning about it. I would happily have explored more.
Hope of Elantris
This was a cute little short story that was essentially a missing scene from Elantris’ tale. What made this even better was the epilogue essay on why Sanderson wrote it and whom it was for. That was adorable.
A re-read for me, I felt as though I got so much more invested this time around that previously. Read as part of the Elderlingalong which is reading Hobb’s Realm of the Elderling series I really enjoyed it, and cant wait to continue with Fitz story in dear hope he finally catches a break. I might be misplacing my hope. This was one of the two books on my six book TBR I actually read. Review to follow soon.
The near witch
Not my favourite Schwab. I actually preferred the short story included in this special re-release edition to the main tale itself. While it had an awesome old fairytale vibe it just wasn’t as interesting a plot as I hoped. I will review this in full shortly
At Bertram’s Hotel
I squeezed this in at the last minute finishing it just before midnight on the 31st. It’s another very interesting Ms Marple that took some great twists and turns. A little more predictable than other mysteries I still really liked this one. It felt so atmospheric and not like any of her others.
I hope March was not too stressful and that you atelast managed to explore some awesome books. Hopefully, April and the OWLs will be better for all of us.