Wrapping Up March ’18 – The Busiest Month

How we are already through the first quarter of the year, I don’t know. March seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye. I celebrated my birthday, had some very long weekends, finished writing my novel, and read quite a few books (some very good books). Overall, March was a great month and it has really set me up for the rest of the year.

Not only that, but I found a place that I am going to be moving into with my boyfriend. While it was a last minute decision, we are so excited to be moving in just over two weeks time! We already have everything we need (which is currently piled up in my bedroom and my mum’s kitchen), we just need to order the sofa and get a microwave. I am so excited to be moving out on my own (although I am a little nervous). Time to find out if I can really do this whole adulting thing.

March was a great month for reading, even if I didn’t manage to get through as many books as I would have liked to.

Books I Read…

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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The first book I read in the month was the wonderful To Kill A Kingdom, a story of pirates and sirens that was done in a way I hadn’t seen before. The characters were amazing and I often found myself smiling at their banter, especially when it came to our main characters. I really enjoyed this debut and felt very lucky to have been accepted to read it on NetGalley. You can check out my 4.5 star review here.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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You may find it hard to believe, but before last month I had never read any of Leigh Bardugo’s books. I felt very late to the party and decided the best place to begin would be with her collection of stories and boy, was I right. The Language of Thorns helped to pull me out of a terrible reading slump with the incredible stories and beautiful writing. I haven’t loved a book like this in a while, so of course I gave it five stars! Click here to see my review.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Once I had a taste for Bardugo’s writing style, I knew I needed more. I started Shadow and Bone and flew through it in less than two days. While it wasn’t the best story I have ever read, I love the world and I was rooting for the characters. The endings really know how to hook you and I was more than happy to give it 4 stars, which you can read about here.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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After the ending of the first book I just had to dive straight into the second one. While it took me a little longer to read than the first, I really enjoyed where the story was going and seeing the growth of the characters, like Alina. So many things happened, especially towards the end, and I loved the introduction of Nikolai, a character who I hope to see more of in the final book. You can read my 4 star review here.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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This, hands down, is my favourite book of the year so far. Children of Blood and Bone was such an incredible debut that left me wanting more. For a book that is over 500 pages long, I flew through it because of the fast pace, amazing action sequences and captivating descriptions. I can see now why there is so much hype surrounding its release and you can guarantee that I will now read anything that Adeyemi writes. One of the easiest 5 stars I have ever given, which you can read about here.

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Five books in a month is very good for me, but I am hoping that April can be even better (I’ve already finished two!). It seems that my plan of not sticking to a TBR list is working as I have been enjoying all the books I am choosing, which I hope can continue.

What was the best book you read in March?

14 thoughts on “Wrapping Up March ’18 – The Busiest Month

  1. everyone loves to kill a kingdom and I dnf pretty kind of early in the book and now i’m regretting my decisions, bc what if it becomes amazing??????? are the friendships amazing, i shall stay for the friendships? but I’m not in the mood for a romance, is the love story a major theme? oh my gosh. I feel lost. I’m going to go read your full review rn

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  2. I read To Kill a Kingdom in March and adored it too!
    I would have to say tho that my favorite book I read in March is a tie between Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Cruel Prince (I can’t wait for the sequel to release—why is 2019 so far away?)

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  3. What a great month for reading! I love it when all the books I read in a month are 4 and 5 stars. I loved To Kill a Kingdom! It was such a pleasant surprise because I honestly didn’t expect to like as much as I did. And I love The Grisha Trilogy! Ruin and Rising is by far my favorite! I hope you like it too! And I’m currently reading Children of Blood and Bone. I’m super excited to see where it goes! Also congrats on your novel! That’s amazing!

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    1. I’ve been choosing some good books lately so I hope it can continue 😌 I’m glad you’re enjoying Children of Blood and Bone though, it’s my favourite debut ever, I think! And thank you, I’m looking to start properly editing this weekend 🙈

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  4. I’ve had my eye on The Language of Thorns but I wasn’t sure if it was a stand alone or part of a series! Now that I see you read it before the others I’m definitely going to give this one a go!

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