March 2016 | Wrap Up

Hello all! I hope March has treated you well. March for me was alright. It wasn’t the greatest, but I didn’t have the best time either. The weather has been really great here in British Columbia though!

March, like all the other months, seem to have had nothing happen in reflection, when actually so much happened; I can’t even remember all of it. In the beginning of March, it was my mom’s birthday. From then on everything else is just a blur, haha. I just read this morning that Leigh Bardugo will be writing Wonder Woman’s story! I’m so excited. There isn’t even enough mentions about Wonder Woman lately, in my opinion. I’m happy Marvel asked her to do that. I know next to nothing about Wonder Woman. (I found out via Leigh Bardugo’s Instagram account.)

It was (or still is for the rest of the day) March! So that means St. Patrick’s Day happened. That post is about what St. Patrick’s Day means to me, and any green books I might’ve had.

I also wrote about what Library Books I had borrowed from my library. These posts are quite slow coming seeing as how I’m trying my hardest to read the library books I already have. I mean, I have 30 books out already, and 3 more waiting for me! Gah!

There was also a tag I was tagged in over on tumblr, which I brought over to this blog, called Eleven Questions tag. I really like doing tags, and I think that I’m going to keep some tags over on my tumblr; i.e. the small, pointless-to-make-a-huge-deal-out-of-tags. For the longer, more bookish tags, I’ll write and post them on here. And I really like doing tags! So if you have some for me, and I haven’t done them yet (you can check here), feel free to tag me in them!

For the Top 5 Wednesday tag/group there are 5 posts; because there were 5 weeks this March! Wow! I find it so weird when months decide to have an extra week. I’m so used to having only 4 weeks to a month; and I don’t remember typing out all those posts, but they’re there, so they happened! Haha. The first post is about Biggest Book Hangovers, for which the title is a clear statement to what the post is about. The second post is Books That Feature Time Travel. The third post being Fictional Items You Want. While the fourth and fifth posts are about Books You DNF (Did Not Finish), and Least Favorite Book in Your Favorite Series.

I wrote quite a few reviews this month as well. I guess that can be another perk of having 5 week months, ahah. I wrote a total of 12 book reviews, with a total of 9 books read this March.

The books I read & reviewed were:

  • The Mistake by Elle Kennedy, my review for The Mistake is up, today in fact! You can read that review here.
  • The second book read was The Siren by Kiera Cass. The Siren is the first book I read by Cass, and I was really quite surprised! You can read the review for The Siren, here.
  • Then I read Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I haven’t quite gotten the review down just yet. But I enjoyed reading this first book more than I thought I would. So that definitely happened.
  • The fourth book I read was Shadows by Paula Weston, and let me tell you. I loved it! You can read that review, here.
  • I also read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, because my friend was reading it and I was like “I want to read it, too!” Then I just fell into the story and ended up reading it in one sitting. You can read my review for Shiver, here.
  • I then read Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, and fell into that story so freaking quickly I didn’t know what to do with myself after I finished reading! I haven’t gotten that review up, yet. I’m hoping that the review will be up in April ’16.
  • I also read an ARC! It took me so freaking long to read it, but I managed it! I read Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen.
  •  The eighth book read this month was Black Widow: Forever Red by Maragret Stohl. I have to say that this marvel book is all kinds of awesome. This book is literally the first Marvel / DC Comic thing that I’ve read. And that’s surprising, seeing as how in-love I am with the Marvel / DC Comic world. That, and the X-Men are my everything. I grew up with those guys! Anyway.. The story of Black Widow: Forever Red took turns in ways that even I didn’t want to imagine the story would go in. The review for this book isn’t up yet, either (yikes).

And then I fell into such a reading slump! I think it lasted me a week to a week-and-a-half? A few days ago though, I started to read Winterspell by Claire Legrand, which is a retelling of The Nutcracker, and I love that ballet/Barbie Movie so much!! And while Winterspell is a little different, I’m enjoying this story. I’m just going to say that I read it in March, because there’s only like, 100 pages left I have to read to actually complete the book. I hope this isn’t the only book besides the novellas!! I really don’t like novellas in different points of view, unless the synopsis for that novella explicitly says that “this novella is told in such-and-such’s point of view” blah blah blah.

With all of that and you may be thinking: “Ugh, Adele, I already have so many links to check out!” WELL, SORRY, KID. There’s more!

  • I reviewed the first book, called The Deal to the Off-Campus series. So far, The Deal is my favourite out of the four books…even though the last two books aren’t even out yet!
  • I reviewed The Chaos of Stars by Kierstin WhiteI really enjoyed this stand alone, and wish there were more. I love the way the writing and how the story really came alive in this book.
  • Then there’s Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash, which is about a girl who’s brother shot up his school -with her still in it- and the aftermath of that horrific day.
  • Over on GoodRead’s I’m part of a group, -who isn’t ??- and in that group that I’ve-totally-forgotten-the-name-of-! we read The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. THAT book is a whirl-wind of a ride. Well worth the read if you like Dystopia’s!
  • I finally got around to posting my review of the Daughter of Dusk book! Second book to Midnight Thief, written by Livia Blackburne, is a great duology about a thief who gets herself into trouble, and trouble always finds it way to Kyra.
  • And I reviewed the second book to the oh-so-addictive vampire series that I have yet to finish.. Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford! Even though this series is pretty predictable, the books still throw me off sometimes. The series is doing so well to keep me on my toes!
  • Lastly, I reviewed Storm Siren by Mary Weber. What a book this is! Such twists and turns…I’m really looking forward to reading the second book, Siren’s Fury.

That’s all I did this month.. Looking back on it all, there was a lot that happened. I guess that extra week helped me out. All in all it was a good month, and I’m looking forward to April.

Thank you so much for reading!

P.S. – I’d really appreciate it if you’d also check out my instagram. For the days that I’m too lazy to make a big post, I’ll do a small one over on my instagram when I remember.

Thanks again!

Adele

[EDIT: I realize that I totally forgot about the books I purchased! Like, actually spent money on. I bought Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, and You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith! – I didn’t want to make a big post for only saying that I bought two books. Anyway! I hope you all have a great rest of your day.]

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