Monday 30 March 2015

March Reading Wrap Up

# of books read: 7

Genres: 5 Middle Grade/YA, 2 Adult Non-Fiction

I only managed to read seven books in March, which is okay, but I'm going to aim for a couple more next month. Not too much of a range of genres, but that's okay. I didn't really follow a TBR this month, I just sort of read books as and when they arrived and whatever I felt like reading at the time. Onto the books I read...

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo | ☆☆☆ 
This is the second book in the Grisha trilogy and I enjoyed it just about as much as the first. In my Goodreads review I gave it a 3.7, very specific but I think that's just how I felt about it. Although I did love this book and I'm really looking forward to reading Ruin and Rising, I do think that it suffered a little from second-book-syndrome. Both the beginning and the ending were pretty exciting and fast-paced but the middle just really dragged for me. This took me over a week to read which is unusual for me, especially as it's not a very long book. I have a couple of gripes with this series but I'll address that in a full review after I've read Ruin and Rising.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire | 
I've really enjoyed re-reading the Harry Potter series. I've been ill this past month and have been finding it quite difficult to concentrate so reading these have been a nice little break for my mind as I know the stories so well. There's just something so comforting about these books and I still find something new to enjoy in each re-read. I also love these editions so much and will hopefully picking up the next few soon.

Goose and Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter | 
I actually won these from a giveaway by Hotkey Books at the beginning of the month and devoured them in two days. I really really enjoyed them and it reminded me just how much I love UKYA and I want to pick some more up soon. I won't talk about them too much as I've already done a full review of both books, which you can read here.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed | 
I find reading non-fiction now and again quite refreshing and I really enjoyed this book. This is the true story of the woman who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with virtually no hiking experience, it's poignant and beautifully written. I mostly read it because the film came out recently and I wanted to watch it but I always have to read the book first. I'm going to be watching the film soon and might do a little book to film comparison post. Again, I've written a full review of this book which you can read here.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig | 
I picked this up because of all the social media hype that's been surrounding it recently and I'm so glad I did. In this book, Matt Haig gives the most full and accurate depiction of depression that I have yet read. This book is so important and I truly believe that everyone should read it, no matter whether you have suffered from depression or not. It's just so honest and real and uplifting and I could gush about it for years so a full review will be up soon.

So that's everything! As I said I do hope to read a few more books in April, and I'm going away for Easter weekend so should get quite a lot of reading done then too, as well as a lot of book-buying - look out for a haul here soon!

What did you read in February?


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  2. Nothing better than HP! 'Reasons to Stay Alive' sounds really interesting, I've never read a book like it but I'm keen to give it a go - thanks for sharing.

    1. It's such a brilliant book, I definitely think everyone should read it :)

      Thanks for linking your blog! I'll have a look :)



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