Sunday, 2 April 2017

March Wrap Up

I actually read 10 books this month! Kind of proud of myself! I read one e-book, one graphic novel, three hardcovers and five paperbacks.

The first book I finished this month was:

1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This book was amazing! It made me think, cry and reflect. Everyone should read this book! I obviously gave it five out of five stars! However, I did feel the chapters should have been longer, as we only get one chapter for each character. For example I really want to know what happened to Ness and Pinky! Anyone else have this problem?

2. Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1) by Rhoda Belleza

This book was in the February Fairyloot box! I really enjoyed it! After watching Firefly, I really want to watch and read more science-fiction! I gave Empress of a Thousand Skies 4 stars on Goodreads, but I am probably going to change it to 3 or 3,5 stars.

3. The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, #3) by Mary E. Pearson

I started this book in February but due to a reading slump I finished it in March. This is the first book over 500 pages I've read this year, and as I'm hoping to read 10 books of 500 pages this year, this was a good start! I gave it 5 stars!

4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Wonderful, heart-breaking book! 5 out of 5 stars! Whether you're young or old, this is one book you should read!

5. Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller

I pre-ordered this book and I was hoping for a sassy, kick-ass female pirate story and I wasn't disappointed. The romance wasn't all that necessary for me, but it didn't bother me too much! I'll definitely read the second book! This was just so much fun to read! 5 stars.

6. The Arrival by Shaun Tan

This is a wonderful graphic novel, without actual words. The story is told completely through images and it works amazingly well! If you want to pick up a fantastic graphic novel, just pick up The Arrival! You won't be disappointed! 5 stars!

7. The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1) by A.R. Torre

This was my least favourite book of the month. If you want to know more, check out my review. 3 stars but I should probably have given it less.

8. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 

I finally picked this book up because of the Hulu adaptation (and by the way, the trailer is looking really good!). Needless to say, since it's a Margaret Atwood book, I absolutely loved this! It's tied with Homegoing for my favourite book of the month! 5 stars!

9. A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab

Wonderful continuation of the Shades of Magic trilogy! I loved the fact that this was more character driven as the first book was more focused on the action. I liked getting to know the characters more in depth! I highly recommend this series! It's becoming one of my favourites! 5 stars! (And I'm currently reading A Conjuring of Light, because that ending! Wow!) This is the second book over 500 pages I read this year! Go me! :)

10. Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged (Sofia Khan, #1) by Ayisha Malik

I was told this was a muslin Bridget Jones book, and I can definitely see the resemblances. This was just so much fun to read! I also learned more about Muslims as I am not that familiar with their customs. Sofia is wonderful main character, funny, loving and interesting! If you are looking for a fun romance story, you might want to give this one a shot! 4 stars!

Which books did you read this month? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Leave your thoughts down below!


  1. It sounds like you had a great March in books, Lynn. I really want to read Homegoing. I am glad you enjoyed it so much. I love books that bring out all the emotions in me. I'm not familiar with Empress of a Thousand Skies, but I like the sound of it.

    I really need to read A Monster Calls. A friend saw the movie recently and loved it.

    I'll have to look for The Arrival.

    I really liked The Handmaid's Tale too. I need to polish off my review and post it.

    Have a great reading month in April!

    1. Thank you! You should really read Homegoing and The Arrival! They're amazing! I have yet to see the movie of A Monster Calls but I can definitely recommend the book!