Books Read = 18
So I didn’t make the hoped-for 19 books read (I read 17 in January, 18 in February… was aiming for 19 in March just to be funny.) This month also consisted of a lot of poetry collections and a few graphic novels but damn guys, this was a rough month work-wise. I worked 54 hours the week of the 20th and 68 hours the week of the 27th. Suffice it to say, by this past weekend, I was a straight-up zombie. I slept 13 hours when I got home Friday night. So all in all, I’m surprised I got anything done really.
But enough whining and onto the books! I posted reviews for 8 books and had a DNF post for pretty much 3 of the biggest anticipated releases of the year. Suffice it to say, I was not impressed. I still have yet to get back to my review books (shame) and I just recently started a Kindle Unlimited trial so I’m trying to focus on making that worthwhile… so I’ve definitely got my hands full for April!
- [3 Mar] Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham ★★★
- [3 Mar] The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher ★★★★
- [3 Mar] Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres ★★★★
- [10 Mar] A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire ★★★½
- [10 Mar] Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning ★★★½
- [10 Mar] Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley ★★★★
- [23 Mar] The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey ★★★½
- [23 Mar] The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey ★★★
- [30 Mar] Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
- [30 Mar] Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
- [30 Mar] The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
I’ve gotten super lazy with my review writing. Having so little free time I’ve only wanted to spend my time actually reading. These books didn’t get reviewed this month and it may or may not get done in the future. lol
- Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer ★★★
- Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin ★★★★
- The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien ★★★★
- Dawn of Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum ★★
- The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman ★★★★
- Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen ★★★★
- Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your…Brains by Ryan Mecum ★★★
- The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson ★★★
- Guns by Stephen King ★★★★
- Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn ★★★★
Best of the Month: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher ★★★★
I don’t think I ever intended on reading this but I was intrigued by the concept of her reading the last story she’d ever tell on audio. It was beautiful and moving and now I want to read everything else she wrote in her life.
Least Favorite: Dawn of Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum ★★
My expectations weren’t crazy high for this one so it’s not a massive disappointment but I thought it would be fun. It was weird, extremely gross, and … how exactly is a zombie capable of writing haiku again? lol
Biggest Surprise: Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn ★★★★
I’d been trying to decide on what my very first Julia Quinn book would be for years now and I finally took the plunge. This one was super adorable and I can’t wait to read more of her works.
Biggest Disappointment: Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer ★★★
There wasn’t anything terribly wrong with this one but I didn’t much care for the artwork and the characterization for everyone was weirdly off. The plot itself was actually very intriguing though (plus, I love Iko) and I’ll pick up the next one for that reason alone.