after a very successful march blogging month, i am sliding back into my non-blogging groove and NOT getting anything accomplished blogging-wise but i refuse to let it pull me down, so here we are, 2 weeks late, but a wrap up nonetheless.
March was a great month for me in certain ways. I made my grand blogging return (!!) with 8 posts published I can’t believe I actually managed that?? who is she?? i want her back and was on top of my blog hopping too.
I was able to read 12 books and actually enjoy some movies too we don’t talk about movies here because i don’t know how to be objective with movies. i just watch and go…..wow that made me smile for 0.45 seconds, 5 stars!! give this damn movie an emmy!!
On the other hand, march was the longest month of existence. and also the month the self-isolation really kicked in and this whole virus situation got really serious and since I don’t want to talk about depressing, scary real life things, let’s skip that and get straight to the wrap up.
I read a total of 12 books. 3 physical books 📕, 6 e-books 📱, & 3 audiobooks 🎧
YARC reads will be represented with this emoji: 🍚 i’m currently at 6/50!
Links will take you to my reviews for each book.
📕 A Perilous Undertaking: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)
this is the second book in a historic mystery series and MY GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! the characters absolutely own my heart and will keep denying their stupid love for each other just to torment me.
So far, this is my favourite book from the series.
📱 Once Upon An Eid:✦✦✦✦✧ 🍚
i was SO FORTUNATE to get this ARC early and oh my goodness, it made my heart SO SOFT 🥺❤️ it gave me the most wonderful, warm, happy, celebratory feelings and it has the most special place in my heart
EVERYONE PLEASE READ IT!!!
📱 Undercover Bromance:✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)
I NEVER WANT THIS SERIES TO END!!! I LOVE THESE BROMANCE BOYS SO MUCH!!! this is a companion series that follows these big, strong, tough guys that have made their own romance bookclub in order to learn how to keep their love lives thriving.
ugh i love it so much
So. I was 13 seconds away from dnfing this book bc while I LOVE marissa meyer, this series wasn’t the greatest for me. I felt it was overly long for no reason and i wasn’t invested 100% but the last 100 pages were INCREDIBLE and im kinda glad i stuck around for it.
🎧 Sing, Unburied, Sing: ✦✦✧✧✧
THIS BOOK HURT but it’s so weird, maybe too weird and obscure for me?? idk, i feel like i missed a lot of the symbolism i was supposed to benefit from
📱 Sheets: ✦✦✦✦✧
this is the CUTEST story about a lonely girl and a sad lonely ghost and their friendship and the art is SO CUTE and the story is SO CUTE and im just 🥺🥺🥺
📱 Almost American Girl: ✦✦✦✧✧ 🍚
I really liked this graphic memoir novel. The art is beautiful but there were some moments that i grew bored (I FEEL SO AWFUL FOR SAYING THAT ABOUT SOMEONE’S LIFE) but idk, rating memoirs is Hard.
🎧 My Oxford Year: ✦✦✦✦✧
jokes on me for thinking this was a cute, fluffy romcom. IT WAS NOT. It HURT MY HEART. but guess what? the audiobook narrator is phenomenal and i would like her to narrate my life thank you very much.
📱 Sorcery of Throns: ✦✦✧✧✧
everyone who loved this book, close your eyes, im sorry for the betrayal. i found it SO HARD to connect with the story bc the plot made no sense?? and okay the characters are great but it didn’t save the book for me. don’t hate me pls
📱 How to Hack a Heartbreak: ✦✦✧✧✧ (1.5 stars)
this was a Disaster™ i disliked the characters, they were incredibly juvenile, the love interest was 🙄🙄, and the entire book was centered around petty people doing stupid things.
📕 A Treacherous Curse: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)
VERONICA AND STOKER STOP DENYING YOUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER YOU COWARDS
🎧 Where the Crawdads Sing: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)
this was such a deeply profound story of a little girl and the awful circumstances in her life that leave her to fend for herself. The isolation and loneliness is absolutely heartbreaking but also so insightful to see her survival methods in such a descriptive and personal way.
i loved this so much
✨ participate in Camp Nano and maybe finish my wip…maybe
✨ read 15 books
✨ participate in the reading rush and complete all challenges
✨ watch parasite since i’m pretty much the only person who is still missing out
✨ publish at least 4 blog posts and schedule a few for May
and there we have my march wrap up! bold of me to plan so many goals when we’re already halfway through the month but it really be like that sometimes.
how was your march? What was your favourite book for the month? Least favourite? will you be participating in the reading rush?? let me know!
I hope you’ve been keeping safe and healthy and you have a fantastic April!