Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for being a bit absent this month; does anyone else feel like they’re constantly playing catch-up? I have had so much going on that I just couldn’t keep up with blogging – I feel like I’m saying this in every wrap-up lately but I promise I’m trying to get back on top of things!
Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist by David Almond & Dave McKean
My first read of the month was this quirky little graphic novel sent to me by Walker Books. I enjoyed the pairing of the straightforward writing style with the mature-looking artwork, but would have liked it to be slightly longer.
Keep Her Close by M. J. Ford
A gripping thriller with plenty of twists and turns, that certainly kept me entertained for a weekend! Not a lot of character development but decently written.
Welcome to the Heady Heights by David F. Ross
A humorous portrayal of 1970s Glasgow, I really enjoyed this Tartan Noir! Black comedy at its finest.
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
While I would say I enjoyed Spooner’s first book ever so slightly more, this was a fun retelling! There were lots of great found family vibes and heaps of feminism, all portrayed through some great writing.
Sunwise by Helen Steadman
The sequel to Widdershins proved to be just as high quality as its predecessor, and I got even more from the reading experience since I was able to interview the author! Look out for my stop on the blog tour tomorrow 😉
Books from my TBR
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
It’s taken me two months to get through the audiobook of this one (it’s 39 hours long!) But I’m glad to have read it after enjoying the tv adaptation last year. I loved the wry humour.
The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
This sequel was everything I hoped for! The world-building was just as stunning as in the first book and I really appreciated the author’s ability to write realistic dialogue. Even if her endings destroy me!
Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
My final read of the month that I technically haven’t finished yet but that I plan to get through before April hits. This one is so compelling and fast-paced! Look out for my review next month.
Total pages: 3306
Average pages per day: 106.7
Longest book: Vanity Fair (912 pages)
Shortest book: Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist (80 pages)
Favourite read of the month: The Kingdom of Copper/Sunwise
Biggest disappointment of the month: Nothing really disappointed me this month!
Male authors: 5
Female authors: 3
So that was March! I ticked a couple of chunky tomes off my TBR as well as tackling a few review books. How was your reading month? x