March 2019 Wrap-Up!

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!

March 2019 wrapup


Review Books

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.


Stats

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


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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

7 thoughts on “March 2019 Wrap-Up!

    • I enjoyed it! The middle was a bit waffling but overall, it was quite funny. It’s about a young woman from a poor background trying to make her way in the world and establish herself as a lady. That’s a gross oversimplification but it’s quite hard to describe! Lots of observations on class.

      And the version in this post is the Penguin Clothbound edition! 🙂

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      • I love those versions and I have had it on my amazon wishlist for a while haha that is quite a summary and it does seems really interesting. You read it for a class? I would have love to be there! I miss uni haha and all the old literature and analysis! 😦

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      • They’re so beautiful 😍 Oh no, I mean the book has a lot to say about class divisions, working class/upper class etc! But I’m sure it would have been a great one to study 😁

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