Hello fellow readers! March is over (unbelievable), and we are on to a new month. I had a decent reading month in March, with a total of 12 books read. It helped that I had a couple of Readathons that I participated in the last 2 weekends of the month. I feel like I could have read more than I did if I hadn’t tried to make myself stick to a TBR list that I had predetermined, but lesson learned.
Here’s a list of what I read!
- And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
- The Trinity Game (book #1) by Sean Chercover
- Brenda’s Beaver Needs a Barber by Bimisi Tayanita (P.S. I’m pretty sure this is NOT a children’s book….LOL)
- The Paper Magician (book #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
- No Safety in Numbers (book #1) by Dayna Lorentz
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
- The Shining by Stephen King (this was a reread)
- Click by L. Smyth (This was an ARC I got from NetGalley and the book released the end of March)
- Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
- The Whisper Man by Alex North (This was an ARC I got from NetGalley and comes out in August 2019)
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark #1 by Alvin Schwartz (a reread to quench my horror craving)
- Shadow Frost by Coco Ma (Another ARC that I got from NetGalley and it comes out in October 2019)
My 5 Star reads this month were The Paper Magician, The Shining, The Whisper Man and Shadow Frost. They received 5 Star ratings because the stories were amazingly well written, the world building in Paper Magician and Shadow Frost was beautiful! Both were fantasy worlds that I longed to live in while I was reading the books. The Shining and The Whisper Man get the award for scariest books I read in the month of March. Stephen King sure knows how to write a story that builds and builds until you realize your heart is pounding and you haven’t taken a breath for a while. The Whisper Man by Alex North brought the horror of little kids rhymes and serial killers and actually made me jump when I was reading it at night. Props to any author who can do that, especially seeing as I’m a horror addict and pretty desensitized to most things that go bump in the night.
I have good feelings about April, and hope it will be another good reading month. I’m a few books behind schedule in my Goodreads challenge, and in my BookRiot Read Harder challenge, but hey it’s only April!! This month I’m going read with my mood and not force myself to stick to a predetermined TBR. I think if I let myself read that way then I might surprise myself and beat my record of a 12 book month. Oh, and now with my new glasses how can I not have a good reading month? heehee Nerd status!!