March: My month in review
A book and the Dude. Looks like a quiet Sunday morning doesn’t it – not many of those going on at the moment.
March hares – they ran off didn’t they? In fact, they galloped – if hares can gallop. And there the month was, gone, in a puff of hare’s feet and dust. So, it was a good month, if speedy, I only seem to have read 8 books which actually was a surprise and I’m still a few reviews behind but overall feel like I’m getting on top of things now. We’ve been, and in fact still are, decorating – it’s hard work and everything is in uproar – I suppose it will all work out in the end but it seems to affect every room. Anyway, moving swiftly on!
Books read: (with links to reviews)
- Hunted by Meagan Spooner – loved this! Loved. It. Of course Beauty and the Beast just so happens to be my favourite fairytale – but, this is such a good retelling.
- Fionn by Brian O’Sullivan – this was great to be honest, really impressive and totally gripping.
- Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi – who knew I liked sci fi so much – I don’t usually but Scalzi clearly works for me.
- Heart of Stone by Ben Galley – a great story of redemption. All about the character development this one.
- The Music Box Girl by K A Stewart – review to follow – still need to write a review for this one but I liked it – it was a bit cheesy in places but it just kept me entertained, to quote one of my blogger buddies I would say this is a good ‘popcorn’ read.
- Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – review to follow – I love this guy! Three series, all different, one very dark, one old school, one coming of age – honestly how does he do it!
- Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron – again, on the recommendation of Danya – very entertaining read, good world building and set up. Slow building romance.
- The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – review to follow – OMG – I just finished this book. It was saccharine sweet and totally cheesy and I absolutely loved the life out of it!
What is going on – I think I’ve loved all my books this month – maybe I’ve got an excess of happy hormones (I know, TMI) but March is going to be a difficult act to follow. That is all.
None this month – next month I have plans… of course you know what the saying is, the best laid plans, etc, etc.
Unfinished series completed:
None this month – boo.
- The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria 1) by Anthony Ryan
A Red-Rose Chain (Toby Daye Book 9)Seanan McGuire
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories Series Book 1)Mary Robinette Kowal
Review Books: – I realise that this doesn’t look very restrained but, actually, I’ve spread these books out over the months. I’m trying to not end up with 12/15 review books in one month because that just = disaster. These all look so awesome:
Borrowed Souls: A Soul Charmer Novel by Chelsea Mueller – currently reading
The Fallen Kingdom: Book Three of the Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May – final in series – CAN’T WAIT
A Kiss Before Doomsday: A Dru Jasper Novel by Laurence MacNaughton – such good fun + riders of the Apocalypse and possessed cars. I loved the first and this one sounds even better.
The Only Child by Andrew Pyper. Check out the description for this one. I had to have it. Gothic. Frankenstine, Jekyll and Hyde and Dracula – hello and welcome to my life.
The Bones of the Earth: A Bound Gods Novel by Rachel Dunne – second in a very readable series and a new voice in fantasy
Empress of the Fall by David Hair – only just started this one and I confess I’m a little late but I intend to catch up soon.
Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele – a trio of guardians, an unexpected hero and pulp fiction means me likey!
Blackwing by Ed McDonald – OMFG, I am so excited for this one. First: gritty and dark, secondly, post apocalyptic frontier – is that even a thing (and do I even care because it sounds great), thirdly THE COVER. That is all.
The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle – I confess that title just hooked me, then puzzles, mysteries, crimes and psychics – colour me happy people.
Damnation by Peter McLean. This is the third instalment of a series that I’m really enjoying so obviously I had to snatch this one up.
All Good Things by Emma Newman. No 5 in a series I’m fully invested in, a split world with fae/humans and the nether. Plus gargoyles. Mmmm.
Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)
Waiting on Wednesday is an event where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.
The Friday Face off by Books by Proxy
Friday Firsts is a weekly event hosted by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. which is a great way to let everyone know the first sentence and first impressions for your current read.
SPFBO – Ten finalists (details here). Books read: Outpost, Shadow Soul and Paternus review of The Grey Bastards. Review of Larcourt and Fionn. Review of The Music Box Girl to follow. Three more books left to complete.
- None this month
Classic Clubs read:
Unfortunately none this month.