March: My month in review

Posted On 31 March 2017

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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)

  1. 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.
  2. Fionn by Brian O’Sullivan – this was great to be honest, really impressive and totally gripping.
  3. Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi – who knew I liked sci fi so much – I don’t usually but Scalzi clearly works for me.
  4. Heart of Stone  by Ben Galley – a great story of redemption.  All about the character development this one.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron – again, on the recommendation of Danya – very entertaining read, good world building and set up.  Slow building romance.
  8. 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.


Backlist books

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.

Books Bought: 

  1. The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria 1) by Anthony Ryan
  2. A Red-Rose Chain (Toby Daye Book 9)
    Seanan McGuire
  3. 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:

18 Responses to “March: My month in review”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    There are months where it seems every single book you pick up is solid – I love those 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, this month has felt like a great reading month.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Nathan

    I may need to check out the new Hair series. Or finish the forth book of the last one. And the Tuttle book. I have it lined up on the kindle as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to get on with the Hair book – April is going to be the time for that.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    It has been a great month for you, Lynn:). I’m definitely going to treat myself to Hunted and Heart of Stone for Easter, which should allay the galloping book envy I always experience when I visit your site! You’ve got some storming books coming – the latest Elizabeth May!! Which I got refused when I requested it… I’m also looking forward to the Avengers of the Moon as I love Allan Steele’s writing. Have a great April:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you enjoy your Easter treats. To be honest I didn’t think I would be granted a copy of the Elizabeth May book – that was a huge surprise, but I’m very happy.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Thank you:). I’m currently an unattractive shade of green over the Elizabeth May book…

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know what you mean, I quite often feel like that when I see all the great book hauls around the place. Well, until recently when I decided I was going to step down the review books. It probably looks like I’ve got quite a few on there but tbh they’re all spaced out – I’d say I’m aiming at no more than 4 review books per month from now on because I really want to start reading some of the books I’ve picked up myself from all the awesome recommendations around the blogosphere. Review books are great and they’re so tempting, to have these books that you can review ahead of publication, and I’m still hoping to pick up a good few but i’d like to try and achieve a 50/50 balance. We’ll just have to see if it’s possible.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes – I’m also trying to be sensible and 4 books a month was what I was aiming for. So far this year, I’ve managed about 6 per month…

      • @lynnsbooks

        Last year I totally overwhelmed myself with review books so I made a decision after Christmas to cut back – I still had quite a few books and commitments in the pipeline but I’m nearly on track now.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Well done:). That takes a lot of willpower. So far I’ve been able to keep up with the books I’ve requested, but I will need to cut back later in the year when I finally emerge from Editland. I’m hoping I have as much discipline as you’ve displayed!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Well, I hope my discipline continues – fingers crossed 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Much admiration!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Many thanks 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    I have to echo you, where on Earth did March go?! Well done on still reading 8 books. Sadly, I only managed 4 books but really hoping to catch up with the upcoming Easter break 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m so busy at this time of year – I’ve been out in the garden today for a few hours tidying up and cutting back and the days just fly back as a result.
      Lynn 😀

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  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I may have to make time to read Hunted one of these days 🙂

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