This month I did abysmally, so terribly in fact that I almost wasn’t going to do this post this month. However, since I made myself a promise to try to do this monthly here I go.
Life got busier than I expected in March, rushing about, renewing my work contract, doctor’s appointments, and more just left me with little time to dedicate to reading. Additionally I also started knitting again so some nights I would choose knitting to calm the mind before bed over reading.
In March, I finished one book.
ONE! I am so exasperated at myself, I only managed to read one book in March. Getting through City of Lost Souls took more time than I anticipated. Sometimes the storyline lost my interest (personally I think the series could and probably should have ended after the third one). I am finally almost finished with it, but it has taken so much more time and energy than I predicted.
- Library of Lost Souls by Ransom Riggs. This was the ending to the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy and it definitely ended in a way that was much different to how I expected. It was a good ending, a happier ending than I anticipated. The fight scenes were great and the stakes were high, and it was hard to know whom the kids should trust. Full review to come.
As for April, I am definitely being quite ambitious considering how poorly I did in March, but I need to catch up a bit if I want to stay on schedule for my Goodreads challenge. Which I am still currently one book ahead of.
- Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. I haven’t read this book in years, I remember reading it in primary school, which is where my copy is from, either I forgot to give it back or I picked it up when the school was giving away books for free. I can’t remember. I love the way that Roald spins the story of his childhood in the same fantastical way he writes his fiction books. Therefore, I am definitely looking to revisiting this.
- City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I am so close to having this book finished, its actually driving me crazy. I guess I’m just finding it hard to connect with because I’m not sure why Cassandra Clare continued it when the third book wrapped things up nicely. However, I am definitely looking forward to seeing how all of this ends.
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. The Infernal Devices series has definitely been my favourite of Cassandra’s series. I love the Victorian feel to it and the characters so much, I also really like the fact that its just a trilogy. So I can’t wait to see how this wraps up and who Tessa ends up with, because this is a love triangle that I can’t decide which pair I love the most. Both guys are just incredible in their own ways.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (The Illustrated Edition). It has been much longer than I want to admit since I have read a Harry Potter book. I always had too many unread books on my shelf that it didn’t feel right rereading something I’ve read multiple times. But I really want to sink into this illustrated edition and let the images draw me in; Jim Kay truly is an incredible artist. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series will look like.
That’s all for this month.
What are you guys planning on reading?
I did a wrap up in February which you can check out.