March Wrap Up & April TBR

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.

Cover of Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs, which depicts a black and white photo of a boy with wings sitting a top an object. The one book I read in March

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.

Photo of a stack of books infront of my bookcase, books are - Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, and The Illustrated Version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

  • 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.

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