March was definitely an improvement on January and February in terms of reading, even if things did slow down in the second half of the month. I finished seven books, so nearly twice as many as I have in past two months. This included two audio books. I’ve finally acknowledged that the one I was stuck on was not working for me, and I’m going to get a physical copy from the library to continue.
PAST MONTH’S READING:
- Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (YA contemporary/Own Voices – 2 stars – review) (read March, reviewed April)
- Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (YA contemporary – 4 stars – review) (read March, reviewed April)
- Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (dark fantasy – 4 stars – not intending to review
- Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel/fantasy – 3 stars – not intending to review)
- Amulet #2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel/fantasy – 3 stars – not intending to review)
- Lifted By Water by Celine Jeanjean (urban fantasy – 3 stars –review forthcoming)
- Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis (fantasy/classic – 3 stars – not intending to review)
- The Ghost Writer by Ross Mueller (play script – no star rating – not intending to review)
- Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend (MG fantasy – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
- Jane In Love by Rachel Givney (historical/contemporary fiction – 4 stars – review)
I have a YouTube channel where I promote Australian books using the hashtag #AusReads, and also indulge my compulsion for signing up to readathons. Here are the latest videos:
FAVOURITE BOOKISH PHOTO:
I enjoyed Jane In Love so much that I ended up alternating between the audio book and paperback in order to focus on it more and read it faster. While I could take or leave the love story, I was really invested in the outcome.
You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.
Physical book: The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte. This isn’t really doing it for me but I bought it with birthday money so I feel determined to get all the way through it.
Ebook: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This was our April book club pick (and given how most of us are going, it will probably just cover May, too 😂) and I was a bit apprehensive because there’s just So. Much. Hype. surrounding this series. I’m about 20% of the way in and haven’t been wowed, but I’m still getting to the main crux of the story so it’s got plenty of time to impress me yet.
Audio book: Nothing at the moment.
PLANNING TO READ NEXT:
I’m not really sure. I’ve been flitting between a few different books lately and I want to try to settle and finish those. The first will probably be Vigil by Angela Slatter, an Australian urban fantasy set in Brisbane. After that, I’ll probably try for Mud and Glass by Laura E. Goodin. I’ve also got a few library books I’ll have to fit in there somewhere.
What are you reading? 🙂