Happy holidays and a Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate! I got spoiled this year with books for Christmas and I wanted to share with you a list of all of the books that I got this year!
- The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines, Book Two)
- Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines, Book Three)
- One Day in December by Josie Silver
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book One)
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles, Book One)
- The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles, Book Two)
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles, Book Three)
- Scythe by Neal Schusterman (Arc of a Scythe, Book One)
- Unwind by Neal Schusterman (Unwind Dystology, Book One)
- The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners, Book One)
- Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners, Book Two)
- Calamity by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners, Book Three)
- The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (Wax and Wayne Series, Book One)
- Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward, Book One)
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
- The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang (The Poppy War, Book One)
If you’re interested in a short description of each of these I have some exciting news! I started my very own Booktube channel and my first ever video is showcasing my book haul! I’ve linked it here, so go check it out!
What books did you get for Christmas?
March was a very good month for me. Probably the best month of the year. 2018 is just getting better and better… but I better knock on wood before it decides to fall apart.
So I honestly don’t know if I’m going to keep doing these wrap up posts. Ultimately I kind of just use them to see how I’ve done with my goals for that month.. but then I come to write them and I feel like a lot of the time I’m saying the same thing as I did last month.. what do you guys think? Maybe I’ll just do one when I’ve had a super spectacular or interesting month. Who knows. I’ll figure it out….
The Unread Shelf Project
I managed to knockout eight more books on my unread shelf this month…but per usual I went a little overboard on buying books. I had two significant hauls and this is what they looked like:
and now I am back on a book buying ban… but it is just a short one. I am putting myself on a book buying ban just until June when I go to NYC to go to BookCon! Which is only two months away. That’s nothing. I can make it two months. Psh. Easy Peasy. *hyperventilates into a paper bag*.
I listed two goals last month when talking about my blog and they were as follows:
- Post one review a week, hopefully going up on Sundays.
- Try and get a post up that isn’t a review but still having to do with books at least twice.
I got three reviews up, and one extra post up (that wasn’t my February review). So I did about the same as February, and I’m going to try and be better about actually doing my reviews right when I finish the book. Instead of catching up with reviews from the month before. I have a few more books I wanted to review from March so hopefully I can get those up soon!
Books I Read
Like I said earlier, I had a really successful month when it came to my actual reading goals. I had seven books on my TBR list and I managed to read eight. And I enjoyed all of them for the most part. I only had one 3 star read and nothing less than that.
- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – 5 ⭐️’s
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory – 4 ⭐️’s
- Lady Killers: Deadly Woman Throughout History by Tori Telfer – 4 ⭐️’s
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – 5 ⭐️’s
- The Mothers by Brit Bennett – 4 ⭐️’s
- Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny – 3 ⭐️’s
- The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas Fils – 5 ⭐️’s
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – 5 ⭐️’s
I am wanting to review so many of these but because I’m behind already I’ll never catch up if I do, so let me know in the comments which of these you’d want to read a review of!
I am very excited for the TBR I have planned for April. I have another lift of eight books. A couple of them that I’m very excited for are Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus (because the movie was the most beautiful thing I’ve seen since my daughter was born) and The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne because I have heard nothing but amazing things about it. I hope it lives up to the hype. Norse Mythology is also my IRL book clubs April pick this month!
What do all of you have on your TBR lists for April. Did you read any of the books that I read in March? What did you think of them?