We have finally made it through March and all of the madness that came with it, and although April is still going to be a very strange and difficult month, I am still glad to be over with March. Like almost everyone else, my daily routine and life got turned upside down this month, and so I was unable to blog for a few weeks or so simply because of everything else that was going on.
Despite all this, I did manage to read four books during March, and can definitely see myself reading more in April. Not only am I stuck at home, but I am also planning on taking part in the Stay Home Reading Rush read-a-thon, so I’m sure this month will be a very busy one in terms of reading.
I hope you are all staying home and staying safe, and here are all of the books I read in March!
My audiobook this month was a return to my favourite book series as a little comfort and familiarity is definitely something that I needed at the beginning of March. As always it was so much fun to return to one of my favourite worlds and to be reunited with these characters. When I first read this series, The Dream Thieves was my favourite of the four books, and thankfully that is still definitely the case as I adore the way this book dives deeper into Ronan’s story and introduces some key players such as the Grey man. All in all, its no surprise that I loved rereading this book this month and, given the current climate right now, don’t think it will be long at all before I continue on with Blue Lily, Lily Blue.
(tw: Violence, Death)
My second read of the month saw me finish off The Cruel Prince duology, a series that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading. I was super excited to see how Holly Black would finish off this story, and its safe to say she definitely delivered a great final book. I adored returning to Faerie one last time and reading through all the twists and turns that were still in store. That said, the reason I only gave this book 4 stars is because this conclusion didn’t blow me away, but instead just left me satisfied with the clean ending we got to this story.
(tw: Violence, Death)
If there was one book that really captured my heart this month, it had to be Daisy Jones and the Six. I heard so many people talking about how much they adored this book and whilst I did expect to enjoy it, I also never thought that I would fall as in love with it as I did.
This book truly is a ride from start to finish, and one that I never wanted to end. It is a story of rock n roll in the 70’s and all the things that come with that, and so its no surprise that it dived into topics such as addiction, substance abuse and sex and relationships. The female characters are all so well written, strong female characters whilst still being unique and leaving their own individual stamp on the story. The music element was so well ingrained into the story, and honestly I would just urge anyone even slightly interested to give this book a read, because you will not regret it!
(tw: Drug/Substance Abuse, Addiction)
I continued sticking to my Spring TBR by picking up this sequel to Three Dark Crowns, a book I read and enjoyed last summer. Although I didn’t love the first book, I was excited to continue on with the series as I felt like the books would just get better as they went on, and so far it is looking like I was right with that prediction, as I was much more of a fan of this second book. I feel like everything just stepped up a notch from the plot to the development of the characters and the politics of the world. I adored watching the sisters interact more and their stories really begin to intertwine, as well as getting to see side characters such as Jude (who may be one of my new favourites) becoming more prominent in the story. Arisone and Mirabella really grew on me although I do still love the dark and villainous Katherine, who I know I should hate but just can’t because of how good of a character she is. The plot really took off and allowed the pace to pick up, making me even more excited to dive into the third book as soon as possible.
(tw: Murder, Death, Violence)
As you can expect, I watched alot more than normally in March, particularly in the second half of the month. In terms of movies, I mainly watched Disney movies that I had never gotten around to before, such as The Good Dinosaur and Coco, both of which had me in tears by the end.
As for Tv Shows, social distancing did allow me to finally sit down and finish Lucifer, just for season five to then be pushed back, and to dive into some new shows such as The Mandalorian and, of course, Tiger King.
What books did you read in March? What was your favourite book that you read last month? Have you got any reading plans for April?