March was a really weird month for me. I was trying to break the ice from February’s book slump I was in where I couldn’t see the end of, and I switched over to here from blogspot. I like it over here so far. Everybody has been really welcoming over here! I also ended up reading an overall total of 14 books.
I’m seriously in awe in how I did that. Two of them were rereads and the rest were all FREE either from my library or Netgalley and I was super stoked by that.
I’ve never done a March wrap up post before so I apologize ahead of time if it isn’t glamorous or anything. I’m still getting used to the blog posting style on here.
These Vicious Masks was the last book I read in March and Don’t Judge a Girl by her Cover by Ally Carter was the very first one I read. This photo is courtesy of my Goodreads challenge.
The Advanced Reader Copies books:
The best ARC book I read this month would have to be a tie between Royals by Rachel Hawkins and The Rules of Rebellion by Amity Hope. Rules of Rebellion was from Netgalley and Royals was from Penguin Random House from First to read.
The Museum of Us was a Did Not Finish. I liked the idea of the plot, but it ended up not being my cup of Dr. Pepper. (I say that because I don’t drink coffee or tea.) The Museum of Us.
My name is Victoria was a two star read. I did really like the dog in the book but it ended up not being my thing either.
Spies, Lies, and Allies showed some promise with the characters. It was a strong three star read since I did miss the characters after I was done reading it.
The books that helped me get out of my book slump were The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. Technically the second book was my last book I read in February, but I still started off with that series. I liked that series a lot and thought they were fast reads. I LOVED Zach and his “Gallagher Girl” lines. Smooth, Zach. Very smooth. He was just a mysterious guy. I believe I only wrote a review on United We Spy for this month. I borrowed all of the books from the library and then I liked the books so much that I bought them from my used bookstore!
THE BEST LIBRARY EBOOK
Tell me Three Things was a five star read for me. I forgot to write up that review though but it was pretty much what the doctor had ordered to get me out of the book slump as well. I just LOVED that book and I almost got it at a used price as well at the bookstore yesterday but held off since I had bought some ebooks. I admire her writing style.
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith fell shortly behind with another five star read. It was one of those cute, lottery winning type of books. I admire Jennifer E. Smith’s writing style as well.
THE MOST SURPRISING RATING OF THE MONTH AWARD GOES TO…..
The Hidden Orcale: The Trials of Apollo #1. Oh, look. A Pery Jackson book! I thought I had made my opinion about the Percy Jackson books back when I first read the first book, but apparently Apollo had other ideas. He made me really like his character, and I went on about him in the review. The rating went from 3 to a 4 star read mainly because I had already checked out the second book from the library almost immediately after I had rated it so I said to myself, oh go ahead and give it a four star rating! It was also a library book.
Another honorary four star rating that deserves mentioning is These Vicious Masks. I didn’t get a chance to review the book before I wrote this blog post, but I liked it a lot. It was very much like X-Men and I liked the X-Men elements a lot in the story. It made me want to check out the next book from the library and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had that one as well.
Mandy @Book Princess Reviews actually got me interested in that book with her awesome book review for These Vicious Masks along with the author’s dedication in the dedication part of the book. Plus the plot and the cover was just so cool! I just didn’t like the slow bits. I did have to go back and reread certain paragraphs or go back a chapter because I wasn’t sure what was happening. But I do want to read the second book to find out what happens!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets were my only rereads, and I don’t have a review for those books. They have always been my favorite books though. I even have a fanfiction username when I used to write fanfiction for them. It’s always nice rereading old favorites sometimes.
Did we have any books in common? What were some of your books you read in March? Feel free to drop a comment!
2 thoughts on “March 2018 wrap up post”
Fantastic wrap-up, Colleen! A total pro for your first time. 😉 Also looks like you had such a great book month! And for almost all being free? Sounds prettyyyyyyyyyyy good. 😉 Great wrap-up!
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Yessss, free is good right now! Thanks! 🙂 I’ve got more freebies from Netgalley/ library too now.