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Monday, April 3, 2017

March Wrap-up



March didn't pass without illness hitting our household. My younger daughter and I both became sick with the flu, and we were left with nagging coughs that hung on. At least her cough was productive, getting all that phlegm out of her chest. My coughs have been mostly dry, which means they hurt!

As a result of being under the weather, this was my poorest reading month so far in 2017. With Spring Break during the last week of March, I was able to read more often but still below what I normally do.

I finished 7 books this month! Here they are (CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS TO SEE MY REVIEW):


FROM MY TBR MOUNTAIN


4 stars
[read-a-long]



4 stars


2 stars


3 stars


4 stars


FROM THE LIBRARY

None!



REVIEW COPIES


5 stars


4 stars



Distress Signals was definitely my stand-out favourite read of the month. Before I Go to Sleep was so good, one of those books that's tough to put down!I really enjoyed The Shack, and I saw the movie in the theatre which I loved! I liked The Handmaid's Tale more than I expected, and I'm so glad that I finally got that one off my TBR mountain. 

My least favourite read for February was Compulsion. For a book that's marketed to the Young Adults, there is just way too much foul language. It took away from the story and was completely unnecessary.

I'm pleasantly surprised that I didn't read any library books, and that was totally unplanned. I'm happy to read more of my own books so that I can give them away when I'm done with them and make more room in my bookcases to unpack the boxes of books that I have stashed away.

I discovered seven new authors and one new series (Heist Society), and I'm planning to continue with it.

January Wrap-up: 10 books
[3 shelf-love, 5 library, 2 review]

February Wrap-up: 9 books
[2 shelf-love, 5 library, 2 review]

March Wrap-up: 7 books
[5 shelf-love, 2 review]

Year to date total: 25 books
[10 shelf-love, 10 library, 6 review]

So, how was your March? What was your favourite book? Least favourite? Please let me know in the comments! I'd love to add your favourites to my TBR :)

4 comments:

  1. The Handmaid's Tale and The Shack were both books that I LOVED. :-) Hope you're both feeling better now. Happy April!

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    1. Thanks, Freda! If you loved The Shack, you are going to bawl when you watch the movie!! I loved the movie!!

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  2. Sickness can put you off reading for sure. All your books look good, some of them scary, not sure I'd be able to go to sleep after Before I Go to Sleep.

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    1. Yes, it does play with your mind, that's for sure! Hard to fall asleep when you are reading about someone who forgets everything when they go to sleep!

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