Friday, March 29, 2019

Month in Review: March 2019

Somehow it's time for another monthly wrap-up! March isn't quite over, but I figured it's safe to go ahead and make my monthly wrap-up. I don't plan to finish any more books by the end of the weekend, but if I do then I'll just add them onto next month's wrap-up. I've been in a bit of a weird book slump over the past few months and I'm not entirely sure why--I think I finally got a little burnt out on all the fantasy I'd been reading, so I've been foraying a bit into other genres that I enjoy. I also tend to end up reading nonfiction in the spring, so maybe I'll pick up some of that soon. Because of my slump, though, I'm surprised by how many books I ended up reading this month... but I won't complain. How was your reading month? Has anyone else been in a slump lately?

I decided to revamp my wrap-ups a little, nothing huge just yet, but just minor things in the format that have been bothering me for a while. Blogger doesn't make it the easiest to mess around with formatting, so we'll see how crazy I get in the future. That being said, I decided to add the source for the books I read, largely as a way for me to keep better track of where I'm getting the books I'm reading, but also because I know I enjoy seeing when other bloggers do it, so why not?

In non-bookish family news and since it's mostly known by all of my family, I thought I'd share that my sister is pregnant! This will be her and her husband's first child and she's due in October. I've never been much of a kid person, but I am pretty damn excited to be an aunt and I'm going to do my best to be a good one! And to supply my new niece/nephew with endless books.

# books read: 12

The Rosewater InsurrectionThe Promised Neverland, Vol. 1We Lie With Death (The Reborn Empire #2)Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #3)
The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson  
Source: Review copy from publisher || Format: Paperback

The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai 
Source: Owned || Format: Paperback (Manga)

We Lie with Death by Devin Madson 
Source: eARC (author)

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence 
Source: ARC

King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2)The Magic MisfitsThe Alchemist's DaughterTerritory of Light
King of Fools by Amanda Foody  
Source: eARC (NetGalley)

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris 
Source: Owned || Format: Paperback

The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon 
Source: Owned (library sale) || Format: Hardcover

Territory of Light by Yoko 
Source: ARC

The Girls at 17 Swann StreetThe Girls in the PictureThe Night BeforeBlack Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy, #1)
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by ara Zgheib 
Source: ARC

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Source: Review copy from publisher || Format: Paperback

The Night Before by Wendy Walker 
Source: ARC

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Vita NostraThe Rosewater InsurrectionThe Promised Neverland, Vol. 1The Night Before
Winterhouse (Winterhouse, #1)The Girls in the PicturePeace and Turmoil

Vita Nostra by Marina Dyachenko  
The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson 
The Promised Neverland Vol. I by Kaiu Shirai 
The Night Before  by Wendy Walker 
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin 
Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks 

The Friday Face-Off:
Fish (After the Quake by Haruki Murakami)

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!

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  1. Looks like you had a great reading month! I liked The Girls at 17 Swann a lot as well and I'm so curious about The Magic Misfits... Seen a lot of good things on that book.

    1. Ooh I'm glad you liked it also! I'm surprised I haven't seen more about it around. Magic Misfits is honestly a lot of fun.

  2. Aww, congrats to your sister! It is so much fun being an aunt!

  3. Congrats to your sister, and to you for impending aunthood­čśü Looks like you had a great month, despite your slump. Hope April is better for you!

  4. I hope your slump ends soon. Those are always frustrating. Congratulations to your sister! I’m not a kid person, either, but I love my baby niece. Have a great April!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!