March Wrap-Up

Its time for my March Wrap-up!

(A few days late as I’ve been away this weekend)

March was a bit of a disappointing reading month, a lot of books were just mediocre or not quite as good as I expected and I actually ended up taking a break from reading the past week or so out of frustration. I had two or three books that were good reads, but nothing I really loved.

However, it has been a great month on the blog, with more reviews and several guest posts by authors and the return of Cover Corner, with interviews with the artists and illustrators behind some of my favourite YA covers. I hope you’ll find the time to check these out (see links at the bottom on the post) and make sure to keep an eye out for more in April. I also attended my very first book blogger event – I was invited to a blogger lunch by Hachette where I got to meet fellow book bloggers, author Ruth Warburton and went home with some goodies!

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Best of the Bunch in March

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Is there ever any doubt that a Marchetta book will always, easily, beat anything else I read in the same month? Looking for Alibrandi was a great read, with a refreshing voice. It’s not my favourite Marchetta, but as always, it’s miles ahead of pretty much most contemporary YA, despite being written twenty years ago. I don’t doubt that I’ll be back to read this again and again in the future, as I do with all her books.

Runner Up

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I really enjoyed Kinsella’s latest offering, after having grown bored with her Shopoholic series. I’ve Got Your Number, like all her other books, has yet another ditzy female lead, ridiculous situations and inevitable romance. Nothing new, but it made me smile and was fun to read.

Best of the Bunch is a great end of the month originally created by Lyrical Reviews and now hosted by Sally at Always Lost in Stories

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Books Read in March

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1. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

2. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

3. Numbers by Rachel Ward

4. Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Holt

5. Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers

6. Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

7. Breakfast at Darcy’s by Ali McNamara

8. The Rancher and the Rock Star by Lizbeth Selvig

9. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

10. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

11. Lilah May’s Manic Days by Vanessa Curtis

12. Firespell by Chloe Neill

13. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

14. May B by Caroline Starr Rose

15. Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith

16. Truth or Dare by P.J Night

17. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

18. Pod by Stephen Wallenfels

19. Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

*Click on the links to read my reviews*

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Other Reviews

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

The Court Painter’s Apprentice by Richard Knight

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour

Vixen (Flappers) by Jillian Larkin

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Guest Posts and Author Interviews

Elizabeth Wein

Y.S Lee

Ruth Warburton

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Cover Corner

Juliana Kolesova

Christopher Silas Neal

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Recommended Reading: Strong Heroines (special International Women’s Day Post)

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Happy Reading!

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One thought on “March Wrap-Up

  1. I need to read more of Melina Marchetta’s books, so far I’ve read Froi of the Exiles and Saving Francesca. I have Jellicoe Road on my kindle but have never gotten around to reading it. I love that so many people adore her books.
    I’m jealous of the book blogger event- sounds amazing, and I wish I could’ve been there!
    Hopefully something good will pull you out of your reading slump soon!
    x

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