Welcome to my March Wrap Up. I had a great reading month, finishing 10 books (amazingly 5 books off my TBR). I also received 4 ARC’s this month, and I continued my new goal of reading 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Shakespeare Sonnets, as well as 5 Brother’s Grimm fairy-tales, and 3 ‘books’ from Les Miserable by Victor Hugo. I hope to keep this up every month for the rest of the year. I guess we will see if that actually happens.
I have reviews up or coming up for these books so as usual this is just going to be a brief run down on each book I read.
Without further ado, let’s get into my March Wrap Up…
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: I loved this book. Northanger Abbey is the second Austen book I have read and I have loved them both. I really enjoy how young this book felt. It is Jane Austen’s shortest book, so I didn’t take me very long to read. I was genuinely disappointed that this story ended.
Aussie Easter Hat Parade by Colin Buchanan: This book was absolutely beautiful. I have never seen an Aussie themed Easter book, so I had to buy this book when I saw it. This beautiful book had a great little story with fantastic Australian Illustrations. I’m so glad I own this book.
Little Whale by Jo Weaver: I can’t get over how beautiful this book was. I would like to say that the illustrations perfectly complimented the story but it was honestly the opposite. The story perfectly complimented the breathtaking illustrations. This book is a must have for every bookshelf.
The Dream Handbook by Jane Teresa Anderson: I really enjoyed this book. The layout was wonderful, with easy to understand writing and easy to follow instructions on how to better understand you dreams. I will be trying out a few of these tasks personally and I honestly already feel better about my dreams just by reading this book.
Differently Normal by Tammy Robinson: I absolutely loved this book. I was engaged with the story and the amazing characters from the start. This book is equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. I couldn’t put this wonderful book down and I am still sad that it ended. This book should be on the top of everyone’s TBR.
Hollywood Heartbreak by C.J. Duggan: The fifth standalone book in The Heart Of The City series, and it didn’t disappoint. I absolutely love this series and I absolutely loved this book. With wonderful characters, a great storyline and a fantastic setting, this amazing book will transport the reader to Hollywood and take them on a roller coaster ride through glitz and glamour. This book is not to be missed.
The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton: This book was so sweet. There is a reason Enid Blyton books are classics. I loved the joy and whimsy of this book. I couldn’t stop smiling while reading this book. I cant wait to read more Enid Blyton books. If you have a young reader in your life, get them started on Enid Blyton with The Enchanted Wood.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: This book was fantastic. I will admit it took me a few chapter to get into it, but once I did I really enjoyed it. I love the whole concept and the way the characters looks at themselves and beauty. I am glad that there is more coming because I definitely havent had my fill of the Belles.
Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer: I absolutely loved this book. I honestly couldn’t put it down. I was captivated from start to finish. I honestly can’t describe how this book made me feel. It was so emotional, real and heartbreaking. This is a book that I believe everyone should read.
Happiness For Humans by P.Z. Reizin: This book was such a pleasure to read. It was joyful, funny and really interesting. I loved the concept of this book and I found myself really engaged with the story and the characters. I truly believe this is a book that everyone will get something out of.
Shakespeare: I read 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Sonnets in March, I also read 1 Shakespeare Poem. I read the following Shakespeare Works This Month:
A Lover’s Complaint
Les Miserable: For those who don’t know this novel, it is broken up into character sections with each character section containing ‘books’. Within each of these books are chapters. These books come in various sizes, it is just the luck of the draw really. I hope to read 3 ‘books’ each month. I have read the following ‘books’ this month:
– Book 7: The Convent As An Abstract Idea
– Book 8: Cemeteries Take What They Are Given
– Book 1: Paris In Microcosm
Brother’s Grimm: I am happy to say I that I not only completed my goals of reading 5 Brother Grimm Fairy Tales in March, I actually doubled it. I read the following Tales this month:
The Giant and the Tailor.
The Golden Key.
Sharing Joy and Sorrow.
The Little Peasant.
Tom Thumb, Journeyman.
The Young Giant.
That’s it for my March Wrap Up. I hope you all had a great reading month. Let me know what you guys read this month in the comments section.
Until my April Wrap Up…