Monthly Wrap-Up: March ’18

MonthlyWrap-UPI feel like a ton of things were going on with my reading and blogging life in March even though I spent a week out of the month away from the blog. I took a two-week hiatus and am officially back with this wrap-up. At the beginning of the month, I did a buddy read of N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season with Annemieke @ A Dance With Books. I did a guest post for Lili @ Utopia State of Mind‘s blogiversary which you can check out here.  All the guest bloggers were fantastic, so I urge you to check them out. I hosted a bookmark giveaway earlier in March as well. I do have a book haul post that will go up this upcoming week (I completely forgot about this before I went on hiatus), so be on the lookout. I have an ARC review (Jenn Bennet’s Starry Eyes) that should have been posted a week ago, but I was on hiatus, so I let myself off the hook. This will go up tomorrow if my plan to edit it does today does not go up in flames. In March, I read six books which included a reread (These Vicious Masks). April plans include preparing for the Comment Challenge this summer and revamping an original feature on the blog. Stay tuned!

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

My favorite read in March was Tomi Adeyem’s Children of Blood and Bone. I know we all had exceedingly high expectations for this debut and I just thought this entire story and its world was nothing short of epic. I did manage to write a review of this one while on hiatus, so hopefully I will edit and post it in the next week or so. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book this month received less than three stars from me.

Reviews Posted This Month:

Read, Review Coming Soon:

(covers linked to Goodreads)

Notable Blog Posts This Month:

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Dread Nation – I officially have this one in my possession. *does happy dance* This might be my next read. I’m feeling kind of slumpy and I don’t want that to affect how I read this one, so I’m just waiting for the ehhness to pass.

Top Ten Tuesday: Give Me These 2018 Spring Releases Now – My enthusiasm for these upcoming titles knows no bounds.

Reading Challenges:

Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only participating in one reading challenge this year.

1. The 2018 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This month I read one debut book: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

  • Challenge Goal: 12 books; Current Count: 3 books

April Releases I’m Excited For:

Month in Review

How was your March? How are your reading challenges going so far this year? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.

27 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: March ’18

  1. Welcome back! I’m really looking forward to Children of Blood and Bone and Pitch Dark – definitely can’t wait to see your thoughts on them. Plus, I have my fingers crossed for Dread Nation and Leah on the Offbeat.

    Looking forward to the Comment Challenge this summer!

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  2. Sounds like you had a good month! I haven’t read Children of Blood and Bone yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things. It’s definitely on my TBR! I LOVED When Dimple Met Rishi, The Cruel Prince, and The Fifth Season! I’m also super pumped for Leah on the Offbeat. I can’t wait to get back into the Simon-verse. Becky Albertalli is the queen of cute 😀

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  3. I am also excited for Suitors and Leah. Those authors always delight me. I see you read Ruined. I am a fan of the series and am eagerly awaiting the final book. Starry Eyes was exactly my kind of book. I absolutely loved it and added it to my favorites shelf.

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  4. I so need to read Children of Blood and Bone asap!! I’m looking forward to your review! I’ve been hearing from so many people around the blogosphere that it’s such a fabulous book. I hope you have a lovely April, Alicia, and welcome back!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  5. Suddenly, I am ZIPPING along in my reading. The problem is, I’m now 4 book reviews behind. I have to hop to it soon. We’re zeroing in on the end of the semester and graduation, so the writing aspect is getting lost in the shuffle. Reading can happen anywhere; blogging requires sitting and focusing on my audience and claims.

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    1. I was on fire for like four days and then hit a wall. I’m dragging my feet with my current read. I try to write a review before moving on to the next read, but sometimes I’m very tempted to just pick up the next book. Yes, and my brain likes to conveniently check out when it comes time to sit down and write a review.


  6. I’m also looking forward to Leah on the Offbeat and Dread Nation! Here’s hoping we both enjoy them. 🙂 I’ve never taken a hiatus, but I might need to soon since finals are coming up for me! I’m looking forward to your review of Starry Eyes! I just posted mine today, and I’ve read other reviews and it looks like the book is generally very well-received! Here’s to a great April!

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