March 2018 | Reading Wrap Up

Hello everyone, happy April! Today I’m here with my March Wrap Up. I’ll just admit it now, I had a pretty crappy reading month (I only read two books). However, they were both books for pleasure, so I guess that’s an improvement over my uni-reading wrap-ups for January and February.

Even though I only read 2 books, it was a pretty mixed bag – one I really loved, and one I really, really didn’t, but more about that later – let’s take a look at some stats, shall we?

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan MacGuire

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This was the biggest disappointment for me yet. You’ll probably all remember that I really hated Every Heart A Doorway, but Down Among The Sticks and Bones was one of my favourite reads of 2017. As you can imagine, I went into this instalment with high hopes but ended up coming away disappointed.

This is not a big book, but it took me almost 3 months to read – it just didn’t grip me at all. I think Down Among The Sticks and Bones worked for me because it was about Jack and Jill’s initial trip through their door, rather than Beneath the Sugar Sky and Every Heart A Doorway which spent more time talking about the school and their lives afterwards.

Realistically I’ll still continue in this series in the hope that I’ll find another instalment that I like, but this one wasn’t for me… at all.

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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On the other hand, this was not a disappointment… at all. If you were here in 2016 you’ll remember my obsession with Illuminae and Gemina (they were two of my favourite reads of the year). The wait for this one nearly killed me, but it didn’t disappoint. Just like its predecessors, it had me gasping and yelling at my phone (I listened to it on Audible) multiple times.

It’s a great series that I can see myself reading again and again. Plus, I think it would be a great recommendation for reluctant readers as it doesn’t have chapters and so you could easily read a report/page a day rather than feeling like you have to commit to reading a whole chapter.

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And, I’m sad to say, that’s it… I’m rubbish, I know. I hope you guys had a better reading month, I’m hoping to pick up my game again in April as soon as my assignments are all submitted and out of my hair.

See you in the comments! I’d love to hear about any suggestions you have for me, I’m looking for a good way to ease back in.

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