Read in March: Fantasy ReadsWell, what a month it was. I read a total of thirteen books in March. THIRTEEN. That for me is out of control. I also read some absolutely amazing reads. I read my second 10 star review of the month and a few other amazing reads.
I am also doing really well on my challenges. I two more books for the Debut Author Challenge getting me to seven for the year, well on track to meet the goal of 12 debuts. I also read four books for the Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge putting me at eleven for the year. And I read two books I owned before 2014 for the TBR Pile Challenge, so I am at a total of seven in that challenge. I've also read a total of 32 books for the year. I'm probably going to extend my Goodreads challenge to 120, but we'll see how I do in April.
1.) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Rating: 10 out of 10 [Full Review]
2.) The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson Rating: 7 out of 10 [Full Review]
3.) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Rating: 8.5 out of 10 [Full Review]
4.) The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [Full Review]
5.) Nightbird by Alice Hoffman Rating: 8 out of 10 [Full Review]
6.) Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver Rating: 7 out of 10 [Full Review]
7.) Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman Rating: 8.5 out of 10 [Full Review]
8.) The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [Full Review]
9.) We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach Rating: 8.5 out of 10 [Full Review]
10.) The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma Rating: 9 out of 10 [Full Review]
11.) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Rating: 9 out of 10 [Full Review]
12.) The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkowski Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [Full Review]
13.) The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Full Review to Come
Discussion: Bookish Descriptions and Buzzwords
To Read in April: Historical Fiction
So I am really excited to follow up a fantasy month, my favorite genre, with a historical fiction month, my second favorite genre. There are some books in my TBR for the month that have been on my list for so long. Seriously, there are some books I am ashamed to say I haven't read. Here is the list with my plan.
The World Before Us by Aislin Hunter - Add to Goodreads
I have been steadily working my way through this for a few weeks. I'm not loving it but it's a historical thriller and I'm curious to see how it ends
At Water's Edge by Sara Gruen - Add to Goodreads
This is historical fiction set during World War II, which I don't always love but it's set on the homefront and it involves the Loch Ness Monster. Sold
The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela McColl - Add to Goodreads
A historical thriller about the author of Little Women, my favorite classic. I am seriously so excited for this book!
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman - Add to Goodreads
This is which is set during the Civil War, which I don't always love, but this is also a Western, which intrigues me so I'm interested.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey - Add to Godreads
So this isn't historical fiction, it's fantasy. But it comes out at the end of the month and I have heard great things so I'm reading my ARC before it's released.
Skandal by Lindsay Smith - Add to Goodreads
I loved Sekret and the sequel comes out next week. I'm so excited to read the sequel to check in with this world and Yulia.
Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee - Add to Goodreads
I have heard great things about this book which came out a few weeks ago. YA historical fiction about the Oregon Trail? Sign me up.
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak - Add to Goodreads
It's happening you guys. I am finally reading this book. Anyone who likes YA and/or historical fiction loves this books so I can't wait any more, it's happening.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - Add to Goodreads
This is a historical fantasy set during the end of the 19th century, which is one of my favorite periods of history to read about. It's a total "me book."
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - Add to Goodreads
This is my classic for the month. It's the perfect fit because it was written in the 1920's but it's about the 1880's which is sort of the period of the month for me.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Add to Goodreads
Well I guess, World War II could be the period of the month for me. I've heard great things about this book that it's full of feels so I'm making it my audiobook for the month.
There you go. Those are my plans for the month. I hope to finish them all but it may be ambitious after last month's stellar reading. It is also not a lot of YA and lately I just haven't had the patience with adult books. We shall see. What are you reading this month? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!