March Wrap Up and April TBR

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It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

Books I Read in March

My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas – 3*
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald – 4*
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard (re-read) – 5*
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (& Other Lies)
by Scarlett Curtis – 3*
Jog On 
by Bella Mackie – 4*
The Poet X 
by Elizabeth Acevedo – 5*
I Owe You One 
by Sophie Kinsella – 2*
The Quiet At The End of the World 
by Lauren James – 4*
A Girl Called Shameless 
by Laura Steven – 5*

It’s no exaggeration to say that college took over my life in March, and my blog took the biggest hit attention-wise.  I’m happy to say that it did pay off as I have passed my first assignment.  Yay!  At the time of writing, I am still waiting to hear back on my second assignment…  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I am surprised to see how much I actually did read in March as I genuinely thought I hadn’t read that many books….?

In terms of my TBR, I read two out of three books; as you can see I didn’t get round to reading On the Come Up.  I had the e-book from my local library, but I struggled to focus on it and couldn’t get past the first few pages.  Luckily for me, my local library also had the physical copy to borrow and I will try to get round to reading it at some point in April.

Book of the Month

Even though I have two 5* reads this month, my choice was easy.  My book of the month for March is A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven.  I adore Izzy O’Neill.  I wish her story had been around when I was a teenager.  Even though A Girl Called Shameless wraps things up in a neat bow, I am still harbouring the tiniest of hopes for another book.

April TBR

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary | I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney | The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

It’s no surprise to see that the books I am hoping to read this month are part of my Spring 2019 TBR.  First up, it’s The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary.  This book has been on my radar for what feels like months, and it’s now finally time to read it. Tiffy needs a bed. Leon needs money. They enter into a strange agreement – they’ll share a bed even though they’ve never met.  With its unique premise – could you share a bed with a stranger? – I’ll be cuddling up to this one soon.

I say it all the time, but Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney was bloody brilliant.  If you haven’t read it yet, I am jealous of the ride you have yet to experience.  I managed to nab Alice’s second novel, I Know Who You Are, thanks to the small period of time it was available through the Read Now section on Netgalley.    I CANNOT WAIT! 

Finally, I’m always up for reading more World War 2 fiction and factual books, and The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe is next on my list.  In a similar vein to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Antonio has taken the true story of Dita Kraus and created a fiction novel based on her experience.    I’m already preparing myself for tears.

What will you be reading in April?

Daniella x

6th April 2019
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