March has been a surprisingly good reading month for me! I had a little bit of a dip in reading in February, and i managed to pull it back and read a lot in March, and a lot of books that i ended up really loving.
I got my hands on quite a few books that i couldn’t wait to read in March, so there are quite a few new releases in this. I also wanted to catch up on one or two review books! So overall, i had a pretty successful reading March!
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
The first book that i completed in March was On The Come Up. I started this in Feburary so it was no surprise that i finished it pretty soon after. I am a huge fan of The Hate U Give so i expected to love On The Come Up just as much. Luckily, i found it just as great as THUG and could barely put it down. Angie Thomas writes such complex and wonderful stories about characters that feel incredibly real. Topped off with her characters having unique voices and her writing technique being impeccable, you have a winner of a book really. I think On The Come Up proved to me that i’ll never dislike one of her books.
All The Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins
*This book was gifted from the publisher* I’ve been looking forward to reading an Orlagh Collins book for some time now, and when i heard about All The Invisible Things i couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s a coming of age story with some coming out in it, which sounds absolutely perfect for me. Kindly, the wonderful publisher sent me a copy to try out. I ended up really loving this story and Orlagh’s writing style, if you want to know my full thoughts, check out my REVIEW.
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki
Luckily, one of my friends picked up a copy of This One Summer which looked pretty cool, so i borrowed it to read. I want to read more stand-alone graphic novels this year, and broaden my graphic novel horizons a little, which is where this came in. I had no idea what to expect from the story but i absolutely loved the art work. There were some loose ends that i didn’t think were wrapped up particularly well, but overall, it was an incredibly enjoyable read about friendship and growing up! My full review for This One Summer will be up soon!
Snotgirl comics #1-#2 by Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung
Keeping with the idea of reading more graphic novels, one of my friends gave me her copies of the first eight Snotgirl comic books. I have been wanting to pick up the graphic novel for a while now, so i have enough of the comic books to practically cover the first two graphic novels! I’m working my way through them slowly, and whereas i don’t completely love the story, i’m really enjoying the artwork and the characters. It’s extremely exaggerated, and i think as long as i keep that in mind, i’ll like it!
A List Of Cages by Robin Roe
I’ve had my eye on A List Of Cages for a long time now, and i finally picked it up when my lovely friend had discount in Waterstones. I wanted to get around to it pretty quickly, as i knew it would be one that just sat on my bookshelf, waiting for a while. I had very little idea what to expect going in to A List Of Cages, but i absolutely adored it. There are some heavy themes of abuse, grief and depression for this book, so if you are even slightly triggered by those things, i wouldn’t pick this up. But i really enjoyed this exploration of these themes with the characters of Julian and Adam.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
I’ve been listening to Becoming on audiobook for a couple of months now, i seemed to get hugely in to it at the start and then in the last few hours picked it back up as an obsession again. The last few hours i sped through and i really enjoyed the voice and the way she wrapped up that part of her life. I hate rating non-fiction books, it feels too much like rating someones life, but if i had to give this a rating it would be completely over five stars. Michelle writes in such a wonderfully to the point way that it hides none of her personality in Becoming. I’m not really fond of autobiographies, but Michelle Obama’s is one i adored.
The Quiet At The End Of The World by Lauren James
I moved on to The Quiet At The End Of The World at the end of the month, as i wanted to read it asap after it’s released. I love Lauren James’ writing, and Loneliest Girl was one of my favourite books of 2017, and now one of my favourite books of all time. Lauren is a master of plot-twists, and it’s no different in Quiet. Her stories are incredibly masterful and well put together. I also really enjoy the sci-fi elements. Quiet was right up my street with the apocalyptic elements too.
I also made quite a big dint in to How To Make Friends With The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow this month, so without a doubt that will be my first book finished in April.
Books read: 8
Books read this year: 18
Pages read: 2,251
Pages Per Day: 77
Average Rating: 4
Years of Release: 2015, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Comic