Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up Meme

And that’s a wrap on March!

I can’t believe it’s been another whole month of 2018 – and my first full month of blogging! I’m loving this community so much. It’s been great to discuss my opinions and find so many wonderful new books through all of you.

What I Read

March was another great reading month for me, including four 5-star reads and plenty of others that I thoroughly enjoyed. Lots of mysteries and thrillers, but I did squeeze in a YA fantasy, which I’m dying to get more of in my life.

This month, I tackled 11 books and 3,922 pages. 8 books were ones that I committed to as part of my March TBR, and the only one on my TBR I haven’t checked off yet is This Fallen Prey. I’m in the middle of it now, though, and fingers crossed that I’ll be wrapping up tonight, so I’m still in the clear for March!



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Stacking the Shelves: March 31, 2018

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tygna’s Reviews and Reading Reality and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I did better than last week! But I still grabbed a good handful. There’s a mix of crime fiction, thriller, historical fiction, and urban fantasy in here that all caught my eye. If any sound appealing to you, check out their Goodreads pages via the cover image links.

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Anything But Books Tag

Anything But Books Tag

The lovely Siobhan @ Novelties tagged me earlier this month to participate in the Anything But Books Tag! This is the first “get to know me” tag I’ve done on this blog, and it was a lot of fun — so thanks a bunch, Siobhan 🙂 If we share any interests below, be sure to let me know 😀 I love to chat about all the things, not just books ^_^


The Questions

Name a cartoon that you love.

Avatar: The LastAirbender, hands down, is one of the best television shows in history, cartoon or not. It’s so much more than a children’s show. The plot, the characters, the themes, the world-building … yep, I think I just convinced myself I’m overdue for a rewatch.

What is your favorite song right now?

I saw the musical Waitress several weeks ago, and I don’t think I’ve actually listened to anything but the soundtrack since? She Used to Be Mine still gives me chills, even if I’ve probably listened to it a couple hundred times now … and watched pretty much every live variation available on YouTube. Zero shame.

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

I’m a gym junkie 🙂 There’s nothing I find more therapeutic than working out. I’m addicted to the endorphin rush and the challenge of always trying to compete with my own personal bests. I’ll honestly try anything that’s physically challenging, but for my go-to’s: I love spin classes, I’m trying to develop a greater appreciation for yoga, and my main passion is …
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Review: People Like Us

image1 (17)Title: People Like Us

Author: Dana Mele

Genre: Young Adult Mystery

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Rating: ⭐️⭐️✨ (2.5 stars)


Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. 

The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.

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WWW Wednesdays: March 28 2018

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. It’s simple – just answer the three questions below. And check out her post this week to get inspired by what everyone else is reading!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Review: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

image1 (15)Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Series: The Folk of the Air, #1

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5 stars)


Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Taking Place in Another Country

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This was such a fun prompt. Most of these are books I’ve already read and adored for the way they transported me to other places, but a couple I’ve yet to tackle and just look wonderful! All of the book covers link to their Goodreads pages in case the travel bug bites you, too.

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