March was a month of some real ups and downs. For about a week, I felt dejected, but as the month progressed I celebrated my Dad’s birthday, spent Easter with my family, and by the end of the March I’d bounced back.
One of the biggest things I did last month was organise my very first readathon over Easter weekend. I honestly thought about six people would join in, but there ended up being so many people tweeting about their progress and adding photos of their TBRs to Instagram. Quite honestly, I was thrilled. It was wonderful to chat to people about their reading progress, and I ended up reading nine books in March as a result of the readathon.
These were the books I said I’d read in my March TBR:
And these were the books I actually read:
So I diverged from my TBR quite a lot this month (oops), but I’m actually really pleased with what I managed to read; I aimed for nine books and I read nine, despite them not being the books I’d initially planned.
After saying I’d pick it up for two and a half months, I finally read The Belles! *rapturous applause is heard in the distance* I received an ARC before it was released, but I was so busy with other novels that it’s taken me until now to get to it. It was worth the wait though, as the plot was dark, twisted, and pretty thrilling. I was also lucky enough to receive an ARC of Starfish this month and I loved it. For a full review, check out my blog tour post that went up yesterday. The book that surprised me the most in March was To Kill A Kingdom; I thought the story would be reasonably good, but I ended up enjoying it approximately 738 times more than I expected. The action and intensity were excellent and I rated it 4.5/5 stars.
For my Easter readathon, I read Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Lumberjanes, Kenko, and The Suffragettes. OK, real talk, Simon Vs is EVERYTHING. I don’t know how I’ve gone for so long without it in my life, it was raw, honest, and beautifully gay. I absolutely adored it and I can’t wait to go and see the film.
No.6 volume 5
No.6 volume 6
To Kill A Kingdom
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Lumberjanes volume 2
A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees
I FINALLY POSTED MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW OF THE YEAR (An Enchantment of Ravens) and you should totally go check it out because I need love and validation.
My discussion feature about International Day of Happiness and how we shouldn’t shame others for what they enjoy went up during March, and I also announced the Easter readathon I hosted over Easter weekend.
March started off on a low, but finished on a high for me, with some exciting events and new experiences.
- I celebrated my Dad’s birthday in the middle of the month and it was a really fun day/weekend. We went for a meal and I got him some presents that he ended up loving.
- I had four blissful days off over Easter and got not one, but three vegan Easter eggs. Somehow, I still have one left.
- My boyfriend and I celebrated our three year anniversary together. It seems amazing that we’ve been together for so long, but I think it shows in how well we know each other. We went for a day trip to Birmingham, but we’re celebrating properly in April with a weekend in London.
- If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I’ve done quite a lot of baking over the last month and have really enjoyed it. I find it incredibly relaxing, but often don’t make the time to do it, so I’m going to endeavour to keep baking new things in April and May.
- Over Easter weekend I hosted my very first readathon over on Twitter and IG. So many people joined in and I’m thankful to every single person who did, as you all made it a brilliant experience. I should have a full wrap up post up soon.
What did you read in March? Did you get up to anything exciting? If you took part in my readathon, I’d love to hear if you enjoyed it.