Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: March 2020

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Greetings from isolation! March has obviously been a super weird month for all of us — it’s not every day you get locked indoors due to a global pandemic. Lockdown did, however, mean I read lots of books and despite so much anxiety, I managed to keep up with my usual rate of reading in March!

 

Books I read

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (review)

Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht (review)

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (review)

The Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole

I read a total of 11 books in March, which is in line with my monthly average.  There were some highs and lows this month, with ratings ranging from two to five stars! My favourites of the month were Kingdom of Copper and Upright Women Wanted, while The Monster of Elendhaven and Into the Drowning Deep just didn’t grab me as much as I thought they would.

I’ve been slow to get reviews out, but hopefully you will see my full thoughts soon. Stay tuned!

 

Books I bought

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Animals of Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton

The Bad Luck Lighthouse by Nicki Thornton

Soul Keeper by David Dalglish

Despite the pandemic, I managed to pick up a few new books this month! Granted, I bought them all before lockdown began, however I think this is a true testament to my book hauling abilities.

 

Book post

The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

Docile by K. M. Szpara

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

Raven Caller by David Dalglish

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

Lost Gods by Micah Yongo

Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

Creeping Jenny by Jeff Noon

The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston

The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

I was lucky enough to receive quite a lot of book post before all the publicists started working from home! Spring is always a great month for book post due to all the new titles coming out, and this year is no exception.

 

Wishlist gifts

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Once Upon a River by Dianne Setterfield

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman

I participated in a few wishlist threads at the beginning of March and many folks generously sent me books from my own wishlist! A huge thank you to everyone who ran these threads and sent out books — it helped make March a little brighter.

 

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That’s it for this month! How was your March for reading? Did you manage to get anything new? Let me know!

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