March seemed to fly by even faster than February did. If you asked me what I did last month (and trying to write this recap post) I’m struggling to come up with anything other than work, sleep, with some reading in between.
I got through six books this month, better than February, and I took part in my first ever Readathon, the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge. I didn’t do much blogging in March though; I felt a little bit burnt out after everything I went through at the end of last year and I needed some time to re-charge. Now though I’ve had that re-charge time and I’m ready to get back into blogging.
- In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire — Five stars
- All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell (Editor) — Four stars
- Heartstopper, Volume One by Alice Oseman — Four stars
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid — Five stars
- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas — Five stars
- Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson — Four stars
Favourite read; The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid which isn’t my usual genre of choice but completely blew me away, it was such an emotional and moving read.
Least favourite read; Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson which wasn’t a bad book, it was actually a fun story with great characters but it was up against some tough competition this month.
I’m still holding steady ahead of my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I think going forwards my goal is going to be to stay at least two books ahead of schedule, but either way no matter how far ahead I get I’m not going to change my goal. I’m really enjoying this laid back approach to reading I’ve been able to take this year.
While I didn’t manage to hit the 26k word goal I set myself at the beginning of March (honestly I came nowhere near) I did start writing again which honestly is an achievement in and of itself and one I’m proud of none the less.
However I do want to be able to catch up on my current WIP, especially if I’m going to start my new WIP during NaNoWriMo 2019. My progressive word count should now be 26k, and by the end of the month it should be 34k so to help me reach that I am taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo and setting my goal for 34k words. Wish me luck.
I was able to relax a fair bit in March which was really nice. There was a lot of time spent with my family in March; it was my dad’s birthday, my baby cousin’s christening, and of course Mother’s Day over here in the UK. Other than that though i became a cinema-going fiend.
- First I saw How to train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World at the beginning of the month with my best friend, which was a really emotional end to the trilogy. I was nearly in tears by the time the credits were rolling.
- Then I saw Captain Marvel with my other friend in the middle of the month, which was amazing. Carol Danvers is now my new favourite Marvel superhero, and I am even more excited for Avengers: Endgame than I was before.
- Finally for Mother’s Day I saw Us with my mum and my sister, which was a brilliant film (and I’m saying that despite the fact that I am not a massive fan of the horror genre, so you know it was good).
- I’m still making good progress learning Dutch through the Duolingo app; currently I’ve maintained a 75 day streak and I’m on crown level 55.
I may have a small backlog of books which I brought in February that I still need to get around to, but I’m really excited to get started on the books I got last month
- When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
- The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
- A Gathering of Shadows: Collector’s Edition by V.E. Schwab
In April I’m going to try and catch up; I need to catch-up on blogging, I want to catch up on writing, and I going to try to catch up on the backlog of books I have sitting on my bookshelves. I still haven’t gotten around to either The Kingdom of Cooper or The Priory of the Orange Tree despite them both being highly anticipated releases of mine.
I also have more than a few eARCs which I need to read sooner rather than later so I can actually review them.
I have some fun outings planned in April with my friends and my sister which I’m really excited about, but more about them in my next recap, and I have more TV I need to binge-watch. Hopefully though if I can catch up on reading, blogging and writing this month (a tall order for me I know) then I can move forwards onto something new in May.
How was your March?
Did you take part in the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge, how many of the prompts did you manage to cross off? How are you doing with your Goodreads Reading Challenge now we’re quarter of the way through 2019?
Have you seen Captain Marvel, and are you excited for Avengers: Endgame (not long to go now before it’s released)? Have you read either When the Sky Fell on Splendor or The Near Witch, what did you think of them if you have?