March Wrap Up/April TBR

Friday 31 March 2017

I went into March without a TBR, so what exactly did I end up reading?

Just After Sunset by Stephen King
March was a rather slow reading month for me, and I blame that on this collection of short stories. It was just so disappointing and took me forever to get through, and I can't quite believe that Stephen King put out something so... sub par. Don't get me wrong, he's still my favourite author of all time, but I just wouldn't recommend this. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads but it's definitely more of a 2.5 star read.

Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif vol. 1: Stronger Than Monsters
To combat the slow start to the month I decided to pick up a graphic novel. This one was good and I enjoyed it as I was reading it - I've never read anything solely based on Sif, and while she was irritating at times she was also awesome. However, it didn't really stick with me after so for that I could only give it 3 stars.

Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett
This was definitely the highlight of the month for me as I loved this book. I was sent it for review as part of a blog tour (my post is coming tomorrow, so keep an eye out!) so I won't go into too much detail. Just know that if you're interested in World War II but don't want to read about Britain or German again, this is the book for you.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The last book I managed to complete in March was... interesting, to say the least. For the most part, I do enjoy Holly Black's ideas and the way she writes, but it's very hit or miss for me and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was definitely a miss for me. It started out promisingly, if rather confusingly, but things only went downhill as the book progressed and I ended up leaving this angry and with very few answers. If you've read this, you'll probably know which instance with Tana annoyed me so much, but if you haven't just know that the first 200 pages ended up completely redundant and I am not happy about it.

Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams
I won't say too much about this, as my review for it will be posted on Monday, but wow... I highly underestimated this book and it ended up packing a much bigger punch than I thought it could, being such a small book and not my preferred genre at that. But I'd highly recommend it, so hop on over to Amazon and get yourself a copy.

Hopefully I'll manage to finish everything planned in April and even squeeze a few more things in as this isn't a big TBR by any means. I'll be prioritising Gerald's Game and The Old Nurse's Story as I'd like to read a King and a little black classic every month and I didn't manage the classic in March. I'd also like to review Bamboo Island, as it was sent to me by the publisher and I really enjoyed the first book, so I doubt the second will let me down.

What did you read in March? What do you want to read in April?


  1. Looks like you got a good bit of reading down in March! Good for you, Charlotte! Hope you have a great April :)

    1. It felt like I read hardly anything this month though! Thanks, Emily. Hope you do too :)


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