Month In Review

Books I read in March

I still seem to be reading more books than I get around to reviewing. I want to catch up this week and write some posts for next week, so I can take a complete break next week and focus on my writing and just have a break.

Blogging is fun and so is reviewing but it’s mentally tiring trying to blog and write and review. And I’ve started exercising again. I want to read for fun sometimes and not let it become a chore so I think taking breaks from writing blog posts now and again will be very helpful. More on this soon.

Books I started in Feb but finished in March

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I really enjoyed this book, the review was my last post.

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There was so much going on in this book. I haven’t got around to reviewing it yet.

Books I finished in March

Sapphire Smyth and The Shadow Fire by R.J. Furness

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A quick read and a good one, here’s the review

Pulse

I’ve finished this but have yet to review it.

Books I’m still reading

The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger

Little Creepers by Jessica Walsh (I should’ve finished this ages ago but I wanted to make it last)

From Story Idea To Reader by Rosemary Kind and Patsy Collins, reading the audiobook (free in exchange for a review) so it’s taken longer than normal. It’s a good book, info here, and I think I’ll have to buy a physical copy.

A writing book from Netgalley which I keep forgetting about.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett, which has taken over my life.

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I did get into a bit of a reading slump. I read some good books but then I don’t know why I just lost interest.  I read a book for a blog tour in May and flew through it but afterwards I just couldn’t get into my other reads. I took a break and did what I needed to do which was read a fantasy book and not just any but Good Omens and I couldn’t stop reading it. It helped me to get out of the slump.

I have two modes in life: feeling motivated and energetic and trying to do it all. And then feeling so mentally tired that I can’t do anything. I need to find a balance because when I’m tired I don’t even have the energy to read. It’s just my overactive brain.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by let me know what books you’ve enjoyed lately and drop links to your Month In Review posts 🙂

 

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Month In Review

What I read In Febuary

I haven’t read so much this month, I found more books to read and my reading has been slower. I’ve been behind on reviews also. I seem to be reading books  but not getting around to reviewing them, I might catch up one day.

Books I finished

The Little Shop of Happily Ever After by Jenny Colgan (library book review to come)

The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by [Colgan, Jenny]

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G.Drews (previous review)

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Orgo Runners: The First Run by R.J. Furness (Free ebook from Amazon, reviewed on GoodReads)

ORGO RUNNERS: The First Run (Book 1) by [Furness, R.J.]

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (review to come) 

Treading the Uneven Road by L.M.Brown (review copy from author)

Books I’m still reading

Paint Me A Picture by Patsy Collins (library book enjoying it, great character, almost finished and then review to come)

The Ice House by Tim Clare (ARC from Netgalley, wow good fantasy world)

 

Month In Review

Books I read in January.

I’ve read some good books this month and there’s so many I want to read next. These are the books I read in January, click on the title’s to go to my review.

When All Is Said

When All Is Said And Done by Anne Griffin

I got this book from Netgalley to review. I really enjoyed it, a lovely character who tells us his life story.

Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life

Help Me! One Woman’s Quest To Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life by Marianne Power

This was an ebook I bought on Amazon, it felt like reading a romantic-comedy, I enjoyed. If you think you need to read a self-help book read this.

The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes

I got this book for free from a website called Project Gutenberg, they offer all their books free, it’s legal as they’re all out of copyright. I got back into Sherlock Holmes this year when I finally continued with the series Sherlock. Sherlock Holmes is an intriguing character, this book is a series of short stories. I’m not sure on the timeline but I enjoyed reading them.

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All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew 

I won a self-care/pamper package from a blogger A Cornish Geek  and this book was included. I loved this book. I still haven’t finished the review. It reminded me a little bit of The Road but it’s more poetic, lovelier, and just brilliant.

84K by Claire North

I bought this from The Works for £2. I started reading it and couldn’t stop. I was trying not to buy any books but this one grabbed me. I couldn’t leave without it. It’s a dystopian novel set in this world where a company owns everything, it’s horrible. It  was riveting, intense and sad. Most of the time I sat there with a look of shock on my face. I haven’t written a review yet, I don’t know if I will yet. It will not do the book justice and might just be one word: SPEECHLESS!

I also started reading this book from the library:

It’s a lovely light hearted read after 84K which I think I need.

What’s next?

  • I’ve got a review of ‘All Rivers Run Free’ to write
  • Another book to read and review
  • An ebook from an author to start reading and review
  • I have so many books I want to read from my own bookshelf
  • And there’s still two books on Netgalley I need to read and review

I think that’s me remembering everything. I read quite a bit in January, but I didn’t work much, cut backs. I enjoyed all the books I read this month and only have two outstanding from this month to finish.

How did your January go? Have you read any of these books?