Another month has come and gone, and I actually did pretty well in the reading department! 8 books, 6 of which were for challenges.
Flights of Fantasy (3 books)
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab- 5 stars. Late to the party but very glad I am here! I loved this rich, magic, heart-pounding world of parallel Londons, and I adore Kell and Lila.
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab- 4.5 stars. The tournament felt a little been there, done that but Alucard stole my heart immediately and there are pirates! And KISSING! And more magic and character moments!
The Blazing Star by Imani Josey- 3.5 stars. Such an imaginative, well researched book. I loved Portia’s voice and the ancient Egyptian setting was astounding! Richly imagined and fascinating. The book did get confusing and didn’t wrap up as much as I expected, but it’s very enjoyable and different.
Retellings Reading Challenge
None for this month but I started Geekerella and I love it so far!
Rock My TBR
I read mostly arcs and library books this month…
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (3 books)
Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett- 4.5 stars. This is the most You’ve Got Mail-ish book I’ve read yet of this mini contemporary genre and it was perfect! I adored the setting, the movie quotes at the beginning of every chapter, how authentic and real Bailey felt, her relationship with her dad, and Porter!! Such swoons 😀
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown- 4 stars. Really delightful, I loved Jo’s voice and how every character had layers to them. It’s hard not to come off as preachy but Brown hits the sweet spot by showcasing lots of different types of Christians. Plus it was funny, adorable, heartwarming, and had lots of pop culture references too!
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli- 4 stars. A worthy follow up to Simon with a relatable MC, a wonderful look at the complexities of family and friendship, and a super cute nerdy ship! It was a delight that I read in one sitting.
I’m unofficially keeping track of rereads as well but I didn’t finish any this month, still taking my time with Half Blood Prince.
How did you do with your reading challenges in March? What were your favorite books that you read? I’m really looking forward to my April TBR!