March was quite the freaking ride for yours truly if we’re being honest here. But if we’re being objective, it was a great month until everything went up in flames in the last week of it.
I GOT A CAT!!!!! His name is Percy and I love him to pieces (he’s currently snoozing on me while I attempt to type this post, but all I want to do is join him in his nap).
For a little of a backstory, I am allergic to cats, like…sneezing, coughing, itchy nose, eyes and throat and even headache sometimes, but for some reason I don’t react to this little bean. I mean, I did at first, but it wasn’t nearly as bad and it stopped after a few days. His story is that he and his sibling were strays in our appartement building (we later learned hat they were abandoned by our upstairs neighbors), and they’d taken to my sister and I, started following us everywhere and even zoomed inside our appartement the minute we opened the door a few times haha. And not gonna lie, we fell in love with both of them. After a little while, Percy started showing up alone, his sibling nowhere to be found. We think he was adopted but we don’t know for sure. ANYWAY, Percy was so sad over it and he’d legit just sit at our appartement door and start meowing. So after a week or so, we took him in and he’s adjusted very well. He’s quite the sassy cat but he’s also super tender and cuddly.
I also acquired five books I was -mostly- excited for! My limited UK edition of The Kingdom of Copper finally showed up and I am IN LOVE with it, I was also sent What Hell is Not with it for some reason, which is a book I’ve never heard of and I’m not sure I’ll ever read, so I might take that to the secondhand bookstore here and get something else in exchange for it. Also, can you hear me YELL about getting sent an Arc of Love from A to Z which is one of my most anticipated reads of the year!!!!!! I also made it into the street team for it and I’m all the heart eyes. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge and A Duke by Default are two books I’ve been meaning to get for a while and I finally did, I already read and LOVED the latter.
Later in the month (last week), I got into a pretty bad car accident and I was really lucky to get out of it unharmed because if you could see my car…it’s a mess. It’s wrecked and will need a little while to get fixed. That took a bit of a toll on my mental health, as well as getting triggered by a book I read that I thought I was in a good enough place to handle. So the month ended on a less than great not, and April is starting on the same one. But I’m determined to turn it around!
Title = goodreads page.
Here’s the thing about March. I read 11 books but somewhere there in the middle, I had somewhat of an existential crisis wondering if I’ll ever read a 5 stars books again, then Descendant of the Crane and The Weight of the Stars happened back to back and I forgot what even I was asking.
- Graham’s Delicacies – Short stories, sweet and sexy.
- Undead Girl Gang – Witches, light, snarky, slightly disappointing.
- We Set the Dark on Fire – Queer Girls smashing the patriarchy.
- Small Town Hearts – Soft, cute romance, friendship break-ups.
- Descendant of the Crane -WHAT EVEN WERE THOSE TWISTS?
- Sawkill Girls – Creepy, feminist, powerful and gutting.
- The Weight of the Stars – Messy in the best way.
- A Duke by Default – ADHD, hot and sweet, MORE.
- Girls of Paper and Fire – Captivating, solid series starter, SAPPHIC.
- Imagine us Happy – Made me lose sleep, visceral.
- The Disasters – Fun, outcast teens save the universe.
You can find my YARC 2019 progress post here.
Book Title = Review
- Graham’s Delicacies – Em Ali
- You Asked for Perfect – Laura Silverman
- Small Town Hearts – Lillie Vale
- Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Interment – Samira Ahmed
- The Weight of the Stars – K. ancrum
- March 1st: To Sum-up: February 2019.
- March 3rd: #DBBD: The Fantasy of Historical Romance.
- March 6th: Down the TBR Hole #3.
- March 10th: #DBBD: Busting some Indian Myths and Stereotypes.
- March 11th: My Productivity Tools – Or how to be a master organizer.
- March 13th: Word Wonders’ TBR Expansion: Books with East and South East Asian MCs.
- March 17th: #DBBD: Inclusivity – Booktube vs. Book Blogging.
- March 18th: (Some) Book Blogging Pressures & how to fight them.
- March 24th: #DBBD: Embracing my Nigerian Identity.
- March 25th: Forgive me for I have sinned – Judging book by their covers.
- March 27th: Tag: The Tropes Book Tag.
- March 31st: #DBBD: Ruby’s Fantasy Book Recommendations.
- Lili @ Utopia State of Mind interviewed Laura Pohl, author of The Last 8 as well as Kayla Ancrum, author of The Weight of the Stars (and The Wicker King) and I had a lot of fun reading both.
- Cw @ The Quiet Pond wraps up her blog series about Balancing Blogging and Life and gives us a thorough summary of everything that’s been said.
- Aline @ Fully Booked discusses the question of whether there’s a lack of romance tropes with marginalized protagonists.
- Jordyn @ Jordz the Bibliophile talks about changing rating long after having read the book.
- For the Small Town Hearts Blog Tour, Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany made an awesome rainbow mood board for the book and Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks made several playlists I’m obsessed with.
- Marija @ Inside my Library Mind talks about what makes her fall in love with a book.
- Elise @ The Bookish Actress shares 18 things she’s learned in her first eighteen years.
I’m working on a suuuuper exciting project with a Muslim author friend of mine that we’re hoping to have ready for launching and posting in time for Ramadan (the second week of May) so BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THAT! We’ve made a call for collaborators on Twitter over the weekend and we were overwhelmed by how many people were interested. No, but really, I spent my week-end sorting through notifications and DMs, but I loved every second of it!
I’ll probably share more about it in my April wrap-up as we’re still in the early stages and there’s not much to share yet.
I didn’t get around to reading The Fever King last month but I’m DETERMINED to make it a priority this month. I’m buddy reading We Hunt the Flame with my lovely friends Melanie @ Mel to the Any and Julianna @ Paperblots, Mel and I are ALSO reading A Prince on Paper together, which is going to be glorious. I’m not sure I’ll have time to get to The Right Swipe in April but I’ll try my best because I’m dying to read it.
That’s it until next time.
Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books did you read this month?
Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.