*Dances* March is over way to quickly as the cliché goes and I am happy its autumn because woolen sweaters and cardigans but also sad because I don’t do well in the cold!
March was a really good month for me, it was my Birthday and that’s always fun and I read some books that had been on my TBR for a while thanks for participating in the All The Small Ones Readathon. Now onto what I read this month.
Let’s start with my reads for the ATSOreadathon I didn’t read as many as I planned because I was swept away by new releases but I was happy with the few I did read.
This is a great children’s/middle grade book and I’d def recommend it to young readers.
Anything but Typical is narrated by Jason who was diagnosed with ASD but goes to a mainstream school, we here about his school life, difficulty with teachers and peers, as well as what’s going through his mind in a multitude of different situations.
- Autism Rep
This book is so Australian, so full of feelings, so full of family and friendships, it’s messy and fun, it’s sad and hopeful. I absolutely loved every point of view, everyone in the story minor characters included and how the plot flowed.
- LGBTQA+ rep
- Own Voices
I picked this up purely because it was short and I’d heard a lot about it, unfortunately I didn’t like it. Some parts of the story I did like, the parents and the boyfriend but the main character and her best friend irked me from the start. Also there is SO MUCH cringe, don’t get me wrong I’m all here for sex scenes but well written ones please, I never want the image of someone straddling another like a guitar while plucking at them ahmagod no thank you.
This book is emotional, important and so god damn good. Seriously Starr is my favourite female kickass character right now.
If this isn’t already on your tbr it needs to be, I mean it’s on its 3rd week as NYT best seller and I hope it continues to stay number #1
- Inspired Black lives matter movement
- Diverse African-American MC and family
I was expecting more from this book, I had a lot of people tell me I’d either love it or hate it but I just kinda fell into the middle and the meh category.
It’s so mysterious and I liked that but because of how at arm’s length we are from the characters I couldn’t connect or like any of them enough to care about the big reveal.
It’s been 20 days and I’ve already forgotten the main characters name that’s how memorable she was to me. I can definitely see how people could love this, as well as all the people who hated it.
Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I was lucky enough to be approved for a net galley of this amazing book and I have my hardcover copy on the way (hurry up postie)
This book is so beautiful and fantastical but what I really love about it is Lazlo, he’s such a kind-hearted and friendly main character and he’s a librarian that loves stories, I just love him a lot.
There’s beautiful lucid dreaming, gods, good vs evil, the theme of can one thing be only good or evil. Magic and alchemists, explosions and creations. If you like fantasy I highly recommend this book although it does take a while to get into by the halfway point I was thoroughly in love.
In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park
In Order To Live is the true story of Yeonmi Park who escaped from North Korea with her mother.
This book is really emotional and I cried when she was talking about all her emotions about her speech for One Young World Summit having just watched that and seen how emotional and passionate she was.
Yeonmi’s story is truly inspiring and she continues to inspire and work for North Korean rights. I highly recommend reading this young girls truly incredible story and putting your life into perspective. I am so privileged to happen to be born in Australia and so inspired that Yeonmi has been through so much and prevailed not only to find happiness in her own life but to help others who are struggling.
If you don’t normally read non fictions and don’t think you’d pick this up I urge you to youtube Yeonmi’s One Young Nation speech, listen and educate yourself on what is happening right now. This story isn’t 100 years ago Yeonmi is only a year older than I am being born in 1993 and I am truly inspired by her hard work.
I only read 7 books but I’m still incredibly happy with my reads this month
Tags and Discussion Posts:
I am back on track with my discussion/tag posts and so happy for it! Hopefully I can keep it flowing over to next month
- I Dare You – Book Tag
- Childhood Favourites – Because am I even an adult?
- Teenage Cringe – Books I read and loved as a teen that I’m not even mad about
- Books I want to give as gifts – which really means books I want to throw at people until they hurry up and read it already
- Why I Give So Many Books 5 Star reviews
In case you missed it: Reviews
- Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente
- Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
- A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful By Eric Lindstrom
- BLACK by Fleur Ferris
- Things I should have known by Claire LaZebnik
E Galleys/ Arcs:
Physical Copies/Birthday Haul
So I am still doing project 5 and I have now only purchased 7 books this whole year (I’m not counting audios or review copies) If I did include the 3 books I bought for my birthday I would be 9 books behind BUT as I’m a cheater I’m not including them WHICH means I am actually only 4 purchases in for THE WHOLE YEAR. I’ve read 26 books so I’m actually up a book, hmmm I wonder what I should buy.
It was my birthday on the 26th and I spent it with friends and going to way too many dinners, I also went to The YA Rooms book club and discussed the book of the Month Thug with them.
SO that was my March, I read 7 books and loved nearly all of them, I started 3 more but they’re still on my current read list hopefully I can finish them asap.
What was the highlight of your month? Fave book you read? Did you do anything particularity bookish?