March 2023 | In Review
My birthday month has come and gone, and I didn't get through quite as many books as I wanted to. Going into the month I had a set TBR due to some readathons I am participating in but, due to some circumstances, I didn't get around to reading all of them. As for what I did read, it was a pretty mid month with not too many highs or lows.
Without further ado, onto the statistics!
I read 4 books and 2 novellas for a grand total of 6 titles and 2,093 pages. I am also currently still reading Season 3 of The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion (because I have yet to pick it back up and finish it.)
If you want to check out my reviews, click on the pink links! Reviews for titles not linked can be found on my Goodreads page. Now, here are all the titles I read this month:
The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi (Amina al-Sirafi #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
Sorcery of Thorns (Sorcery of Thorns #1) by Margaret Rogerson
Mysteries at Thorn Manor (Sorcery of Thorns #1.5) by Margaret Rogerson
Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
Crown of Bones (Amassia #1) by A.K. Wilder
I had 3 DNFs this month, but only one of them was an intentional one. I was rather enjoying both Rubicon by J.S. Dewes and Paradise-1 by David Wellington, that was until my computer decided to restart while reading both of them and I lost my spot, and thus my motivation to keep reading them. I got far enough in them as well which is unfortunate, but I will go back and fully read them hopefully eventually. Homecoming by Kate Morton, on the other hand, I couldn't get into at all and the book was way longer than it should have been.
All of these were ARCs too, and I never like to DNF those even when there are extenuating circumstances and general dislike or disinterest.
The two four-star reads this month were both rereads so I don't really count them, but I am at least happy I didn't end up disliking them. As for the other end of the spectrum, we have my one two-star read, which was a huge disappointment because of how hyped up it was (I am talking about Hidden Pictures here).
Fantasy - 4
Sci-fi - 1
Horror - 1
Not too big of a spread here, though if I counted the books I DNF'd I would have had more sci-fi horror in there. Half of the fantasy were also rereads so I wouldn't really count those either. Anyways, since I didn't read much this month in general there isn't much else to comment on here.
Best of the Month - Crown of Bones
Worst of the Month - Hidden Pictures
Most Disappointing - Hidden Pictures
The best of the month goes to a reread which I am really happy ended up still being a good read. I was worried I would like it less but it was still a solid read. As for the book taking both the worst and most disappointing, we have Hidden Pictures. I briefly mentioned this already, but this book was hyped, so my expectations were decently high. I was expecting this to be a good horror about a creepy kid who draws creepy pictures, which is more or less what it is actually about minus the good part. The story just wasn't very good in my opinion.