March Wrap-up 2021

Heyhey, BookNerds! So March has come to an end and the year seems to be flying by and I for one have been kept incredibly busy this month (thank goodness for pre-scheduling blogposts πŸ˜…!) I have, ever so delightfully, been given a big project/assignment to work on over March and April so sadly I only managed 7 books this month and expect a lower amount for next month too. However, I was pleased that I managed to squeeze in 7 books – all of which were uniquely amazing reads! So let’s dive into what my month was like!


What I Read!

  • They Both Die At The End, by Adam SilveraPaperback – LGBTQ+ Rep, poc rep.
  • What If It’s Us, by Becky Albertalli and Adam SilveraPaperback – LGBTQ+ Rep, poc rep.
  • History Is All You Left Me, by Adam SilveraPaperback – LGBTQ+ Rep, poc rep, OCD, mental health rep.
  • LotR The Fellowship Of The Ring, by JRR TolkienPaperback
  • The Unbroken (Magic Of The Lost #1), by CL ClarkNetgalley eARC – LGBTQ+ Rep, f/f, poc, disabled rep.
  • Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia OwensPaperback – poc side characters.
  • The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno-GarciaNetgalley eARC.

Stats:

  • Library Audiobooks: 0
  • Library ebooks: 0
  • Own Paperback: 5
  • ARCs/eARCs: 2

Ongoing Buddy Read!

Lord Of The Rings, by JRR Tolkien. – So I’m still reading the glorious LotR books with some of the TWR gnag and am loving it – I left it far too long to do a re-read and am so glad to have joined in with doing so!


Book Reviews!

The Priory Of The Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon – ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨(4.75 Stars) – A fantastic standalone fantasy filled with gorgeous prose, rich storytelling and excellent characters. I had this book on my tbr for a while but hadn’t picked it up due to hearing mixed reviews so I put it off. However, I am so glad that I did read it because I absolutely loved it! This book had such a beautiful world, with complex and detailed systems and everything about it worked extraordinarily well together. In addition to the phenomenal plot, the book has its own fair share of rep with sapphic leads, m/m side/past relationships etc… An excellent standalone, well worth the read!

The Unbroken (Magic Of The Lost #1), by CL Clark – ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨ (4.75 Stars) – Netgalley eARC Orbit)– This book was an absolutely amazing start to a new series! The Unbroken is a rich story of colonialism and rebellion, and one written with such finesse that the big picture and nuanced effects of the oppression are striking and heart-breaking. African inspired, with French Empire inspirations, this story is a hit on all levels from the characters and their personal feelings and struggles to the wider world-building and magic systems. This sapphic led story is emotional and tense from start to finish and is a raw and powerful read that keeps you gripped.

The Shadow Of The Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga #1), by John Gwynne – ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨ (4.75 Stars)Physical ARC (Orbit) – A bloody, brutal adventure with an epic scope and complex and captivating characters. This Norse inspired fantasy is an action packed story with magic, monster and dragons filling every page. With a complex and compelling overarching plot, this book weaves three lives together in a brutal and war-filled way. The three characters are all fighting their own personal demons, but the worst is yet to come – as the shadow of the Gods loom above them. A brilliant read that keeps you on your toes.


Bookish Posts!


BlogTours!

Fall Of Radiance, Rangers Oath, by Blake Arthur Peel. Thankyou to TheWriteReads for a spot on the tour! This brilliant book was part of last years BBNYA competition and I was lucky enough to do a spotlight post for it on this blogtour.

Stay Mad, Sweetheart, by Heleen Kist. Another amazing WriteReads and BBNYA tour that I was given a spot on (so another thankyou!). I was incredibly lucky to spotlight this amazing book that was another finnalist in the BBNYA competition.


BBNYA 2021!

BBNYA IS BACK for 2021! Last year BBNYA was chock full of amazing indie, self-published and small-press books. I was a panellist last year and found some incredible new reads (and many more were added to the tbr), but not only are there amazing books in store there are also some incredible prizes. The absolutely amazing Folio Society have decided to continue their association with this competition so keep your eyes peeled, and the brilliant WriteReads is also in association with the contest – how fab is that?! For more information check out my BBNYA! Book Blogger’s Novel Of The Year Award. page with links to the twitter, instagram and official sites of BBNYA!


Bookish Socials!


So that was my month how was yours? Did you have a favourite March read? If so, let me know!

Happy Reading, BookNerds!πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šπŸ’œ




8 comments

  1. Great wrap up! I am trying The Priory of the Orange Tree again this month. I attempted it last month (audiobook) and was just not getting along with it. I’ve reserved it at the library now so I am hoping that physically reading it will help!

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    • Thank you! Oohh good luck, I hope you have luck with it! I struggle with heavy/rich fantasy on audio books so I physically read it too – I hope physically reading it will help you too! πŸ’œ

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