Monthly Recap: March 2016

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Happy last day of March! Can you believe April Fool’s is tomorrow?

In this post, I’ll be recapping my month, including what I read, what I posted, what I hauled, and my progress on my bookish challenges. I’ll also be looking forward to next month, including my (tentative) TBR and other posts coming up! Let’s get started!

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I read a total of 15 books, which is pretty amazing for me! I owe it all to spring break, which really gave me time to read and write up some blog posts!

HIGHLIGHTS

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BOOKS READ THIS MONTH:


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REVIEWS

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I was pretty into Hamilton this month! To be completely honest, I’m not that big a fan of hip hop. Nor am I a huge fan of musicals. But I’m totally and completely digging Hamilton, which is, if you didn’t know, a hip-hop musical. I’ve never heard of anything like it, but I’m loving it so much!

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I got a lot of books this month—a whopping 27 (oops). You can read about my mid-month book haul here! Here’s all the books I got this month:

ARCs

FINISHED COPIES

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Huge thanks to Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, the NOVL, YALLWEST and others for sending me some books!

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This month was actually pretty awesome. I got a pretty good score (if I say so myself) on my SATs, and I finally got my driver’s license!

I also had spring break, which lasted from the 23rd to the 28th, which gave me ample time to read—I’m really impressed with myself and what I read this month!

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For 2016, I signed up for 4 year-long challenges. You can see my overall progress here.

THIS MONTH

No challenges this month!

YEAR LONG

Flights of Fantasy | Goal: 20 | 4 read this month

  • BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae
  • THE GREAT HUNT by Wendy Higgins
  • QUEEN OF HEARTS by Colleen Oakes
  • TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard

Contemporary Romance | Goal: 20 | 3 read this month 

  • TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum
  • MY KIND OF CRAZY by Robin Reul
  • THE NEW GUY (AND OTHER SENIOR YEAR DISTRACTIONS) by Amy Spalding

Debut Author | Goal: 20 | 6 read this month 

  • TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum
  • DON’T GET CAUGHT by Kurt Dinan
  • MY KIND OF CRAZY by Robin Reul
  • THE WAY I USED TO BE by Amber Smith
  • BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae
  • UNICORN TRACKS by Julia Ember

Discussions | Goal: 25 | 3 written this month

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Alright, so I’m definitely going to try to get to all four of these. I’m going to be reviewing TRAITOR ANGELS, which I’ve heard pretty good things about, and I’m doing two separate read-alongs: one for THESE VICIOUS MASKS and one for the ORPHAN QUEEN duology. I’m super pumped.

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  • Tomorrow, on April 1st, it’s my stop on the THE WAY I USED TO BE blog tour. There’s going to be a giveaway too! This book was so heartbreaking and emotional; I loved it a lot.
  • On April 6th, I’ll be posting my review for DON’T GET CAUGHT by Kurt Dinan, which is part of another blog tour/giveaway!
  • On April 7th, I have another review coming up, this time for MY KIND OF CRAZY by Robin Reul; blog tour and giveaway included!
  • On April 10th, I’ll be interviewing a special author about her book (hint: it’s Julia Ember and her new novel, UNICORN TRACKS)! Get excited!!

I hope you’ll add some new books to your TBR (and maybe enter some giveaways wink wink)!

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How was your month? Let me know in the comments below or link me to your own monthly wrap-up post!

 

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20 thoughts on “Monthly Recap: March 2016

  1. This was such a great reading month for you, congrats!! 🙂 I’m SO jealous of you getting an arc of The Square Root of Summer, it’s one of my most expected releases! I can’t wait to know if you liked it or not -meaning, I will stalk your blog for that review, hahaha 😛
    Happy reading! 😀

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  2. This month was soooo amazing to you, congrats on reading so many books !
    I wish it was the same for me but I just didn’t have that much time :/
    I can’t wait for your upcoming posts ! 😊😊

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  3. Wow, You had pretty amazing month! That’s really lots of exciting books! I loved ACOTAR and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. Anyway, I hope you have great time reading all these books. Happy Reading! 😀

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  4. Wow you had a great month! I’ve heard the Star-Touched Queen is really good and I have been wanting to read it as well aas These Vicious Masks. Hope you enjoy them and have a great April! 😀

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  5. you seem like you had such a great month! (you read so many books how what wizardry do you possess) i also read TRUTHWITCH and i listened to hamilton. also congrats on your driver’s license and your SATs!! here’s to april ❤

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  6. WOW! You had a great month! I don’t know how many I managed to read but I’m pretty sure it was way less than 15 books. I’ve been so slumpy lately 😦 I hope I’m getting out of it now because I am feeling way more motivated. I am very curious to know what you thought of Queen of Hearts. I got a copy last week and I’m pretty eager to read it. I keep seeing Unicorn Tracks around though I’d not heard of it until very recently.

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