This is the first post I’ve written in several weeks that’s in English and I’m excited! Turns out it’s harder to balance between two languages than I expected. At first, I was definitely more comfortable writing in English because it’s the only language I’ve actually written any substantial sort of text in in a pretty long time. Now that I’ve gotten back into German, which I realize is a strange thing to say since it’s my native language, it kind of took over and I just kept at it. My goal for the future will definitely be to switch it up more.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into my monthly wrap up for March 2017. I’ve seen a lot of these among many different bloggers and booktubers and really love the idea of a post where I can talk about all the books I’ve read during the month, my TBR for the next month, as well as any other random thing that’s been going on in my life!
I finished a total of 5 books in March and am very close to finishing Queen of Shadows as well as The Dream Thieves! Here they are:
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Look at that monster of a book! The Outlander series has quickly become one of my absolute favorites so of course this book did not disappoint. It’s the third in the series and the longest one so far – but with roughly 1,000 pages by far not the longest out of the 8 that have been published up to now – yet it wasn’t boring at all. So much happens in it that I’m very curious to see if the author will be able to keep up with that pacing in the future books.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is so weird, but in the best way possible! The characters are very quirky but totally lovable and the story is the most unique thing I’ve read in a while. I think I found a new favourite series so I just had to keep reading right after I finished this one. So far that makes a total of 3 amazing books for last month! You can read my review here.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
I was very apprehensive about this series after reading Throne of Glass (here’s my review) but wanted to keep reading because everyone raves about it and says it keeps getting better with every book. I have to say I agree with the last part. It was significantly better than Throne of Glass but still didn’t fully convince me.
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
I’m surprised to say that I liked this one even better than Crown of Midnight, which says a lot looking at my feelings towards the first installment! I’m still not a massive fan of the series because I still think it’s just okay and not that special but it has improved so much that I will definitely keep reading!
Surprise, surprise, I also bought some new books!
4 relatively new releases, as well as 3 older ones that I’ve been dying to get my hands on:
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber [new!]
- History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera [new!]
- Den Mund voll ungesagter Dinge by Anne Freytag [new!]
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas [new!]
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Click on the titles for more information on each book!
This month will be dedicated to reading the first half of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. For that, I’m participating in a readathon hosted by Anabelle over at Stehlblüten that stretches out over the next two months and the goal of which it is to finish the whole epic masterpiece until the 1st of June. For more information, you can check out yesterday’s post.
As I’m fairly busy at the moment with school, I’m not entirely sure how much else I will be able to read, since The Lord of the Rings is already such an extensive tale. If I do find the time, however, and after I’ve finished my current reads and audiobook, which are still The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, my plan is to get into these gems:
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater | Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
For a while now I’ve been a little unsatisfied with the way I’ve been doing my everyday planning and now that I’ve started this blog I really want to become more organized. After hearing about Bullet Journaling through Eva from Schreibtrieb and lots and lots of research, I started my own bullet journal!
In the beginning it’s very strange and it took me a long time to do my first couple of spreads because I’m such a perfectionist and wanted it to be flawless. After a while, though, it got easier and started to become a lot of fun! You feel so proud looking back at what you’ve created for yourself!
I recommend checking out these two sites for more information on how bullet journaling works:
What books have you read this past month? Are you excited for April?