Wednesday, 2 April 2014

March in Books

Happy April, everyone! It is sunny (ish) and really quite mild in London at the moment so I'm definitely feeling ready for Spring. There's something about the sun that puts me in the mood for reading so, if the weather stays like this, I think April will be a very bookish month. Enough about April, let's have a look back at March.

In my March Reading post I set out a load of reading goals for the month. Did I achieve them? Not likely! 

March Goals...

  • Read Dracula
  • Spring clean (finish) books at my bedside
  • Read feminist literature for Classics Club: Herland, Wollstonecraft, Awakening
  • Finish No Name
Let's say I made a good stab at it...

March Reads...

14. No Name by Wilkie Collins
15. Fagin's Boy by Christina E. Pilz
16. At Break of Day by Elizabeth Speller
17. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
18. Dracula by Bram Stoker
19. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
20. Perfect by Rachel Joyce

I'm pretty impressed with the number of books I've finished this month. There was a moment where I thought I wouldn't finish anything at all (slumpin') and then BAM, the reading mojo hit me hard. Aside from being disappointed by Fagin's Boy and wanting to scream at the representation of Mina Harker in Dracula, I have loved every one of these. I have to thank the classics in there for being such good palate cleansers for all the emotionally draining reading I've been doing (I'm looking at you Filer and Joyce). 

I've been pretty quiet on the blog front this month. The words have not been flowing when it comes to reviews, as they haven't been all year, but I've been enjoying creating other posts - I hope you've enjoyed reading them.

On the blog...

Even if March was an odd one in terms of blogging, it has been a wonderful month for reading. Long may it continue!

Was March good to you? Have you read any of these books?



  1. About half your goals is a great start -- a month isn't very long after all -- I know I'm never very good at short time windows for accomplishing things!

    1. I need to be a bit more glass half full I think!

  2. Great recovery after the slump! I'm hoping for the same rallying in April.

  3. I like having the idea of book related goals and I am going to have to have a go this month! Thanks for the idea.

    1. I found it really motivating. Let me know how you get on if you try!

  4. Glad you enjoyed all of your reads this month; especially glad that you liked Dracula as it's one of my favourites.

    1. It's going to be up there with mine too, I think.

  5. Reviewed Dracula in early October last year. Not that impressed to be honest.

    Probably my favourite March read was a history of the Peloponnesian War (reviewed tomorrow).

    1. It definitely seems to be a marmite book.

      That sounds really interesting - I'll check your review out :)

  6. Oo Ellie it looks like you had a great book month as well. I'm guessing you liked The Shock of the Fall by your comment about it, I've been very much on the fence whether to give it a go or not...

    I have very much enjoyed your "other" posts - please keep them up if you have time and strength :)

    1. Read it! You will love it :)

      Glad you've been enjoying them. I have plenty more planned for when the reviewing slump hits again.


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