Thursday, March 31, 2016

End of the Month 2016 [March]

Holy books, Batman! Not only did I crush my March TBR, but I ended up adding quite a few more after that. I mean, by mid month I had already read all the books I wanted to get read and so I just kept pulling them off my shelf.

I'm never like this. But it was like I would finish a book and then I would be extremely fidgety. As if I couldn't sit still. And the only thing that fixed that was picking up another book. I may end up coming to regret it because who knows how much of each of the books I read I absorbed, but I couldn't stop myself.

Thank god I'm not a drug addict am I right?

So here was my TBR:

And all the extras I read:

(+ a few DNFed books)

Total TBR books read: 10/10!
+ 6 full sized books and 3 comics extra!

How They Rated:

(My DNFs)

I will more than likely end up giving Defiance a second shot at some point in the future. I think my problem with that one was just bad timing and not being fully in the mood for it. The School for Good and Evil, however I will NOT be giving a second try. No, no, no, no, no.

Even though the White Rabbit Chronicles destroyed me this month, this book also destroyed my soul but in a completely different way. It's the kind of book that I will carry with me for a long, long time. Sigh. I wanna read it again now. I miss Moses.

I have read plenty of Middle Grade books over the years and have absolutely loved them. So when I say that the immaturity level of this book and the writing style annoyed the ever loving crap out of me it's not a thing where "oh maybe you're just too old to read MG" that's definitely not the case. The appeal of this book was just lost on me and it was not my kind of thing. Don't hate me if you loved this book I'm not trying to say anything against you personally, trust me I'm sure there are tons of books that I've loved that would make you look at me funny! We all have different tastes and this one wasn't mine!

I've been in the midst of a review writing block for about 3 months now. But one of the days when I was trying to keep myself from consuming another book so shortly after finishing the previous one I went on a review writing spree. So I finally have something to list here! (I haven't written one since....sigh)

03/15/16 - Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
03/18/16 - Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
03/22/16Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
03/25/16 - Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
03/30/16 - The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare [Series Review]

Monday Musts
#08 | #09 | #10 | #11

#08 | #09 | #10 | #11 | #12

Goal: To complete a (mostly) unread series each month!
March Progress: The Grisha (1 reread, 2 new to me)
Books: (Reread) Shadow and Bone, (New) Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising

Goal: At least 1 book each month that I've owned prior to 01/01/16
March Progress: 12 out of 16 books read
Books: Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising, Every Last Breath, Alice in Zombieland, Everything, Everything, Oblivion, The Law of Moses, Ugly Love, Since You've Been Gone, Just Listen, Lock and Key, The Truth About Forever

Goal: Level 4 (Expert Series Reader) - Complete 7 or more series that you started previously but never finished.
March Progress: 3 books this month finished 2 different series!
Books: Siege and Storm + Ruin and Rising (The Grisha), Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements)
Total Progress: 4/7

Goal: Grand Slam goal of 21+ books!
March Progress:
Books: Everything, Everything, Just Listen, Lock & Key, The Truth About Forever, Ugly Love, Since You've Been Gone
Total Progress: 14/21

Goal: There are 40 different types of books to read in this challenge. If I hit 30 I'll be happy and satisfied!
March Progress: 1 (Smashed it am I right?)
Total Progress: 12/40
(Click the image to get a zoomed in view and detailed progress)

And that was my March! I've already got a huge pile of books sitting on my desk all ready and waiting for April. Who knows if my out of control reading habits will continue on. Part of me hopes that yes they will because I haven't read very many lackluster books. But who knows how long that streak will last.

How did your March go?

Have anything you're looking forward to in April?

Have a great month everyone! :)

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