In terms of reading, March was not a good month. In everything else, however, it was great! I’m seeing someone now, and where in February I had no jobs, I now have two! I only read two books, though. Whoops. Finances have also been kind of tight, so I haven’t bought many either. Basically, this will be a short haul, but I can already tell April will be better.
Aside from my birthday being in April, I’ve already finished one book this month, and it’s only the second! Anyway, let’s get started on the haul.
Books Bought/Borrowed, March:
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
- Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
- Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
- Fables 1-4 by Bill Willingham
And now, for the ‘read’ list.
Books Read, March:
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham (5/5) — A sort of prequel to the Fables comic series, lent to me by a special person, and a great beginning to a series I think I will enjoy. Fables tell the stories of a multitude of fairy tale creatures living in our world, having to acclimate to it while also attempting to ward off a terrible darkness that wants to conquer the universe. 1001 Nights of Snowfall is the tale of Snow White and how she came to be an ambassador to other countries, only to be imprisoned by the Sultan of one such country and nearly killed were it not for her penchant for telling stories. It’s a great read, and I love all the lore that went into it.
American Gods by Neil Geiman (4/5) — My first true introduction to Neil Geiman, and an incredibly amazing one. The only reason this didn’t get five stars is because there were a few slow parts I had trouble getting through, but I love the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday so much, as well as all the other characters (not Laura, though; I hate her.) The reveal at the end was so good, as well as the tie-in, and I loved trying to figure out who each god was as I met them. That was probably the most fun part of the book. Now I can’t wait to pick up another Neil Geiman novel.
The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney (5/5) — This book blew all my expectations out of the water. I read nearly all of it in one sitting (read: yesterday) and it was so good, from start to finish. The author is a master of subversion, making you think one thing and then the other, and then you get to the end and nothing is as it seems. I love murder mysteries like this, and The Girl Before did not disappoint in any way. Every character was well-rounded and believable, and the pages seemed to just fly by. All of a sudden I was at the end, and everything that happened felt less like words on a page and more like actual events. That’s how you know you have a good book in your hands. What a great find for a random book I picked up at Wal-Mart.
Well, that’s it for March. Like I said before, I have a feeling April will be better. I’m reading the second book in the Shades of Magic series right now, and it’s already so good. I’m also hoping to get a lot of books for my birthday.
See you in April!