This month I set out to read more books than I bought. BWAHAHAHAHAHA. That went well. I had a great bookish month, having acquired some real beauties, had a lovely evening with some wonderfully bookish friends, attended the launch of The Exact Opposite of Okay by the utterly lovely Laura Stevens and the very first Northern YA Lit Fest in Preston.
Figures for Mount Ted. Last month was 365. This month I have 376. I have a problem. But it could be a worse problem than books. Probably.
How many books did I haul? A few <insert snarky laugh here> Okay, I gained 27 books this month, between those in my haul and the proofs I got at the Northern YA Lit Fest.
What did I read? This month I have read 13 books: How to Build a Girl, The Exact Opposite of Okay, Children of Blood and Bone, The Little Wedding Island, On Holy Ground (a very early ARC), State of Sorrow, The Taste of Blue Light, The Hazel Wood, The Bone Season, The Pale Dreamer, The Mime Order, Starfish and Goodbye, Perfect.
Where in the World? 3/6 I have not read any new ones for this challenge. But there are 9 more months in the year, so I won’t panic yet.
Magic Square This month I have completed 2 more squares: A Book Over 600 pages (Children of Blood and Bone – my proof copy was 601 pages, even if the finished copy is slightly less), and A Book Under 100 pages (The Pale Dreamer) putting my total at 14 / 25.
Book Riot Read Harder I’ve now read 5 of 24 books for this challenge. This month I have read a book with a cover I hated. I’m not going to tell you which book because that would be unnecessarily mean of me, and cover art is a really subjective thing.
Beat the Backlist In March I read 5 more books for this challenge: How to Build a Girl, The Taste of Blue Light, The Bone Season, The Pale Dreamer and The Mime Order putting my total at 5 / 40. Suddenly, this target is looking more achievable than it did last month.
Netgalley Bronze I am now on 9/ 10 books for this challenge, including Tell No Lies which I forgot to add into last month’s count and The Hazel Wood and Goodbye, Perfect which I read this month.
How was your month? What are your bookish highlights?