Coffee and… A Bookish March

Today my coffee and I are reflecting on this month’s reading. Join us?

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The Coffee:

This week I’m drinking another Steampunk coffee: the San Antonio, a Guatemalan coffee with tasting notes of apple, grape and baking chocolate. Apparently. My godawful cold has rendered my taste buds utterly useless.

The Month:

month in books

March has been a long and exhausting month for me. I’ve attended some amazing bookish events: Samantha Shannon in conversation with my lush friend Steph,  Angie Thomas being chaired by the lovely Martha, attending the launch of Melinda Salisbury’s Song of Sorrow, an evening with V. E. Schwab, and the Northern YA Lit Fest. But, I’ve also been ill for most of the month which is distinctly less awesome.

This month, Amy of Golden Books Girl chose my TBR, and there were some great books on her list. I did experience a bit of a slump in my reading this month, most likely due to the being constantly ill, but Amy’s choices helped pull me through!

 

Stats

reading stats

Books Read: 14

Pages Read: 5242

Star Ratings: 

5* : The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Scar by Alice Broadway, Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (re-read on Audible), and Bright Ruin by Vic James (re-read on Audible).

4* : All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins, Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth, The Year After You by Nina de Pass, How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne, The Disconnect by Keren David, and The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf.

3*: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord and Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain, and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

 

TBR Updates

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Books Bought: 5

Books Received: 2

Challenge Updates

challenge updates

Goodreads:  42/175. I’m happy with this so far. I am slightly ahead of where I need to be to meet my goal by the end of the year.

Conquering Mount Ted: I started February with 210 books and ended with 207.

Hodderscape 2019 Reading Challenge: 6/12. I ticked one more off at the very end of February: Slated by Teri Terry is my Book Set in a Dystopian FutureThis month, The Priory of the Orange Tree is my Book Featuring Dragons, and Running on the Roof of the World ticks off the Book Inspired by Real World History.

O.W.L.S. Readathon:  6/8. I haven’t read any more for the readathon this month.

 

4 thoughts on “Coffee and… A Bookish March

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  1. I’m glad you mostly enjoyed my choices and they’ve helped you pull through feeling ill for most of the month! Very impressed that you’ve finished the month with less books on your TBR than at the start; I don’t think I’ve had a month like that for years 🙈😂
    Amy x

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