Wrap-up & Book Haul: [Munches in] March

Wrap-upHi Munchworms!

It’s the first of April and I sincerely hope you’re not going to get tricked an awful lot today. It’s one of those days I pretty much loathe and I feel sorry for all the kids with evil parents who’ll trick them this Easter.
I can only imagine the things they can come up with…
Anyway! Time for my March wrap-up and, of course, my Munches in March wrap-up!
Books I read

FROM MY PHYSICAL TBR THAT I READ

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chicken Soup for the Soul)A Wrinkle in TimeObsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

EARC’S AND AUTHOR REQUESTS

Reach for the Stars: A feel good, uplifting romantic comedyConsort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)Make or BreakThe OneOwl Eyes: A Fairy TaleYou, Me, Everything

SUMMARY
Total number of books read: 12

MUNCHES IN MARCH

As for my monthly challenge, my final bingo-sheet looks like this:

A possible 5 star-rating ~ Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff
Book in a genre you always enjoy ~ A Year of Taking Chances – Jennifer Bohnet
Book that’ll get you all warm and fuzzy ~ The Sister Swap – Fiona Collins
Book concerning heartbreak ~ Reach for the Stars – Kathy Jay
Something sweet on the cover ~
Next installment of a series ~ Daughter of the Siren Queen – Tricia Levenseller
Thriller / suspense novel ~
Mostly blue on the cover ~
About someone with an illness ~ You, Me, Everything – Catherine Isaac
Hyped book ~ Obsidio – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Situated in nature ~ A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
Book that’s likely to make you cry ~
Book you read in 24 hours ~ Consort of Secrets – Eva Chase
Book on your TBR with the prettiest cover ~ Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale – Molly Lazer
Colorful cover ~ The One – Maria Realf
Fairy tale retelling ~ 

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My haul

SUBSCRIPTION BOX

State of Sorrow (Sorrow, #1)

 BOOKS I BOUGHT / PRE-ORDERED

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)A Wrinkle in TimeThe CallInk Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)Entice (Need, #3)Cadaver & QueenChicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chicken Soup for the Soul)Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)To Kill a KingdomChildren of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2)Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3)

BOOKS I BOUGHT AFTER READING THE ARC

This Heart of MineConsort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)

Pfoo! Okay, so I read.. quite a bit? But not as much as I normally do. I’m still blaming Obsidio for that awful book hangover I had…
My haul is quite… huge as well? Oops. That wasn’t really meant to happen but it did, haha.

When it comes to my favorite reads of this month, I’ll definitely have to go with Obsidio, Daughter of the Siren Queen, Consort of Secrets and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff though. I know, it’s four favorites but… I had a pretty awesome reading month thanks to all of those?!

What’s the best book you read in March?
Are you ready for ApTHRILL?

Yep

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54 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: [Munches in] March

    1. It was.. less than previous months but still good, haha!
      Oooh, I just bought the Shadow & Bone trilogy. I need to read those at some point. I want to binge them but I’m so bad at bingeing series – it’s unreal. Loooove The Lunar Chronicles! ❤
      I bought it for a monthly challenge I was doing in March but didn't get to finish it. I'm barely through the first quarter, oops. Got distracted by my eARC's there but I'm really going to finish it! The whole concept sounds so intriguing and new!

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  1. I am so not a fan of April Fools Day. I don’t even know why it’s still a thing. April Fools pranks quit being funny in like third grade. Ugh. I picked up To Kill a Kingdom a couple weeks ago (from Book Depository so I could get the paperback :). It’s not my usual kind of read but I read several glowing reviews and I was intrigued. Hopefully we’ll both love it!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. I honestly believe those “pranks” are getting worse and worse every year. I don’t even want to know how many people put their family and friends through worries claiming they’d broken a leg / arm. Not to mention the couple few using pregnancy as a prank?! [I was busy blocking certain people on April 1st, that’s for sure..]
      Fingers crossed for To Kill a Kingdom! 🙂

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  2. 12 books, that’s amazing! I’m so happy that you had a lovely reading month and wow, that’s a massive book haul hahaha. I’m also going to read To Kill a Kingom very soon and I am so impatient, it sounds amazing 😀
    Hope you’ll have a fantastic April 🙂

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    1. Thank you!
      Seriously I need to stop being books and my boyfriend needs to get his stuff in order so he doesn’t have to buy me books anymore either. I don’t know where to start reading lately, haha. [Not that it’s a new problem but it’s even worse now?]
      I’ve heard many, many good things about To Kill a Kingdom! Hope it lives up to it! 😀

      You too, Marie! 🙂

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    1. The Exact Opposite of Okay miiiight be just my best April read, depending on what other books I’ll pick up this month, haha. Obsidio is everything! [At least it is now I’ve forgiven the book for that major hangover I had..]

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  3. 12 books in a month is really good, especially when you think of the length of some of them. Great job! I’m actually pretty proud of my smaller book haul in March; I didn’t buy as many books as I typically do.

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    1. Oooh, definitely time to pick up Daughter of the Siren Queen! I have yet to read To Kill a Kingdom and I have this stinking feeling I’ll have to keep pushing it back on my TBR.. *sigh*
      Haha, thank you! 7-8 books a month is still a lot though! We all have our different reading speeds! Not to mention my life simply isn’t as busy as others is. 😛

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    1. Ooooh. I hope you’ll love The Illuminae Files! 🙂 And I’ll keep my fingers crossed you don’t get the massive book hangover I had after finishing Obsidio..
      I’m so looking forward to Maniscalco’s books. I’m going to slam my head against a wall if I haven’t read them by the end of this month.. I’ve been postponing those way too long now.

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  4. 😮 This is the first time I’ve seen a bingo formatted TBR Goal thingy….. and it’s AMAZING!!!!

    I am in awe of how much you’ve read IN JUST ONE MONTH…. I barely read anything….. In comparison to this I probably read like a page hahaha.

    I may just have to pick up ALL OF THESE! If only so my month can be any where near as productive haha.

    But first ILLUUUUUUMMMMIIINNNAAAAEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oooh, seriously?! You should look some up! They are EVERYWHERE!

      Hahah, don’t compare though. I read a lot and March has even been a “lesser” month for me – which is crazy, I know.. :’)

      Don’t pressure yourself, hahah! 😛

      YESYESYES. AND THEN GEMINA. AND OBSIDIO. GO AND LOVE THOSE BOOKS. LOVE THEM, I TELL YOU.

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  5. Wow you’re really close to finishing your bingo! I think the best March read has to Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi. I’ve been hyping it up and waiting for it since the time it was announced and it did NOT disappoint 😌

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    1. Right?! If it hadn’t been for my Obsidio hangover, I might’ve made the whole bingo card but unfortunately.. Haha.
      Oooh, awesome! I bought the first three books (and the novellas) a while back but I haven’t read them yet. If they’re as good as everybody’s saying, I’ll probably be ordering Restore Me before I even finish the ones I already own, haha.

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  6. I am definitely considering buying Consort of Secrets now… damn you and your skillful reviews!!
    Ohhh you’ll be reading the Grisha trilogy soon? I’m curious to find out about your thoughts!

    Sounds like you had a pretty productive month 😀 I also hauled Children of Blood and Bone, finally!

    Great post- here’s to an even greater April! P.S. my monthly wrap-up is here, if you’re interested: https://andreasnirvana.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/march-monthly-wrap-up-bookish-things/

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    1. As far as I’ve noticed in the author’s FB group, she’s a true sweetheart so maybe you can even send her a mail and ask for an ecopy to review? You can only try!

      I have nooo clue whether I’ll be reading the Grisha-trilogy soon, haha. I want to but.. well.. uh.. Too many books?

      Started Children of Blood and Bone yesterday but I’m not that far in yet; definitely liking the whole world so far though! It’s so.. different!

      Going to check it out! 😀

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    2. I relate, haha. Sending mails like that is always terrifying. I’ve send mails to.. two publishers so far? And, like.. Have gotten no reply whatsoever so it bummed me out big time. :’) Mailing straight to an author is entirely different though!
      Honestly, there’s even one author I have contact with on a regular basis – we even sent each other a Christmas gift, haha.

      Nooooo stress whatsoever! I think.

      Definitely good different! The world-building is TO DIE FOR. And all characters are black? Like, what more could we wish for? [Secretly hoping there’s some hidden LGBTQIA somewhere but I don’t think so.]

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    3. Just do it! 😛

      Right? It just proves that authors are human and not the holy deities we sometimes imagine them to be. Although some could be, seriously. They could. Reading their books; they cannot be just human. They have to be more than that. How else could they come up with THE BEST IDEAS EVER.

      EXACTLY. Like, some quotes. Seriously. I’m going to look through my sticky notes RIGHT NOW to find the quote I wanted to mark a hundred times:
      “Your people, your guards – they’re nothing more than killers, rapists, and thieves. The only difference between them and criminals is the uniforms they wear.” – COBAB, Tomi Adeyemi

      LIKE. READ THAT. IT’S GOLD ON A PAGE.

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    4. I’ve fallen into the trap of thinking that of authors as well… I know how it is.

      Agh, I WANT TO READ IT SO MUCH. I hope it’ll get to me today (at least it should, smh). But the delivery guys didn’t contact me yet!! I am :((( sad :(((

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