Monthly Wrapups

March Wrapup (& April TBR)

March Wrapup April TBR Kopie

Hello fellow bookworms 📚 March was pretty much not that eventful, but at least I had an entire month without any classes to relax a bit after being sick for a while. I’m still not 100% okay, but at least things started to look a bit better this month. Not sure how long this will last, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Anyways, I got a lot of reading done and even watched a bit of Netflix! Next month is going to be all about Camp NaNo and my summer semester starting again, so things are going to pick up and get a lot more busy!

Here have a gif of a sleepy kitten to brighten your day ♥

Trenn Kopie

March Wrapup

  1. Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Review
  2. An Enchantment of Ravens (Margaret Rogerson) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Review
  3. Under Rose-Tainted Skies (Louise Gornall) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Reread
  4. Cinder (Marissa Meyer) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Reread
  5. Scarlet (Marissa Meyer) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Review
  6. Nothing But Sky (Amy Trueblood) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (4.5) 📖 Review
  7. A Darker Shade of Magic (V.E. Schwab) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (4.5) 📖 Review
  8. The Impostor Queen (Sarah Fine) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Review
  9. The Fifth Wave (Rick Yancey) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Review
  10. The Infinite Sea (Rick Yancey) 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 Review
  11. If I Tell You (Alicia Tuckerman) 🌟 🌟 🌟 📖 RTC!
  12. The Last Star (Rick Yancey) 🌟 🌟 📖 Review

Average rating 🌟 4.2 Stars

My reading month was pretty good, I got 12 books read and liked a lot of them too! I had the entire month to myself without any classes, so there was lots of time to read and since I joined quite a few Readathons which further boosted my reading! I got through quite a few books during those Readathons and it pushed me to read books that I wasn’t that into (like The Last Star … worst finale ever) and finish a Series! I also did two rereads and aim to finally continue with the Lunar Chronicles, that I haven’t picked up again since last September! Not to mention, that I managed to check off two Arcs off my Netgalley list, which made me feel very accomplished!

Overall I found 2 new favorite books, that will go to my best-of-2018 shelf! The first is Shadow and Bone, the first book in the Grisha Trilogy that I finally pushed myself to read and I’m so glad I did, as I ended up loving it & getting obsessed! I have so much love for my first Leigh Bardugo book that I read and I would also like to announce that I LOVE THE DARKLING, I have been obsessing over him since I read the book ♥ I kind of want to savour the Trilogy, so I haven’t read book 2 and 3, but it will definitely happen this year – which also means that reading Six of Crows will finally happen! The second book I got obsessed with is An Enchantment of Ravens, which was free on Rivetedlit to read. I’m very glad I took this offer, because the book was FANTASTIC and just as good as I hoped it would be! I heard a few mixed reviews lately, but the book totally worked for me – I loved the world, the characters and the romance SO SO much ♥ If you love fairies, this is THE book for you!

For this section of my wrapup I’m linking up with the Favorite Blog Posts of the Month Meme that has been created by Kristin @ kristinkravesbooks to showcase our favorite blogs of the month!

  • Finally finishing those annoying papers! WOOOH I finally finished the two papers that have been sucking the life out of me and I’m relieved that this hellish semester is now finally truly over. Now I can only wait for my results, but one deadline isn’t due to the first week of April, so that paper is probably not going to ge corrected for a while. At this point I’m just glad that I’ve finished these projects, no matter what feedback I’m going to get at one point.
  • Shadowhunters came back with its third season 😍 Granted I’m still behind on the episodes, but that’s because I’m rewatching Seasons 1 +2 in preparation, which got delayed a bit. However, afterwards I’m ready to jump into Season 3, because I’m so excited that we get to see more after such a long wait! If you love the show, tell me down below, so we can fangirl together ♥ If you’re hesitant to watch this show PLEASE WATCH IT we need a fourth season and the show is really good if you don’t mind it being different from the books!

  • 24 Hrs Readathon by Zoe & 24 in 48 Readathon with Swetlana ♥ There were some great Readathons that I joined this month, which is perfect as I still don’t have classes! First up was the #ReadathonByZoe the very first weekend of March, which I had been anticipating for the last months! I had a lot of fun during those 24 Hours, I got a lot of books read and had a group chat with Swetlana and Jackie, where we cheered each other on and shared our progress! It was amazing to check the hashtag and see how everyone else was doing, it created such a sense of community. I’m so sad that the Readathon was over so soon 😦 Then I also did the 24 in 48 Readathon (challenge: you try to read 24 Hours in 2 days) when Swetlana kindly asked me if I was interested in joining here which I was, as I adore Readathons 😍 Again, I managed to read a lot of books I had been wanting to and chatted with her about our progress – it was super fun and chill, so I had a great time!

  

Books I read during the 24 in 48 Readathon!

  • I also spontanously participated in the Easter Readathon! This was a Readathon created by Kate @ readingthroughinfinity that took place from March 30th to April 2nd aka the Easter Weekend! I love the idea of spending Easter reading, so I was very glad that Swetlana asked me if we wanted to participate 😍 I had a wonderful time reading during the weekend, even though I was also feeling a little bit tired and sick on Sunday.

  

Books I read during the Easter Readathon! 

  • I got addicted to Dark! Yes hello please watch this show it’s so good!!! It’s perfect for fans of Stranger Things, but also a bit different, I would say darker and with a more complex mystery. (I actually like it a lot better than Stranger Things #sorrynotsorry) I began watching this casually, as it’s not a show I’d usually check out (but I gotta support a German Netflix Show), but then I got addicted and HAD to watch all episodes asap. You see a lot of different times represented, the characters are intriguing (and due to flashbacks you see them at different points in their life) and the cinematography is AMAZING! Not to mention the mind-blowing mystery that I have SO MANY theories about & now I have to wait until December 2018 or even 2019 to find out 😦 I’ll likely have a post about this show up in May, where I scream even more about why I love it, so be prepared 😀

  • Marta announced the Cursed Book Club! AH THIS IS MY FIRST EVER BOOK CLUB and I’m so excited to join it! I’ve never participated in a book club be it online or in real life, therefore, I couldn’t resist when Marta asked if anyone was interested in joining her book club. It’s a dream come true and I’m pretty happy to be talking about books with the fellow participants (can you believe that there are over 50 of us from all over the world?) at the end of each month! Our first book of the month is going to be Stalking Jack the Ripper, which I have been wanting to get to since forever, so I’m very happy with the choice!

Cover Reveal Montage

  

Trenn Kopie

April TBR

  1. Song of Blood and Bone (L. Penelope)
  2. Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard)
  3. Glass Sword (Victoria Aveyard)
  4. King’s Cage (Victoria Aveyard)

The Cursed Book Club: Book of the Month

Books I want to read if I have time

   

Do you know what April is going to be? Really busy. Not sure how I feel about that yet, but it’s unavoidable that university starts for me again. Actually, I’m very nervous about that, since last semester was such a disaster, but I really hope for the best and that things are not going to be as stressful. I’m also participating in Camp NaNo, but I set myself a really low goal to not put too much pressure on myself, especially since I have classes to take care of. However, I’ve been desperately wanting to write again, so there’s that.

IT’S ALSO MY BIRTHDAY, which is exciting, because this means NEW BOOKS!!! I haven’t bought a lot of books the past two months, but now I get some I have desperately been wanting to get (including Children of Blood and Bone ♥)! I’m also going to treat myself to the first The Cursed Book Club pick – Stalking Jack the Ripper – because I have been wanting to read it for a very long time and the paperback came out recently!

Apart from that it’s going to be Reread April, as I want to reread both the Red Queen Series and the Hidden Oracle books in preparation of War Storm (finale!! so obviously I have to reread the previous books, as the series is coming to a close [insert lots of screaming]) as well as The Burning Maze coming out in May – two highly anticipated releases that I want to get my hands on! Then I’m also planning to read Song of Blood and Bone, because I was kindly invited to the blog tour and given an Arc via Netgalley – I’m very happy and excited to read it and review it at the end of April!

Here’s to everyone: Whatever is coming next month – you got this!!!

What was your favorite book this month? How are you all doing? What is your favorite self-care ritual? 📚

33 thoughts on “March Wrapup (& April TBR)

    1. Thank you!!

      I’m always happy to participate, because I love sharing the love 🙂 I read so many amazing posts all month and I’m glad I can boost them ♥

      Yes please do it! 🙂 I’m really hoping they will do a fourth season!

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  1. An average rating of 4.2 is awesome! I am glad things are getting better and hope you will be fully recovered soon 🙂
    Thanks so much for featuring one of my posts! And I see the Red Queen series on your TBR? Glass Sword is a tricky one, you might have to power through that one, but I hope you’ll still like it as a whole.

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  2. Thanks so much for the shoutout! You had an awesome reading month! I am so jealous, I wasn’t able to read much with all the essays and course work I had this month. Hopefully April will be a bit more successful 😊

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  3. WOW what a post!!! OK Song of Blood and Stone is on my April TBR too. I’ve read and commented on your Last Star review because …I’m still fuming mad years after!!!

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  4. Oh I’m glad this month was a bit better for you, I really hope that April will be amazing! ❤ It seems like you had such a lovely reading month though so yay for that! I'm so excited to hear ALL of your feels about The Lunar Chronicles as you go on with it, Cress is my favorite character of the lot, I think so I really hope you will love her ❤
    AND YOUR BIRTHDAY WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?? Happy birthday!! ❤ ❤
    I hope you'll have an amazing month!! ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you! ♥ I was really happy with my reading and got to some amazing books 😍 Scarlet was amazing and I’m having all the feelings!!! Omg yes, that makes me so excited for Cress aaaah 😍 I gotta check this book out from my library next week ♥

      APRIL 16th! I’m getting old 😂😂😂
      Thank you so much!!! ♥ I hope you have the best month as well!

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  5. Glad you had a great reading month but.. noooo, not the Darkling! I mean, I love as a villain but I kinda want him to die… badly. You know, those amazing mixed feelings 😂

    My last month has been just a big no, reasons why I’m skipping the wrap up this time. And happy future (or late?) birthday!
    By the way, I cannot wait to start Stalking Jack the Ripper too

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    1. The Darkling certainly is a great villain and I love how complex he is 😀 But he is SO horrible and definitely needs someone to kick his ass 😂

      Oh no 😦 I’m hoping that April is a better reading month for you! ♥ Thank you!

      I’m soooo excited!!!

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  6. I really liked Under Rose-Tainted Skies, too! It’s so underrated but so good!

    I’ve also been meaning to read the Grisha books now that I’m into fantasy again and have had Shadow & Bone on my Kindle for forever, so hopefully your post will encourage me to read it soon!

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  7. YAY!! SO. MANY. BOOKS. CARO!! I broke records for myself but it seems like an average “walk in the park” reading month! ❤ I'm so glad to see it! And I actually think I need to see Dark now?! If its connected to Stranger Things I think I saw it but didn't know what to think?! But since you are such a fan I want to check it out now?! I do LOVE all the different countries that Netflix is making shows in!! ❤ And thank you for sharing my post!! Now I'm on my new blog (no wordpress in the address) but I still so appreciate it! 😉

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    1. BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS 💗

      Yes please watch Dark it’s amazing and not enough people watch it!!! 🙂 If you like Stranger Things you’ll definitely like this one as well!

      Oh I have to edit the link then 😀 Do pingbacks still work with your new blog? 😮

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  8. I’m visiting late! 🙂 I think I didn’t comment yet… Sorry if I did xD but I don’t see a comment… I get constantly mixed up about this lately 😀 oh well, there is no such thing as too much love, is there? 🙂
    I’m glad you found two new favorite books. Haven’t read those, although I’ve heard good stuff about An Enchantment of Ravens!
    And thank you for sharing my post 🙂
    I also spontaneously participated in a lot of readathons xD it was fun!! Are you going to participate in Dewey’s on April 28th?

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    1. No worries 💕 There really cannot be enough love 🙂
      An Enchantment of Ravens was amazing! It also had really great descriptions that got me wishing it was autumn already 😍
      Always happy to share your posts!! ♥
      Readathons are so much fun, I always check if there is one regularly 😀 I didn’t get to participate as I had a long seminar 😦 But I hope you had fun!

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