#RockMyTBR March Update (2018)

Hi everyone! Today was my last class of my third year of Uni, I just have a few more assignments and exams to do and then I will be done. Much as I am looking forward to summer, it’s kind of daunting that next year is going to be my last year of Uni-like how? How did it go this fast? Speaking of things that have gone fast, it’s April already. Like how? I swear it was February like yesterday. Anyway, as it is a new month, it’s time for me to do another #RockMyTBR challenge update, which if you are a new follower, is a feature I do every month, updating you guys on my progress on Sarah K at The Book Traveller’s annual reading challenge to knock books off your TBR (I’m not sure if she’s officially doing it this year, so I’ve kind of co-opted it for myself). March was a little better than February in terms of my reading, I read three books rather than my usual two and am currently three books ahead of my Goodreads Challenge (yay!). Here are the books I read in March:

36909741Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen:

This was an ARC I got sent last year and finally got around to this month (I mean the book came out in March and I did finish it and review it in March, if not on release date, so for me, that’s not bad!). I started this on 28th February and finished it on 15th March. It was an okay book, I liked the concept and the fact that it was a WWII Jewish story that didn’t revolve around the Holocaust, but it was slow in places and not quite as exciting as I was expecting. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/orphan-monster-spy-review-arc/

35383830Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu:

This was my #RockMyTBR book for March (one I got from my #otspsecretsister Amy last year), I read it from 15th-23rd March, so just over a week, which I’ll admit was helped quite a lot by the fact that I had a 10 hour round trip to London and back during that time! I really enjoyed this one, it was fun and a really great introduction to feminism for younger readers and definitely a very empowering book to read. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/moxie-review/

35997403The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert:

This was my Netgalley read for this month, and I have to say I was a little disappointed. It took me a long time to read this, I was dipping in and out of it between 8th February to when I finally finished it on 29th March. I was expecting something much darker and more fairytale but there was too much in the contemporary world and not enough in the fantastical world, plus the pacing was incredibly poor. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/the-hazel-wood-review-e-arc/

That’s my recap of what I read in March, here’s what I have coming up for April:

Hero At The Fall-Alwyn Hamilton-I’m currently halfway through the final instalment in the Rebel of The Sands trilogy, and I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed. I was hoping it would be exciting, but it’s been quite slow so far and it’s not really held my attention as it should have. I’m hoping this latter half will be more exciting!

Rose Under Fire-Elizabeth Wein-This is my #RockMyTBR book for April and I’m super excited because I love Code Name Verity and this is kind of a companion novel to it, so it should be amazing, although I definitely have to prepare myself to be punched in the feels again.

The Toymakers-Robert Dinsdale-This expires in like a week and a half, so I really have to get reading! I love the concept for this, but I’ve found it quite slow going so far.

Shatter Me-Tahreh Mafi-I may not actually get a chance to read this before it expires from my Netgalley, but so many people I know have read and loved this series, so hopefully I will get to it in the next month!

So there we go, that’s my April TBR. I don’t know if I will finish them all this month, but I hope so, because my Netgalley is extremely backed up and I would like to try and clear all the books I currently have on there before I go home for the summer (if possible!). How is your reading going so far this year? Let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “#RockMyTBR March Update (2018)

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury April 7, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    Ahh I want to reread the Shatter Me books so I can go on and read Restore Me! That awkward moment when you’ve forgotten a book so much you can’t read the sequel.😂😂 mY BAD. Ahem. And also I’m glad you liked Moxie, I would love to try that one, alsoooo I need to read The Hazelwood but there are so many mixed reviews.😂
    My reading is going pretty good this year! I’ve read SO many really epic books, lots of 4-stars, which is encouraging. And I’m ahead of my challenge…which won’t last long when I fall down the writing rabbit hole soon. But it’s good to feel ahead right?! Also eep yay that you’re nearly on holidays!

    • iloveheartlandx April 8, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Ha ha we’ve all been there! Seriously book series recaps should be a thing. I hope you enjoy Moxie. Yeah, I wasn’t such a fan but you never know, you might like it better than I did. That’s great to hear. Mine is going well in quantity, but maybe less well in quality, I haven’t read many outstanding books yet, but hey, the year is young. It is good to feel ahead. Ugh, it’s about time! This semester feels like it’s been going on forever!

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