Hi everyone! Welcome to my March 2021 wrap-up post. For these wrap-ups I include Book Coven book club, fave books you can buy now, books to look out for and books I want to read soon. March has been a slow reading month – I only completed 7 books. Mostly because I got the COVID vaccine and I had side effects, but also because I re-read some Leigh Bardugo and I love to take my time with her books.
Every month the mods of the Book Coven get us to suggest books that make up the book club bracket. We then vote all the way through to a final, and that’s the book we read together over the course of 3 weeks. Then the amazing Paragraphs and Pages asks us some super insightful questions and off we go. This month the club read two books:
- Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
- Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell.
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers is a book that spoke to my soul. I read it back in February. because I couldn’t have been more eager to get to it. Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell is an excellent science-fiction romance and that filled the Wayfarers shaped hole in my heart after that series ended. I highly recommend both books!
Next month, since we struggled again to choose just one book, or even two, we have four! We decided to nominate lots of books by Asian authors in the bracket and these are the ones who chose:
- Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao
- A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
- Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
- Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malidna Lo
I’m really excited to read these books, though I’ve already read A Pho Love Story which was absolutely excellent,
I can’t talk about what I read in March without mentioning Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom and King of Scars. I read these in preparation for the release of Rule of Wolves and honestly it took so long to read them even though it was the third or second time I’ve read each one. I love Leigh Bardugo’s attention to detail without it being overwhelming, and the characters are some of the best out there.
I think Nina Zenik is one of my favourite of Leigh’s characters and I can’t wait to see where her story goes in Rule of Wolves after the ending of King of Scars. I also love Zoya so much!
Books to Look Out For
I read a couple of arcs this month, the first being Dial A for Aunties! This book by Jesse Sutanto was just brilliant, it made me laugh so much. It comes highly recommended from me!
The other ARC I choose to read this month is Sweethand by N.G. Peltier. This romance blended baking with music and I enjoyed it very much. I can’t wait to see what else the Island Bites series has to bring.
In April I’m going to read Rule of Wolves (OK I’m about 100 pages in and loving it so far). In the Book Coven we are also doing ARC April to try and get some of our ARCs read. I have a few good ones ready to go which is super exciting.
Anyway I hope you have had a better March than I have. It’s been long and tiring, but I’ve got a week and a half off work now to rest and try and get an offer accepted on our first house.
What are your plans for April? Looking forward to all of your April blog posts.