Wrap Up: March 2020

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Hello everyone and welcome to another wrap up post.

What happened in March?

Unlike February, March was a slow month, but a good one too.

I read a total of 8 books in March,mostly because I was watching a lot of kdramas — which I’m really proud of because I’m terrible at watching movies and series — and I didn’t have the drive to read during the first 19 days of the month. 

I published 6 blog posts, 3 of which were reviews, the highest I’ve ever written in one month this year. I also started bullet journaling/ using a planner again because I noticed that I was slipping in almost every aspect of my life again and it made me feel terrible. Using a planner again helped me a lot, I was able to keep track of my achievements and my health. I wasn’t able to meet all my goals but given how stressful last month, I think I did good. 

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  • Love from A to Z by SK Ali

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐| 5 stars.

I read Love from A to Z for the Iqra trials in March. I absolutely loved this book and it was one of my favourite. This book was unapologetically Muslim. The rep, the romance, the themes; it was perfect. I can’t talk about about this book without gushing, but if you want to know more of my thoughts on it, you can read my review here

  • Stranded With a Billionaire by Jessica Clare

⭐⭐★| 2.5 stars

Stranded With a Billionaire was more of a comfort read, when I wasn’t feeling too good and I wanted to reread the books I read in secondary school. I mostly enjoyed it, it had a few themes that made me uncomfortable, some of them were talk about, but still… 

It was entertaining so it wasn’t a waste of time

  • SLAY by Brittney Morris

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|5 stars

Ok, no one should allow me talk about some books and SLAY is one of those books. First, loud screaming about how awesome this book is (aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!). Actually I started SLAY in February but with all the moving and just growing accustomed to physical books again, I didn’t finish it until last week. SLAY is such an amazing book. Like THUG, it explores racism but in the gaming community; as well as white entitlement and self hatred. There are so many things I can say about this book, but I’ll save it for the review I’m rounding up.

  • The Lost City by Amanda Hocking

⭐⭐★| 2.5 stars

Lost City is one of the ARCs I got on Netgalley. It was an entertaining read, but it felt a bit lacking. I didn’t connect with the characters and some things didn’t make sense. My full review will be up soon

  • Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

⭐⭐| 2 stars

I’m just going to say I didn’t like this book much. The political and social commentary was even what made me rate it as high as this. You can read my full review here

 

  • The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good

There’s no star rating yet, because this is one of books I was conflicted on how to rate. I really like it, I enjoyed the rep, but I felt like the pacing was too slow and too drawn out and it starting making me anxious. Like I said its good book, somewhere stuck in between 3.5 and 4 stars

  • The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Like The Opposite of Falling Apart, The Fever King is somewhere in between the 3.5 and 4 stars territory, but I feel its more of a 4 stars…at least at this moment. I really enjoyed it. Its dark, engrossing and kind of unexpected. 

  • And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐| 5 stars

When I finished this book at 1am, which was technically April 1st but kindly ignore that lol, I was crying. I cry a lot, I often joke  with my friends that Cry Baby is the theme song of my life, but you’d know if I enjoyed a book if I shed a few tears. With ATSWB, I really cried, or mostly tried to stop myself from crying. If at 1am after waking from sleep, seeing negative stuff online and feeling numb, a book makes me want to bawl, it’s really good. ATSWB does a great job exploring bullying, grief and depression. There’s more to this book than that, so much more but I can’t say enough here and without feeling weepy. What Al went through? I can’t explain. This book deserves more attention than it gets. Its a new favourite.

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Conquest [Arc Review]

Audio Book Review: Yes No Maybe So

Book Review: Love From A To Z

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Wrap Up: January & February 2020

New Tbr System

Conquest [Arc Review]

Audio Book Review: Yes No Maybe So

Book Review: Love From A To Z

#Diveresereadsof2020: 10 2020 Releases With Aspec Characters.


Well, that’s a round up of almost everything that happened in March. I’m hoping for a better April


How did March go for you?


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10 thoughts on “Wrap Up: March 2020

  1. I read just 2 books in March! Lovenotes by Christina C. Jones (3.5 stars) and Wonder by the same author (4 stars). And I reviewed The Guinevere Deception on Goodreads. No blog posts though 😅 I’m adding ATSWBB to my TBR now! 💃🏽

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  2. It seems that you had really good books last month! This year I’m trying to read more #OwnVoices books so I’m eager to read Love From A To Z, i’ve only read good things about it. After reading your review, I’m curious about SLAY too🤗

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  3. I love reading monthly wrap up posts! I am always impressed by how much people can read and post in a month. It looks like you had a good month, nice post!

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  4. Such a good reading list💕 Love from A to Z is one of my favourites too. And the Stars were burning brightly is on my TBR and I am so glad to hear you loved it so much 😍💛

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  5. Looks like you had a productive March. Mine was very…..sigh up and down. It was my birthday on March 14 but I couldn’t celebrate it because of the whole corona bs. But my blogging month was ok too.

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  6. Yay for staring a journal again! Mine got finished in March and I planned to buy a new one before April but unfortunately, I couldn’t because of the lockdown. So I’m going to take a break for month I guess? Oh god, this is hard.

    Anyway, I read 5 books! I had exams until the 20th so I’m pretty glad I got to read even that much!

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  7. I’m glad you had a good month!!! I’m happy to see that SLAY and The Stars Were Burning Brightly were 5-star reads for you, and that you mostly enjoyed The Fever King! (what a time to be reading that one, eh?)

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