Reading Wrap-Up | March 2019

I didn’t get quite as much reading done as I’d hoped in March – I’d hoped to cross ViciousThe Calculating Stars, Red Sister and The Confessions of Frannie Langton off my TBR, but I’m still in the middle of reading all three of them – but I managed to read eight books, which I’m pleased with!

I took part in the #FemmeFanTale Readathon at the beginning of the month and managed to get through three novels and a novella in one week!

I talked about my thoughts in more detail here if you’re interested!

March was a pleasantly busy one, however, as my friend Marisa and I spent a glorious long weekend in Seville. I didn’t get any reading done while exploring Spain, which I’d never visited before, and I’m not sorry for that.

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Yours truly in the Plaza de España

The weather was perfect – not too hot, but plenty of sunshine and cloudless, blue skies – and, being the nerd that I am, I was fascinated by the city’s architecture. It was a much-needed break that I didn’t realise I’d needed!

19547151When I came back well-rested and full of sangria, I was in the mood for something romantic and fun, so I picked up Entreat Me by Grace Draven. I ended up really enjoying this Beauty and the Beast retelling and I’ll definitely be checking out more of Draven’s work in future – as Romance is a genre I’ve been exploring more of over the past few months, I’m glad to have found a Romantasy author I can turn to when the mood takes me, and for me spring and summer are the ideal months for these kinds of stories so I’ll likely be picking up a couple of other Grace Draven books this year. I’ve got my eye on Radiance and Phoenix Unbound, so I may have to treat myself to copies of both of them fairly soon.

The Parasol Protectorate series is one of my favourites, so I finished up my March reading with the manga adaptations!

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These books were such a fun, quick way to revisit some of my favourite characters – I particularly loved the character design for Lord Akeldama – and they made me realise just how well-suited these books would be to an anime adaptation. They’re just so brilliantly silly and tongue-in-cheek and I would eat up an anime version like nobody’s business. Could someone get on that for me, please?

What did you read in March? What was your favourite book of the month? Let me know down below!

9 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up | March 2019

  1. Catherine says:

    I’m so jealous, Seville is definitely on my list of places I want to visit – good to know it’s do-able for a long weekend! ‘Entreat me’ sounds good, I like a good Beauty and the Beast re-telling 🙂

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      It’s a really fun retelling – the heroine is brilliantly ballsy – and yes I definitely recommend visiting Seville when you have the chance! It’s absolutely beautiful there. 🙂

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  2. Kate (Reading Through Infinity) says:

    Wow, looks like you had a killer reading month in March! I can’t believe you read 3 novels and a novel in ONE WEEK?! That’s amazing. Strange the Dreamer was one of my favourite books of last year, so I hope you enjoyed it, and I’d be curious to know your thoughts on Trail of Lightning, as I’m planning to read that this year. Great wrap up!

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Thanks! I know, I’m just as surprised as you are! It ended up being a great readathon for me, and it helped that I really enjoyed everything I read. 🙂 I like Trail of Lightning a lot – particularly the world-building and the First Nations mythology – so I’d recommend it!

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