All The Books I Can Read

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March Reading Wrap Up

Total Books Read: 21
Fiction: 15
Non-Fiction: 6
Library Books: 7
Books On My TBR List: 4
Books in a Series: 1
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 10
Male/Female Authors: 1/20
Kindle Books: 2
Audiobooks: 3
Books I Owned or Bought: 1
Favourite Book(s): The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair, A Home Like Ours by Fiona Lowe, The French Gift by Kirsty Manning and Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane
Least Favourite Books: It pains me but Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 10

March was a really nice reading month! I got through quite a lot of books and I really think a renewed interest in audiobooks is really helping there. I got through 3 in March (one I’d started in February and finished in March) and I read a lot too. Also read a nice variety of books with quite a high total of nonfiction – very unusual for me! After reading 0 ebooks last month I did manage 2 this both, both ARCs from NetGalley. But my total read by male authors didn’t really improve – it was 1 last month and it was only 1 full book this month as well, although a non-fiction book I read was curated by 3 authors, one of whom is male. However it’s a bit hard to include that.

Challenge check in!

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 23/50

Read Non Fiction Challenge: 1/6

Reading Women Challenge: 0/28

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: 10/25

Progress was made in 3/4 challenges but unfortunately, I still have not made any progress in my Reading Women Challenge, although I have at least sourced a few books from my local library that will count towards it. It’s becoming more and more likely that I won’t make as much progress on that one as I have in previous years (I’ve never finished it but I’ve usually got within 2-4 books of doing so). However this year the prompts feel a lot more specific, like it will be harder for me to find books for it without specifically buying them just for that. However I did kick off my Read Non Fiction Challenge and have now read 1/6 books for that, with a few more in my library pile that will count towards it. The other 2 challenges, Australian Women Writers and Historical Fiction continue to roll along – I read 9 books for the AWWC in March and 4 that counted towards the Historical Fiction Challenge. Some of these books cross over, so making double the progress.

On to the April TBR and it is a doozy this month folks!

An absolute whopper. Not sure what happened this month, is April a popular one for new releases? I must’ve just accepted a lot of books without realising it! Anyway, they all look excellent though, very excited about some. And in the interest of the fact that this pile is well, massive, I’ve actually read a couple. I finished my March TBR pile quite early in the month and so I snuck in a few of these early to give myself a head start. But even with that, this is still a very large and daunting pile and bear in mind I also have a huge library haul as well! Plus I’ve borrowed about three audiobooks from my online library and clearly in April all I’m going to be doing is reading. I’m not mad about it!

We are just about to start 2 weeks holiday here….2 weeks of not having to get up and get school lunches made, get my kids off to school, etc. I’m hoping to start each morning off by reading for an hour or so in bed, when I’d normally be doing that stuff. See how I go!

Hope you all had a wonderful March – and if you’ve read something on my pile here, let me know! What should I push to the top?


March Reading Wrap Up

Total Books Read: 14
Fiction: 13
Non-Fiction: 1
Library Books: 2
Books On My TBR List: 3
Books in a Series: 2
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 8
Male/Female Authors: 3/11
Kindle Books: 1
Books I Owned or Bought: 2
Favourite Book(s): Deadly Politics by LynDee Walker
Least Favourite Books: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 8

*dusts off blog*

So it’s been a while! This is my first post since the 14th of March! I am super behind with writing reviews and stuff like that. My parents arrived on the 18th of March for what was supposed to be a two week visit with us (they live interstate, about 14hrs drive away) but for unfortunate reasons, they had to leave early a little over halfway into their stay and rush home for a family emergency. My family also went away for a couple of days, to Phillip Island which has been on my Wishlist for soooo many years, so that adds up to basically not a lot of reading in the month of March. In fact I’m actually surprised the total was still 14 books. I thought I’d struggle to get to double figures. I must’ve got quite a lot done in the first half of the month.

I actually read every book on my March TBR, which almost never happens – including the monster The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, which was nearly 900p and which I buddy read with Theresa Smith Writes. I think it’s been a while since I read something so huge!

Moving on to April! It’s been weird here, until the last couple of days or so, it’s still been very warm, temps in the high 20s and it didn’t feel like summer had left. Now it’s grey and overcast and feels more like winter than autumn but it’s not going to last – temps are back up into the high 20s by the end of the week. It’s good reading weather at the moment, I spent yesterday on the couch under a blanket with a book.

Here’s my April TBR:

Because I got done with my whole March pile pretty early, I’ve actually already read a couple of these, so reviews for A Life Of Her Own, The Gift Of Life and The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone will be up in the coming week or so.

Hope you all had a great reading month for March! If you’ve read anything from my April TBR let me know….or mention something you’re excited about reading this month.