Reading Round Up #1

3 April 2019

I'm still so over the moon that I am finally back blogging. I can say goodbye to dissertation stress and just focus on the final two assignments I have due and two exams, which does still seem a lot but it's nothing compared to dissertation stress, so I am in a very chipper mood. I'm currently sipping a tea (I know, it's not my 'brand' - I should be sipping a latte... #noregrets) and feeling very content. I could get used to this.Today, I'm going to be sharing with you what books I read in March, my opinions on them and share with you the books that I plan to read in April. Considering I had a lot of dissertation priorities, I did get through a few books which I'm very pleased with.

March Wrap Up

Fence, Vol 2 (#5-8) - C.S. Pascat
 - 4/5 Stars

Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, along side sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother. Tryouts are well underway at King's Row for a spot on the prodigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn't sure he's going to make the grade in the face of surly upperclassmen, nearly impossibly odds, and his seemingly unstoppable roommate, the surly, sullen Seiji Katavama. It'ss take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big! 

I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I don't read many graphic novels but this is definitely one I have been enjoying! It's completely different to any story I have read before and I love the fencing element to it (it's really interesting!). I think I preferred the first volume just a little bit more but I'm still so excited to read the third volume! I think I like graphic novels because they're visually stunning and they're a quick read and sometimes I'm just in the mood for something quick. 

A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas
- 5/5 Stars

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times Bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. 

I felt so many emotions whilst reading this book but the main emotion I did feel was 'love' as damn, I love these books and I'm so sad that this trilogy is over. I really enjoyed this book and I loved seeing all my favourite characters. This book was definitely a little slow at the beginning but the end was well worth the wait. I would have to say that 'A Court of Mist and Fury' is still my favourite book out of the three but I was very satisfied with how the trilogy ended. If you haven't read this series, then please do!

April T.B.R

I picked this book up last month and I have only read a few pages. This book is definitely a little out of my comfort zone as it's a adult fantasy which always intimidate me and it's also 800 pages long! However, I'm really hoping to conquer my fear and fully dive into this book this month. It's very ambitious for me but the premise of the story intrigues me so I'm hoping I'll really enjoy this read.

I think whilst I'm reading The Priory of the Orange Tree, I'll read this book! I'm slowly making my way through the Harry Potter books and I'm loving them so far. I haven't read this book before so I'm really excited to see the differences in this book compared to the film (I have heard there are quite a few).

Another book I'd like to get to this month is The Cruel Prince. I read this last year but I can't remember what happened in it and I have yet to read the second book. So I thought it would be wise to reread this book before I jump into The Wicked King. I really do hope I get to this book this month as I thoroughly enjoyed it last year.

Did you read any books in March? What do you plan on reading this Month? 


  1. I mean I'm 100% biased because Harry Potter is my favourite thing ever, but I couldn't imagine someone reading one of the books and not liking them. For me I just started reading Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. It's a bit different to what I normally read but so far I'm really enjoying it.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  2. I loved the Priory of the Orange tree but I totally agree on the size. I actually opted for the audiobook and I would thoroughly recommend that it was so fantastic it would have been a shame to miss out. B x

  3. I did a ton of reading in March, getting through 43 books - mostly manga. I have read a couple of Sarah J Maas books but have yet to read the A Court of series. I have quite a few books picked out for this month and I'm hoping to get through them all. Right now I'm working through The Farthest Shore by Ursula LeGuin.