Friday, 12 April 2019

March Reading Wrap-Up//April TBR

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news? I'm slowly overcoming my reading OCD. And I did actually manage to read a few books in March. The bad news? I'm still not fully over my reading OCD. And I only managed to read a few books in March. Which means I'm still way behind on my GoodReads reading challenge. But I have faith that I'll get there in the end! Here's a quick look at what I read in March, and what's on my TBR pile for April.

World Book Day used to be the highlight of my year as a child. Now I'm an adult, I've always thought I was too old for it. But you know what? I'm not. Admittedly, the majority of the books are aimed at younger readers. But there are a few YA books, too. Like Malorie Blackman's Nought Forever(***) and Patrick Lawrence's Snap(****). I'm super excited for next year's World Book Day now, too!

Just before Christmas, on a shopping trip with Steph, I picked up a load of James Patterson's short stories. And March saw me finally get around to reading them! They aren't up to his usual standard, whether that's because he's collaborating with others or because they're so short, but they're still enjoyable. In this instance, I particularly enjoyed The Witnesses(***) which he wrote with Brendan DuBois. Hidden(***) wasn't quite as good, written with James O. Born.

Malicious(**) is the second book in the Mitchum series, but I found it very lacking compared to its predecessor. After The End(***), an Owen Taylor story, was better, written with Brendan DuBois who also co-wrote The Witnesses.

I particularly enjoyed these two books. French Kiss(***), written with Richard Dilallo, was an exciting, fast-paced read. And The End(****), another Owen Taylor story, was much better than the previous Owen Taylor story.

Absolute Zero(**), with Ed Chatterton, was a disappointing read. Convoluted, gory and way too drawn out. Mrs Rosie and The Priest(***), by Giovanni Boccaccio, was an unexpected read. Full of lewd tales, it was humorous and a fairly easy read. 

I'm still working my way through this collection of short stories. I'm two books in so far, at the time of writing, and hoping to finish reading this collection by the end of the month. 

Wish me luck!

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