Hi my lovely bookworms! And thank you for clicking on this reading wrap-up for March. As always, time has flown by and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s felt that way. March has not been a great reading month for me, due to me falling ill twice and working a lot. I’ve been a little overwhelmed, so forgive me for the list not being as long as you’re used to. Quality-wise it was a pretty good reading month, though, so I’m not too disappointed. Let’s have a look at the books I read in March and then we’ll have a look at some stats and the books I’m currently reading!
March was an okay reading month for me, I guess. I would’ve loved to read a little more, especially since the Heartstopper novels are quite short, but I guess seven books is not too shabby. In April, I’m gonna go for 10. These are my March 2022 reads:
This was definitely the most disappointing book of the month. I had such high hopes for this, since it was hyped up a lot on Bookstagram, but I didn’t care for it much. I wrote an entire review on it which I’ll link below and in the title, but the explicit content was just way too graphic for my taste and it really got in the way of what would otherwise have been quite an enjoyable book.
Loved it. My second CoHo book and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I do need a therapist now, though. Any recommendations?
I had to buy volume three and four in this series after finishing the first two in February. These two graphic novels were just as adorable and fun to read as the first two, though they were a little less lighthearted. Especially volume four, where mental health and mental illness are important themes throughout the story. This whole series is wonderful to read.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I finally gave in to reading the most popular fantasy series on Bookstagram. I have to say, I’m not disappointed. It is definitely living up to its expectations so far. I’ll keep you posted on the rest of the series 😉
Stressvrij Beleggen by Lieuwe Jan Eilander
I won’t bore you with an elaborate explanation of this book. It’s a Dutch book about investing (literal translation of the title: Stress Free investing). I wanted to know more about investing, so I read it and it was quite boring, though informative.
Notes on A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
The last book I finished in March. I became a big fan of Matt Haig’s after reading The Midnight Library last year. This is one of Haig’s nonfiction books about his own experiences with depression and anxiety and how to deal with mental illness in such a fast-paced society.
I have read a total of 7 books this month, which brings my total for 2022 so far to 23 books, which is 31% of my Goodreads reading goal.
I have read a total of 2616 pages in March.
All of the books I’ve read in March were between 300 and 500 pages long.
Most of the books I’ve read in March were fiction. Only 2 of them were nonfiction; one was a self help book about mental health and the other was about investing. Am I slowly becoming the dullest person alive? Maybe.
Of the 7 books I read in March, 4 were physical copies and 3 were digital editions. Two of the digital editions were graphic novels and the other was just.. very graphic..
5 out of 7 books were romance novels. That means that every work of fiction I read in March was a romance novel.
My average rating in March was 3.93⭐️. That is slightly lower than my over all average of 4.06⭐️. We’ll do better in April.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
You’re probably going to see a Harry Potter book appear on every monthly wrap-up for the next couple of months, since I’m doing a Rereading Harry Potter series of posts (you may have seen it, if not, you can click on the link). I’m about two-thirds of the way through the Prisoner of Azkaban right now, so I’ll definitely finish that before my April wrap-up.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss
I know, it’s weird to be reading a Christmas romance novel in spring, but I actually started reading this before Christmas and then I didn’t finish it in time. I put it down for like three months and then I figured it would either become a DNF (because I’m not going to wait a whole year to read the second half of a book) or I would continue right now, so I decided on the latter. I’m about 60% through the book right now, so hopefully it will appear on next month’s wrap-up.
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Okay I’ve discovered that I am a sucker for Matt Haig books. This is my third book by Haig and I’m loving it. His honesty about his own experiences with depression and anxiety are just.. wow. Reasons to Stay Alive was actually written before Notes on a Nervous Planet, but they can both be read separately.
Favourite March Quotes
“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”All Your Perfects, Colleen Hoover
“Apologies are good for admitting regret, but they do very little in removing the truth from the actions that caused the regret.”All Your Perfects, Colleen Hoover
“And besides, libraries aren’t just about books. They are one of the few public spaces we have left which don’t like our wallets more than us.”Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig
“Remember no one really cares what you look like. They care what they look like. You are the only person in the world to have worried about your face.”Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig
“Happiness is not good for the economy.
We are encouraged, continually, to be a little bit dissatisfied with ourselves.”Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas
“Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
“Why, dear boy, we don’t send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts.”Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling