I was on a book buying ban, and it was going so well BUT then I fell ill, was admitted to hospital, discharged and didn’t leave the house for two weeks because I couldn’t move. On the day I finally began to feel better, I went to Waterstones with my boyfriend for my first trip out! I acted like a ravenous animal, I was uncontrollable 😂!
I bought 12 books in March – so not too bad. I’m not too poor!
1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I finally caved in a bought this book! It isn’t something I’d usually read but because of the hype I knew I had to buy it and try it out. From what I gather, it is a dystopian novel and I rarely ever read (and actually enjoy) dystopian books. I never enjoyed Divergent or The Hunger Games plus many others such as Ready Player One for some examples. However, reading the synopsis I do have high hopes for this one.
2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This book has blew up throughout the book community. It hasn’t been released for long, however everyone is talking about it. It is a fantasy novel (which is my favourite genre) and seems to have a very interesting plot. I can’t wait to read it!
3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I have read another book by Liana Moriarty Called The Husband’s Secret and I really liked that one. Big Little Lies has its own TV show and is quite popular throughout booktube. Zoe from ReadByZoe speaks very highly of it. It is also a mystery novel I believe and I do enjoy mystery books.
4. The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
It feels like everyone and their mother has read this book. The Bear and The Nightingale also has such a beautiful cover, even if I don’t enjoy the book when I read it at least I like the cover 😂! I really believe I will love this book, though.
5. The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein
Elizabeth Wein is known for her historical fiction books. She wrote Code Named Verity and Rose Under Fire, both of which I haven’t read yet but I own. I found this book in Waterstones, never heard of it before but at the time of writing this blog post, Hailey from HaileyInBookland on YouTube has mentioned it in a video so it is beginning to be talked about. Since reading The Book Thief I have found myself becoming more interested in historical fiction novels.
6. The Diviners by Libba Bray
I have wanted this book for so long but I couldn’t ever find it in my local Waterstones. However the other day I went to W H Smiths and weirdly found this there and I grabbed it off of the shelf so fast! I’m so happy I did!
7. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
As far as I’m aware, this book is a new fantasy release. All a book needs to be is fantasy nowadays and I’ll pick it straight up!
8. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I am aware this book is now a film and I would like to read it before I watch it. I have no idea what it’s about but the cover is so pretty.
9. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan
This book has become so popular! It’s a contemporary novel which I find quite intimidating as I rarely read contemporary. However, Spring is here and then soon will be Summer which is usually when I’m in the mood for contemporary.
10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I read this book back in 2016 and I didn’t like it. However, 2016 was just one big slump for me. I would like to try this series again out of a slump as I think I will enjoy it!
11. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
I bought the whole trilogy at once.
12. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
I have no regrets.
There you have it! Those were the books I collected in the month of March and they all look so interesting and unique. I can’t wait to get to them!
Demi // firstpagewonders xxxxx