Wednesday, April 02, 2014

March in Review

March is officially over! And I've had a great reading month... Some of my goals for 2014 are to finish books in series that I've already started. I want to catch up on Netgalley books. I want to be on top of review books. And I want to read more of my own books. And I did all of those things during the month of March.

Books Read in March:

1. Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern (4 stars)
2. Requiem by Lauren Oliver (4 stars)
3. Goddess by Laura Powell (4 stars)
4. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (3 stars)
5. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3 stars)
6. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (4 stars)
7. Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider (3 star)
8. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (4 stars)
9. Trouble by Non Pratt (4 stars)
10. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (4 stars)
11. Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (4 stars)
12. Played by Liz Fichera (4 stars)
13. Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mylnowski (4 stars)
14. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (4 stars)
15. The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle (4 stars)
16. Hothouse Flower by Becca and Krista Ritchie (4 stars)
17. Gold Rush by Jordan Lynde (3 stars)

Total: 17

Total for 2014:53

Sadly, none of the books I read in March were 5 star reads but I've found that it takes a lot more for me to award a book that many stars lately.  I did LOVE so many of these books though. I thought Amy and Matthew was a beautiful story of two wonderful characters.  It was nice to finish the Delirium trilogy. Storm and Deep Blue were great starts to what I think will be really interesting new series. I adore Jennifer Brown and I thought Don't Even Think About It was such good fun...

What was the best of the bunch though?

March Book of the Month:

Trouble by Non Pratt

My book of the month has to be Trouble by Non Pratt. I really loved the two main characters and the way in which they developed throughout the story. I loved the secondary characters, I loved the friendships and definitely the fact that everything felt so jagged. If that makes sense.

Books reviewed in March:

Poppy by Mary Hooper
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Goddess by Laura Powell
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Deeper by Robin York
Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern

Non-review posts during March:

More Book Turn-Offs
My Thoughts on New Adult Books
New YA Fantasy Series by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
#LGBTApril Sign Up Post
Authors I'd Fangirl Over

Songs to (embarrassingly) belt out
Happy Mother's Day! 


Top 5 Friendships
Heart-Shaped Bruise and Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne
Top 5 Fictional Parents
Top 5 Sequels
April TBR 

 Michelle's Book Turn Offs
5 Books Michelle Read Because of the Film
Trouble by Non Pratt | Bookish Brits March Book Club

UKYA in 2014

WOW - The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

This is a feature that I hope to continue with in 2014. If you are an author of UKYA (or MG!) being published this year who would like to guest post (or interviewed, though this is less likely!) on Fluttering Butterflies, do let me know!

British Books Challenge update in March

Goddess by Laura Powell
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Trouble by Non Pratt
The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle

Total in March: 4
Total in 2014: 18

At some point this year, I definitely will have a month in which I will read nothing but books by British authors. I promise. Still, 4 isn't too bad, I suppose. And I am proud of the 18 overall this year. Hopefully I'll make it to at least 20 by the end of April!

Personal challenge to read 10 non-review books a month:

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider

Total in March:  2
Total in 2014: 5

As well as these two books, I did also read 4 ebooks I bought myself. But those don't count :( Still, let's remain positive. At least I did read 2 books this month. Which almost doubled my yearly total.... Which just makes me feel worse again. Again, I pledge that at least one month this year will be dedicated to reading only my own books. Let's clear some space...

What was your favourite book that you read in March?


  1. How do you manage to read so much?! I don't think I'll ever be able to understand! You're a reading machine!
    So pleased to see Trouble is your book of the month!

    1. I do read very quickly and have lots of spare time to read :) Loved Trouble!

  2. Yay for Trouble being your book of the month. Like Lucy I'm in awe of your reading speed! :)

    1. I have lots of time on my hands and have no other real hobbies/interests! :)

  3. Oh, I so need to read Trouble! Shame you didn't like One Foot In The Grave, that is one of my favourite series ever

    1. It was *okay* I just don't have any desire to read more in the series... :( Like, I've gotten out of it all I'm ever going to get by reading the first two books in the series.

  4. 17 books is amazing! Im v excited to read Amy & Matthew. And yay for Trouble. Dont Even Think About it and the Phil Earlie are on my TBR so glad you enjoyed them. Sounds like you had a good month!

    1. Thanks, Debbie. It was a really good reading month. I loved all of those books: Amy and Matthew, The Bubble Wrap Boy, Don't Even Think About it. Really good. All recommended :)


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