March Wrap-Up!

Copy of Copy of MINI-REVIEW

Hello everyone!

Wow, it’s the end of March already!? And it is almost April!? What is this!!!?


Seriously, March flew by for me. Before I know it, I’ll be seventy years old and rocking on a chair, shaking my head and mumbling, “It was like yesterday when I was just twenty-seven and typing my blog posts at the kitchen table…”


^That’ll be me, fifty years later :”)

Am I the only one who feels this way!? It terrifies me how quickly time passes and I just want to hang on to every single minute of it! Anyway, before we sink into philosophy territory, let’s get on with it πŸ™‚


How is it that I read 9 books in February (which has 28 days) and only 4 books in March (which has 31 days!?)

I have no clue. :’) Though to cut myself some slack: 3 of these are pretty darn long, and most of these are also audiobooks, which take longer to read. (Yes, self, you are forgiven.)

Yes!! The long awaited Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) is FINALLY out! And it is such an AWESOME conclusion to the series. In this book, we are reunited with the old casts from Illuminae and Gemina, and introduced to some new characters as well. I love how the third book is just as packed with action and plot twists as its predecessors. I listened to the audiobook version, which is amazing! Review coming up!

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) is a stunning sequel for those who enjoyed the first book in the series! Check out my review here.

Though I enjoyed Everything Everything, The Sun is Also A StarΒ was a disappointment for me. I liked the characters and the chemistry between them, but the plot points strike me as too unrealistic. Check out my review here.

Rebecca is a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a long, long time… And I finally did! I loved it so, SO much. It is truly a classic for a good reason: A romance, thriller, and commentary on gender norms all rolled up into one. I am always a bit intimidated by classics, but this one was quite easy to get into. Check out my review here.


You guys inspire me everyday ❀ Check out these amazing posts around the blogosphere!

The Orangutan Librarian talks about writing styles in her new (and brilliant) blog series, Differences in Style! In this first post here, she compares purple prose with the pared down style.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books broaches a controversial topic: Is book blogging still relevant?Β A must-read for all bloggers, whichever side of the fence you stand!

Can and should an author review his or her own book? Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer talks about this very topic!

How many blog post drafts do you have? Sareena @ All of It ponders what your draft folder says about you.

Emmie @ Another Night of Reading tells us 3 journaling rules that we should ditch!

Are you a writer? Hailey @ All I Know is Grace sums up some super awesome writing tips that she learned from the Atlanta Writer’s Workshop!

Karis @ KarisBooks talks about why she loves libraries!

Zoie @ Whisked Away by Words shares pages from her new webcomic series! Be prepared for amazing artwork and sprinkles of humour πŸ™‚


How was your March? Do you feel the need to “forgive” yourself for not reading, writing or doing enough?Β What are your favourite reads this month? Can you think of a series that ended very satisfyingly? (If that is a word?)


Last but not least, be sure to join my giveaway before Sunday March 31st! The winner will be announced on April 2nd!Β Click here for more details!

25 responses to “March Wrap-Up!”

  1. Thank you for reading and linking!

    Sounds like you had a good March. The Sun is Also a Star is not my favorite either. I am just not a fan of Nicola Yoon’s books, for many reasons.

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    1. You’re welcome Hailey! I really loved the tips you shared from the writing conference πŸ™‚ Yes The Sun is Also a Star has its problems haha despite being a popular book.

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  2. Thank you for the mention Sophie! You’re not the only one who thinks this year is going faaaast! I hope we both get lots of reading done in April!!

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    1. You’re welcome Inge πŸ™‚ Glad to know that I’m not the only one who feels like time is just speeding by! Have a happy April to you too πŸ™‚

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  3. ‘Sareena @ All of It ponders what your draft folder says about you.’
    ahaha ❀
    thank you sooo much for the mention sophie youre so sweet!
    Looks like you had a great march!
    Thanks for sharing
    best of luck for april ❀
    sareena x

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    1. You’re welcome Sareena! I loved that post since it is about a unique topic πŸ™‚ Hope you had a wonderful March as well!

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      1. YAS!! ❀ stay blessed x


  4. Yay, I’m so glad you loved Rebecca! It is such a brilliant, atmospheric novel.

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    1. Hi Jessie! Yes I love the way that Rebecca was written. It really gets you immersed in the story and the setting πŸ™‚

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  5. We all have 4 book months Sophie (and I think they follow 9 book months?! I’m not sure…) So many reviews!! I feel like I’ve been living under a rock… I have so much to check out from this post! ❀

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    1. Aww thank you Dani πŸ™‚ You’re right that some months we read more than others. That’s part of the up and downs of life right?


  6. I nominated you for a Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge if you are interested!

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    1. Thank you for the nomination πŸ˜€

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  7. Great post Sophie, and I completely get what you mean when you say you can’t believe it’s already April. I feel like I start all my monthly recaps that way but I’m always in awe of how fast the year has gone. We’re already a quarter of the way through and I honestly couldn’t tell you what I’d done with my year so far.
    Also even though you didn’t get through a lot of books this month (again I know the feeling because my reading fell behind a little too) you can say it was a case of quality over quantity because you have some great books here. Days of Blood and Starlight and Obsidio are two favourites of mine for sure! πŸ™‚
    Greta post, and I hope you have a great April as well. πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Hello Beth ❀ πŸ™‚ Yes the year is flying by quickly isn't it? I do agree about quality over quantity. It's better to read a few books that we love rather than many that we don't care for. Wishing you a great April πŸ™‚

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      1. That’s pretty much what my month was like, I didn’t read that many books but it was definitely quality over quantity. πŸ˜€
        Thanks Sophie. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  8. Thanks for linking me 😊. Glad to hear you liked my post ☺️

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    1. You’re welcome Emmie πŸ™‚ Wishing you a wonderful April!

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  9. Oh I can’t wait to read your review for Obsidio – I can’t wait to read that one and see how it all ends, even if I am also terrified of everything that will probably happen in this book hahaha. πŸ™‚
    I get it about the time, I feel like it’s going by so quickly it’s craaaaaazy sometimes ahah πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for sharing my post, Sophie! I hope you’ll have a wonderful month ❀ ❀

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    1. Hello Marie ❀ I love Obsidio so much! I think the last book was such a good way to wrap up the series! At some points during the novel I was terrified as well πŸ™‚ I've written up my review and I will be posting it very soon!
      Thank you Marie ❀ Wishing you a wonderful April!


  10. I’ve always been a bit of obsessed with the passage of time! I try not to think too much about how fast time has gone by. Also, I need more time to read! I’ve only been able to read a book a month so far. Adulting is hard when you can’t read a lot! So I commend you on your reads this month!

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    1. Haha yes I know what you mean! Adulting really drains time and energy, doesn’t it? It always feels like there isn’t enough time in the world to do everything I want to do πŸ™‚ Anyway, when it comes to books, quality over quantity right? Hope you enjoyed the book that you read. Wishing you a wonderful April!

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      1. definitely! thanks, you too πŸ™‚

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  11. Yay so glad you liked days of blood and starlight πŸ™‚ Sun is also a star was a disappointment for me too unfortunately. YAY so glad you loved Rebecca!! Thank you so much for sharing my post!!

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    1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚ Yes I am so glad that I read Rebecca and Days of Blood and Starlight! Thank you and have a great April!

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