March Reading Round-Up


Once again it has been an excellent month for reading.
I have been participating in a picture book research study – ReFoReMo so have read many picture books. So, this will really boost my totals!
It’s time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for March was 59 books – 32 of them picture books! with the following breakdown:
Fantasy /Paranormal – 7
Historical Romance– 2
Romance – 10
Women’s Fiction – 4
Historical romance – 2
Historical – 1
Non-fiction – 2
Picture books – 32
(Diverse books – (2)
I will continue to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves (bought/gifted or won), an e-book, or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads –45
TBR books –3
E-books – 10
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:
I read quite a few good books this month, but really didn’t check my challenges to see if they fit. It was a month to enjoy reading, what with the stress of social distancing – not worry about checking off challenges.

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
#13 – Same title as movie/TV show, but not related: – What If? By Dani Wyatt
#19 – Set in country that starts with C (Canada) – Forever My Love by Mona Ingram
#32 – Book by WOC – More to Life by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

52 Books in 52 Weeks
#18 – Published in 2020 – Sisters by Choice by Susan Mallery
#21 – Set in country never visited (Australia) – Here Comes the Bridesmaid by Avril Tremayne

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key word I used this month was: “In
The Man I Fell in Love with by Kate Field
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Subgenres
Genre Fantasy: Subgenre: Urban Fantasy: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Diversify Your Reading
The theme for March was “Self-Help
This wasn’t quite a self-help but offered a unique way to look at life.
The Book of Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

Favourite Reads
So many this month! Here are my top 10 (all rated 5 on Goodreads)

Here Comes the Bridesmaid by Avril Tremayne
Sisters by Choice by Susan Mallery
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
City of Light and Winter Halo by Keri Arthur
The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center
One by Jewel E. Ann
Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas
The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
The Duchess in His Bed by Lorraine Heath

I am linking with the following:
Monthly Wrap-up(At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

Spread the Love (at As Told by Tina)


11 thoughts on “March Reading Round-Up

  1. I have The Bright Side of Disaster on my shelf waiting to be read, so I’m happy to see you loved it! So far I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Katherine Center. Stay safe, well, and happy reading!

  2. You are doing so well with the range of challenges! I have accepted that I am not a challenges person, but I really wish I were, because they bring such a range of titles with them. Nice work!

  3. I participated in the same picture book posts that you did, but was only able to check out 20 picture books before the library shut down, but I did enjoy reading each post and seeing the list of mentor texts.

    • I was ordering books before March so I had quite a few on hand once the shutdown. Now our libraries are closed til May 19th. ReFoReMo has been great every year it’s been running. Lots of valuable info.

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