Monthly Wrap Up

-| Wrapping Up… March |-

So this month has been super weird… it turns out that I really struggle to commit and finish books during stressful times, however I did manage to finish 9 books (the majority before the lockdown) and started way too many.

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R.R. Martin (Audio)
I have finally finished this beast! According to Goodreads I started listening to this on the 4th January and I finished it on the 23rd March. I really struggled with this, I had to force myself to listen to it when I really wasn’t that interested. This book was so political that the scenes I did really enjoy were few and far between. I don’t have many views on this so I won’t be doing a dedicated review for it. I will be listening to the next audiobook but not for a while.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1) by Jordie Bellaire (eComic)
This was super short at only 30 pages, I didn’t realise at first that these are not the original Buffy comics (as I’ve never read them). I do enjoy the art style and there are more of the volumes on Scribd so I will be carrying on with them but not much happened in this one.

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit (Mindhunter #1) by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker (Audio)
I’m going to just come out and say it, I don’t like John E. Douglas, I have been reading this over the course of a year as I keep stopping it because he drives me crazy, he has a massive ego and loves talking about himself. I ended up listening to the last half of this on audio which made it even worse to be honest but I just pushed through, I really enjoyed listening to the cases, he just ruined the book for me.

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells (Audio)
This audiobook flew by so quickly I was shocked that I had reached the end, I really enjoyed this novella. Murderbot is not like any character that I’ve come across before and I can’t wait to catch up with him in the next one.

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (Audio)
This book was super hard to rate as the first half was a 5 star and then the second half took a turn and it went downhill to about a 3 stars so I’ve just gone in the middle for this one. Read more of my thoughts here.

Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels by Toby Muse (eARC)
This was definitely eye-opening seeing the whole journey of cocaine from the very beginning, just a crop in the jungle to a line in the bathroom of a nightclub. I really enjoyed the writing of this investigation, it was captivating and thought-provoking. Here’s my stop on the blog tour.

The Prison Doctor by Amanda Brown (Audio)
This was a pretty short audiobook, having been on two prison visits with Uni it was interesting seeing it from the perspective of a medical professional, working closely with the inmates.

The One by John Marrs (Physical)
Holy shit this was a crazy ride! I was afraid that I would get whiplash from the amount of reveals from each characters chapter. The only reason why this isn’t a full 5 star read for me is that I feel we could have done without one or two of the characters, there were quite a lot and it was hard at the beginning to keep up with and remember each persons story.
My full review’s here.

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K.S. Villoso (Physical)
This is definitely my favourite book of the year so far, I just want to be back in this world already.
You can see me gush about the book here.

I’ve no idea what this month is going to bring, I start my job full time on Tuesday but I have a long commute so fingers crossed I will get through lots of audiobooks.
I hope that you’re all staying safe.
See you in the next one…


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