What Are You Reading This March?

March has been an absolutely crazy hectic month for me. As such the amount of time I’ve been able to dedicate to reading has been quite short. It’s the 22nd of the month and I’ve only read 5 books!! I guess I should be happy that my total is 5 and not 0. With such a small amount of books completed this month, I’m being realistic with what else I plan to complete this month. On my list is Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare.

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Attachments was Rowell’s first novel and is a true gem. After reading Eleanor & Park and Fangirl I was dying to read more. I’m literally on pins and needles awaiting her next novel Landline due out this July. City of Bones got bumped up my list after I saw The Mortal Instruments movie. I found the premise of the movie unique and found myself drawn to the characters (especially the heroine Clary.) Knowing I had the first book already in my bookshelves, I quickly grabbed it. The series is currently five books long, with the sixth and final installment due out May (I think I can catch up before then!)

Well readers, over to you. What are you all reading this month?

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45 thoughts on “What Are You Reading This March?

  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Neil Gaiman. Just finished it and I can say it is an instant favourite. I’ve always been a fan of Gaiman’s work, but this brief novel captures what is best about his writing: simple words with big ideas. It is a unique take on fantasy eloquently woven into ordinary life, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a short, but fulfilling read.

  2. I’m reading Guy Adams’ “Once Upon a Time in Hell” plus Dostoevsky “Notes from the Underground” in small doses… I’ve been wanting to dive into the Mortal Instruments series…

  3. Oooo I love Rainbow Rowell! I’m reading the Lux series, just finished Obsidian. I also read Doctor Sleep, Gone Girl and Tamed this month. I want to finish Onyx and get to Fault in our Stars and Red Moon before the month is over.

  4. Oh that’s cool!! And no worries you have some more days to catch up with more books isn’t it?? 🙂
    I just finished reading an awesome historical fiction novel series ‘Sivagamiyin Sapatham’ by Kalki Krishnamoorthy (Language- Tamil). And gonna start with ‘God of small things’ by Arundhati Roy (English)
    Happy Reading!! 🙂

  5. Hi, Right now I’m reading The Spirit in the Stick, by Neil Duffy, a young adult fiction about a boy and the game of lacrosse. Then I’ll start The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, by Andrew Sean Greer.

  6. I think 5 is pretty good going! I’m doing March Madness where I hoped to read 10 but so far I’ve only managed 7. Still have to read Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa, Race by David Mamet and Point Omega by Don deLillo. It’s gonna be a busy reading week!

  7. I’ve recently finished JD Salinger’s “Catcher In the Rye” and it was brilliant. Now I’m reading John Steinbeck’s “Travels With Charley: In Search of America” (I wanted to read Grapes of Wrath first, but they didn’t have it in the bookstore I frequented, so I settled for this instead) and it’s proving to be alright so far. It’s my first Steinbeck novel, so I’m not really sure what to expect.

  8. I’ve a few books I want to write up before I start reading anything new, though I’m sure that won’t last long. I lent Attachments to a friend of mine and she just told me she’s to finished it and really enjoyed it so that always gives me a kick. Books I’m currently reading are The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, Clara by Janice Galloway and the second Game of Thrones book but wouldn’t mind something light (but also good!).

  9. I love to read but I am so busy I cannot possibly read five books in two weeks. I am currently reading The Book Thief. I know this book has received a lot of praise but I find it hard to follow. I do not like the style of the writing. If a book doesn’t catch my attention after the first few pages, I found myself looking for the gut of the story. I am not getting it in this book.

    • I read The Book Thief this month too. I found the breaks in the story to describe something annoying because it ruined the flow, but helpful because I didn’t know the information. Not as “life-changing” as the book cover blurb says…I really only liked the emotions of the story.

      • I haven’t heard anything negative about The Book Thief! Good to know what the two of you thought about it though. I tend to be nervous about reading a book that only has high praise. I’m planning on reading it some time this year, so I’ll have to let you guys know what I think of it.

  10. It seems that we have all been busy! Work has been so hectic. However, When I’ve managed to sneak in reading time I’ve been reading Passion Power and Sin by Mike Wells and True Gold by M.M. Justus.

  11. I am so looking forward to the last Immortal Instruments book, sad to see the series end though. Currently reading #2 of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor. Next I am tackling the Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Love her adult series.

  12. I also picked up The Mortal Instruments after seeing the film, and quickly devoured all five! This month I’ve just finished reading The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, and I’ve started on Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I picked it up because I’d heard nothing but good about it.. given that I’m at least eight chapters in and I only started it yesterday I’m inclined to agree. May have to pick up her other books after this!

  13. I plunged into Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 and 2 – the complete repertoire of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes character. About halfway through and I’ve taken a bit of a break with The Silence of the Library by Miranda James.

  14. I simply love The Mortal Instruments series! It’s so unique and fascinating and I love all the heroes and villains. I am an even bigger fan of the prequel series The Infernal Devices (the third and final book of which came out last May). I’m also really looking forward to Clare’s next Shadowhunter series, The Dark Artifices, which comes out next year. Clearly, I’m a huge fan of hers. 😀

  15. I’ve been reading a lot, actually, but nothing that is very well known as I’ve been busy releasing my book. BUT- I really want to get started on The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Have you read that one yet? I’m holding on to high hopes!

  16. I just finished reading House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski for the third time in my life. It is one of my favorite books of all time, and I read a lot of books. It’s kind of classified as a horror novel, but it’s also filled with a bizarre sort of comedy and romance. I have a full review on my blog (teachersbetrippin.wordpress.com). It’s a really difficult read, but also fun. 🙂

  17. I’ve listened to some awesome audio books this month–three great ones in a row. First, Ocean at the End of the Lane (read by Neil, himself); Next, The Invention of Wings–loved it! And right now I’m in the middle of The Book Thief. I’m fussy about who reads and all of these were very well done.

  18. I’ve just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, both of which I found quite gripping. The next novel I want to read is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt as I’ve heard good things about it!

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