Wrap Up: March 2019 or hello, Women’s Prize Longlist

I think this is the month I have blogged the least since I started. But I am still reading at my normal pace and I think I just need to be ok with the fact that I don’t have a lot of time for blogging at the moment. My decision to stop writing reviews for everything I read has helped me immensely to not lose my blogging mojo.

Books I read in March:

  1. Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney: 5 out of 5 stars (review)
  2. The Playmaker by Cathryn Fox: unrated.
  3. The Sheikh’s Pregnant Lover by Leslie North: unrated.
  4. The Bastard by Lisa Renee Jones: unrated.
  5. Milkman by Anna Burns: 3 out of 5 stars (review)
  6. Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden: 1,5 out of 5 stars (review)
  7. Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12) by Nalini Singh: 4 out of 5 stars
  8. Wild Embrace (A Psy-Changeling Collection) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  9. Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh: 4 out of 5 stars
  10. Wild Invitation (A Psy-Changeling Collection) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  11. Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn: 2 out of 5 stars (rtc)

Favourite of the Month:

Conversations With Friends, hands down. I am still so very much in awe of this book that I don’t think any other book will top the reading experience for me any time soon.


I am so behind of filling in my reading spreadsheet and I am way too lazy to remedy that right now (I am so jetlagged!), so I have no idea how many pages I read this month. I do know that I read five literary fiction novels, three romances, and four paranormal romances.

Currently Reading:


Books I should get to soon:

I am still trying to get at least the majority of the longlisted books read before the shortlist is announced at the end of April but I am not super confident that I’ll manage that. I am also unhappy that I didn’t finish a single non-fiction book this month, so I will definitely need to remedy that.

(Some of the) blog posts I loved:

Cathy has written a wonderful post recommending new short story collections by Irish authors.

Wyrd and Wonder has been properly announced and I cannot wait to try to participate in Mai (I am SO SO bad at TBRs).

It is Women’s Prize time and I am reading the longlist together with some really lovely people. You can see Rachel’s reaction to the longlist here, Sarah’s is here, and Callum, who wasn’t sure whether he’d read the longlist has read the most since the announcement (links to his reviews so far can be found here).


7 thoughts on “Wrap Up: March 2019 or hello, Women’s Prize Longlist

    1. It’s BRILLIANT! I spent a lot of time thinking about my favourite books on one of the hikes on my holiday and I think Conversations With Friends makes my top ten.

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  1. Nice wrap up! Very interested in your thoughts on Swan Song – I love Capote’s work, but the novel’s premise and mixed GR reviews make me hesitant to read it.

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  2. Yay for reading the Women’s Prize longlist! Also, I love how you mix reading literary fiction with reading romance and paranoramal stuff; the litfic world in general gets so snooty about genre fiction and it’s nice to see some pushback.

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    1. Thank you! Genre fiction is my first love to be fair, usually at least half the books I read in a year are sff of some kind. Lately it has been kissy sff because it makes me happy. And well done genre fiction is just SO great.


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