March 2018 wrap up

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, which carried on mostly through the start of last month, but I’m slowly managing to pull myself out of it now.

It’s getting a bit late to post this now, since it’s mid-April, but I’m going to do it anyway.

In March, I read a total of five books, which is not too bad, although I was off work for half of it, so I definitely could have done a lot better. Some were good, some were not so good, so I’ll finally stop procrastinating and let you know what I thought.

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February Wrap Up

It’s finally March, which means it’s time to chat about the books I’ve finished in the month of February.

I know I start basically all of my posts surprised about the date, but I’m very glad that we’re coming out of Winter- if you can call it that in Scotland, where it is almost always Winter. In fact, it has been snowing outside since Tuesday and everything in the area has basically ground to a halt. Happy Spring everyone!

I read quite a few books last month, mainly because they were all very short. Is that cheating? I guess it is a bit.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this month:

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January wrap up

It’s already February! January is always a really long month, which I’ve definitely been feeling a lot more this year than previously, now I don’t get any student time off.

I made a fairly decent start to the month, reading four books. Well, kind of. It’s been a bit of a mix of novels, and some of them I actually liked enough to give out five star ratings.

I thought since I’ve been a bit MIA I’d catch you up on the books I’ve read in the past month and what I thought of them.

*This is a long post, so you might want to grab a cup of tea!*

 

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The Nix by Nathan Hill

This is my “kind of” book. For a start, I listened to it as an audiobook rather than physically reading it, but I actually started it last year, but finished the bulk of it this year. We’re talking about 65% of it- so I’m alright with counting it as a book I did actually read this year.

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2017 wrap up and 2018 resolutions

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It’s 2018! As usual, I’m constantly surprised every time the first of a new month rolls around, but it means a refresh of my reading goals for the year.

Last year my target was 50 books, and I ended up reading a total of 32. Clearly I didn’t do so well, but I also finished a masters degree, wrote a 20,000 word dissertation, got a full time job and worked every day for three months. So in hindsight- 32 doesn’t really seem like too shabby an effort.

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I feel like I read quite a range of books last year, but towards the end of the year I definitely started reading shorter books in a bid to meet my goal (which obviously did not work). However- I also took on Stephen King’s absolute tome It, albeit in audiobook form. I wrote an entire review on it, and although I plan on reading more Stephen King this year, I do definitely prefer shorter books.

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