In March I read 10 books for a total of 3,590 pages and an average of 116 pages per day! A pretty satisfying lineup too!
Standout reads of the month definitely go to A Little Taste of Poison and Into the Drowning Deep. Oh and Wolf Hollow! Digital Fortress was the most disappointing, but even that held a little appeal with the action scenes. I managed to avoid a DNF this month too! Er, well, sort of. I did try the smutty book of the month for Chelsea’s club but after about twenty pages (on my phone, so less than that really) I gave up. I’m not even going to act like I tried. April will be the last book I attempt to read for that club if it’s unsuccessful again.
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
First Sentence: It is said that in death, all things become clear; Ensei Tankado now knew it was true.
A Little Taste of Poison by R.J. Anderson
First Sentence: Isaveth sat stiffly in the leather chair, hands clenched on the brim of her hat and heart pounding in her throat.
Flotsam by R.J. Theodore
First Sentence: The layer of trash below Talis’s feet sparkled as she descended towards it.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
The Witch’s Trinity by Erika Mailman
First Sentence: It was a winter to make bitter all souls.
Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
First Sentence: Welcome to Dear Fahrenheit 451.
Notable Quote: Basically, if you’ve spoken to me in the presence of a bookshelf in the past decade, I wasn’t paying attention.
Review to come:
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
First Sentence: The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
First Sentence: Crowhurst, G: Perhaps we should get proceedings underway?
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
First Sentence: By the age of thirteen, our subject, Artemis Fowl, was displaying signs of an intellect greater than any human since Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
First Sentence: Founded by James Golden in 1972, Imagine Entertainment was intended to “restore the fun: to the entertainment industry.
Space is Just a Starry Night by Tanith Lee
Considering last month I was so focused on Austen, I gave myself a break and allowed myself to carry over two of the three books I told myself to read. I did get to them this month, along with another in the Artemis Fowl series. I’m not sure if I’ll continue with the series – I’ll give book three a shot, but if I’m still bored they’re all going to end up unread (and unhauled if Sweetbeeps allows it). Next month I’m also going to be focusing on review books, so I’m not picking more books from my backlist. I’m just going to leave the focus on the Fowl series.