Our birthday month is officially over! While we haven’t given each other our presents yet, but we did add some books to our shelves this month. So let’s see which books we got in our March bookhaul.
March definitely turned out to be a very bookish month. More than I was expecting, haha. Thankfully I didn’t buy most of them myself. In March I added a total of 18 (10 of these were given to me by publishers, 3 were bought for group reads and 5 were bought from a giftcard) books to my shelf. Thankfully I’ve read quite a few of these already!
Heartbreak Cafe – Janet Quin-Harkin
I was recently approached by a publisher asking me if I wanted to read the Heartbreak Cafe series. These 6 books were already published in 1989, but are being published again now. These contemporary stories sound right up my alley. Even though I was only a year old when these were published I’m sure I’ll still recognize a lot of things. I’ll be reading the first one in April.
Ironspark – C.M. McGuire
I participated in the Ironspark tour in September last year and another person in our TBR and Beyond Tours team sent me the physical ARC. It took quite awhile to get here, but I can finally add it to my collection!
Chasing Starlight – Teri Bailey Black
Just like Ironspark I got the Chasing Starlight physical ARC. This tour took place last September and I loved this book. The atmosphere, characters and story were really good. I really hope this author writes more books.
Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf – Haley Krischer
Sometimes I need to read hard-hitting contemporary books and Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf is one of them! I participated in the tour last in October. This book was intense, but I do feel like it’s an important one.
Nightbooks – J.A. White
One of the two middle grades read for Middle Grade Marvels on Twitter was Nightbooks. I’ve been curious about this book for awhile and it was such a pleasant surprise. This was really spooky and I loved everything about it. If you haven’t read it, I’d say this is a perfect Halloween read. I’ll be checking out this author’s other books.
The Last Spell Breather – Julie Pike
The Last Spell Breather was the second group read for the Middle Grade Marvels in March and I was really excited about it. The concept was really interesting and look at this pretty cover. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one as much as Nightbooks.
A Song Wraiths and Ruin – Roseanne A. Brown
I got this one for a group read in TBR and Beyond and I’m glad I read it. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin has been on my radar since it released, so I knew I needed a copy. The book is stunning and the story is as well.
In Love & Pajamas: A Collection of Comics about Being Yourself Together – Catana Chetwynd
Catana Comics are so much fun and very relatable. Most times my boyfriend and I see ourselves in these comics. In Love & Pajamas is their latest collection and I needed to add it to my collection. I’ve read a few of them so far, but I’m trying to take my time with these.
This is Not the Jess Show – Anna Carey
I’ve been wanting this book since I heard about it and all the great reviews I’ve read from early readers. I’ve been wanting more thrillers and I have a feeling this one will have a lot of 90’s nostalgia.
The Bone Shard Daughter – Andrea Stewart
Another book I’ve seen around a lot and has gotten a lot of amazing reviews. The paperback finally came out and it seemed like the perfect time to add this to my shelf. I can’t wait to dive into this world.
Perfect on Paper – Sophie Gonzales
Okay, so I have the e-arc for this book, but I couldn’t resist buying the paperback. After loving Only Mostly Devastated I have high expectations for this one. Isabelle has already read this one and enjoyed it, so I have a feeling I’ll also be a fan.
Chain of Iron – Cassandra Clare
I haven’t read Chain of Gold yet, but I’m hoping by buying Chain of Iron that it’ll motivate me to pick it up a bit sooner. I love this world and I’ve been anxiously awaiting this spinoff, so I need to read it sooner rather than later.
Covet – Tracy Wolff
After reading Crave I never expected to be as invested in this series as I am. I mean the book was entertaining, but a train wreck. I’ve been buddyreading with a friend and that’s why we continued, because we were having fun discussing everything. Now at the end of the second book I just need to know how everything will continue, so I made sure Covet was on my shelf to continue with right after finishing Crush!
I still had a giftcard I got for Christmas and I finally used it. The first 4 books came in last week and I hope the other 2 will arrive next week. I chose one hardcover, one manga and two graphic novels. Let’s take a look.
Cursed – Frank Miller & Thomas Wheeler
I’ve had this one on my wishlist for awhile and found it for a really good price now. This has illustrations throughout the novel and I’m very excited to read it. I watched the first episodes of the Netflix show and enjoyed it. We all know the book is better so I can’t wait to experience it!
The Ancient Magus’ Bride 2 – Kore Yamazaki
I loved the first volume in this manga series and I’m happy I finally got the second book. This one arrived yesterday but I might read it very soon. Hopefully this is as good as the first one, I can’t wait to discover this world a bit more.
The Umbrella Academy vol. 1 & 2 – Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba
I love the tv show The Umbrella Academy and have been wanting to read the graphic novel series it was based on for a while. The first volume was quite expensive for a while but I finally found these two for a good price. I’m excited to read the source material and see where the show differs from it!
These are our newly acquired books! Have you read any of them? Which ones should we pick up first? Let us know down below! We’d love to hear from you.