My Bookish Month of March 2020

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

Guys, what a month, and I’m sure you’ll understand I mean that in the worst possible way. While the coronavirus has not (yet) struck me or anyone I know personally, it is a constant worry. When shit hit the fan and the country went into lockdown, I found myself unable to relax and unable to read. Instead of being glued to my book on my lunchbreaks, I found myself talking to my colleagues (ugh, the horror 😉). Instead of being glued to my book in the evenings, I was glued to the telly, watching news bulletins, anxious and desperate in equal measure to find out more. So yeah, March wasn’t exactly the best reading month I’ve ever had…

My department at work was split into two teams, which means I have to go into the office every other week, which is quite frankly still quite terrifying and work in the first week after the lockdown was a positively bonkers in every conceivable way. I did have last week off, which was so very welcome because I really needed the breather. And since the weather was on my side for once, I spent many an hour working in the garden, listening to audiobooks, so I did manage to get through more books than I thought I would.

I’m also happy to report that I managed to read another Spanish book, and even though I read a bit less, I did read some really good books.

In figures March looks like this:

Novels: 4752 pages over 16 books
Audiobooks: 52 hours over 7 audiobooks

And here’s what I did last month, and some of what I’ll be posting this month:

What I read (full novels):

An Exhibition of Murder, Vivian Conroy
Never Have I Ever, L.V. Hay
The House Guest, Mark Edwards (review to follow)
The Forever House, Tim Waggoner
Rules For Perfect Murders, Peter Swanson
Two Lives (Tales of Life, Love and Crime), A Yi
Schijndood (Burned – Henning Juul 1), Thomas Enger
Little Disasters, Sarah Vaughan (review to follow)
Fantoompijn (Pierced – Henning Juul 2), Thomas Enger
La Cámara Sangriente, Angela Carter
The Mercies, Kiran Millwood Hargrave (review to follow)
Bloedmist (Scarred  – Henning Juul 3) – Thomas Enger
The City We Became, N. K. Jemisin (review to follow)
The Passengers You Cannot See, The Behrg (review to follow)
Sister, Kjell Ola Dahl (review to follow)
The Shadows Between Us, Tricia Levenseller

What I listened to:

Forensics, Val McDermid
Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
The Boy On the Bridge, M.R. Carey
Where Roses Never Die, Gunnar Staalesen
We Shall Inherit the Wind, Gunnar Staalesen
The Wives, Tarryn Fisher
Good Girls Lie, J.T. Ellison

What I read earlier but reviewed in March:

Witches Sail in Eggshells, Chloe Turner
Full Throttle, Joe Hill
The Perfect Sister, Sheryl Browne
The Guest List, Lucy Foley
The Creak on the Stairs, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
The Other People, C.J. Tudor

Last month I also did my very first cover reveal, and shortly after, I did another one, I hosted a message on Soot by Dan Vyleta, I unboxed the FairyLoot February box, I did a blog tour spotlight on Venators and I shared two extracts: Mexico Street and Deep Dark Night.

Despite everything I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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