Books I would’ve read in March if I hadn’t been in a slump // Lists + books = fun!

Thought of the day: The universe doesn’t like to give me sleep. 

Hey everyone! I hope your first few days of April has been going well! I’m currently writing this super late, hence the above little thought because SLEEP. One of the things I love almost as much as books that, unlike books, I don’t get enough of…

But moving on, the title of this post is kind of unconventional, but, I didn’t want to exactly do a wrap-up seeing how there were so little things that happened (including the amount of books read… I believe I read 2? Possibly 3? You’d think I’d be able to remember the amount since it’s so small, but. Goldfish here.) The biggest thing, however, was my birthday and blogiversary, which I already posted about so you see? And I also talked briefly about how much I adored the movie of Beauty and the Beast (SO SO GOOD GUYS)… I am a boring little potato sometimes.

SO March wasn’t very interesting, small exciting moments aside. I’m glad I was able to still post a bit for you guys though! I’m currently trying to come up with an easier schedule for me so I can post a little more regularly, but anyway. Today’s post is kind of like a TBR?? Except not really, because I’m a huge mood reader and planning out what to read is lots of fun (because LISTS and BOOKS) but actually following that plan? Um. Yeah, no. So instead, it’s just the list and the books without any sort of attachments to it? I’m not making any sense, am I. Oh well. Letès just get into the books I would’ve read in March if I could’ve. 

Caraval by Stephanie Garbar:  I have lost count of how many people adored this book?? It sounds like something I would totally devour and I totally would’ve loved to read it last month. I will definitely be getting around to it someday, fingers crossed this month?! 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I KNOW, I KNOW. This book is at the top of my TBR right now, I know this isn’t a TBR post, but aghhhh if only my slump hadn’t attacked during March! I had been looking forward to this book for so long. Everyone has been praising this book nonstop, it’s a diverse read, own-voices, SO MANY REASONS TO READ THIS. 

Hunted by Megan Spooner:  Beauty and the Beast retelling? Yes please! I haven’t read many reviews on this one, but the ones I have read are really good (haven’t gone looking for the bad ones, granted) and I really would’ve loved to read this last month, seeing how the movie of B&B was released then! SIGH. Slumps.

RoseBlood by A.G. HowardI haven’t read any of A.G. Howard’s books yet, and I plan to read her previous series Splintered as well, but I really wanted to try this one out! It’s a standalone for one thing, as well as a retelling of Phantom of the Opera. I’ve heard mixed things, but I definitely want to give it a try someday!

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine:  Remember how I said this isn’t a TBR? Yeah, I’m going to be honest and say I don’t think I’ll be reading this anytime soon… I loved the first book, The Imposter Queen, but it’s been such a long time that this has lowered in priority at the moment. I do want to read it though, and had I been in a more reading mood for March, I could definitely see myself picking this up.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab: In case you weren’t aware; V.E. Schwab is one of my favourite authors ever?? The Shades of Magic series has forever changed me and I am IN LOVE with her writing. I don’t even know why I haven’t read this yet???! Someone push me to read it. 

– Starfall by Melissa Landers: I hope to read this sometime as well, but again, it’s been a while so the details from the first book are a bit blurry! The POV changed too, which I’ll admit has me more hesitant because I loved the main characters in the first book so much. The struggle of companion novels. Authors, stop getting me so attached to the characters if you’re just going to snatch them away from me later?? (That goes for character deaths too actually.) 

– The Bone Witch by Run Chupeco: I don’t know if I really would’ve read this, but I definitely wouldève loved to, and will pick it up sometime in the future, hopefully! I’ve heard that it’s a diverse book, and it sounds really good, so fingers crossed for someday!

By Your Side by Kasie West Kasie West is so great at writing fluffy contemporaries! Her contemporaries are always so cute and fun and although this one has gotten mixed reviews (some expressing disappointment at the lack of the library plot being used properly, nooooooo) I definitely think it would be fun to try all the same.

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed I love finding new diverse reads, and I stumbled across this one a while ago and I’ve really wanted to read it! I even tried starting it a few times I think, but didn’t get too far in and obviously, didn’t finish it. We’re not doing a monthly TBR here, but if we were, I definitely want to give this a shot!


That was what, 10 books? I can’t say really if I would really be able to finish all of these, or if perhaps I would’ve chosen other books than these ones had I not been in a slump, but nonetheless these are some books I had a good chance of picking up! Some of these I hope I can read this month, others I may not, who knows! Sidenote: there’s a fair amount of fantasy here?? Whoops. Sorry not sorry. I would love to have any other recs though, contemporary or otherwise! I also want to read more diverse books; feel free to hit me up with suggestions for those as well. But mostly: have you read any of these books? Which should I prioritize? How was your month of March? (Pray for a no-slump month for me plz. :P)

I hope you have a lovely day! ❤

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44 thoughts on “Books I would’ve read in March if I hadn’t been in a slump // Lists + books = fun!

  1. I’ve read both Caraval and The Hate U Give and LOVED both! Especially THUG as I had been thinking about it for months and impatiently waiting for my copy to be released! SUCH a great and important read!

    I am also slowly making my way through VE Schwab’s released works! I just finished her Shades Of Magic trilogy and now I’m waiting for my copy of This Savage Song to arrive! 😀

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    • I am so glad to hear that omg, SO excited for both of those. 😍 I can’t believe I haven’t read THUG yet?? Ughhhh horrid slump. 😂 I have been looking forward to it since forever and really have to read it!!
      YAY I love that series so much!! I hope you enjoy This Savage Song, I loved that one so much as well. 😊

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  2. Caraval and THUG were both brilliant, so I really hope you enjoy those! Vicious is still my favorite of Schwab’s novels, so I’ll be destroyed if you don’t like it (JK, I’ll still love you)!

    I also have The Bone Witch and and Hunted on my TBR! I’m super excited for both! ❤

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    • Ahh I absolutely can’t wait for those!! I’m taking it as a good sign that so many people loved them haha. Omg I must read Vicious now!! 🙈 I loved the Shades of Magic series so much and Schwab is such an amazing author, I am 99% sure I’ll love it?? TBH I myself would be destroyed if I didn’t like it at this point. 😂
      Yesss! I can’t wait to see what you think of them, whenever you read them ahah. They seem so great. 😍

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  3. I loved Caraval and Hunted! I’m one of those readers who was disappointed with By Your side and Roseblood. I haven’t read Starfall yet but I’m having doubts that I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as I did with Starflight. The Imposter Queen is in my tbr shelf but I haven’t gotten around to read it. I’m nearly finished with the letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer and It was soooo good. You must read it asap! I hope you come out of your reading slump because there’s lots of amazing books waiting for you to read.
    Hope you have a great bookish month in april!!! 🙂

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    • Yayy so glad to hear that! Can’t wait to read them both. Oh yes, that’s a shame! They seemed so good. Same here! I loved Starflight but I’m really not sure if Starfall will live up to its predecessor. I hope you get around to it soon!! It really is a great read, you’ll be able to dive right into the next book as well haha. Oh that’s so great to hear! I really can’t wait to read it now. Thank you, I hope so too! There are soooo many books I can’t wait to read.
      Thank you!! To you as well. 💞

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  4. These all seem like great books Analee, it’s a shame you didn’t manage to get through them in March but I’m sure you’ll manage to get around to them sooner or later, and it will be worth the wait when you do. 😀 ❤
    Caraval is amazing, it's one of my favourite books of this year so far so I really hope you love it as well, and I've heard so many amazing things about both The Hate U Give and The Bone Witch so I really want to try and get around to both of them myself soon. 🙂
    I don't think Hunted is out in the UK at the moment, either that or my copy isn't being dispatched for another week at least (very disappointing) but I know that one will be worth the wait as well.
    I hope you manage to beat your slump soon, you have some amazing books to get around to when you do though! 🙂 ❤

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    • I definitely plan on reading these sometime! ❤ I agree, these all look so good, I am sure my expectations will be met for most, if not all and I am SO excited!
      Ahhh Caraval has been everywhere! I am so glad you loved it, I can’t wait to pick it up myself. THUG and The Bone Witch both sound amazing! THUG especially is a huge priority for me aha. I can’t wait to read both of them! I hope you enjoy them once you get the chance to read them. ❤
      Oh, what a shame! It definitely seems like it will be worth the wait. (Ahem, Beauty and the Beast !!!! I would be so sad if it its anything but amazing haha. I HAVE FAITH THOUGH. It shall be fabulous. 😂) I hope your copy arrives soon!
      Thank you, Beth, I hope so as well! I’m currently reading a book, which is a good sign ahah, I can’t wait to get around to all of these amazing books. 💞

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      • Hopefully you’ll be able to get around to them soon, I imagine the only issue will be trying to decide what you want to read first! 😀
        It has been everywhere, and it’s been one of those books that has been quite hyped up as well but I think the hype was well deserved. So will you be starting THUG first then? I still need to get around to that one but hopefully soon.
        Yeah definitely. I’m going to see the film tomorrow and I am so excited. It’s been out for ages already but this was only day me and my sister could both do.
        That is a good sign, hopefully that continues for you then! 😀 ❤

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        • Haha yes, that’s actually the situation right now. 😀 I’m definitely leaning towards THUG though! If I get the chance I think I’ll try to start it tonight. (Gotta put that indecision at rest haha.) Hopefully you get to read it as well sometime, it sounds amazing!
          YAYYYY that’s so awesome!! Better late than never, I’m sure you’ll love it ahah. ❤ ❤ It's so great you and your sister will be watching it together!
          Thank you, I hope so too ahah. 🙂

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        • Maybe draw names out of a hat or something? 😀 Well if you do go for THUG I really hope you enjoy it. It’s still on my to-read list so maybe if you love it it will convince me to get around to it sooner! 😀
          Oh, yes it was amazing! I’ve been listening to the soundtrack pretty much non-stop since I saw the film, and the film was brilliant. So much better than I expected and I expected a lot! 😀 ❤

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        • Ahah a very good idea actually! 😂 I’m currently reading it, it’s actually SO GOOD. Such an important read, I definitely think you should read it. I hope you love it if you do! Ohhhh yes the soundtrack was so lovely! Ahah same my expectations were so high and it was more than surpassed haha.

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  5. I actually loved By Your Side! It’s my second favorite Kasie West after PS I Like You. I liked that the main character has anxiety/panic attacks and I thought it was done really well in the book 😊. And of course the romance was adorable.

    I’ve been meaning to read The Bone Witch FOREVER. People just say it’s good but slow and ugh, I haven’t been in the mood for a slow book

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    • That’s so great! So many people seemed to have been disappointed, I’m relieved to find a positive opinion ahah. (PS I Like You is such a cute read, I loved it too!) I want to read it!! But agh I’m not in the mood for a slow book either. Another time, perhaps? 🙈

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  6. I was supposed to read Caraval in March too, but I didn’t either hahaha maybe it’s a good thing to read it after the hype has died a little down? As for the Bone Witch, I was a little disappointed to be honest. It wasn’t a terrible read, but I thought that the role of women wasn’t as empowering as I would have liked them to be.

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  7. SO MANY BOOKS I also need to read here haha. I have heard so many great things about Caraval, I’m excited but also super nervous about it haha, and I NEED to read The Hate U Give soon 😀

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  8. *pushes you to read Vicious* Hahahah I haven’t even read it myself but I ONLY hear GREAT things about books by Schwab anyways!! I’ve only read This Savage Song by her, and that was fantastic! 😀 I do hope the Slump monster doesn’t come around April and that you get read everything you want to read this month!!! Happy reading! 😀

    – Lashaan

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  9. Boooo about the slump! Hopefully it passes quickly! Also, I can relate on the mood reading. I’m a big mood reader as well lol. On this list I’ve only read RoseBlood and I really enjoyed it. But then I’m the odd one out when it comes to that because most of my blogger friends didn’t like it nearly as much as I did. 🙈 Either way, I do hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to it Analee!! 💕

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  10. THUG and Vicious is on my TBR too and I’m hoping to get to those two very soon 🌸 I read Caraval, but I wasn’t such a big fan, I felt like it was overhyped. I do hope you enjoy it though 😊

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    • Yayyyy I hope you enjoy those when you get around to them!! ❤ Aw, that’s too bad. It’s been getting SO much hype though, I can see why it might’ve been disappointing! Thank you, I hope so too ahah. ☺️

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