I have a massive girl-crush on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so when I spotted three of her novels – Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah on The Book People for £4.99 I could not pass those up!
I also got three books from Philippa Gregory’s Order of Darkness YA series on The Book People. I love her Cousins’ War series, and I really want to read her Tudor Court series too, and even though I’ve heard mixed reviews about her YA series, these were on offer for £4.99 so I thought I’d give them a go.
I also picked up a hardcopy of Amity and Sorrow for £1.90, three non-fiction books by Tim Harford for £2.85 that look super interesting, and Roald Dahl’s complete short stories set for adults for just £3.32.
Movies and TV Shows:
This month I’ve been watching The Originals on Netflix. I wasn’t sold on it at first, but after a few episodes it becomes as addictive as The Vampire Diaries. I also watched The DUFF movie adaptation – I enjoyed it more than the book (check out my review of The DUFF) but thought some original elements of the book that I did enjoy shouldn’t have been left out. I also watched (and adored) Love, Rosie. It’s been a long time since I read the book, so I couldn’t compare it too accurately, but I loved the movie, even if it did put me into a single-girl depression for a couple of days! Lol!
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction explains she loves books that make her cry
- Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer asks do you find it easier to write positive or negative reviews?
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads wrote a hilarious post called Dear YA Fiction Characters
- Backlist Books shared a thought-provoking discussion on reading black authors for black history month
- Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense compares eBooks vs print books
- Ellis @ Paper Riot asks where are her girls at?
- Ceilidhann @ Bibliodaze weighs in on the Andrew Smith sexism debacle
- Tara @ The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh! shares why she reads and loves YA, why she doesn’t add purchase links to her reviews and gets critical about characters!
- Asti @ Oh, The Books! wants to know where’s the ugly is at?
- Amanda @ Of Spectacles and Books talks about the healing power of binge reading, and gives books warning labels!
- Trish @ Between My Lines tells you why you should buy all the books!
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake talks about falling in love with rereading and the unpredictability of “me” books
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner asks is it the author’s job?
- Bec @ Readers In Wonderland asks what do you do when you get into a reviewing slump?
- Kayla @ The Thousand Lives talks about the magic of contemporaries
As always, I’m linking to the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!
In Case You Missed It:
In January and February I managed to get through a lot of books, this slowed down a little in March, but I caught up on a lot of reviews. I’ll need to get my ass in gear and get back to reading so April isn’t empty! Check out my reviews of The Fever (2.5/5), Hopeless (4/5), Losing Hope (4/5), The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (3/5), Breathe, Annie, Breathe (3.5/5), Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women (4/5), and The DUFF (2/5).
Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten All Time Favourite Reads – Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR – Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Love To Revisit – Top Ten Books Added to My TBR Recently
This month I also interviewed author Bree Despain, took part in the Ultimate Book Tag, asked What Is The POINT Of Pre-Ordering?!, and shared my “celeb” personality counterparts. There’s also giveaways happening because my blog is officially 1 year old! My aim for April is to post more personal and discussion posts, as March was quite review-heavy!
My most popular posts in March (except for TTT posts) were my interview with Bree Despain and my rant on the point of pre-ordering!
That’s it from me this month, looking forward to a productive April on the blog! Don’t forget to enter my 1 year blogoversary giveaway! What’s been happening in your month, Book Geeks?
I love, love, love ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’.. and I totally get the girl crush there, too. For real. 😀
That’s great to hear, because I haven’t heard much about her novels! MASSIVE girl crush, ❤ her! R x
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Just read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda, powerful stuff. I hope you’ll read that essay too!
Is it different to her TED Talk, Joy? Or is it the manuscript from the video? I’d thought it was a full length book and was disappointed when I saw the size of it in Waterstones! Lol R x
It was the manuscript from her TED talk, so it’s pretty slim. 🙂
I loved Americanah and I look forward to reading Half The Yellow Sun
Thanks for commenting! Really looking forward to these reads, and just heard that Half a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction a few years back. R x
I need to watch Love, Rosie and read the book. It didn’t play in any theaters near me, but it is available for download so I may just have to splurge on that… I need some adorableness right about now! 🙂
I haven’t read the book in YEARS but I really loved it at the time, and I really enjoyed the movie. It’s trés adorable! R x