Monthly Reading Wrap Up X Mini Reviews |March 2018 |April TBR

March has been such a roller coaster ride! I was busy with work for the most part and I was away for a couple of days for my corporate yearly meet. The end of the financial year is always the busiest for me, finishing all the pending work and getting on top of my incentives… Phew!  But, I also won the Most Creative Contributor Award for this year which was super overwhelming!  – ( I am literally so thrilled about it)

Although my reading was drastically affected by this, I did manage to read a total of 7 books this month! Out of which three were 5 star – reads <3. So I am calling it a good reading month overall, not with the quantity but of course the quality of books I have read, so far.
Now, to start with the wrap-up …
(Clicking on the image of a book will take you to its Goodreads page)

1. The Perils of Being Moderately Famous – Soha Ali Khan  The Perils of Being Moderately Famous

A light read about how it really is to be a not so famous person in a family of royals and famous people. I enjoyed reading about her dad and mother. I specifically loved her essays on her travels with Tom.
And her thoughts on love, one of the sentences which were an extract from her friend’s book
” Aim for Love, Always aim for Love. Let the rest be noise”
I picked this up from a second-hand bookshop, and totally regret it since I really could not see much of the pictures she has added in this book. I probably would have loved to see them in color. It’s almost intriguing to read about her life, and her writing is so simple and captivating I could not put the book down. I definitely will be giving her books a try i.e- if she continues to write.

 

 

2. Wonder – Palacio, R.J.  ♥♥♥Wonder

What a lovely story about how kindness is so very important. I literally went through such an emotional time while reading this book. It just is so heartwarming and teaches you such essential values that we all need to learn to have. I did end up watching the movie which was as good as the book.
I don’t want to talk about this, since I have already posted a review of this, vs the movie.
If I had to pick my favorite book of the month, this definitely gives a tough competition. I absolutely could not stop gushing about this book to friends. I so want to hug August and tell him it’s okay, and that I love him so much, and he is, in fact, a Wonder. 🙂

 

3. The Strange Library –  Haruki Murakami The Strange Library

This was my first book from the author, in fact, the first book from a Japenese author and i must say that Haruki’s writing is magical. Even though it is a short story, I really felt a connection with the characters, and the setting is captivating too. I definitely want to read more of this author. It wasn’t my best read of the month, but it definitely did intrigue me.

 

 

 

4. A Wrinkle in Time-  Madeleine L’Engle ♥♥A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)

Ever since I watched the trailer for this movie… I wanted to read the book and I’m so glad I picked this one. What a spin to sci-fi and what imagination. I was literally mind blown with some of the things in this book and it kept popping up in my brain at random times of the day. I can’t wait to watch the movie and do a Book vs Movie post on this one.

 

 

5. Three Thousand Stitches-  Sudha Murty Three Thousand Stitches

I have read a couple of books, that revolves around the same theme focusing more on empathy, humanity, and kindness. Her stories just make me feel so humbled and strengthen my belief in finding joy in the simple and little things of life. However, it did sound repetitive at times I did kind of enjoy reading most of it.

 

 

 

 

6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fires – J.K. Rowling ♥♥♥ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

This was a re-read for me and OMG! I just can’t get enough of Hogwarts, and Harry Potter. Even though I knew the story I could not make myself put this book down. This book is, in fact, a turning point from where the story starts getting darker and I just can’t wait to read the next few books.
Forever a Potterhead! I don’t even feel the need of reviewing this book, It is my favorite book of the series. It’s Harry Potter, do you really need a better reason to pick up this one?

 

 

 

 

7. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda-  Becky Albertalli ♥♥♥Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

I don’t want to say much about this book because I already have made an elaborated review on this book. It literally made me cry reading about Simon’s Love Story. I love reading diverse characters, and this book is just so essential if you really are keen on widening your reading horizons.

Such an important book and I literally can’t recommend this enough. I obviously can’t wait to see the movie… YAYAYAYYA!

 

 

 

 


Now, for the April TBR!
Goodreads celebrating Mystery Thriller Week, I was hoping to catch up on at least two thrillers this month, and of course the next Harry Potter book in the series.
Along with these, I was hoping to get on with some contemporary and a classic.

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) Sharp Objects

I Have Lost My Way Peter Pan Love & Gelato


Total Books read: 7

  •  3 Kindle/ 2 Paperback/ 2 Ebooks.
  • 6 Novels/ 1 Short Story

Pages read –  2107

Male/Female Authors: 1 male, 6 female

Books Read This Year So Far: 22/72


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