I had a pretty ambitious TBR for March and I’m happy to say that I’ve read all except one book in that TBR, and I’m currently in the middle of that one book. So it’s been a good reading month in terms of quantity but in terms of quality, not so much. My average rating for the month is 3.375 and I read a total of 8 books. That’s my lowest average monthly rating yet and you’ll soon see that it’s due to one series in particular, which you can probably guess if you read my TBR post. But anyway, let’s get on with the wrap-up.
Wow I can’t believe that April is already upon us! I’m super excited for April though because it’s my birthday month (it’s tomorrow!) and it’s also the end of my final semester of classes which means I’ll have relatively more time for reading. I have quite an ambitious TBR for the month (when do I not) so let’s get started!
Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be picking out some books on my TBR that I think are going to be 5 star reads. I saw this going around on Booktube a few months back and I thought it was a really interesting idea. Obviously when we choose books we want to read, we hope that they will be good reads, but I think we don’t expect every book we read to be a 5 star one. For me to give a book 5 stars, it has to be more than an objectively good read. It has to touch me in some way, whether that be through a profound message, an element in the book that I can highly relate to, or if it can make me feel something for the characters. It’s rare that I give a book 5 stars on objective merit alone, without any subjective positive thoughts on my part, although that can definitely happen. More often than not, a book that I rate 5 stars ends up being on my list of favorite books of all time so it’s definitely an exclusive rating and not one that I give out very easily. With all that criteria laid out, here are some books on my TBR that I think I will give 5 stars to.
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is about the children’s books that would be great to revisit as an adult. To be honest, I struggled to come up with this list because when I was a kid, I read a lot of serials like Enid Blyton, The Babysitters Club, and all the Mary-Kate & Ashley books. They’re like series except that there are waaaaay more books and you don’t really have to read them in order. I didn’t really venture out much from these types of books because there were already so many so there wasn’t really any need to. I don’t think that these books would be all that interesting to read as an adult though. It’s kinda sad that I missed out on a lot of children’s classics so I’ve decided to split my list up into books I have read and books that I would like to read as an adult but haven’t yet, just like how I did for the romance novels in a previous T5W. I know, I’m just totally making up my own rules here but what can you do.
So anyone who has been my Facebook friend in 2018 would know just how obsessed I am with The Greatest Showman so imagine my utter delight when I found out there was a book tag for it! The Greatest Showman is such an incredible musical and the music is exactly my kind of style. I honestly haven’t been listening to anything else for the entirety of 2018 other than this soundtrack and the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, and that’s only because it’s written by the same guys. I’ve been listening to it for two months straight and I’m still not bored of it. Anyway, this tag was created by Irish Reader and the tag is based on the songs from the musical. I’m super excited so let’s go!
February hasn’t been the best reading month for me. I just barely managed to read all the books on my TBR and I didn’t read anymore than that. I guess that’s because February is a pretty short month, plus I’ve also been pretty busy. I also felt like it was just an okay month in terms of the quality of the books I read, although my average rating was 4 stars, which is actually not that bad and is the same as last month. I don’t remember feeling particularly impressed by any particular book though. On that note, on to the wrap-up!
Man, the year is just flying by isn’t it? I can’t believe we’re already in March! Today, I bring to you the books I hope to read in March. It’s quite ambitious because I’m hoping to reread an entire series, on top of the 5 books I usually have on my TBR that fit my various challenges. March is also going to be a pretty busy month as the semester starts to wrap up so I have no idea why I’m doing this to myself, but here we go anyway.