March 2014: On My Shelves + Recap

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So long, March! Thanks for the feedback on the books I read versus what I bought vlogs question in my February recap. The result? I'll probably just film whatever strikes my fancy each month! There are things I like about both kinds of videos - and reasons why I sometimes don't feel like recording any at all. So, basically, you'll never know what to expect from my monthly recaps.

I read 16 books in March, and this is probably the longest "binge reading" kick I've ever been on. I've been devouring books left and right! I looked at my reading progress from the last two years and was shocked when I realized that it's consistently taken me until May to read the same number of books that I've now completed at the end of March. Goodness gracious! I'm sure I'll hit a reading slump soon (a given when it comes to reading and blogging), but I'm enjoying this while it lasts.

Books I Read

37. I Shall Be Near to You - Erin Lindsay McCabe
38. The World of Downton Abbey - Jessica Fellowes
39. The Chronicles of Downton Abbey - Jessica Fellowes
40. Behind the Scenes of Downton Abbey - Emma Rowley
41. Carney's House Party - Maud Hart Lovelace
42 Winona's Pony Cart - Maud Hart Lovelace
43. Emily of Deep Valley - Maud Hart Lovelace
44. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
45. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton
46. The Last Letter from Your Lover - Jojo Moyes
47. Sparkly Green Earrings - Melanie Shankles
48. Day of Blood and Starlight - Laini Taylor
49. Someone Else's Love Story - Joshilyn Jackson
50. The Antelope in the Living Room - Melanie Shankle
51. Chasing God - Angie Smith
52. While Beauty Slept - Elizabeth Blackwell

On My Shelves
New Editions of Old Favorites: The Blue Castle, Pat of Silver Bush, Mistress Pat and  by L.M. Montgomery

YA Bought for Shelves: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Throne of Glass and The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Non-Fiction Bought for Shelves: Chasing God by Angie Smith, Mended by Angie Smith, What Women Fear by Angie Smith, Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman, Anything by Jennie Allen, Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle and The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle

Bought for Kindle: Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

For Review: The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon, On the Fence by Kasie West, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord and After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

On My Blog

I reviewed: New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo, The Bronze Horseman trilogy by Paullina Simons, The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch, Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton and Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys


  1. Nice haul there!! I just bought The Winner's Curse too :P Can't wait to start on that. And Throne of Glass series too! So many good books to catch up.

    Angel @ Spare Reads

    1. Yay Winner's Curse! I loved that book. And eek I adore the Throne of Glass series. Hope you do too!

  2. That's more books by the end of March than I usually read in a whole year! That is so awesome :) I tend to get stuck around 50, but this year is looking better since I've diversified a lot more and have mixed in more audiobooks and shorter reads. I am so tempted to get The Winner's Curse, but hate that it's only the first of a series :(

    1. I've always been a really fast reader, but I find that blogging has made me read even more. I think I have so many books I'm excited about that I'm drawn to reading even more so now than I used to be. And I'm so glad you're mixing in audios + shorter books! Those are both great. I try to mix up adult, YA and non-fiction for similar reasons :) And I hate that Winner's Curse is the first book too! I sometimes hate starting series where I'll have to wait so long to see it finish.

  3. So many pretty books! I'm really loving the way those covers for the LM Montgomery books look. Anyway, I miss hearing you talk about books in your vlog! But I am happy that March turned out to be a pretty awesome reading month for you :)

    1. I'm obsessed with the LMM covers! So pretty, and even more so in person :) Haha! I know! I need to vlog again soon. I just always put these posts off til the last minute and that's never good for a video haha!

  4. I am absolutely so excited about After I Do. I cannot cannot wait.

    Missed your voice this month but I understand... I haven't had time to sit down and do a vlog either so instead, I just have shelves of books sitting and I haven't told anyone about them :( LIFE.

    1. 1. SAME HERE! I can't wait to read it! Sheer force of will to keep myself from reading it right now.
      2. Boo busy life! But I'm obviously right there with ya.

  5. AFTER I DO!!!! OH MY GOSH, read read read it soooooon! And, pun intended, I am on the fence about On The Fence...I want to read that and The Distance Between Us but it's not at the top of my list...more of when I need a lighter read, I think.

    1. I'd recommend Distance Between Us before On the Fence! I've read OTF at this point and it's cute but I feel like Distance packed a little more punch + was a little more fun. Plus, I loved that heroine's snark/sass/sarcasm and I think you will too.


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