It’s finals month, and so this month was all about balance for me. Balancing work and school, homework and writing, class reading and personal reading, sleep and social life. Needless to say, I needed some inspiration, so this month was for female authors only! I tried some new authors, and read some more familiar ones as well, and somehow this hectic month has finally ended and I managed to read five books. Here’s the breakdown:
- The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – 5.0/5.0 stars
- Red Clocks by Leni Zumas – 2.0/5.0 stars
- The Firebird Series by Claudia Gray – 4.0/5.0 stars
- Ten Thousand Skies Above You
- A Million Worlds With You
- Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser – 3.5/5.0 stars
Both The Broken Girls and Not That I Could Tell were new releases in March, and Red Clocks was a new release of January. All three were previous Book of the Month club picks.
Overall, my theme of the month seemed to be dystopian fiction, which I don’t usually read a lot of, but I read three dystopian novels this month! I really enjoyed the science fiction dystopia in The Firebird Series, but wasn’t thrilled with the political dystopia in Red Clocks. Maybe it felt a little too close to home, or maybe political dystopia is just not my genre. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on political dystopia though.
I’m ending this month starting an ARC I received from Unbound publishing. I am traveling a lot throughout the month of May, going to see family for a week and then off to London for two, so May will be dedicated to #TheUnreadKindleShelf!