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Books I Read In March

Welcome folks to a new segment I want to add here on WBW, but alas, I cannot call my own original idea. I am borrowing this idea from Blu Chicken Ninja’s blog, and I really hope she doesn’t mind. So without further ado…

For the month of March I decided it was well overdue that I got back into the habit of reading again. Growing up, I have always been a bookworm, my first proper book that I read being Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. But in the latter months–let’s say from June 2014, my reading has stopped drastically. I might have read one or two books in between June and December, and that was it. When the New Year came around, I made it one of my resolutions to read more books. I started off well reading a handful of books in January and February, but fell drastically again at the hurdles come the end of February, the beginning of March and I blame the Internet! I have now picked myself up once again and got through two books in March. Now if you’re saying “only two?!?” that is because I only started back reading again the week of St Patricks Day, and I generally get through a good book in a week on average. Here are the two books I read, if you hadn’t guessed already by my featured photo attached to this post:

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

This book has time travel. This book has history, some of it acurate, some of it fictional. This book is also a bit like Inception to the point if you’re not paying attention at any point you’ll get completely lost. Emma(BluChickenNinja) also read this book in March, and I agree with her when she says its a little hard to get your head around. But if you like a bit of history in small doses, and are a fan of time travel escapades like Doctor Who or Back to the Future, you’ll enjoy this book just as much as I did.

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This book was an interesting read, especially after just finishing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. It is an alternate timeline book, where the future is seen to have fire fighters that start fires as opposed to the normal ones who put them out. In Fahrenheit 451 books are contraband and if you are caught with them at all on your person or in your home, you could find yourself without a home when the fire fighters come to set your house ablaze! I didn’t really enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I had been putting off reading it until a point where I thought I was ready to read it and I am glad I did. I was very disappointed by the ending too, not to give anything away, but it was a bit anti-climatic after everything that went on in the book.

There you have it. Those were the books I read in March. Hopefully I will have some more books to share with you next month, and a bit more than what I have on the list there now.

These were just my opinions on these books, and I would like to know what you thought of them if you yourself have read them too. If not, what books did you read in March or what are you reading right now? Right now, I am reading BZRK by Michael Grant.

See you soon! 😉

5 thoughts on “Books I Read In March”

  1. Hahaha steal away 🙂 I can’t claim to have invented this idea, there are loads of different versions of ‘What I Read This Month’ posts/ videos.

    Its interesting to see what you thought of Fahrenheit 451, its a book I’ve always been meaning to read but never got around to it.

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