Recent Reads [March 2017]

I hate to say this, but I think I might be reading too many books in a short amount of time.  Lately I’m always shocked to look back and see what books I read because I feel like I read those books ages ago; not just a month ago.  It’s probably not going to stop me from the pace I’m going at though.  Why?  Well, there are just too many books that I want to read so if I slow down, I’ll never get to them all.

Ugh, bookworm problems.  Am I right?

Anyway, three of my books this month were rereads which is always fun to do.  I started Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to start off the month, and ended with reading both Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban .  Now I don’t think I need to tell y’all that I love these books due to the fact I make references to Harry Potter quite often.  All I will say is that if you like the movies, but haven’t read the books… read the books!  There are so many details that the movies leave out that really dig deeper into the story and tie it all together.  Plus, Harry is even more sassy in the books than in the movies.

We love sassy Harry.

In between the Harry Potter books I read The Circle and The Perks of Being a Wallflower… it’s honestly just a coincidence that Emma Watson stars in those movie adaptations as well.

Seriously.

The Circle has been on my TBR list since I saw the trailer for the movie a while ago.  However, the book didn’t live up to my expectations.  The concept is great, but there was a lot about the book I didn’t enjoy or care for.  I did post a review on this book, and though I didn’t like it, I still have hope that the movie will be better.

Before this month, I have never had any intention of reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I know the book is immensely popular and loved by readers everywhere, but that’s not what drove me to read it.  It was another one of those ‘I want to see the movie, but have to read the book first’ things.

I liked the book; it was a cute story, but it’s not going to hit the top of my favorites list.  It wasn’t so much the characters that I got attached to in the story (though Charlie was cute at times), it was the way it was written.  I loved that the story was told through letters and was something like a stream of concsiousness, but it still told a story.  It wasn’t just moments in time here and there.  I also loved how throughout the enitre book, Charlie never once said the names of his siblings or parents, and I hadn’t realized it until near the end of the book.

I will say that next month I’m going to read all new books; no rereads.  I just really need some good, fresh stories to get into.  I’ll continue the Harry Potter books in May.  You know, for the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

… I’m such a nerd.

 

What did you read this past month?

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4 thoughts on “Recent Reads [March 2017]

  1. curious•pondering says:

    Currently I am using Goodreads to keep up with my book challenge. I mean it can be fine anyway but I’m having so much fun with it online!

  2. mazillas says:

    This was a really good blogpost, and I totally agree on what you said about Harry Potter. Book-Harry is better and more sassy than movie-Harry. I actually said the same thing on my blog a few days ago. Anyway, keep up the good writing😊

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