What I’ve Been Reading In March

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March Reading

March started off pretty slowly as I didn’t have all that many trips into London to read on the trains and life just got super busy that I didn’t have much time in the evenings but fortunately that all picked up. I tried to mix things up a bit and re-read a classic book I love, read two general chick-lit fictions, Lena Denham’s’ number one bestseller which I have been meaning to read for ages and my first go at a comic book. I enjoyed mixing things up more so I am definitely going to be making a conscious effort to do this more.

I have been meaning to re-read Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland for years and I’ve finally done it on a single train journey. I love the story and re-reading it reminds me of how unusual the story is and how minimal it is compared to the two movie variations of it (both of which I love!) It was a nice quick read but by no means easy, despite knowing the story I couldn’t read it while listening to music because it’s written in a not overly logical way. I’m really glad that I re-read this and will definitely be re-reading Through The Looking Glass at sometime soon as well.

Next up for me in March was Civil War which is a comic book/ graphic novel. This version covered all 7 editions of the Civil War comics and I thought it was a good idea to read it with the upcoming Civil War movie coming out really soon. This is the first comic which I have read in a bid to better understand the connections between the Marvel characters and Civil War was a great place to start with the addition of pretty much all the main characters. I have so many more comics on my to read list that this could start becoming an unhealthy obsession.


The next book I read was ‘Am I Normal Yet’ by Holly Bourne which is the story of a young girl called Evie who is trying to recover after being sectioned for OCD and her story of the slip into relapse. The story is such an easy read and really brings to light how much someone can suffer with mental health without people around them being aware. Evie’s new friends don’t know about her condition at all, and her parents don’t know what she is slowly relapsing. The book was a really enjoyable read and I managed to get through this within 2 days.

Next up was ‘These Days Are Ours’ by Michelle Haimoff which I started after reading some recommendations online. The book is based in a post 9/11 New York world and follows a group of rich kids from Manhattan along their lives. For me this was a little hard to get into as I didn’t feel much for the characters and I actually didn’t think too much of the  book when I finished it. The book ended quite abruptly and I didn’t feel that there was a massive climax to resolve as it was pretty much about a girl being in love with a guy then slowly falling for another guy and finally realising the first guy isn’t as good as he seems. This is one of the first books I’ve read in a while which I probably wouldn’t recommend.

As I went away over Easter I had extra time to read and this meant that I finally got round to reading ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ by Lena Denham which I have been meaning to read for ages. I’ve never actually seen girls so I actually didn’t know all that much about Lena but what I had read/ heard I really enjoyed. The book is essentially memoirs of her life and things she has learnt from them including lots about sexual encounters, feminity, her body and not being self-conscious of it and her working life. It was a really good read and none of her comments/ thoughts/ ideas were too much which sometimes I find with books like this. Definitely one which I would recommend!

What have you been reading this month?

April 5, 2016
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  • I haven’t read anything this year so far, I’ve had a really bad winter when it comes to reading – I have just picked up A Child for the Devil and started reading it.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Your books sound fab – I’ve been reading a crime series with a detective called Allie Shelton… it’s a bit slow but I can’t NOT finish it haha! H x

  • Good to know you enjoyed Lena Dunham’s book! That’s on my to-buy list :)

  • These look like such great picks I can’t wait until by uni exams are finished and i have more time to read for pleasure again xxx

  • I have recently read Alice in Wonderland as I haven’t read it in year – I love it! I do agree that it takes more than a bit of concentration though. I am currently re-reading the All Soul’s Trilogy by Deb Harkness as it’s my favourite sit of books

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I am torn on whether I want to read the Lena Dunham book, as I have heard such mixed opinions.

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany

    Ooh I love reading and definitely going to have a look at these, especially Alice in Wonderland I have read it for years. I can’t believe you read it in a singe journey!! X

  • Little Steps

    Must admit haven’t read any on your list, but they all look interesting, especially the graphic novel :) Haven’t done much reading except for the poetry book I recently purchased online. I do miss reading novels, but all our books are packed in boxes! x

  • Interesting to see that you felt the same way as me after reading These Days Are Ours. I found the premise really interesting but it failed in execution, which was really disappointing. Not That Kind of Girl is on my TBR pile and I’m hoping to get to it soon!

  • I haven’t read any of these, they sound interesting

  • I love hearing about which books other people have read. I haven’t got around to my March list yet but loved your selection. I’ll look out for Am I normal yet? for sure. All credit to you for throwing a classic in there too!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I want to read Gone Girl, I saw the film and really liked it so want to read it now.

  • Jessica Dearnley

    Great selection of books. I need to re-read Alice in Wonderland, I haven’t read it in years and it’s one of my favourite children’s book.

  • I’m rubbish at reading these days, I just don’t make the time for it. I think I might have to download one of these though.

  • kerry norris

    I am desperate to read not that kind of girl. I love the series girls so I’m sure I’d love it. She’s a very clever writer x

  • Ickle Pickle

    Great list! My eldest son and I are very excited for Civil War – he knows the whole story / all the characters / the connections etc – I haven’t a clue so would love to read the comic book you mention. Kaz x

  • I love discovering new books and authors! Thank you :) x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Am I normal yet is on my Kindle to be read, so it is interesting to see what you thought of it x

  • I am a huge Marvel Fan! I recommend reading Deadpool and have been meaning to see the movie especially since someone I knew streamed it and I caught the end of it. It was epic.

    • Deadpool is on to read list and I really want to grab a copy. Oh you need to see the movie it’s soo good x

  • I’ve not read any of these, but it’s interesting to find some more book ideas. I’ve been a bit slow reading this month – some chick lit and currently reading a book about friends and mothers where a daughter goes missing. Gripping but scary.

  • Books look interesting. Thanks for giving me ideas on what to read this month x

  • Louise

    I’m really intrigued to read Not That Kind of Girl, I don’t really like Lena Denham as a person but I think it would be interesting to read!

  • i fancy reading the lena denham book since everyone is raving about it.

  • Newcastle Family Life

    I love reading although I rarely get the chance having three children, I really need to get back into it xx

  • Becca Wilson

    Reading is very enjoyable for me! I love to sit down and take a break from reality with a good read.

  • Bex Smith

    I’ve barely read for the past few weeks, just haven’t had the time unfortunately :(

  • Emma Haverty

    Lovely post, love the idea of rereading the classics, it’s something I would never have thought to do myself but looking forward to reading them with my kids when they are old enough!

  • I really want to read Not That Kind of Girl, I just keep on forgetting to pick it up… Definitely on my to-do list this coming week. I think you’ve got some other good books here, I love Alice in Wonderland x

  • I’d like to read that Am I Normal Yet book. It sounds really interesting, and a light read would be perfect right now.

  • Oh ‘Alice’ was one of my favourite books when I was little. I had a lovely leatherbound copy of both books – long since gone now :-( I might have to get a copy for a re-read. Very tempted by Civil War as well, because we’re big MCU fans in this house – but I’m wary of getting hooked by comic books!

  • Hannah Malanga

    wow I really don’t know how you manage to fit in so many books! I am challenging myself to read one book a month as since having my son I barely read at all but its one of my favourite things to do. Not sure the comic books are my cup of tea but the others I think I would enjoy

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