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Monthly Wrap Up: March 2023

There's something satisfying about looking back at what you've accomplished. It can inform where to go next or a goal to add or change. It can push you to achieve more, or to change the balance in your life. For me, looking back at what I did on the blog inspires me to keep going. And looking back on what I read actually puts some perspective on my reading life. It serves as a checkmark, a period, an end and a new beginning to start a new month instead of having all the days and months just run into each other.

Here's what my Reading March looked like.

By the numbers:

I read 10 books

2 fantasy

4 mystery/thriller

2 general fiction

2 historical fiction

4 were ARCs

1 audio book

graphs from Storygraph

Books by their ratings:

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

Red Queen #1 by Juan Gomez-Jurado (ARC)

Weyward by Emilia Hart (ARC)

A Conjuring of Light #3 by V.E. Schwab

All That Is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Feed Them Silence by Lee Mandelo (ARC)

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

Hexed #2 by Kevin Hearne

(I'm clearly running a little behind in my reviews but I'll get to them......or not. :))

Challenge Progress

I'm making progress but this chart shows me I need to read more nonfiction and start on my bookish books list!

Hope you had a great March and now officially start looking forward to spring. Spring in Seattle is typically in the 50s and pretty rainy. However, this year the cold has lingered longer than usual and my garden is showing the pain! Hope it warms up a bit soon!!!

How did your reading life treat you in March? If you'd like to share your monthly wrap ups, link up with others at Feed Your Fiction Addiction for the March round up. Nicole puts up a new linky at the end of each month.

Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


For your convenience, I use #hashtags in the reviews and when you click on one, you'll find more books with that theme. Hopefully you'll find it a helpful way to navigate the site and find books you'll enjoy. I've also recently added tags that will show up at the end of each review that serve the same purpose.

The review ratings are based on a 5 star  (1/2 stars sometimes) system with a 3 being an average read for me. I hope you find that helpful. Knowing, of course, that all opinions are just that - my opinion!  Let me know if you agree or disagree - I'd love to hear from you.

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