5 Books I Plan To Read In March

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to my blog. As most of you may already know from my previous post, I have been out of my reading game recently. However, I have started to get back into reading and I am so excited to finally tackle my TBR! Although I do have a very busy schedule planned for March, I am hoping to make enough time to read these 5 books!

Before I FallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver:
This is actually my current read, but I don’t know if I will be able to finish it before the start of March. My last week of February is so busy that I don’t even know if I will have any reading time. But, I am currently about a third into this book and I am really enjoying it! I remember when there was so much hype around this book when the movie released, and it is totally worth it. Lauren Oliver has created such a unique story line that is worth reading. I cannot wait to see how this book ends!


Furyborn (Empirium, #1)Furyborn by Claire Legrand:
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book back in January from Sourcebooks Fire! I don’t actually know how I was able to snag a copy, since this book literally seems like the next fantasy hit. But I am super excited to read this book and share my thoughts with all of you before the release date (May 22nd). I haven’t read a fantasy book in forever, so I am super excited to dive into a new one! And, I have heard that there is a bi main character in this book, which I have never read about before. Let’s hope that this book lives up to all of the 5 star ARC reviews it has!


The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee:
Okay, I am pretty sure that this book has been on every TBR list I have made since November, but I still haven’t re-started it yet! As some of you may remember, I started reading this book back in October, gave it a short break, and ended up forgetting everything that happened. Ever since then, I have been trying to re-start it, since I know that I WILL really enjoy this book. During March, I am going on a vacation so I might bring this book along with me to read on the plane rides, during the layovers and during any down time.


Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes:
Alaina is bringing back the fantasy books this month! I have been in such a contemporary kick for the past few months, but I think it is time I get back to some of the fantasy books that I have been ignoring on my shelves. I bought Falling Kingdoms back in December, I believe, and it was the first time I have EVER seen it at Chapters. One of my favorite bookstagrammers (Caden at A Thousand Books To Read) has raved about this book and this series and I cannot wait to see if I will also enjoy it! I’ve heard it described as the YA version of Game of Thrones, which should be interesting.


And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1)And I Darken by Kiersten White:
Fun fact: I have owned this book as long as I have owned Falling Kingdoms, and I know literally nothing about this book. It was a hardcover that was on sale for $6, so I couldn’t resist picking it up. Alike Falling Kingdoms, I have had this on my shelves for a few months now. However, I keep putting it off because of its size. This book is huge and intimidating, especially when you are a student like me who gets homework almost every night. But, I want to try to squeeze this book in during March because I absolutely cannot wait to see what all of the hype is about!


And that’s it for today’s post! What do you plan to read in March? Have you read any of the books in this post? Let me know your thoughts about them! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow my blog to stay up to date with my future posts!

Happy Reading,
Alaina

Life Update! (School, Hiatus, Reading)

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Hello, hello! It’s been a while since the last time I posted anything. Over a month to be exact. And if I’m being completely honest, I haven’t been involved in the reading world since I last posted. Life has been busy, but I have had some time to collect my thoughts and get the motivation to post again.

Now, when most book bloggers go on a hiatus, it’s because they fell into a book slump. However, that isn’t how my absence started. In the past, I haven’t been having that regular “want” to read that most readers get. It felt more like I “needed” to read. And honestly, I enjoyed reading so much that I didn’t mind it at first. However, after some contemplation, I started asking myself if reading was actually right for me. Was this just a hobby that I would end up quitting? So, I ended up challenging myself to taking a break from reading.

Let me just tell you, taking away something really important is quite the experience. At first, I didn’t know what to do in my free time. But, after a few weeks, it started to feel more like myself again. It was just me without books. However, often times I would end up contemplating if I should pick up a book or not. And most times I ended up going back to my phone and spending hours scrolling through random YouTube videos. But, I’ve started to not like the idea of spending my free time watching the lives of other people.

So, here I am now. I haven’t picked up a book in over a month, but I feel like after getting back into blogging, things will change. I want to use my blog as motivation to read more. Knowing that I have only finished one book this year is very depressing. However, I know that with enough motivation, I can go back to reading every day! I cannot wait to get back to doing what I love!

So, you may also be thinking something along the lines of “What did you do while you were gone?” Well, school has been a big priority for me. I wrote my first semester exams, and have now started my second semester of my Sophomore year of high school. Although my current classes are quite challenging, I am enjoying all of the new information I am learning. Along with school, I have also been playing on my school’s junior varsity basketball team. I truly am not the greatest player, but games and practices add up for an amazing workout!

Besides that, my life has been pretty boring. However, I am hoping that reading will help make my free time more exciting. Before I wrap-up this post, I just wanted to thank all of you for sticking around during my hiatus. Somehow, this blog managed to reach 200 followers while I was gone, which is AMAZING! I cannot wait to get back to posting and talking about books with all of you!

Happy Reading,
Alaina