(EN) 2018 | The Reading Recap #1

Posted december 9, 2018 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktalk, English / 0 Comments

This time last year, I did a reading recap. I put all year in one article, which caused that specific article to be enormous. Therefore I will split the year in four and will spread the recap over those four articles. Today I shall take a look at the months January, February and March.



January was a particular good month for me in terms of reading, hence I have read 10 books. I started a few new series and read some good books. I finally started Throne Of Glass and Shatter Me, but I think my favourite read of the month is Phobos3 by Victor Dixen. I got so nervous towards the end, wow. My least favourite book of the month was An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green and I did not finish Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris. Despite all the effort, this book didn’t work at all for me. The biggest surprise for me was The Novice by Taran Matharu, I never expected to like this book so much.


February was the month of the Tahereh Mafi readalong, organised by her Dutch publisher Blossom Books in preparation of the release of Restore Me. Therefore I continued the Shatter Me series. However, I put Furthermore by this author aside as typical fairytales are not working for me. I also DNF’ed The Magician by Raymond E. Feist, although it was for a book club. I got so incredibly bored with this book. However, I read a total of 12 books, including the books I put aside. My favourite book of this month was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, which came as a surprise for me. Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delivigne was also suprisingly good, I didn’t expect to like it that much. The least favourite book I read in February was Before I let Go by Marieke Nijkamp, it really disappointed me. However, I feel a little guilty about it since I got that one for Christmas.


In March I had to prepare for YALFest and the Mafi readalong was still going on. I read 14 books this month and I DNF’ed The 100 by Kass Morgan and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book was a total nope for me. My favourite book was Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and this was my first ever review copy. This doesn’t influence my opinion though. March did have a negative surprise for me in store: I See London, i See France by Sarah mlynowski. Wow I really disliked that book, though many people seem to love it. Another of my least favourites of that month was The Living by Tara Altebrando. This book really disappointed me.

So far the recap of the first three months of 2018. Next week I will recap April, May and June and as I went on holidays in April, I read many books that month. What was your favourite, biggest surprise and least favourite book of January, February and March?


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