March 2020 reading wrap-up

Now that April has arrived it’s time to take a moment and look back at what books I read in March. March was quite the interesting month but despite so many things happening and the uncertainty that loomed with each day, I did manage to get a decent amount read. With each month that passes and each book read, I am that much closer to tackling my huge TBR. This March 2020 reading wrap-up covers the books that I read this month and my thoughts on them.

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March 2020 reading wrap-up

Rin-ne Volume 2-5 by Rumiko Takahashi

I really enjoyed these four volumes of Rin-ne. The characters are starting to get more development and the storyline is growing well. I can’t go into a lot of details but I will say that I see this series becoming one of my favorites by the time I’m done with it. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything written by Takahashi.

Sword Art Online Vol 5 & 6: Phantom Bullet by Reki Kawahara

If you are familiar with the anime, then these two volumes cover the first half of the second season. These books are fairly different from the previous volumes since the game which Kirito dives into is vastly different from Sword Art Online and ALfheim. Because of this, it really pushes Kirito’s character to adapt to this new world in ways he never has before. I really enjoyed reading these two as it gives an even better look into who Kirito is along with the newest addition of Shino.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into The Void by Tim Lebron

This first book chronologically in the Star Wars Legends series (previously called Expanded Universe). Set approximately 25,000 years before A New Hope, this story focuses on a pair of siblings on Tython who are part of the Je’daii Order. I really wanted to like this book, after all, it had the potential to show us what the Jedi was like way back when, but instead, this story was bogged down by a sibling conflict and far too many flashbacks and dreams than necessary. One thing I really didn’t enjoy was the switching of prose, with the main story being in third person past tense and the dreams and flashbacks being in third person present tense. I felt those switches interrupted the flow of the story too much and most of them didn’t add enough to the main story to be worth it.

March 2020 reading wrap-up stats

  • Books read: 7
  • Books purchased: 0
  • Books purged: 2
  • Books DNF’d: 2

March was neither my best not worst month reading-wise. What books did you read in March? Did you find any new favorites?

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    Thank you for sharing these reads they sound very interesting! I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy!

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      Always happy to share books with others. Thank you, I hope you and your family are doing well.

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    Thanks for sharing your March reads. I’ve been reading a lot of manga lately, so I’ll be adding Rin-ne to my to-read list for April.

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      I hope you enjoy Rin-ne, it’s quite the fun series so far.

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      Rin-ne isn’t a new series but it is great. So if you enjoyed Inuyasha, I’m sure you will enjoy this one.

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    You were able to get a lot read in March! I think I managed to read 2 books and listen to 2 audiobooks while cleaning.

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      It’s funny, I don’t feel like I read a lot. Four books is a pretty good amount.

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    Bummer that the Star Wars book wasn’t good! I’ve been looking to get back into Star Wars books, I read 80 or so across middle and high school but then I didn’t have the time in college. I will always be sad the EU is no longer canon :/

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      It is a shame I didn’t love it but oh well. I’m also bummed that the EU is no longer canon as it had so many amazing storylines.

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    That’s a lot of reading done! That’s awesome! I barely finished a book I started last year!

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      Reading is my main way to entertain myself, so I can get through quite a few books. Quantity isn’t important for reading if you read 1 book that’s still good.

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    I actually read 7 books last month too! What a coincidence! It sounds like you got a good mix (mostly) of reads and I can’t wait to see what you read in April! And I’m trying to tackle my huge TBR list too! It’s so intimidating but I’m determined to finish them- someday!

    Emily | http://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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      That’s great! It can feel intimidating but once you start making progress on it, you’ll be amazing at how quickly you can get a good dent in it.

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