Bookish Reflections – March 2020

A monthly round up of all things bookish at Sammi Loves Books…It’s my attempt at becoming more accountable in my reading and reviewing habits…


In a nutshell

March was a good month for books at Sammi Loves Books.  Six reviews posted, two of which were for books that had been waiting to be reviewed for quite a while!  Not only that, I’ve been reading quite a bit too though I am trying to do it in a measured way (ha!) so that I don’t get completely swamped by a backlog of reviews – that list is long enough as it is! So far so good…

I’ve also started to review the audiobooks I’ve been listening to, which is something I’ve not done before.  I don’t listen to audiobooks all that much as I find I need to be actively reading, especially over a prolonged period, in order to not drift away and give my attention to something else.  What I have found though is that a chapter here and there, when doing easy household tasks or as a break from computer-based work, works very well for me, at least for the moment…

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Books I’ve reviewed

Other Book-Related Posts

  •  None this month

Favourite read(s) of the month

  •  The Spinner’s Child by Crispina Kemp

Books I’ve bought (or been given)

  •  None – woohoo! This makes a change!

Books I’ve downloaded

  •  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (audio book)

What I’ve been reading on Wattpad

  • Not very much recently unfortunately…I hope that changes soon…

March’s “Read and Review” Goals*

  • The Spinner’s Child by Crispina Kemp
  • Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen
  • Blood Queen by Joanna Courtney
  • Dawnthief by James Barclay
  • The War of The Worlds by H.G. Wells

* Light blue = review posted | Blue = review not posted | Black = did not read / review

What I’m reading and reviewing in April

  • The War of The Worlds by H.G. Wells (read, review awaiting posting)
  • The Leper of St Giles by Ellis Peters (read, awaiting review)
  • Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear (currently reading)
  • What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge (currently listening to)

Basic Book Review Challenge 2020

To post (at least) one book review a week, to reach a target of 52 over the course of the year.

Month started at: 5 / 52

Month finished at: 11 / 52

Sammi Loves Books Reading Challenge 2019

I’m revisiting this challenge I started last year, to complete the challenges I missed. I’ve completed the following challenges from the list this month:

  • #13: a book you’ve read before
  • #16: a book you didn’t finish on your previous attempt to read it

Total challenges completed in 2019: 8 / 20

Total challenges completed in 2020: 3 / 12

Total: 11 / 20

You can find the complete list of challenges here.

A to Z Review Index Challenge

  • No change here – Still the letter “I” to go.

Challenge status: 1 / 2

Read, Review, Rehome

Goal: 20 | Total so far: 4 / 20

  • Dawnthief by James Barclay
  • Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen
  • Blood Queen by Joanna Courtney

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