March 31, 2016

Month in Review for March


Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others' posts.

Total books read this month: 13 books

Book Formats:

From TBR shelfTwo
Review BooksTen
From my New Shelf   Zero

Genres Read

Contemporary Romance Seven
Women's FictionFour
Historical FictionZero

Paris, France.  Western Australia. Washington state, New York, Detroit, Virginia, Wyoming, San Francisco and Colorado - USA. Norway. United Kingdom.

New to me authors.
Four. Quite a few old favourites this month!

Titles of Books Read:
A Time For Home  Alexis Morgan
The Weekends of You and Me   Fiona Walker
Outback Sisters.  Rachael Johns
The Storm Sister   Lucinda Riley
Kindred in Death  J. D. Robb
Silent Sentry  Theresa Rizzo
Song of the Skylark   Erica James
The Wedding Ring  Emilie Richards (reread via audiobook)
Once a Rancher  Linda Lael Miller
Offensive Behavior   Ainslie Paton
Reunion Pass     Emily March
What We Find   Robyn Carr

Top Books for March.

It was a month of great books! The ones I really loved follow, however almost 99% of them almost fell in this category:

Outback Sisters book cover Storm Sister book cover

Song of the Skylark book cover Wedding Ring book cover

Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:
No purchase

E Books Purchased:
At the Edge: Alpha Crew #1  - Laura Griffin  See I fell for someones review somewhere!

Library Books: 

Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
The Thing Is   Kathleen Gerard
Reunion Pass   Emily March
A Low Country Wedding  Mary Alice Monroe

Thanks to Hachette NZ
Under Italian Skies    Nicky Pellegrino
The Vintage Springtime Club   Beatrice Meier
The War Bride    Pamela Hart
The Obsession     Nora Roberts

Accepted to review from author
Clean Break   Abby Vegas
Offensive Behavior Ainslie Paton

Audio Books Bought
Marked in Flesh  Anne Bishop

The Summer Bride  -  Kindle version. Anne Gracie - due out in July.

Bookish Resolutions March Update:

Because Reading is better than reali life
The New Year: 2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge hosted by Laura @ trips down imagination road and Michelle @Because Reading

Books: Read one J. D. Robb book. No NZ authors read this month.

Blogging:  I have drafted most of my A-Z challenge posts for April on my Discovering Daisies blog. They are basic but better to be in and do rather than sit on the sideline! I didn't visit blog reviews for those doing my reading challenges - must do better!

Fitreaders: I sort of took a break  in March! Unplanned but there you go. Lofty goals and a nose dive! Was active in garden and shifting wood etc. Back into walking in April though.

Quilting: Finished blocks for one quilt. Still have to sash etc. Joined The Splendid Sampler challenge with over 100 blocks over a year. Very challenging but full of learning for me. Also started a class on Craftsy on Fusible Applique Made Easy and now have also begun making an animal quilt from the class. Learning  all the time. So busy in the quilting area, pinching time from my reading though!


So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. I really need to add The Storm Sister to my TBR. I love the synopsis and the cover. You had a great March and I hope you have a great April!

    1. Thanks Laura, yes The Storm Sister was great.

  2. Oh Kathryn, you had an awesome month! So many books, and very good ones at that! I'm copying a few titles down to look for, such as: The Storm Sister, The Obsession, At the Edge, and Song of the Skylark.

    Did you teach yourself quilting from online sources, or did you take a physical class? I'd love to learn a new craft but am unsure how I'm going to go about it. I don't have a sewing machine though, and would have to learn how to use that, lol, so maybe I should take up something much easier. Well, maybe I could make a resolution out of this somehow :)

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing a good post with us!

    1. Ha Rita I was never a sewer. But I just decided I'd learn. Actually on Craftsy they even teach you about sewing and a machine - I think for free!
      Yes great month of reading in March.

  3. Great month in review Kathryn, hmmm wonder who's Laura Griffin review you fell for? ;-)
    I don't ever want to think about March again, wow what a review load I had, the only good thing well besides reading some AWESOME books is a nice big fat paycheck next month.

    1. Ha that Laura Griffin - she better be good! I know pressure and I only do this for a hobby - can't imagine when it is for work. Keeping my eyes away from review books so I can read the my own that I have falling off shelves not to mention the weighted down Kindle!

  4. Another wonderful monthly recap! Congrats on finishing blocks for one quilt -- it must be such a fulfilling project. The Storm Sister is on my list to read in April and will have to stop back later to read your review.

    1. Thanks Whitney, only finished the top of the quilt, still have to quilt it! Yes The Storm Sister was great to read.

  5. I loved At the Edge!! I hope you enjoy it. Make sure you have Edge of Surrender ready immediately - At the Edge ends on a cliffhanger. :)

    You had a fabulous month of reading - very impressive!!

    1. Yay then for the good old Kindle where you can download stuff pretty quickly. Not sure when I will get to it - but this year for sure!!!!!

  6. I don't blog (yet!) but I read a book called "Worst Kept Secret" by Sienna Cash in March and enjoyed it immenseley.

    1. The reading is the important thing! So who knows you might start blogging, let me know if you do.

  7. Thank you for visting my blog, in preparation for the A2Z challenge, I will pop by again during the month, Good Luck!

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  9. You had a great month! I like the way you set up your stats for the month. Very organized!

    Enjoy April....

    1. Thanks Laurel-Rain - I learned how to set it out in a table and now its ready to go each month!

  10. You did fab!! A couple of those books I want to read too. Happy April!

    1. Thanks Freda, hope you enjoy those books you want to read when you get to them.

  11. Great stats; summing up a month's worth of reading really puts it into perspective.

    1. It does, I was thinking well we do it every week, but a month does give it perspective.

  12. Thanks for hosting this meme Kathryn. Looks like you had a great month! Have a great April!

  13. Congratulations on another successful reading month and wishing you all the best in April!

  14. I love how you track books and tried to do that a bit this showed how much crime fiction I read and mainly women writers so was interesting.

  15. Kathryn...I'm so glad to see The Storm Sister as one of your favorite books this month - I loved that book!!! It's definitely going down as my of my favorites this year and I think it will be one of my favorite series ever!!! I just love how it's set up - so unique!!! I can't wait to read the rest of the books...but hate that we have to wait so long in-between. Oh well, at least there are plenty of other books to keep us busy :) You had a busy month with lots of good books - I read Linda Lael Miller's new book and think that's going to be a fun new series. I really like her books. I'm just starting Robyn Carr's new book - and that is looking promising as well!

    1. Yes great series and very intriguing. Has my attention for sure. Still to read the first one though, so still a treat in store!

  16. Hi Kathryn,
    Great month of reading. I'll have to check out several of your books, they sound interesting. Have a great day!


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