March Reading Goals & Challenge Updates


Going into March, I am continuing with my goal of 3 to 5 challenge books a month. This seems to be manageable and allows for my ever-changing mood. I am pleased to say that I completed all of my books for February and am still enjoying the 2018 Popsugar Challenge.


fantasticFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
(The Original Screenplay)
By J.K. Rowling

Challenge Prompt: A book made into a movie you’ve already seen


When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

everyheartEvery Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1)
By Seanan McGuire

Challenge Prompt: A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to


Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

knifeThe Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)
By Patrick Ness

Challenge Prompt: A book set on a different planet
(I think this meets that criteria?)


Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

ARC & Review Copies I Need to Complete in March

The Sky is Yours  &  Isle of Blood and Stone


Total Completed: 16
In Progress: 1
Remaining (If I go for Advanced): 34

Recently Finished Challenge Reads:
My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd – Review
Robots VS. Fairies – Anthology – Review
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – Review to come
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – Review to come
The Genius Plague by David Walton – Possible mini review to come


alias graceAlias Grace
Review to Follow Soon!

Do you have any anticipated titles for March or specific goals? If you are currently working on challenges, how are you faring at the moment? Tell me which books you have enjoyed the most so far this year!

Happy Reading,

Danielle ❤

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39 thoughts on “March Reading Goals & Challenge Updates

      1. I read up to 40%, but i didn’t like any of the characters. The main dude was horrible. Which could be ok, but he showed no signs of improvement, and also wasn’t made to be the villain to explain why he’s such an ass. I liked the female main character (Swanny) a bit more, but she wasn’t strong enough to carry the whole story alone.

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  1. I’m so glad you liked Alias Grace! I’m trying to read as much of Margaret Atwood’s work as I can and that’s next on my list 🙂 (I also really want to watch the Netflix series, but I’ve gotta get to the book first!) Congrats on having such great progress with all your challenges ♥

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  2. The Sky is Yours looks interesting!!! Striking cover- I hope you enjoy it and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it…

    Alias Grace- I see they have a TV adaptation on Netflix- have you or are you planning to watch it?

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  3. A Knife of Never Letting Go!!!! I’ll be curious to see how you adapt to the protagonist’s voice. It kills a lot of people’s reading experience hahahah And Every Heart a Doorway! I want to try that series out too! Hope you enjoy and succeed in your challenge. 😀

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