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.
Fantastic 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.
Every 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
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.
The 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
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
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!