March Reading Report

Like a lot of people, I’ve spent a lot of time this month both adding to and catching up on my TBR. Despite finishing more books this month than I did in January or February, I still feel like I could’ve read more, probably because for two-thirds of the month I’ve literally spent all my time at home ….

But I wouldn’t give up gaming with my brother or friends, or let my grades totally slip, so I guess I’ll just have to live with my human limitations.

(I’ve been tempted to swap out exercise time for more reading, but that doesn’t seem like the best idea, haha. And yes, I know I could listen to audiobooks while I work out; I’ve tried and it just doesn’t work for me.)

Oh, I finally finished the books I acquired in January β€” in addition to making good progress through my #StartOnYourShelfathon TBR β€” which is a triumph worth celebrating! Tracking the books I add every month has been kind of stressing me out, but I think mostly in a productive way? (I might write a post on this at some point.)

By the way, if you’re interested in doing a buddy read, you can use the Compare Books feature on Goodreads to see if anything on my #StartOnYourShelfathon TBR or priority owned TBR is also on your shelves. I’m pretty flexible with regards to timing and reading schedules and all that πŸ˜‰

Reading Challenges Check-In

Beat the Backlist

  • Read this month: 29 books
  • Total so far: 79 / 200* (39.5%)

* Goal increased from 75



  • Read this month: 18 Read + 2 DNF
  • Current total: 62 Read + 10 DNF
  • Remaining owned-TBR: 130



[ended mid-March]

  • Read this month: 4
  • Final total: 28


Year of the Asian 2020

  • Read this month: 5
  • Current total: 17 / 51* (33%)
  • Current badge: Indian cobra

* Goal increased from 31


Books and Tea Reading Challenge

  • Read this month: 2
  • Total so far: 9 / 12

State of the ARC

State of the ARC is a monthly meme created by Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books.

With all the ARCs that were made available and all the time I spent at home on my computer this month, it’s a minor miracle that I didn’t add more to the pile than I did. But I managed some self-restraint, yay me!

tl;dr ARC levels are holding steady, Captain.








Currently Reading

Read This Month

Clicking on the titles below will take you to the book’s Goodreads page; clicking on the stars (which indicate my rating) will take you to my review. [ARC] indicates an advance review copy; [RC] indicates a post-release review copy.



34 read + 8 DNF
3.60 average rating

Currently Reading

  • What are the best/worst books you read this month?
  • Which books, if any, are you hoping/planning to read next month?
  • Are you currently participating in any reading challenges and/or readathons?

3 thoughts on “March Reading Report

  1. Looks like you read lots of different types of books this month! (And I agree that sacrificing exercise time for reading isn’t a good idea! Sometimes I go for a walk instead of more strenuous exercise and listen to an audiobook whilst doing that… have you tried that?)

    I hope you have a wonderful reading month in April! I’m going to be participating in a couple of read-a-thons (I’m pretty behind on making my TBR, so I’m currently writing up a list) because I have not much else to do.

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    1. thanks Keira, I hope your April is great too! and I hope you have lots of fun with your readathons πŸ’•

      during the semester/when I’m on my uni campus I do a fair amount of walking and I usually listen to audiobooks while I do, but atm going outside really sets off my anxiety so it’s not really a viable option πŸ˜• thanks for the suggestion, though!

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