Somehow it’s April already, and March turned out to be a busy month that has simultaneously flown by. March was my birthday month, the hubby was on vacation during most of the month and we went away on a trip to the Córdoba province during the last week… Beautiful scenery, hiking and (socially distanced) visits to multiple towns along the way. ❤

Next: the bookish numbers.

  • Number of books read in March: 16
  • Total number of books read in 2021: 68
  • Total number of pages read in March: 5.671
  • Total number of pages read in 2021: 23.601

I didn’t read as much as in the previous months, but that didn’t really come as a surprise as March turned out to be busy. I’m actually surprised I was still able to read these 16 titles! And I managed to enjoy the majority, which is always a bonus.


5 STARS: Absolutely and entirely mind blowing! I suggest you to pick up a copy now.

The One – by John Marrs (REREAD) // The Mountain In My Shoe – by Louise Beech

4.5 STARS: This one was almost perfect. Surely fantastic!

Moonrise – by Sarah Crossan // Dear Justyce – by Nic Stone

4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!

Spoiler Alert – by Olivia Dade // The Rose Code – by Kate Quinn // Her Dark Lies – by J.T. Ellison // The Deadly Mystery Of The Missing Diamonds – by T.E. Kinsey // A Dog’s Purpose – by W. Bruce Cameron // The Mystery Of The Blue Train – by Agatha Christie

3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!

Three Hours – by Rosamund Lupton // When Life Gives You Lemons – by Fiona Gibson // Danger In Numbers – by Heather Graham

3 STARS: It was a nice read, but not fantastic.

George’s Marvelous Medicine – by Roald Dahl // Yes No Maybe So – by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed

2.5 STARS: I give this one the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting.

Mirrorland – by Carole Johnstone

I ended up joining more challenges than planned this year, but I’m hoping to finish most without too much effort… So far things are going way better than planned.


As for my other goals: I managed to keep my ARC/backlist ratio below 40% and even lower the ratio a little… Although with the ARCs due in April I don’t think I will be able to keep it this way. I also managed to finish my second reread of the year as well as my 600+ pages book. I need to pick up the slack with my Karin Slaughter books though.


  • Read at least 3 (modern) classics (rereads don’t count) 2/3 (The Big Four // The Mystery Of The Blue Train)
  • Complete at least 6 series (rereads don’t count) 3/6 (Harold Fry // Martini Club // It Happened In Charleston)
  • Catch up with Karin Slaughter series (Will Trent/Grant County) 2/15
  • Reread at least 2 books 2/2 DONE!! (The Shadow Of The Wind // The One)
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 650 books and keep it that way. 735/650
  • Read at least one book over 600 pages DONE!! 1/1 (The Rose Code; 645 pages)
  • Keep ARC/backlist title ratio below 40% 36,8%
  • Read at least 2 books in Spanish 1/2 (Los Plebeyos)
  • Read at least 1 book in Dutch 0/1 
  • Read at least 15 international authors and/or translations (each author counts only once) 8/15 (The Shadow Of The Wind (Spain // Snowblind (Iceland) // Crazy Rich Asians (Singapore) // Smoke Screen (Norway) // Hotel Cartagena (Germany) // Los Plebeyos (Argentina) // These Violent Delights (China) // Inborn (Norway))
  • Read at least 10 TBR jar picks 4/10 (Radio Silence // Shutter Island // Hidden Figures // Inborn)
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year DONE!! 5/5
  • Keep my Netgalley ratio above the 80% 96%

Stay safe and happy reading!

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