The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.

March 2014 Roundup


I can’t believe we’re all welcoming April already!

While I started off right this March, that is, comparably fast compared to the previous months, I couldn’t sustain my reading pace and ended up slacking for the rest of the month. That goes with my reviews as well. I’m just glad I developed a habit of writing notes while reading and can go back to them when I’m ready to write my review. I started the first week of March with four books and would have preferred to read and do nothing else, but as always, priorities and reality call.

As with my challenges, I have completed some (woohoo!). Technically, I haven’t completed them since I have not posted my reviews for those books yet (my challenge progress can be viewed here). I know I said it’s going to be one of my goals in March to finish my TBR Pile Reading Challenge, but I got sidetracked. I think I’m the most distracted book blogger around here haha. No worries, I still have the rest of the year to complete them. Here’s a summary of my progress:

  • Aussie Author Challenge – 1 of 3 books
  • 2014 TBR Pile Challenge – 9 of 12 books
  • Mental Illness Awareness Reading Challenge – 4 of 4 books → COMPLETED!
  • Banned Books Challenge – 6 of 5 books → COMPLETED!
  • Book-To-Movie Challenge – 8 of 9 books
  • Graphic Novels & Comics Challenge – 3 of 12 books
  • 50 Book Pledge – 25 of 50 books

So let’s get on with the books I read in March, shall we? All titles with hearts beside them are my favorites for this month.

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ♥
  2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  3. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini ♥
  6. Riding A Crocodile by Paul Komesaroff
  7. Byrd by Kim Church » Read my review
  8. The House at the End of Hope Street by Meena Van Praag ♥
  9. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett ♥


I hope everyone had a great March. Let’s make April a better one ;)
Roundup banner (top) was made using “Free Spirit” Digital Scrapbooking Kit (2009) by Kristen Rice and Amanda Resende


Author: 5eyedbookworm

Eclectic reader. Lover of beautiful book covers and stories of lasting interest.

8 thoughts on “March 2014 Roundup

  1. You read a lot of great stuff in March–and a wide range of things, too. I was surprised how much I enjoyed The House on Hope Street.

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  2. I have to write my review of Hope Street today before I forget what happened! I see it was one of your favorites. The main story line I really enjoyed but the other two I felt were weak. Hmm.


  3. Yay! Congrats on completing the MIA Reading Challenge! I’ve really enjoyed your participation and reviews. I hope you enjoyed too. :-)


  4. Well you have definitely read some great books in March! I love The Bell Jar and The Kite Runner as well as having (still) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society on my TBR.


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