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Books I Read in March 2024: My Ratings and Reviews

What I read and which was my favourite read of March?


What I Read in March 2024

I feel like I had a really good reading month in March, despite it being one of my busiest months for a long time. So here are the books I read in March 2024.


Let's dive into my thoughts and ratings, I rate my books from 1-5 and my "ratings" look like this...


5 - Absolutely Obsessed - Reserved for the books I'm adding to my will re-read forever list

4 - Loved it!

3 - Really enjoyed it

2 - Meh, was ok I guess

1 - No - Only reserved for books I couldn't finish


Always remember that ratings are just my personal opinion and have no reflection on the actual book. Let's go!


The Books I Read in March 2024



Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

My Rating - 2


I know that this is going to be an unpopular opinion right off the bat...


This series has a huge fanbase and is loved by many, but I struggled with this read for some reason.


Maybe I wasn't in the right headspace for it or I'm just not in the mood for a heist story right now.


The characters were interesting and I did find the twists and turns shocking, but I just wasn't invested in them by the end.


That's not to say it's put me off as I do have the sequel to this book on my 2024 TBR sooooo




The Beholders - Hester Musson

My Rating - 3


I really liked how this book had me guessing pretty much up to the last few pages.


When you think you know what's going on, it shifts again and you're back to guessing.


Told from a maids point of view, in a house where nothing is quite what it seems and then you throw in the fact that you know from the very first page that there has been a baby boy killed....


It absolutely had me questioning who could be trusted and what was really going on in that house!





City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin

My Rating - 4


I put off reading this for sooooo long, despite really loving The Passage.


I'd heard that this book wasn't good... however I disagree entirely!


When I fall in love with a story, and especially with a world that has been built I crave to know everything about it.


What I've really loved about this trilogy is that each book gave a different perspective on how the "virus" began.


City of Mirrors gave the ultimate back story of patient Zero, while wrapping up the story beautifully.


If you've never read these books and you like a little apocalyptic vibe... definitely pick them up!



The Slippery Slope - Lemony Snicket

My Rating - 2


I'm 10 books into this series and there's a small part of me that wishes I hadn't started.


It was one of those things where I really liked the film that came out a few years back and decided I would commit to the books.


I just don't find them overly enjoyable to read... I realised they're written for children but so is Harry Potter and I eat that up time and time again.


However, I'm kind of invested now, and with only 3 more books to go... I can't quit now, right?


This one had a little twist which was enjoyable, and we are getting closer (hopefully) to finding out about VFD... maybe?



The Surface Breaks - Louise O'Neill

My Rating - 4


I really loved this Little Mermaid retelling, although think more Andersen than Disney!


The story of Gaia has her leaving her home yes because she'd been intrigued by a human but also she's not leaving behind this perfect life. She's good reason to be running away.


The slow realisation of how unworthy of her attention Oliver is feels so real. The rose tinted glasses come off and she's left with the reality of her situation, only realising the real power she has right at the final moments.


It made me angry and sad all throughout, it's such a good take on a story we all know so well... and I've never felt more aligned with the Sea Witch!



Step Sister - Jennifer Donnelly

My Rating - 4


What happens to the ugly step sisters once Cinderella gets her happy ever after?


I loved the way this was written with the play off between Fate and Chance, is life all planned out or can we change our destiny?


The way that we dive into the dynamic of the sisters in childhood and the events that lead to their dislike and jealousy of Ella is really fascinating. While also dipping into what really happens when we don't embrace who we really are and what we really love.


I love a retelling, but this one felt more like an expansion on the original than a retelling and I loved it!




Self Source-ery - Lisa Lister

My Rating - 3


This book definitely gave me a lot to think about as far as connecting more deeply with my body, and my cycles.


I'd really loved Witch by Lisa Lister and I was very happy to be back in her world and way of teaching and writing.


I do think this is the kind of book you have to go back to time and time again so that you can take away what you need at the time.


Our book club verdict was that it had very interesting concepts, it was a little "womb-y" for some but there is definitely some good nuggets in there too.





Are you adding any of these books to your TBR?


Stay magical

Emma xx

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Emma Lycett The Ritual Witch

Emma Lycett | The Ritual Witch

Emma is a Yoga Teacher, Moon Manifestor, Spiritual Coach, Reiki & Massage Therapist.

Emma offers yoga classes & events in Cannock, as well as an online Ritual Coven dedicated to supporting others with their spiritual practices

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