It’s March already and 2015 seems to be flying by at quite a frightening rate. In fact I wish it would slow down a bit because I’m having trouble keeping up with all of the fantastic book releases that are doing the rounds at the moment. Anyway, in my haze of pre-ordering on Amazon I suddenly realised that I haven’t yet done my Bookish Reasons to be Happy post for March. So here it is…Enjoy!
♥ Cover Love. What is it with book covers lately? Is it just me or are there some absolutely spell-binding covers being revealed at the moment. Favourites include The Vintage Cinema Club by Jane Linfoot (out in April), A Night in With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday (out in May), Faking It by Leah Marie Brown (out in May), The Love Shack by Jane Costello (out in April), and The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood (out in April). I always abide by the ‘never judge a book by its cover’ motto, but I am a complete sucker for a girly cover – THERE – I admitted it. I am drawn to cute covers like a magnet. What can you do?
♥ March Crime/Thrillers. Who’d have thought a chick-lit-fanatic-through-and-through would enjoy crime thrillers as much as I do? Not me, that’s for sure. Maybe that’s why it’s taken me twenty odd years to give the genre a go but I am insanely grateful that I have. I have stacks to catch up on and there are some crackers out in March including The Girl in the Red Coat and Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer.
♥ World Book Day. I know I’m a little late with this as it was last week (5th March to be precise) but there’s still time to celebrate and catch up on all the action. I absolutely loved my Twitter feed being full to the brim of bookish chatter and seeing pictures of book-loving kids dressing up as their favourite book characters. You can catch up on the goings on of last Thursday on the official website and there’s some really good photographs and articles over on the Guardian website. I was also one very surprised and happy blogger when the post I wrote about how the internet changed my love of books got chosen to be one of the featured pieces on the MyVoucherCodes website, along with some other amazing bloggers. Although my view is why should we only dedicate one day to celebrating books? Let’s make EVERY day a book day, that’s the way things would be if I ruled the world…
♥ NetGalley’s YA Titles. As per usual I have been spending the majority of my life over on NetGalley requesting titles like there’s no tomorrow. However, the ones that have captured my attention the most this month has got to be the selection of Young Adult titles that are up for request at the moment. I’m talking The Duff by Kody Keplinger, Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy, Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, and The It Girl by Katy Birchall.
♥ 26th March 2015. There are lots of titles due for release that I’m especially excited about and have had on pre-order for ages which will finally come our way on March 26th. They include Meet Me In Manhattan by Claudia Carroll, The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas and The Gospel According to Drew Barrymore by Pippa Wright. Yipieeeee!