The BookBum Club: March Theme Reviews

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Hello everyone! I’m here today to bring you all the reviews for The BookBum Club’s March theme.

Another great turn-out for books this month – thank you to everyone who joined in! 💖

As before, everyone’s reviews with small snippets are below. They are all linked to the actual review, so please follow them and have a read!

On blogs:

I read A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

“I loved this book! I thought it was really clever and I will definitely be reading more stuff by Tremblay in the future!”


Me and My Mundane Life read Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

“I’ll give the book this – it is a page turner.”


The Captain read Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

“So I read this and found it to be absolutely stunning.”

and The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

“… overall felt that this book was timeless. It didn’t feel aged or dated. I thought it was absorbing and fascinating.”


Misty read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

“I really enjoyed this book even though I had my doubts about it going into it. If you like plot driven books I think this is one you might enjoy.”


Dani read Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

“Stormdancer gets a bad rap for basing its FANTASY world on historic Japan… but it is quite masterfully done if you read it with the attitude that it is alternate history or a plain old steampunk fantasy. 

and Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

“Incarceron‘s plot is pretty basic and brought down a well characterized and developed world. It’s not perfect but if characters are your jam then this is the read for you.”


Cathy read Tightrope by Simon Mawer

“What I do know is that Tightrope works brilliantly as a standalone read and from the very beginning I got that comforting feeling that I was in the hands of a skilled writer and accomplished storyteller.”


Maddie read Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“I feel bad completely knocking this book that everyone enjoyed, but I don’t really have anything good to say about it.”


Nicki read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

“This story really did captivate me right from the start. The writing was so good that I felt like I was there, before during and after ‘The Collapse’.”


Olivia read Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

“If Jane Austen, or maybe Charles Dickens, felt the sudden urge to write a fantasy book about dragons, this is probably what they would have written.”


On Goodreads:

Magical_Bookworm read George by Alex Gino

“This book was absolutely beautiful but also heartbreaking at the same time.”


Alex read The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

“There’s a richness to this series that makes it a delight to read, even when you aren’t entirely sure you 100% understand what’s going on!”


Hafsa Z.U read One by Sarah Crossan

“This book was an emotional rollercoaster ride through and through. I enjoyed every second of my reading experience.”


Jamie-Lee read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“It had mystery, intrigue, romance and adventure all wrapped into one.”


Marina read The Dry by Jane Harper

“Harper is one those wonderful writers who draws you into the story without you noticing the writer’s hand. The story speeds along with liberal use of cliff-hangers – one day, I was so absorbed that I almost missed my train stop.”


Nicole read Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

“This book was masterfully woven together, and while it’s not for everyone, those who do enjoy it will love the detail put into it.”


Katherine read the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Show and Bone // Siege and Storm // Ruin and Rising

“I wasn’t actually as blown away as I thought I’d be – possible case of too much hype.”

There we have it! Those are the reviews from everyone who joined in for the month of March. Please let me know if you read a book for the Club but I missed your review! I will add it in straight away.

Don’t forget, you can join The BookBum Club at any point! We’re currently reading for the April theme SHORT AND SWEET which you can read all about here (it’s a super easy theme this month!), and join us on Goodreads too!

14 Replies to “The BookBum Club: March Theme Reviews”

  1. As always, this is a great summary of the reviews (and has caused me to look at a few new books for the TBR). Also, I love that you include review snippets! I’m going to start doing that in my summary posts now that I see how effective it is.

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