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Have you ever had a month where you read a lot of books, but it feels like you didn’t read anything because nothing really stood out? I read seven books in March, but it feels like I read three because most of the books I read weren’t very memorable. On top of that, I feel like I’ve abandoned my blog because of how busy March was. I hope that changes in April. Anyways, here’s the wrap up.
Books I Read in March
➤ Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds ✦✦✦✦✧ Cute YA novel with endearing characters and one of my favorite friendship groups.
➤ Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren ✦✦✦✦✧ This was so much fun even though the ending was a bit much. Also, I learned that Christina Lauren is not an author with two first names. It’s two authors writing together. Mind blown.
➤ Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames ✦✦✦✧✧ I thought I was going to love this book because of the rave reviews on Goodreads. I liked the beginning, but the middle was too slow. The last 100 pages were so entertaining but too short. I settled on three stars.
➤ A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro ✦✦✧✧✧ I expected more from this book. Unfortunately, I was bored.
➤ Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid ✦✦✧✧✧ I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and decided to check out TJR’s previous works. I buddy read this with Lynell. Sadly, this one wasn’t for me.
2019 Reading Challenges
Beat the Backlist – In an effort to reduce the number of unread books on my shelf, I decided to participate in Beat the Backlist. This month I read two books from that TBR (Kings of the Wyld and A Study in Charlotte). I unhauled two books (Three Dark Crowns and Two Dark Reigns).
Goodreads Choice Awards – I challenged myself to read 12 winners from the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards. I didn’t read any books for this challenge because I’m waiting for library holds to become available.
This year, I’ve been entirely focused on physical books I already own. Because of that (and finances) I’ve only purchased seven books in 2019. Two of those books were in March. Here are the books I hauled this month.
I was approved an eARC of The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang and I can’t wait to read it because it’s one of my most anticipated releases. I bought ebook copies of Opposite of Always and The Final Empire.
Going forward, I’m going to do a round up post for every three to five books I finish in lieu of monthly wrap ups. Right now, monthly wrap ups don’t spark joy so I need a break until I feel inspired.
How was your reading in March? What was your favorite book? Any highlights? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!