I’m so glad March is over. This last week of March felt like the entirety of January in one week. It was long. I remember when I was in school and dreaded March because there aren’t any good holidays and time off. I guess the feeling is still the same now that I’ve grown. This March, I read 10 books.
I’m so happy with this, but I will say that I could have better utilized my time. First, I decided to reread The Grisha Trilogy at the last minute, which ate into some of my TBR. Then, my brain went totally soft at the end of the month and I picked up some random books to try out. Finally, I went completely off my TBR because of my mood and now I’m actually behind on my reading.
But I will say it’s been a successful reading month despite all the changes. I got to reread a series and absolutely renewed my love for it. I read some amazing books with a huge impact on me. I mean, I bawled through A Woman is No Man! Here’s some more on what I read this month:
- The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
- A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
- Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
- The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
- Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
What I Really Loved
Out of all the books I read, there was only a handful I’ll walk away from and really appreciate for the rest of my life.
In this series, there’s three books and I had read them years ago and was pretty meh about the series. It’s funny how time and experience can change the way you feel because after I finished re-reading this series, I was totally in love. It’s renewed my love for Leigh Bardugo, for this series, and for the Grishaverse. It’s no wonder I also loved King of Scars.
I read Behold the Dreamers for The Backlist Book Club and I have to say it was one of my favorite books. I think the themes really captured what felt like the immigrant experience. I’ve known folks who have illegally immigrated here overstaying their visas in hopes to get a green card.
I really liked The Wedding Party this month. I think it’s because it’s a nod back to Jasmine Guillory’s first book The Wedding Guest. I also love a good friends to lovers story as well, so this one really made me happy. Definitely check this one out when it publishes!
Someone on the Internet asked me what was with the hype around this book. I don’t think I can accurately explain why this book is good, but it is. I cried the entire time I read it, but that might be just me. Check out my review to see what people have been talking about.
What did you read this month?