The end of March is here! It’s crazy how my last semester in college is just flying by.
I would say I had an okay reading month. Considering how busy I’ve been at school, the number of books I was able to read and review wasn’t all that bad.
Books I Finished and Reviewed in March
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Sarah Dennard (Review) (Discussion)
I gave this 3/5 stars. The first quarter of the book was unbearably slow and I almost stopped reading it, but I kept going and it got better a bit over 100 pages in. I’d recommend this to people who can be patient with reading info-dumps before getting to good parts of a book.
The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith (Review) (Discussion)
I gave this 4/5 stars. This novel focuses on three important women in Roman history, and aims to make their stories more relatable. I would recommend this to readers who would enjoy a historical fiction set in Rome.
Never Never (Never Never #1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher (Review) (Discussion)
I gave this novella 4/5 stars. It’s a contemporary romance that has a mystery element to it. I would highly recommend this to readers who want a short, fast-paced read.
March Book Haul
As usual, I made up for reading less by buying more books. Let me know if you’ve read any of these! I’m listing them by chronological order of when I got them.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This book won the Pulitzer Prize! I read some glowing reviews on this from some people who I follow on Goodreads, so I’m really looking forward to reading this.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
I’m a judgmental, regretful person. I’ve known about this book since it first came out in January 2012. I was a senior in high school then, and my amazing school librarian had pre-ordered this book. I was usually the person at my small high school to first check out an interesting new release. However, I read the synopsis of Cinder, then decided that I didn’t want to read a love story about a robot. Oh, silly me. Now I’m just incredibly late to this bandwagon.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This book has been on my radar for a couple of months, so I finally took the plunge (haha) and bought it last week!
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
I’ve heard a lot about the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights) retellings. This book been very hyped up, so I’m a bit apprehensive to go into it. At the same time however, I’m very ready to read it since the sequel is coming out soon.
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
This is another retelling of One Thousand and One Nights. I wanted to read this one before I got to The Wrath and the Dawn since it’s a standalone and looks like a smaller book.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
I received this in my ParnassusNext subscription box of the month. Ever since the March box was announced, I’ve read non-spoiler reviews and followed the author on Twitter. All of the reviews were raving about the book, and the author is absolutely hilarious and witty. Suffice it to say, I’ve been highly anticipating getting this book.
Devil’s Playground by Heather Eagar
The author sent me this E-Book for review. I’m excited to get around to reading it because it sounds really unique. A young adult fantasy based off of the Salem Witch Trials? Yes, please.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I know I’m incredibly late on getting this book, but I finally got it! This will be the perfect read when I’m busy with work and need a pick-me-up.
The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga #1) by Patrick W. Carr
I found this at my local used bookstore and thought I’d pick up an adult fantasy read. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized it was Christian fiction, which isn’t usually my cup of tea, but I’ll still try it out!
The Last Child by John Hart
I also found this at the local used bookstore! I scanned it with my Goodreads app, read a few reviews, then picked this up because why not.
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
I actually haven’t read this book… I read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire when they were first published, but I kept holding off on reading Mockingjay because all my friends told me that it was dark and sad. However, I just watched both of the Mockingjay movies and enjoyed them enough to buy this book and finally read it.
Books I Started in March
I only started one book in March that’s going to trickle into April.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
I started this book a few days ago because I’m going to be bogged down with work in April, so I wanted to have a light read that would cheer me up. I thought this book would do just that.
As usual, this monthly wrap-up is posted instead of the Thursday Thoughts of the week. Here are the other Thursday Thoughts of March!
I already know that April will be extremely busy for me. It’s my last month of college! Well, the last month before finals, which are the first week of May. Since things will be hectic in April and for the first week of May, I know that I won’t be able to read books and post reviews that often. However, I’ll be much more active once I graduate mid-May! So please bear with me. 🙂
Was March a good reading month for you?