March Wrap-Up

Boy, what a weird month! It started out fairly normal, and then halfway through, work is essentially cancelled and I find myself with a lot of free time while I wait out this health-crisis. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on my life, but I’ve been keeping a positive attitude and have tried to think about things from a glass-half full perspective. Case in point: I now have more time to read!

Anyway, I did meet the majority of my goals with one exception – The Thanksgiving Play, which was part of my TBR for this month, had the e-book publication pushed back numerous times, so I was unable to get ahold of a copy this month. To be continued! So I can say I’ve had a pretty successful month! Here’s how it went:

What I Read:

After – Anna Todd

Pages: 582

Format: Paperback (Library Copy)

My Rating: I Want My Money Back


Looking For Alaska – John Green (Read for a class)

Pages: 221

Format: Paperback (Personal Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


After We Collided – Anna Todd

Pages: 674

Format: Paperback (Library Copy)

My Rating: I Want My Money Back


American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang (Read for a class, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 240

Format: Paperback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


After We Fell – Anna Todd

Pages: 837

Format: E-Book (Library Copy)

My Rating: I Want My Money Back


The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-Mi Hwang (Reading Women Challenge 2020, YARC 2020, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 134

Format: Paperback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Trouble Never Sleeps – Stephanie Tromly (Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 304

Format: Hardback (Personal Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Scythe – Neal Shusterman (Read for a class)

Pages: 435

Format: Hardback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


Legend – Marie Lu (Read for a class, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 305

Format: Hardback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

Pages: 384

Format: E-ARC (E-book)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Red Hood – Elana K. Arnold (Book club selection)

Pages: 368

Format: Hardback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 – Cho Nam-Joo (ARC of the Month, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 176

Format: E-ARC (E-Book)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Total Pages: 4,660


Total Books: 12


Favorite Book of the Month:

This is a little bittersweet for me because this book is the end of a much loved series for me. I enjoyed every book in this series and this final book was no exception. I really had a blast reading it. It made me laugh frequently and I just love the characters. I really hope Tromly continues to write, because I’d love to read more from her!

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

So, this is a 3-way tie (would have been a 4-way tie if I had managed to get my hands on the 4th book before everything shut down, but oh well!). Now, you might be wondering why I decided to keep reading this series after rating the first book a 1-Star…Well, I read a review from someone else that kind of stuck with me. This series is like junk-food. You just can’t stop eating it. Or, in this case, it’s a train-wreck and you just can’t stop watching to see what happens. Never have I ever read something so insensitive, sexist, misogynistic, and badly written. This series is pure garbage and for some reason wants you (the reader) to sympathize with a doormat and an a-hole. Really some of the worst I’ve ever read.

My Reviews:

The Silence of Bones – June Hur | Definitely Worth the Read

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus – Dusti Bowling | Definitely Worth the Read

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Edited by Ellen Oh | Definitely Worth the Read

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “March Wrap-Up

    1. Thank you! Yeah, I did very well, but half of that I think is due to these crazy circumstances. I am looking forward to April. I hope your month was good, as well!

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    1. I’ve seen it everywhere, too. I’m sure it’s going to be very hyped, but I do think it’s well written and worth the read! It’s not my favorite thing to read about, either, but definitely read it at some point.

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    1. Thank you! And yeah, I definitely would recommend steering clear. Todd is not a good author, and for some reason she has written a book where the relationship is abusive but not treated like it is and many who read this book somehow find the abusive character attractive…It’s really icky.

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