In March, I started a new method to chose books that I own and haven’t read. I had found a glass jar (something from Michaels) and wrote numbers on scraps of paper. In my reading journal, I wrote down the list of books and numbered them. I was planning on just using this for when I was bored or having a hard time choosing what to read next. On the last day or two of February, I thought to myself that I could use this to chose the books to read for next month. I chose 5 books to read in March from it, and I managed to read 4 (started reading the 5th one Sunday but haven’t finished it). I’m surprised and happy that this worked out and am excited for the next 5 books I’ll choose.
An interesting take on Jane Eyre. I wouldn’t exactly call it a feminist retelling though. I didn’t really like any of the characters, and Jane felt too whiny to me after a while.
A fascinating take on vampires. I especially loved to see vampires from a non-Western, non-Eurocentric viewpoint. I was a bit disappointed by the ending.
So, so good! I was surprised about how fast of a read this is considering how many pages it is, but the beginning pulls you in and the rest is a roller coaster ride.
An interesting take on what may have happened to Agatha Christie. I especially loved the back and forth aspect of time and POV from Agatha and Archie. The ending was a bit anticlimactic.
I thought the concept was good and I did enjoy it. I’m not going to say anything else. If you want a full rundown go read my full review.
There are certain passages that are absolutely gorgeous and profound. But overall, I think the intention for this novel fell a bit flat.
My initial thoughts were that this was so great. But looking back and having a couple of days’ space made me see that it was okay. The mystery was interesting, but the characters were either annoying or too stereotypical.
This was the most laugh out loud book I have ever read! I was so enthralled. There were a few things that annoyed me but overall, highly, highly recommend.
I think watching paint dry would be more fascinating than reading this book. Dry doesn’t cover it. Also, it was super biased towards Scots (yes, I know the title gives that impression, but it was overcome with bias).
Did Not Finish
History books written as narratives are some of my favorite! I remember reading Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse in 7th grade but nothing about the book really sticks with me. I know The Dust Bowl wasn’t really covered in school. This book does an amazing job in covering such a horrendous environmental disaster. It’s well researched and Egan uses documents (diaries, newspapers, etc.) from the people living there to give a human face to the time.
Comparison & Stats
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, & Light
2 Nonfiction; 7 Fiction
Top Genres: Contemporary & YA
Average Rating: 4.14
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional & Dark
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: YA & Contemporary
Average Rating: 3.91
Top 3 Moods: Dark, Adventurous, Tense
2 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Fantasy & LGBTQIA+
Average Rating: 3.81
Books from Owned TBR
Did Not Finish 1
Currently Reading 1
What was your March reading like? How did it compare to January or February? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Reading Darlings!