Monthly Wrap-Up | March

Posted April 1, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in mini reviews, monthly wrap ups / 0 Comments

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.

Books Read

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.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

There are certain passages that are absolutely gorgeous and profound. But overall, I think the intention for this novel fell a bit flat.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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. 

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Comparison & Stats


9 Books
2,738 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, & Light
2 Nonfiction; 7 Fiction
Top Genres: Contemporary & YA
Average Rating: 4.14


11 Books
4,048 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional & Dark
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: YA & Contemporary
Average Rating: 3.91


10 Books
Top 3 Moods: Dark, Adventurous, Tense
2 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Fantasy & LGBTQIA+
Average Rating: 3.81

Books from Owned TBR

Finished 3

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!

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