Happy Easter Everyone!!
# of Books Read: 8
# of Pages Read: 2,480 pages
Favourite Book(s) of the Month: The Beauty That Remains, Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda
Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
The Beauty That Remains has become one of my favourite YA novels. I put it in the same league as I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and that is saying a lot! It tackles grief in such an honest and beautiful way. I love that music was at the center of the story. I think many readers will relate to the idea of turning to music in times of need.
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
I have never read such a brave and raw memoir! Terese Mailhot bares her soul in this book and it was an honour to be able to read it. It made me so happy when I saw that it was Emma Watson’s latest book club pick. It deserves all of the attention that it is getting!
A River Runs Through You by Norman McLean
If you love the movie A River Runs Through It than I think you will also enjoy the book. I can not even put it in to words, but I got the same warm and comforting feeling while reading this book as I do when I watch the movie. There is a lot of fly fishing talk that can be a little tedious, but I was able to get passed that because the story itself is so wonderul.
Year One by Nora Roberts
I can not believe that Nora Roberts wrote this book! It is so outside what I have come to expect from her, but it proves to me that she is such a talent. I could not put Year One down and was invested in the story. It was fantasy, dystopian, and paranormal all wrap in to one fast-paced novel!
Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I can not believe I put of this book for so long! I thought there was no way it could possibly live up to the hype, and I was so wrong! I buddy read Simon vs The Homo Sapien’s Agenda with an IRL friend and it was a great experience. We then went and saw the movie, which of course we loved!
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
I am torn on this one! There are some things I really loved about it and some things I was just ‘meh’ about. I really enjoyed the history! The main characters has lived for centuries and has met Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, Charlie Chaplin, etc. It was so fun to read! The main character did get on my nerves at times because he was so negative! His talk of headaches actually gave me a headache!
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Wow! This book is heavy yet powerful. It deserves all of the praise that it has received. It can be very difficult to read, but the overall message is an important one. I appreciate how this book shines a light on some of the problems in our society. I can not wait to write a full review on this one, because there is a lot I want to say!
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
I have been wanting to read more books written by Canadians, and I was so happy that it lead me to picking up The Boat People! This book takes on the issue of immigration and refugees, and shines a light on just how difficult a topic it is. It is told from the perspective of three characters, who are each on all different sides of the issue. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it!
I am pretty happy with reading 8 books this month! I hardly got any reading done near the end of March because I was out of town for my college roommate’s wedding, and then I was really sick!
Have you read any of these books? What was the best book that you read in March?
48 thoughts on “March Wrap Up”
Great month of reading! ❤️
Great month you had Kristin. 🙂 I agree with you on The Beauty That Remains. I loved it as well. and oh I’m gonna add Heart Berries on my TBR. I trust your judgement on it.. also one of the Reading challenges Im doing this year has a category of “a book from a celebrity book club”.. 🙂
Have another great reading month, 🙂 🙂
Thank you!! It made my day to hear that you trust my judgement!! I really hope you enjoy it and her unique writing style!!
I haven’t ready any of those, but Simon Vs. is high on my list… and I really want to see the movie too! I’ve only heard amazing things!
It’s so worth the hype. Can’t wait for the movie to get to my side of the world
You’re going to love the movie. So charming and adorable.
You have to read it! So adorable! The book and the movie had me in tears!
These are some gorgeous covers!
And that was my exact thought when I finished Simon: what the bloody hell took me so long to read this one?!
Obsidio by far was my fave read of the month (I can’t believe it’s over 😥😥😥)
I am a sucker for a gorgeous cover!!
Ah Simon. I need to read all of her books now!
I loved Illuminae. I need to continue on with that series!
You should. They all make you feel warm and fuzzy. But I know the one she’s releasing with Adam won’t be quite so sweet (I AM READY FOR THE HEARTBREAK!!!)
What an amazing reading month you had!
Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of them yet, and didn’t manage to read as much as I wanted during the month of March.
And as for the best book I read this month, it was a reread (my comfort read, as I like to call it): A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas!
Thank you!! I have yet to read anything by Sarah J Maas and I know that I should!
Yeah, you need to! Especially if you like High Fantasy and dark, moody boys! 😏
I liked How To Stop Time, although it didn’t feel like a lot happened? It was a little predictable at the end, too. Happy reading!
Thank you! I felt the same. I wanted a little bit more I guess. The ending felt rushed!
From the books on your wrap-up, I’ve read Simon Vs. & The Female Of The Species! I’ve loved them both! One of the best books I read in March was definitely Children Of Blood And Bone~ ^_^
Ah I have heard so many amazing things about Children of Blood and Bone!! I need to get my hands on a copy!
a great month! I’m so with you on How To Stop Time! It just felt a very ‘meh’ kind of book!
Thank you! I was really hoping for more. It had so much potential!
I have read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and it was good but not great. I think the crazy hype around the book interfered with my expectations.
Great job with your wrap up; you had a nicely productive reading month in March.
Hype definitely does that to me too. I think I knew so much about Simon going in that I pretty much knew what to expect!
I haven’t read a memoir before, i always think it may be a bit boring 😪.
But had an amazing month! 😍😍 Female of the species has amazing reviews all over bookstagram
There are definitely boring memoirs out there! You just have to find the the good ones!
Female of the Species was so dark but incredible!
I haven’t read any of these but I gifted year One some months ago to a fellow reader. I was suprised too that she wrote such abook 😉
It was really great! So different for her!
The Beauty that Remains sounds really fantastic! And I need to read Simon vs the Homosapiens!
You would love them both!!
Thank you- I’m sure I would 🙂
Wow you had a great reading month. I’m definitely interested in reading your full review on female species.
Thank you! I will definitely post that soon!
The Boat People sounds interesting! I will add it to my TBR. You did have a great reading month, Kristin! Hope April is as good a reading month for you!
It really was interesting and frustrating but in a good way. I think you would enjoy it! Thank you so much! Same to you!
never read anything by nora roberts but year one sounds good. as far as i can see it’s nit her usual romancy stuff
There is a little bit of romance but it definitely takes a back seat to the rest of the story! I highly recommend giving it a try!
Ok, that’s good to know!
I can put up with a bit of romance if the story is good and the romantic elements are not the main focus
Well done on your 8 books!
Nice job reading eight books! 😀 I am forever obsessed with the book cover for The Beauty That Remains. I really need to get a copy ASAP to read. I love Simon Vs. so much. I loved the movie just as much too.
Thank you! I love the cover too. And the story is just as good! I love Love, Simon. Just thinking about it makes me smile!
I had high hopes for How to Stop Time since I loved The Humans, but I keep seeing lukewarm reviews. =(
The Humans is high on my TBR because it is clear that he is a great writer but the story itself wasn’t anything unique!
I also adored The Beauty That Remains!! It was soooo good!! And there are several others on your list that I have been wanting to read too! 🙂
I am so happy you loved The Beauty That Remains!! It was touching! I hope you enjoy these when you get around to reading them!
Can’t wait to see your review on The Female of the Species! The cover, title and blurb sound really interesting.
It is an intense book but really well done! I will post a review really soon!
I loved Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
It was so good!