March was kind of a weird reading month for me. I read some books that I wasn’t even planning on reading but that I ended up loving. Here’s what I read.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This takes place during Nazi Germany and follows Liesel as a young girl during the war. I have a full review posted so I won’t say anything else but I loved this book. I have had it on my shelves for so long but never picked it up and it wasn’t on my March TBR but it was the first book I read because for some reason I just kept getting pulled to it and I’m so glad that I finally read it. 5 stars. This is also the book that I meant to read in 2017 but didn’t for the 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. This follows Henry and Claire as they try to have a life and marriage even though Henry travels back in time at a moments notice. I listened to the audio book for this one and I think it made me love the book even more. I laughed so much and I don’t think that it would have come across so funny if I had been reading it on my own. Fred Berman and Phoebe Strole were amazing. A review will be coming soon. 5 stars. This is also the book about time travel for the 2018 PS reading challenge.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. This is a dark and twisted take on fairy tales and it was amazing. I got this in the March Fairy Loot box and knew that I had to read it ASAP. I will also have a review of this coming up as well. 5 stars.
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. This is a thriller about a woman who is writing an article about the restoration of an abandoned girls school where her sister was found murdered twenty years prior. I have a full review of this posted if you want to learn more. 5 stars.
I also participated in the 24 hour readathonbyzoe on BookTube in March. I decided to focus on my shorter children’s classics for this readathon.
Matilda, The BFG and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I don’t think I need to tell anyone what these are about! I had these read to me as a child but I wanted to see how I felt about them now and I still loved them all. 5 stars. Matilda is my childhood classic that I never read for the 2018 PS reading challenge (I never read it myself) and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is my book that is also a stage play for musical for the challenge.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. This was still a great and touching book even now. I still love Wilbur and want a baby pig. I also cried like a baby at the end! 5 stars
Nightmare Mountain by Peg Kehret. This is about a young girl who goes to visit her aunt while her mother is out of the country for work and while there her aunt mysteriously falls into a coma and weird things start to happen. This book I read when I was a lot younger and I really enjoyed it. I wanted to reread it as an adult just to see if my opinion had changed since it is for significantly younger readers. I still loved it and it’s been so long since the last time I read it that I forgot a lot of what happened including who the bad guy was! I’ve read this book multiple times and still was shocked by who it was. 5 stars.
I also read some e-books this month. The Pact by S.E. Lynes. I got this as an ARC from Netgalley so thanks to them and it was released on February 27, 2018. This is a thriller and follows two sisters who have a secret between them and then one of the sisters daughter ends up in a coma. I was excited to read this based on the synopsis but I was really let down by it. It wasn’t much of a thriller and a lot of the story was predictable. I didn’t relate to any of the characters and just wasn’t really gripped by the story. 3 stars.
Forbidden by R.R. Banks. This is a new adult novel. It follows Jude a college professor who becomes involved with a former student named Veronica. Both of them have secrets of a tragic past and Jude doesn’t want to fall in love but then Ronnie finds out she’s pregnant. I really liked this one. There were some surprises and definitely some sweet moments. 5 stars.
Shopaholic On Honeymoon by Sophie Kinsella. This is a short story that takes place after Shopaholc Ties The Knot and before Shopaholic And Sister. Becky and Luke are on their honeymoon that’s suppose to take place over a year and bring them all around the world, but when Luke wants to cut it down to a month things don’t go over so well. Again, I’m really starting to dislike Becky and just want to finish the series and be done with it. I just find her to be so annoying and in this short story she acts like such a spoiled brat and I just wanted to slap her. 3 stars
I read 12 books this month which I am so happy about and for the most part I loved them all. I can’t wait for April reads.