Recapping Reads: March in Review

Guys, I think I’m finally coming out of my reading slump. March was so much more successful than the last couple months have been. I think I have The Lies of Locke Lamora to thank for that, as it’s the first book in several months I had trouble putting down, and it seemed to break through my reader’s block – which is a really good thing because my stack of books to read grew A LOT this month!

Books Read in March:

March2016 Reads

Books read and reviewed:

  • The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch – This book had a little bit of everything in it: action, adventure, suspense, tragedy … in short it was a terrific novel.
  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyes – I wanted to read this before the movie came out, but now I don’t know if I can watch the movie because I’ll just cry all the way through it.
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker – This was the February read for Emma Watson’s book club. I was a little late reading it, but really enjoyed it.
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I don’t know why it took me so long to pick up this book, but now I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
  • Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay – This was a really good read with just the right amount of suspense and creepiness.
  • Kingdom of Scars by Eoin Macken – My review for this one should be coming next week.

Books read with reviews coming soon:

  • Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman – This one took me much longer to read than it should have, but I’m glad I finally got to it. My review should be coming soon.
  • All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks – The March read for Our Shared Shelf. I loved this book.
  • The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle – This has been on my TBR list for months now and I’m glad I finally got to it.

Current Reads:

One of these days I may actually limit myself to reading one book at a time. Today is not that day. (I discovered a couple days ago that I was actively reading 5 books at that point, which is more than I usually allow myself at once. I may have a problem.)

March 2016 Current

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This is actually a reread, and I’m falling in love with it all over again.
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle – A fantasy classic I’ve been wanting to read for years.
  • How to be a Woman by Caitlyn Moran – This is the April pick for Our Shared Shelf and I couldn’t wait to get it started.

Reading List for April:

I actually got through most of my list in March, so I can start my April TBR with a whole new list of books!

  • Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – A friend of mine has been trying to get me to read this book for over a year. I think it’s finally time.
  • The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin – This novel sounded really interesting, so I was excited when a free finished copy was sent to the bookstore and I was allowed to claim it.
  • The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston – I helped a customer find this book at the bookstore one day and it piqued my interest.
  • Tell The Wind and Fire by Sara Rees Brennan – I received this ARC about a month or so ago and it sounds really interesting.
  • The Widow by Fiona Barton – This ARC arrived just before Christmas and I haven’t had a chance to get to it yet. I’m going to try to get to it in April.
  • I Am Malala by Malala  Yousafzai – I find this young woman so inspirational and fascinating; I’ve been wanting to read this for a while and can’t wait to get it started.

My reading list for April is somewhat ambitious (given my penchant for adding books throughout the month), but since I was able to actually cross out quite a bit of my list last month, I have high hopes that I’ll be able to get to this one too. If I do, this will knock out quite a bit of my Spring TBR in one month! Then I can start thinking about what’s going on my Summer TBR (which I never seem to finish).

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