March 2020 Wrap Up

Wow what a month it has been! A lot is going on in the world right now, but with my new found freedom, I read a lot of pages this month. So without further ado, here are all the books I read in March:

1.The first book I read this month was House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas. I won’t go too in depth on my thoughts because I wrote a whole review (check it out!), but I liked it enough to give it 4 stars.

2. The next book I finished was Moment of Truth by Kasie West. I was just looking for a fun and quick read, which I know I can go to Kasie for. While I only gave the book 3 stars, I still enjoyed it because of the wholesome and sweet relationship. The reveal of Heath Hall was not what I expected, and I still don’t know how I feel about it, but if you’re looking for something quick and easy to read, I recommended any of Kasie’s more recent books.

3. Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer was the next book I read. I was lucky enough to be on the blog tour for this book, so check out my post for my thoughts and a dream cast of the main characters!

4. In the month of March, I buddy read The Anna and the French Kiss series with some lovely gals on Instagram. In fact, Callie, one of the girls I buddy read the books with wrote a guest post/review of the book that you can check out here. As for my thoughts, I had so much fun with this book, but it is definitely a product of its time. I really hated the girl hate that was present in some parts, but I really was uncomfortable with how Ettiene handled his relationship with Ellie. Overall, I gave it 3 stars, and it was my favorite of the whole series.

5. The next book I read was Lola and the Boy next Door by Stephanie Perkins, which I sadly didn’t enjoy as much as Anna. I still did have a lot of fun reading this book, but I really didn’t appreciate Lola’s relationship with Max. They were so in love and happy, and then Cricket (sweet and loveable Cricket) showed up and then Max was such an asshole. I also feel like Lola and Caliop’s relationship was so strange. They had a frenemies relationship, but I really wanted them to forgive one another. 3 stars.

6. Next, I decided to reread Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas to continue with the series for the first time. Now, I have mixed feelings about Chaol because I really liked him in the beginning of this book (and I remember really liking him in ToG, but Dorian is my one true love), but obviously his actions in the second half really destroyed his likeability. But Celena is so awesome and badass, and I stan her.

7. Then I read Isla and the Happily Ever After, which had my favorite love interest: Josh! I still didn’t enjoy this book as much as Anna because of the speed and intensity of their relationship, but what bothered me the most was the *spoiler warning* stupid break up in the middle. It made me kind of angry that Lola decided what she thought was best for her and Josh without communicating her feelings and insecurities with him to try and work things out.

8. Then I decided to reread Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia, which I remember loving a couple years ago. However, this time around I sadly didn’t enjoy it as much this time. I just found all of the characters annoying and overdramatic. Broken Beautiful Hearts was a quick read, so I’m glad I didn’t waste much time rereading it. It does deal with heavy and important issues of domestic abuse, especially amongst teenage relationships, so I appreciate that aspect.

9. All the coming books are now apart of my Throne of Glass binge. Heir of Fire wasn’t my favorite, but I think Rowan really grew on me by the end. I know that this is probably the most polarizing book in the series, but it was just okay for me

10. Then I finished Queen of Shadows and it was definitely an improvement from Heir of Fire. Mannon was a new favorite character of mine, so I was really pumped to start Empire of Storms after the thrilling ending!

11. Empire of Storms was definitely my favorite of the entire Throne of Glass series, and the ending absolutely destroyed by the ending! I was really excited to immediately read Kingdom of Ash after this one, but then I realized I had to read Tower of Dawn before it 😦

12. And the last book I read of course was Tower of Dawn, which follows Chaol (who I really can’t stand). I understand why people like the book so much, but I never favored Chaol before, so I was really not invested in his story arc in this one. And while I really liked Yrene and Nesryn and Sartaq, I found the book itself kind of boring. By the end, I was basically just skimming it so I could just read Kingdom of Ash.

Overall I read 12 books, and 5,943 pages.

Reading Goal: 42/90 – I’m about 20 books ahead of schedule, so I might change my reading challenge to 100 books.

And that’s it! Thanks for reading my wrap up! Let me know in the comments how many books you read in the month of March, and what book was your favorite.

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