March Reading Wrap Up

March Reading Wrap Up

Well, March was certainly an interesting month. These past few weeks have brought quite a few changes to our current state of affairs. I live in an area that’s been hit particularly hard with COVID-19, with schools closing and moving to online learning mid-March and everything else but necessities following suit soon after. So we’ve been social distancing for a few weeks now.

And yet… my day to day life hasn’t changed much. I’ve been working from home since my maternity leave ended, and between working a few hours a day, time spent with baby and hubby, and the other daily things, I would only leave the house a few times a week. Now instead of going out for errands, we go for walks through our neighborhood and hubby arranges one day for the week when he runs out for groceries and other necessities. I have missed getting together with family and friends but at least now we have the technology to see each other virtually! Unfortunately, we do have friends and colleagues that have been personally affected in ways that I hope most people never have to go through, and my prayers are with everyone through this time.

In an effort to not get caught up in the news cycle and avoid spiraling into panic, I prefer to escape into a good book. So my reading went up this month. I completed all the books on my TBR for March, as well as a few additional books. And I wound up enjoying all of them!

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?

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Books I reviewed:

The Atlantis Bloodline, by C.A. Gray

The Atlantis Bloodline is a young adult book that merges contemporary romance with fantasy in a unique way.

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The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, by Jonah Berger

I enjoyed reading The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind and learned a few things along the way.

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The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern

Captivating and magical, The Starless Sea is my favorite book I’ve read so far this year.

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The Holdout, by Graham Moore

Explosive and compelling, The Holdout is a mystery/legal thriller done right.

The Last Human, by Zack Jordan

The Last Human was a fun science fiction story with some depth.

The Bromance Book Club, by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club was a fun and sexy book that was a delight to read!

Sin Eater, by Megan Campisi

Sin Eater was a unique and fascinating read.

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Books I read but didn’t review:

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado Perez

Fascinating and clearly well researched, Invisible Women was an enlightening read.

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Strike Me Down, by Mindy Mejia

Strike Me Down was an entertaining if somewhat forgettable read.

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The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis

The Silver Chair was another enjoyable adventure in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Other posts this month:

5 lighthearted books to read for spring

In 5 Lighthearted Books to Read for Spring, I shared some easy reads that you can also sink your teeth into.

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11 books to re-read while you stay at home

In 11 Books to Re-Read While You Stay at Home, I shared some comfort reads I might pick up again in the upcoming weeks.

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Bookish Links I Loved:

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On the stack for next month:

I requested and received a bunch of ARCs through Netgalley that are set to release this spring, so in April I’ll be reading a handful of them. I’m also making a concerted effort to continue to read books that I’ve bought but have not read yet – my current count, including physical and e-books, is at 133! I’d like to get that number down below 100 by the end of the year. (It sounds so easy but sometimes I get ARC and library happy!) So this month I’ll be continuing my Chronicles of Narnia marathon and would also like to read one or two more books off my shelves.

How was your month? What are you reading or planning on reading next?

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March 2020 Reading Wrap Up

12 thoughts on “March Reading Wrap Up

  1. Glad you’re doing ok.

    Socially, our lives haven’t really changed 😀 The perks (?) of being stay at home book reading introverts 😀

    How do you make the graphics for your various posts, btw? I might have already asked in the past, but I don’t remember.

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    1. Thanks! Haha it’s true – my husband is having a harder time adjusting because he’s more extroverted than I am. But he’s finding ways to make it work.

      I use Canva to make the graphics. It’s very user friendly, and they have stock photos and templates that make it easy to create great looking graphics quickly and easily.

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  2. Looks like you had a good reading month! I hope April is just as good!
    I’m really want to read invisible women at some point!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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