March 2021 Reading Wrap Up
March was a great reading month for me! I didn't realize I'd made it through ten books until I started counting them all up. I took a week off of work in the middle of March, so that gave me a lot of extra reading time.
I can't decide which of my two five star reads are my favorite for this month--but if I'd have to pick just one....probably The Rose Code.
Five Star Reads:
*The Rose Code by Kate Quinn:What a fantastic historical fiction read! Kate Quinn is absolutely an auto-read author for me. If you love historical fiction, her books are absolute must reads.
*Infinite Country by Patricia Engel: WOW! This book blew me away. I think this should be required reading in 2021. The content is so important. At just under 200 pages, it's a short time investment, but so impactful.
Four Star Reads:
*Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar: I read this one for a book club and I was so glad I had the opportunity to discuss it with others. It has so much depth and gives you so much to think about that it's helpful to process it by discussing with others.
*The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne: This was one of those everyone said I should drop everything and read it books--I listened on audio. The writing was excellent and I loved the second half. An excellent read, but the beginning was a bit slow for me so it was a four star for that reason.
*Fly Away by Kristin Hannah: I loved this follow up to Firefly Lane. The portrayal of grief in this book is breathtakingly relatable. I loved Firefly Lane more but this one was still absolutely worth reading.
*The Particular Sadness of Coconut Cake by Aimee Bender: I listened to this one on audio and loved it. It's read by the author!
*Summertime Guests by Wendy Francis: I really enjoyed this book--full review right here on April 9th.
*Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey: I needed a feel good, summer vibes read, and this one was perfect. I meant to get to this one last year and didn't.
Three Star Reads:
*Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison: I'm a big fan of her writing, but this one wasn't my favorite, unfortunately. The story was engaging but it was a little too blood and guts for me. If that doesn't bother you--you'll love this book!
Two Star Read:
*The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse: I read this one because I'm reading all the Reese Witherspoon book club picks--but gothic thriller is definitely not my genre. Plus I felt like the story didn't really line up well. It had potential but it just didn't work for me.
What was your favorite book you read in March? Happy Reading!