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It may be the middle of April but today I’m coming at you with all of the books I read in March! If you remember one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read 100 books and as of February I had already hit 18 books. I knocked out another ten this month so we are at 28 for 2018 so far!! I am killing this reading thing, maybe this is the one thing I’m good at?? HA!!
I like to read all kinds books but y faves are chick lit and murder mysteries!! I check out most of my books from my local library, they have a fantastic e-library where you can download books straight to your Kindle or audiobooks! I think I love audiobooks the best because I listen to them when I get ready in the mornings or when I’m driving. It’s a great way to multitask!!
So let’s see all the books I read in March…
ONE. Suicide Club by Rachel Heng. This book comes out July 2018 and I got it as an advanced reader copy in order to review it. This novel is sort of an adult dystopian novel in that the characters are adults and it’s based on a future where people are trying to live forever and there are severe consequences for those who try to harm themselves. I loved it and can’t wait to see what Rachel Heng comes up with next. According to Amazon…
“In Rachel Heng’s debut set in near future New York City―where lives last three hundred years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming―Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.”
TWO. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. If you are child of the late 70’s/early 80’s you will LOVE this book! It has many pop culture references and is just a good old fashioned murder mystery. According to Rob Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Year Zero…
“Meddling Kids is an utterly charming paean to a squad of animated teen detectives who fought down the crime wave of early-70’s America. Amidst the homages and playfulness, it then transforms into a rip-roaring page turner. Throughout, Cantero plays with form and language in ways that are both mischievous and delightful. This would be impressive enough coming from a native of the country, decade, and language that the book operates in. As Cantero is none of the above, it’s flat-out masterful.”
THREE. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage. This book comes out July 2018 and I got it as an advanced reader copy in order to review it. This book just may be the next best psychological thriller! It’s about a girl who refuses to speak, has a with from the 1800’s as an imaginary friend and who keeps trying to harm her mother. I think kids always add a creep factor to any horror/scary book and this one definitely gave me the creeps. According to Entertainment Weekly…
“We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen….a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.”
FOUR. Love Letters by Debbie Macomber. I was back on my Debbie Macomber kick this month and read both the third and fifth books (I read the fourth one as a stand alone before I realized it was a series, oops) in the Rose Harbor series (it is soooo GOOD y’all!!!). This may be one of my favorite book series to date. It’s about the Rose Harbor Inn, Joe Marie (the owner) and her guests. This one is all about one of her guests who is on town for more than just a blind date with a twist and of course Mark Taylor (the handyman Joe Marie fell in love with). If you like a good love story then you have to read this series!
FIVE. Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber. The fifth, and final book of the Rose Harbor series (that I didn’t want to end!!!)ties the whole story up in a not-so-tidy bundle. There are many twists and turns along the way and I am proud to announce that there is more than one happy (and some not–so- happy) endings!! I hate when book series end but I have to admit that I really enjoyed this one.
SIX. A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho. This is another twisted thriller, this time set in a small coastal town in Maine. Two best friends, Finley and Betty, who are seniors in high school and planning on going to NYU and rooming together in the fall. However everything goes wrong when Betty goes missing and is declared dead even though no body is ever found. It’s a fantastic read that will keep you on th edge of your seat until you finish it! I loved it!! According to Laura Ruby, National Book Award Finalist and Printz-winning author of Bone Gap…
“Sharp as a fistful of broken glass, dark and twisted as the woods at night, A Good Idea is rural noir at its creepy, literary best.”
SEVEN. Alone by Lisa Gardner. Apparently I was feeling dark, twisty murder mysteries in April because if you have read any Lisa Garden books then you know there is about to be an almost impossible to solve murder to solve! This book is about a sniper for the Massachusetts State Troopers who has to decide whether or not to take the shot and then the consequences that follow. It’s a page turner for sure and I loved every minute of it!
EIGHT. The High Season by Judy Blundell. This book comes out May 2018 and I got it as an advanced reader copy in order to review it. This book gives me all the summer feels. It’s about a small, not so well known island town, off the coast of New York that is the complete opposite of the Hamptons. It’s all about art, museums, social climbers, home renovations and a pretty twisted story. According to Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand…
“A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, The High Season is wicked summer fun.”
NINE. Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton. This book comes out June 2018 and I got it as an advanced reader copy in order to review it. I don’t know about you but I love books based in NYC, especially when they are about young girls trying to make I tin the big city. This book is about both of those things plus so much more! It’s pretty dark and twisty (you see a theme for the month of March?? LOL) and I loved it! According to Emma Flint, author of Bailey Prize longlisted Little Deaths…
“I read Social Creature in one breathless rush. It’s a wild nightmarish ride through a New York City of decadence and broken dreams, faking it and f*cking up, love and lies and more lies. This is the missing link between Bret Easton Ellis and The Secret History.”
TEN. Carry On by Rachel Rowell. Let me preface this by saying I LOVE me some Rachel Rowell books but honestly? This book seemed like a rip off of all seven Harry Potter books with some weird features thrown in. I kept reading it hoping it would get more interesting but it just didn’t. Not for me anyway. Sigh…I guess you can’t love them all.
So that’s what I read in the month of March…a whole lot of dark, twisty books! I loved most of the m with the exception of the last so overall I would consider March a pretty successful month for reading!
If you want to catch up on my previous month’s book posts you can find January here and February here!
What have you been reading lately??
I HAVE to read Meddling Kids! I grew up on Scooby Doo, and I know I’ll love that book. Awesome!
GiGi Eats says
Oh gosh, never heard of these books! Haven’t looked at a book aside from something about the Space Race in a LONGGGGG time!!
Wow! I struggle to read one book! I need to find more time to sit back and read. These sound like some interesting reads. Thanks for sharing! :)
Esther Irish says
Oh my goodness! 100 books! What a great goal. Truth be told I haven’t read very much lately and I really miss it. I’ll have to check out these reads!
Whoa! I used to be a huge reader, but between work and homeschooling 2 kiddos my reading has been seriously lacking lately :( This is giving me motivation to find some more time!
Mary Edwards says
They all look pretty good. But I think I’m going to check out Suicide Club! Looks interesting
Call me by my name, bachelor nation, little fires everywhere! I’ve got to get going on my reading again. I’m slacking!!
I have not been able to focus on a book in forever. My brain cannot seem to focus. I do have two books on my nightstand and I hope to start reading them on a regular.
I am familiar with some of these authors, but not with the books. I haven’t been reading a whole lot lately because I am so busy with the kids! It would be nice to get back into the swing of reading regularly.
I’m so jealous that you have so much time to read. I miss my reading time!
I listen to a LOT of audiobooks, that’s how I read so many book each month!! HA!!
Melissa Dixon says
I have a couple of books sitting in my livingroom, calling my name. I need to make the time to read them!
Rose Ann Sales says
I do love reading but never tried to read those list of books but I think those are interesting books that I should read.
Ruth I. says
I am now curious about the series books of Debbie Macomber. I will look for those and find time this weekend.
These all seem like some really good books. I finally just started reading again myself. Right now I’m reading the book Gone Girl.
Lisa Marie Heath says
I’m an avid reader and I don’t know any of these books! I’ll have to add them to my queue so I have some new stuff to read
Sara Welch says
These books sound very enticing! I would love to get back into reading more books like this.
Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog says
Wow, I am impressed with the amount of books that you are able to read in a month. Im lucky if I can get through one book. I will have to Debbies book series. It sounds like something that I would be interested in reading.
I am totally bookmarking this site!! I love reading and will definitely start reading some of these! Thanks!
My daughter will ask what I’m reading, and if I don’t have an answer she gives me this look of pure disappointment. Time to nab a few of these!
These books sound great. I’m looking for some new reads to put in my beach bag this summer, I’ll have to check them out!
Debra Hawkins says
I want to add so many of these to my to read list! I absolutely love to read, I have so many on my to read list!
Laura Dove says
I haven’t read any of these books! I love to read though and am always looking for inspiration!