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What I Read in March | Reading Wrap Up

I managed to read 7 books this month which is great considering I was in a slight reading slump. Of course, I have been prioritizing the Wheel of Time Series but I still managed to read a lot of books that were on my physical TBR. I have been encouraging myself not to buy anymore new books until the summer time. I’d say, as a whole it was a solid reading month. But I will admit a few of these books ended up to be slight let downs. Let’s get into the wrap up…

The Fires of Heaven [ Book 5 of WOT] – Robert Jordan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

I don’t know if it’s because these books are very long & I’m reading this series back to back – but I’ll admit I was rather slow getting into this one. Once I got to the 100 page mark, I fell in love with this continuation. I would describe this series as a comfort fantasy read. If you are interested in diving into this 14 book series, just know it’s a slow burn & a long journey. But I have throughly enjoyed becoming deeply immersed in a fantasy world & every single one of the characters. The banter between each character is one of my favorite parts of this series. I feel so connected to these fictional characters. And without giving too much away, this book ended with a rather sad & shocking ending.

Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5

Believe the hype around this book. I had no idea I would fall in love with a book about video games. This book tells the story about two childhood friends who form a friendship inside the walls of a hospital common room, bonding over one common entity – video games. Flash forward years later & each chapter follows the life of these two MIT students who have decided to create video games together along side a few other colleagues/ friends. This is a beautiful fond family story about the rise & falls of friendship, adulthood, disabilities & love. The NPC chapter especially was an emotional rollercoaster I was not expecting.

A Flicker in the Dark – Stacey Willingham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow! This is probably going to be one of my favorite thriller reads of the year. With this being Willingham’s debut novel, I was very impressed & entertained. Such an interesting concept of a 32 year old psychologist who has a rather unique & dark past ( a serial killer father) that seems to be rearing it’s head 20 years later. There were so many twist & turns as well as multiple subplots between characters. I can’t wait to read her most recent release soon.

Twisted Love – Ana Huang ⭐️⭐️.5

This series has been extremely hyped up on Booktok, so I decided to finally see for myself. This is when the reading slump started because this book was a huge disappointment. Now, I was looking for a palette cleanser of a read & one that was an easy read with some spice. I’ve been told books 2-4 are way better, but I am slightly hesitant to continue after the first book. This is a brother’s best friend trope. But the storyline was all over the place in my opinion. And I just couldn’t connect to the characters or the relationship. Not to mention the love interest, Alex was an extreme walking red flag 🚩.

The Atlas Six – Olivie Blake ⭐️⭐️

I wanted to love this book so badly! Talk about a surprise & utter disappointment. This dark academia follows six prestige students with their own magical talents. They are all recruited to compete for a spot at the academy. But only five spots are available. The premise of this book was so promising. Unfortunately I found myself hating the characters & finding the writing so flowery to the point where I didn’t understand what I was going on. The author seemed to be adding descriptions & big words just to sound smarter. I did manage to finish the book, but the ending fell flat & the plot twist wasn’t too ground breaking. I don’t think I will be reading the sequel in the future.

The Bodyguard – Katherine Center ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have just recently seen this book float around the internet & decided to give it a try. This is a cute fake dating rom com with no spice but tons of humor. This follows Hannah, a bodyguard who is offered a job to protect the actor, Jack Stapleton who is being stalked & dealing with personal issues. Since he doesn’t want to worry his family & admit he has a bodyguard, so he & Hannah decide to be in a fake relationship while they spend time at Jack’s family ranch.

Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5

This was a really cozy fantasy palette cleanser. If you love the idea of light fantasy with zero high stakes plot, coffee & cozy feelings – I highly recommend this one. It tells the story of a ogre who has retired from battle & mayhem to open up a coffee shop in this little village. It’s a bit of a fluff read with fun characters she meets a long the way & the ups & downs of starting a business. I wouldn’t say it was the most amazing read ever. But I did have me chuckling some & the atmosphere was super sweet.

Have you read any of these books yet? And let me know what you managed to read in March…


32 thoughts on “What I Read in March | Reading Wrap Up”

  1. I haven’t read any of these, except for the bodyguard (which I rated exactly the same)! She has this new book coming out, hello stranger, which I also loved! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like twisted love or the atlas six, especially because they are super hyped up books on bookstagram/booktok! I haven’t given them a chance yet, mainly because I’m typically pretty let down by overhyped books on the romance side of bookstagram/booktok. I bought Tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrow during the amazon book sale, but have yet to pick it up. I’ve been working on a few books, I finally finished ACOMAF (which I completely loved), and am finally on the last book of the Serpent and dove series, and it’s really good so far. Hopefully I’ll finish it in the next week or so, so I can go back to the ACOTAR series, aha! Great post, can’t wait to see what you end up reading in April xxx

    Melina |

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    1. I’ll have to check out her newest book soon! I’m going to continue the twisted series and hope the others are better. And I know, I wanted to like the atlas six so bad. I might try reading it again in the future. I tend to me let down by overhyped books too. I want to read serpent and dove too. Love that you are reading ACOTAR! Sarah j Maas is one of my favorite authors. 😊🫶🏻

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      1. OMG, she sucked me in so hard with ACOMAF that I preordered the beautiful B&N editions of the CC #1 & #2 aha! They don’t come out til September, so I have more than enough time to finish this series.

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  2. This month I discovered a new author, Sandra Brown, and read two of her books: “Hello Darkness” and “Blind Tiger”. I enjoyed both of them and look forward to reading more of her work. I also read “Spare” by Prince Harry. It was a bit of a disappointment.

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  3. That’s a shame there were a few duds this month, but that’s great to hear you enjoyed Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow, and I’m quite intrigued by A Flicker in the Dark!

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