Hello friends and happy Sunday! And a Happy Easter to all those celebrating! I was trying to take a little break this weekend due to Easter, which is why I missed COTW the other day, but I’m able to crank out this Month In Review today so that should make it easier to forgive me. Majority of the time when I’m doing these posts I always talk about how fast the days are going by but for me it felt like this month would never end. It dragged on and on and I’m beyond thankful that March is finally over. Time to brush it in a corner and ignore it forever. Even though March felt super long I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d like and I feel like I let myself down. Present me is very disappointed in past me. You’ll see why.
The past two months I’ve been keeping a pretty good pace of about 8 books per month but what happened in March is slightly embarrassing compared to that. I…..only read 5 books. I know, I know, it’s horrible. And I don’t really know what happened either. Did I pick the wrong books to read? Was it because I was too busy at work? Did I not have the energy to read? I think it’s all of the above, to be honest. Well, let’s talk about the sad amount of books for this month.
- Played by Jen Frederick – ☆☆☆☆ This book had a couple of my favourite tropes and characters that I instantly fell in love with. I loved everything about the relationship between Ty and Ara and loved the transition between friends and lovers. I also related to Ara a lot, which I loved, and this book made up for the disaster that was Downed. It reminded me why I love this series so much and left us on a high note.
- Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt – ☆☆ Honestly this one was pretty disappointing. There was some pretty good character development but overall Watt used a copout trope that I hate and it felt like I was only reading the book just to finish out the series. They can do better than this.
- The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout – ☆☆☆☆☆ My heart was completely ripped out because of this book but I couldn’t be happier about it. I was going through some JLA withdrawals and this fed me so well. I loved the story and related to Mallory so much and it had so many great messages. This is definitely my favourite contemporary of hers by far.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – ☆☆1/2 This was one of those overhyped books that just did not work out in my favour. I liked the concept of the circus and all the magic that came with it but it felt like this was really lacking a plot. It was too vague and confusing and I’m still not sure what the point of this book was.
- The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West – ☆☆☆☆ This was the cutest book I have ever read! I really needed something soft and fluffy and Kasie West delivered. It was a slightly ridiculous premise but I can’t even be mad because the story was so adorable. There were some nice lessons here and there and I loved the chemistry between the two characters. I love good fluff like this.
Well, ladies and gents, I caved and finally reread a book. I decided to pick up Managed by Kristen Callihan for the third time and I regret nothing.
READING CHALLENGE UPDATE
As of April 1, I am 21% done my Reading Challenge and I am 3 books behind. I have read 21 out of 100 books, not including rereads. I’m embarrassed but I have a plan to get back on track, you’ll see.
Currently I am reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt and it’s pretty entertaining so far.
Until next time,