What I Read: March 2016

cinder.jpgMy oh my, March sure was a busy month for life and reading! It would seem I have gone a bit book crazy and proceeded to go through book after book like my life depended upon it. Depending on how busy everything else was outside of books, I was surprised with how much reading I got done. I obviously wouldn’t get around to writing reviews on all of these, but there should be a few reviews on the next few weeks. Alright, enough babbling, let’s talk books:

Fourborn Wind & Fire by Megan Futcher ( YA, Fantasy)  I wrote a review on this book a few weeks ago, I had mix feelings on it and felt the book was a bit bipolar is what the author was trying to achieve. Link to my review here. Feel free to check it out.

Fourborn Wind and Fire

Dear Mr. Darcy by Amanda Grange (Fiction, Contemporary) It is no secret that I love all things Jane Austen, and this adaptation of the classic Pride and Prejudice takes the cake. The story is told through letter correspondence from all the different characters of P&P. There are letters between Jane and Elizabeth, and letters between Darcy and Fitzwilliam, which allows you to see the growth and development of every relationship. I absolutely loved it, and I took my sweet time reading over each and every letter. Worth the read if you love a twist on classics.

Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Stars over Sunset Blvd. by Susan Meissner (Historical Fiction) I haven’t read many books that take place in the 1930’s/40’s but this book was phenomenal! Review to come next week but this one was incredible! 

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Wild by Nature by Sarah Marquis (Non-Fiction, Travel Memoir) I wanted to like this book so much. I recently loved picking up different travel memoirs and seeing how traveling has changed people’s lives. I am a firm believer in traveling and I know the benefits it has to better improve the lives of those who go outside of their comfort zones but I couldn’t wrap my head around this memoir. I think it was her writing style that ultimately put me off, but there was something about it that made my skin crawl. It felt a little like chewing on glass.

Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot

Tender by Belinda McKeon ( Fiction, Contemporary) This book was a delightful surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I had never heard or read any of Belinda’s work but this book tugged at all the feels. This book isn’t a happy or a funny book, but there was something about it that kept dragging me back to find out what would happen to the doomed characters. Link to my review here. Be sure to check it out.

Tender: A Novel

Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon (Nonfiction) I was recommended this by a friend of mine. Even though this book is really short and can be read in about an hour, it is full of tips and tricks to help with bringing about your creativity and challenge you as a “creative” person. After reading this book, I was so inspired to continue to go the creative things that I love. I wrote a post about other books on creativity, check it out here if you wish.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Young Adult, Fantasy) This is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles series, and I have had my eye on this one for a while now. I was debating if I needed to go ahead and buy more books because frankly I don’t, but I bit the bullet and bought it. Long story short: dove into the novel and then didn’t really sleep for 2 days. Then, after much more book debate, went out and bought the next 3 books for the Lunar Chronicles. Addicted, and this book is incredible! A fantasy twist on a classic fairy tale, its like Disney decided it was tired of their image and wanted to go a little nerdy and it’s the best thing ever! Trying to space out the books since I got enough to read from now till the end of time.

Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (Young Adult, Fantasy) While waiting for Scarlet (Second book in the Lunar Chronicles) to arrive on my door step, I wasn’t quite ready to get out of the Fantasy genre, so I picked up this book which has been on my Kindle for… so long. I didn’t devour it as fast as some other fantasy novels but it was really good, and even though I was annoyed in little parts of the book, the GIANT plot twist totally caught me off guard. Mary , You got me good. Will pick up the next install me Heart of Betrayal sometime in the near future, like next week.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles)

That’s it for March! Shoot I know that was a lot, and I am just as surprised as you are. What was your favorite book of March? What books are you looking forward to in April or for summer time?

Happy Monday and Happy Reading!

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