My Monthly Reads

March 2019 Wrap-Up

Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

March was probably one of the best months I have had in a while! Every single week in March went by so quickly, and I was in such a great mood this month! Even though I was sick during the first week of March, I still managed to read nine books this month! However, unlike the previous two months, I didn’t really stick to my March TBR, but instead read by my mood.

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The first book that I read this month was “Once & Future” by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy. I went into this book thinking that it was fantasy, but it is actually very sci-fi. I still enjoyed it, but nothing about it blew me away. You can read my full review here. Thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada for providing me with an ARC!

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The second book I read this month was “Again, But Better” by Christine Riccio. I had such high expectations for this book… and you will have to wait until the week of it’s release to see my final thoughts! Thanks to Raincoast Canada for providing me with an ARC!

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I then went on to read “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” and “Daisy Jones & The Six”, which are both written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I posted a dual mini review of both of these novels, which you can read here. I gave Evelyn Hugo 4.75/5 stars and Daisy Jones 3.75/5 stars!

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After reading two historical fiction/romance novels, I felt like reading something much different! Since Mysteries/Thrillers are some of my favourite books to read, I picked up “Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I have yet to read there first highly talked about novel “The Wife Between Us”, since I have this a physical copy of this one. While I wanted to love it, I didn’t find anything very shocking or eery. Because of this, I gave it 3/5 stars.

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I then finished “Hello, Friends!” by Jerry Howarth! I had been reading a few chapters of this book every night before going to sleep, so it took me about a month to get through. Since I am a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan, I was so excited to read this one! You can read my full review here. Thanks to ECW Press for sending me an advanced finished copy!

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The next book I read was “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren. After finishing a thriller and non-fiction book, I was in the mood for something ‘light and fluffy’. I decided to pick up my eARC of Christina Lauren’s newest romance novel… and it did not disappoint!! You’ll have to wait to hear all of my thoughts closer to the release date, but let me tell you that this is definitely one that you should pick up if your into adult romance/contemporary! Thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for the eARC!

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Then, I read “Opposite of Always” by Justin A. Reynolds. I had heard so much buzz about this book from the Frenzy Presents event and from many other bloggers. However, I didn’t love it and thought it was the definition of a “meh” book. This book is so up my ally, so I had a lot of high expectations going into it, but you can’t love everything you read! I gave this book 3/5 stars.

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The ninth book I read this month is “Wicked Saints” by Emily A. Duncan. I was part of the blog tour for this one, so you can read my full review of this dark and magical book here!

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The last book I read this month is “When We Were Lost” by Kevin Wignall. Even though this book is not scheduled to be released until the beginning of June, I was in the mood to read a YA thriller/survival story (that wasn’t “Wilder Girls… I’m saving that one for the summer!) and decided to pick this one up! Truthfully, as I write this (the morning of March 30), I am only 75 pages in, but I think I will be able to finish it before the end of the day tomorrow. I am very excited to continue reading this one, as I am loving it so far! Thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me an ARC!

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Those are all of the books I finished in March! I am really happy with how much I read, especially since I didn’t read anything until March 8th! What did you read this month?!

Good Night Book Owls!

8 thoughts on “March 2019 Wrap-Up

  1. Hi Alyssa – you definitely had a great reading month. I like that you read according to mood. I am committed to 2 books a month for work and my book club, but after that I read what I want. That’s always the best feeling. I almost chose Daisy Jones from my Book of the Month selection, but I picked a book of short fiction instead. Here’s to a great April full of books!

  2. I wants them all – all the books – all the words – except the baseball one – that one you can keep 😉

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