March Wrap Up

March was pretty good in books for me – 15 in total – a few 5 stars reads and some duds as well. I had my one year bookstaversary and celebrated many things!

Some OK, some amazing. Looking forward to a LOT of good ones on my April TBR.

Here’s my rating guide:

1 star – nope. can’t even go there.

2 stars – meh. i liked a little bit about it. maybe i hated the story but loved the writing. or the other way around.

3 stars – good story. not something I’ll probably ever think about again. but ok.

4 stars – a great story. well worth the read. let’s talk about this one.

5 stars – amazing. i will tell everyone about this story. i will push the book to everyone i talk to. i won’t stop thinking about this one for awhile.


March 2019 Reads:

Audiobooks 3  |  EBooks 4  |  Print 8

 

39803890In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This one was cute – translations are always hard for me but it was an adorable story about two people in love, who just cannot seem to get it together! It literally had me laughing out loud! Really fun!

 


 

32796253Final Girls by Riley Sager  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Another great thriller from Riley Sager! I loved The Last Time I Lied, so I knew I would love this campy thriller about the final girls that are left after a horrible massacre or murder spree – the sole survivors. I cannot wait for his next book out this summer – Lock Every Door is out in July!


 

34104969The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was a book on the BookSparks #YAWRC2019 campaign. LOVED it. Read my full review here.

 


 

41082052The Beautiful Strangers by Camille De Maio  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ADORED this books about a woman who follows her dreams to a  dreamy old Hollywood California hotel that is part of a movie set. Marilyn Monroe cameo!! Read my full review here.

 


 

38728901Woman 99 by Greer Maccallister  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A really fun historical thriller. A woman voluntarily enters a dreary, terrifying asylum to try to spring her dear sister free. A fun concept, and a wonderful look inside the love of two sisters.

 


 

41837650Sunday Best by Ann Lineberger  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

An awesome mystery – full of some really taboo subjects! Read my full review here.

 


 

39335566The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh  ⭐️

Ehhhhh…… this one was one big puddle of confusion. Women hate mean, so they seclude themselves and medicate them selves with water. Odd. Very, very odd.

 


 

39863434In Another Life by C. C. Hunter  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Super fun book! What would you do if you found out that your adopted parents might have actually kidnapped you?! Yikes! Read my full review here.

 


 

31434883Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  ⭐️⭐️

Super unpopular opinion alert! I didn’t like this one very much. I found Eleanor VERY unlikeable and by time we find out why – I just still don’t like her…. sorry folks. Anyone else not into this one?

 


 

40539807The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This one’s hard to rate. It has great premise, a body washed up – mutilated, no arms, legs, eyes, anything! So creepy. A whodunit for sure! I listened to the audio, and it’s another translation, so I had a hard time keeping interested and engaged. The accents threw me a lot too.


 

40334400The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LOVE ME SOME CRAZY! The chick in the book is convinced she is the perfect girlfriend, no matter what anyone says or thinks, or how many times she’s told to stay away. SO much crazy and so much fun!

 


 

39344105Bittersweet Brooklyn by Thelma Adams  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was  heartbreaking story about the women in a family of mobsters – but it’s not really about gangs, etc. – more about family. An enjoyable read but a bit dark and sad! Read my full review here.

 


 

37884754The Testament of Harold’s Wife by Lynne Hugo  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SO. Much. Fun. Harold’s wife is seeking revenge for the deaths of both her grandson and husband. Along with a bunch of chickens and a cranky cat – this book made me smile – a lot. Read my full review here.

 


 

See any favorites here?

What’s on your TBR Lists for April?

6 thoughts on “March Wrap Up

  1. I’ve actually not read any of these! I’ve heard good things about The Water Cure so it’s interesting to hear that you didn’t enjoy it. I’m also really dubious of reading Eleanor Oliphant, surely it can’t live up to the huge surrounding it. I think I’ll give it a miss for now!

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    1. I definitely read a mixed bag this month for sure! I’m starting to think that audio books might not be for me, as I’m seeing a trend that I rate those books lower consistently. I heard great this about Water cure as well, which prompted me to read it – but it was just very weird for me!
      And Eleanor, definitely the hype could have subconsciously affected me! So great how everyone has such different opinions!

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  2. Happy bookstaversary! I have Eleanor Oliphant and The Perfect Girlfriend on my TBR list for April, and I’m just starting The Silent Patient, of which I’ve heard great things 😊

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    1. Hahaa thanks!

      Yes, I’m not sure! Everyone who loves the book says they love HER! lol I had several issues with the book that were more personal though – but no biggie! On to the next one! 🙂

      I think the Water Cure book was just released a month ago so not sure about a film just yet, but that WOULD be interesting! I think seeing the story visually would help my confusion! lol

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