March Reading List
I finished nine books again this month, missing that goal of ten by one. Boo. But I’m not beating myself up because I’m going on a trip soon and will be in the car for about a week straight, lots of reading and writing time to catch up on. But otherwise here is my list! I started with some series that I had been reading the previous month and I added some new titles, including non-fiction.
I also included a title that I’m going to do my first book review on this week. I’ve decided to go gung-ho with the whole book blog thing. I know my blog title isn’t very bookish, but honestly it is very me. I like simple things, simple design, simple colors and am going to try to start molding myself that way. I’m sure I’ll never stop changing the design or anything; I think change is good for the soul, but I will always be me. Let me know if you have any advice for me!
Wicked Charms – Janet Evanovich & Phoef Stuffon –
Number three and the final installment (so far) in the Lizzie & Diesel series and it was just as enjoyable as the first two. Very cutesy series with just enough suspense. It was published in 2015 so I’m unsure if they’re intending on writing a forth book but I do think they have enough content/storyline left to continue the series.
The Job – Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg –
The third in the Fox and O’Hare series. I enjoyed the story line but what I really liked about this book was the amount of research you could tell went into it. From the location that the story took place to some of the more technical aspects of the story; you can tell that a lot of time and effort went into this book. I don’t think that that is important to every book you read, but when you’re reading a fast paced, global crime thriller then you might need to.
How to Date Men When You Hate Men – Blythe Roberson –
A Leslie Knope meets Blanche Debois meeting of the minds over feminism, men and dating from teen to twenties. This book had so many ideas and thought processes that I too have had while dating in this digital age. The explanation of the dislike of the usage boyfriend and girlfriend had me like: YAAAS I hate those words too! You’ll see me end up using Partner whenever referring to Chris. I, too, feel odd saying it sometimes.
T is for Trespass – Sue Grafton –
Okay I have gone almost through Grafton’s entire alphabet and let me tell you this: THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK of hers. It’s well written, suspenseful and just enough detail not to make you queasy. The storyline was easy to follow, nose loose ends or left over questions at the end, plus you get to see a tougher side of Kinsey.
U is for Undertow – Sue Grafton –
Another well-written book in the Kinsey Millhone series. I think that the further in the alphabet, the better the series gets. I can imagine that a series containing one main character and a couple reoccurring characters, but typically you’re introduced to someone new, could get hard to create new story lines for. But not for Sue Grafton. I am hoping to finish out the series this month.
Rose Daughter – Robin Mckinley –
So this was an interesting find for me. I tweeted about it but I have been looking for this book for years! I had read it when I was in 8thgrade, I was about 13? And I remember checking it out multiple times. I think I was most fascinated by rooms that could provide you with anything you needed. But I couldn’t remember the title or the name of the author. All I could remember was what the cover kind of looked like, a dark blue or purple with a rose spinning up the side of it. That never really helped me find it but one night I was on twitter and someone had rated it on Goodreads and shared it to their own twitter. I was so excited! It wasn’t anything amazing or life changing after I read it and honestly there’s some questions I have but I might leave that for it’s own post.
V is for Vengeance – Sue Grafton –
I am nearing the end of the series (I still have a couple left to read) but that is always a sad feeling. Wonderfully enough every single book seems better than the one before. I think that this one has one of the best action scenes ever wrote in a mystery series. I felt very on edge while reading it, felt like I was trying to look every which way while the bullets flew around me, but still understood what was going on.
How to Be Alone If You Want to, And Even If You Don’t – Lane Moore –
So I have followed Lane Moore on twitter for a while now, but I was on the wait list for her book for forever at the library! I honestly feel like she wrote this book for me. It reminded me of situations or feelings that I had when I was dating in my late teens and twenties. There was a lot of pain and a lot of heartbreak but honestly both of us knew/know that we have a lot of love to give. And that we want that love freely given in return. Highly recommend this book.
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark – The Under Suspicion series! Can you tell I love my serieses? Is that a word? I don’t know why, but I think it has something to do with the progression of character development throughout several books. That’s a very appealing aspect to me.