I was so busy with life and writing this weekend that I did not have a chance to post this sooner. It’s been a cold March which definitely gave me more time to stay in and read this month. I read a total of 4 books this month. Okay, so I know that’s only one more than last month but it’s still progress! Two were literary fiction and the other two were YA. While I’m still behind in my GoodReads goal, I’ve finally gotten myself out of a reading slump! Or at least I hope I’ve gotten out of my reading slump.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson — This was the first book I picked up this month. It was left over from the eBooks I loaded onto my Kindle for my trip to Korea. I’m so glad I actually read this instead of letting it expire, because I loved it. I had been expecting a cute contemporary read, but I got so much more. My only regret is that I did not read this closer to summer. This book had me longing for those summer days, especially since winter seemed to go on forever here. For more of my thoughts on this book, you can check out my review here. (Rating: 4.5/5 Stars)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern — I picked up The Night Circus early in February and had put it down because the middle was so slow. I wasn’t really feeling it, but figured I should actually finish it this month. I only had about 150 pages left. I also needed to finish it because apparently my grandmother picked it up after I talked about it. She was not a fan and was upset that I had not finished it when I “recommended” it to her. I’m pretty sure she heard me gushing about the beginning of the book and took that as a recommendation. Anyway, I liked this book alright. I know a lot of people love it, but it really wasn’t for me. If you’re curious to hear my thoughts on it, please check out my review here. (Rating 3/5 Stars)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — This was the pick for my small book club this month. I had heard good things and was excited to read it. I love the idea of a traveling symphony in a post apocalyptic world. Going in, I really didn’t know much. For some reason I thought there was going to be time travel. Don’t ask me where I got that from, because there is nothing like that anywhere in this book. It was quite different from what I was expecting. For being such a short book, it was such a deep and interesting read. I loved it and know it is something that I will go back to. Check out my review here. (Rating: 4.5/5 Stars)
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5) — If you didn’t know, I am attempting to finish read all of Cassandra Clare’s books before BookCon so I don’t get spoiled at her panel. This is the book I’m currently on. It took me a while to actually pick it up because I wasn’t a huge fan of the one before it (City of Fallen Angels). I thought that this one was more interesting and definitely not as a slow of a read as City of Fallen Angels. While it was better, I didn’t absolutely love it. It was good but not great. There were definitely some moments that were surprising and I’m looking forward to see how the series wraps up. I’ll also be posting a review for this book at some point, so be on the look out for that. (Rating: 3.5/5 Stars)
Honestly, it’s so hard to pick a favorite book for the month of March. I really loved both The Unexpected Everything and Station Eleven. They were just so so so good. If either of the two interests you, I definitely recommend picking them up asap. Maybe wait to read The Unexpected Everything closer to June though.
That’s it for March! Hope you all had a good reading month. Leave a comment down below with the books you read this month. If you read any of these, let me know! We can chat about it in the comments.