Last month I wrote a post about all the books I read in February alongside mini reviews of how I found the books! I liked being able to talk about the books I wouldn’t be reviewing fully in a post rater than just sharing the rating I gave them in my monthly wrap-up! I wanted to continue this set of posts each month, as I have a lot of fun writing them! I have read 4 books throughout March and I am very close to the end of my 5th. Here is what I read in March!
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
“Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.”
Having read The Hate U Give last month I had quite high expectations for On the Come Up and I can tell you, it didn’t let me down at all! I listened to the audio book of this novel and the narrator is extraordinary! She made me love the book even more. I absolutely flew through this book and have recommended it to many people since the beginning of the month!
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown
“Sydney’s dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead. Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad-a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples’ secrets-crashed alone, with no explanation? And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and the town’s golden child, at his funeral? As the two girls grow closer in the wake of the accident, it’s clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship. But what is picture perfect June still hiding? And does Sydney even want to know?”
In short this book is excellent and I enjoyed reading it a lot. It tackles so many important issues throughout the story (some which come with a content warning) and it deals with these issues excellently and very true-to-life. For a debut novel the writing is stunning and drew me into the story. I had a lot of thoughts about this book, so I wrote a full length review that you can find here.
All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins
“Vetty’s family is moving back to London, and all she can think about is seeing Pez again. They were inseparable when they were small – roaming the city in the long summers, sharing everything. But everyone’s telling her it’ll be different now. After all, a boy and a girl can’t really be friends without feelings getting in the way, can they?”
This is another book I adored this month! Orlagh Collins has written a beautiful coming-of-age story that I couldn’t put down. I fell in love with both the characters and the story whilst reading. I had a lot of thoughts on this book and I have written a full length review that you can find here.
Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson
“When creatures bombard Hilda’s house with eviction notices, she has to think twice before making their acquaintance. Come to think of it, who is this giant who only appears at midnight, and why is Hilda the only person who can see him?”
This is the second book in the Hilda graphic novels series and it is another wonderful installation to the series. I love the story line and the art style of the Hilda series. Although the books are short they are still wonderful to pick up! I am definitely going to be picking up the next book in the series and continuing this wonderful story!
Those are all of the books I have read in March! I have had a good reading month once again! What have you read this month? What are you going to be reading next month?Let me know in the comments!