Hello all! Hope you are all well and keeping safe. I am back with another what I read this month post! In March I read a grand total of 9 books and I can’t quite believe it. I felt like I was flying through books but got to the end of the month and entered a little bit of a slump just like last month. Something about the lockdown and the current situation has put me in a slump. The 9 books that I read this month though I did enjoy. Here are some mini reviews of those books, here is what I read in March.
Hideous Beauty by William Hussey
“When Dylan and Ellis’s secret relationship is exposed on social media, Dylan is forced to come out. To Dylan’s surprise they are met with support and congratulations, and an amazing reception at their highschool dance. Perhaps people aren’t as narrow-minded as he thought?
But Dylan’s happiness is short-lived. Ellis suddenly becomes angry, withdrawn, and as they drive home from the dance, he loses control of the car, sending it plunging into Hunter’s Lake. Barely conscious, Dylan is pulled free of the wreck, while Ellis is left to drown.
Grief-stricken, Dylan vows to discover what happened to Ellis that night and piece together the last months of his boyfriend’s life – and realises just how little he knew about the boy he loved.”
I throughly enjoyed this book! I cannot wait for it to come out and I will be giving it all the hype that it deserves. I wrote a full review of this book that you can find here! Be sure to keep an eye out for when this book is released and give it the love it deserves.
And the Stars were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando
“When fifteen-year-old Nathan discovers that his older brother Al has taken his own life, his whole world is torn apart.
Al was special.
Al was talented.
Al was full of passion and light…so why did he do it?
Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan begins to retrace his footsteps. And along the way, he meets Megan. Al’s former classmate, who burns with the same fire and hope, who is determined to keep Al’s memory alive. But when Nathan learns the horrifying truth behind his brother’s suicide, one question remains – how do you survive, when you’re growing up in the age of social media”
This book is real, it’s raw and it is heart-breaking but it is wonderful. This book is set quite close to where I live so made it feel more real to me and for a debut novel it is incredible! I wrote a full review of this book which you can find here.
The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven
“Physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy knows she’s smart. With straight As and a college scholarship already in the bag, she’s meeting her two dads’ colossal expectations and then some. But there’s one test she’s never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovers a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key.
What happens next will change everything Caro thought she knew about chemistry – in the lab and in love. Is hot guy Haruki with her of his own free will? Are her feelings for her best friend some sort of side-effect? Will her dog, Sirius, ever stop humping her leg?”
This book is absolutely hilarious and was a lot of fun to read. I flew through it in a couple of days and found myself laughing out loud a number of times. If you are looking for a book that makes you laugh and is super easy and fun to read this is the one for you!
Next up in March I read a number of Graphic Novels. I was really in the mood to read some stories and look at some beautiful art. In total I read 5 graphic novels, my favourite being Ghosts. Here are the graphic novels I read:
- Gender Queer by Maia Kobaba – ★★★★
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier – ★★★★
- Fence by C.S Pacat – ★★★
- The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – ★★★
- Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier – ★★★★
Then it was back to novels for the final book of the month.
The Pieces of Ourselves by Maggie Harcourt
“Flora doesn’t do people”, not since the Incident that led to her leaving school midway through her GCSEs. The Incident that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar II. The Incident that left her in pieces. Until Hal arrives. He’s researching a story about a missing World War I soldier, and he wants Flora’s help. Flora used to love history before the Incident, but spending so much time with Hal is her worst nightmare. Yet as they begin to piece together the life of the missing soldier, a life of lost love, secrets and lies, Flora finds a piece of herself falling for Hal.”
What a book! Maggie Harcourt has done it yet again and made me fall in love with a story and characters. I have a lot more to say about this book which you can find in my review coming soon! Along with a very exciting post all about this book!
★★★★★That is all that I read in March but I am really proud with what I have read this month. What have you read in March and what are you looking forward to reading in April? Let me know in the comments!