March seems to have been quite a long month and I do not know why. I’ve managed to read another 10 books throughout March which I proud of. So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in March!
All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
When the Superflu wipes out most of the population, Jamie finds himself completely alone in a cabin in the woods – until an injured stranger crosses his path.
Life is dangerous now and, armed with a gun, Jamie goes to pull the trigger. But there’s something about Andrew … something that stops Jamie in his tracks. Jamie takes him in, and as Andrew heals and they eventually step out into the strange new world, their relationship starts to feel like more than just friendship …
But trouble isn’t far behind. As the boys make a perilous journey south, they’ll come face to face with a world torn apart and society in ruins. And who, or what, will they find waiting for them at the end of it all?
This book is extraordinary! I read it in a matter of sittings and the writing is so cinematic that it felt like I was watching a movie and not reading a book. The characters are amazing and the world building blew me away! I cannot recommend this book enough. I’ve written a full review of this one, which you can find here.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.
I did not know what to expect going into this book. I’d heard so many things about what people thought of it but wanted to go in knowing very little about the book. So, that is what I did and I highly recommend you do the same. This book had me laughing, crying and at parts I was laughing and crying at the same time. I adore this book so much and think everyone needs to read it.
Here is a little snapshot of 6 of the books that I’ve read this month along with the rating I gave them. I enjoyed all of these ones, some more than others!
- Love & Other Natural Disasters by Anita Kelly – ★★★★
- Three Girls by Katie Clapham – ★★★★
- Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey – ★★★
- Heartstopper: Volume 1 by Alice Oseman – ★★★★★
- Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman – ★★★★★
- Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne – ★★★★
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
SPOILERS FOR ONE OF US IS LYING IN THIS SYNOPSIS
A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one’s been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.
This time it’s not an app, though—it’s a game.
Truth or Dare.
I’ve had this one on my shelves for such a long time but kept putting it off. That was until I watched the One of Us is Lying TV show and then I just had to pick up the next book in the series. It didn’t blow me away like One of Us is Lying but it did have me on the edge of my seat and I loved the mysteries throughout. I’m excited to see where the series goes next.
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.
Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.
Going into this book I don’t know how but I had literally no idea that this book surrounded a drug investigation, so I was a little shocked when that is what happened in the book. I’ve seen so many amazing things about this but and although it did not live up to all my expectations it was still a good book to read and I’m sure so many people will love it.
Books read this month: 10
Pages read this month: 3,527
Books read this year: 30
Pages read this year: 10,263
There you have it, that is everything I read in March! What have you read in March and what are you looking forward to reading in April? Let me know in the comments!