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What I Read in March!

March has been an excellent reading month for me. I’ve read 11 books throughout March and I’ve loved many of them. So, I am back with another post about what I’ve read this month. In this post, you will find a bunch of mini-reviews of the books I read in March. Here they are!

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

Rosie Graham has a problem. A few, actually. She just quit her well paid job to focus on her secret career as a romance writer. She hasn’t told her family and now has terrible writer’s block. Then, the ceiling of her New York apartment literally crumbles on her. Luckily she has her best friend Lina’s spare key while she’s out of town. But Rosie doesn’t know that Lina has already lent her apartment to her cousin Lucas, who Rosie has been stalking—for lack of a better word—on Instagram for the last few months. Lucas seems intent on coming to her rescue like a Spanish knight in shining armor. Only this one strolls around the place in a towel, has a distracting grin, and an irresistible accent. Oh, and he cooks.

Lucas offers to let Rosie stay with him, at least until she can find some affordable temporary housing. And then he proposes an outrageous experiment to bring back her literary muse and meet her deadline: He’ll take her on a series of experimental dates meant to jump-start her romantic inspiration. Rosie has nothing to lose. Her silly, online crush is totally under control—but Lucas’s time in New York has an expiration date, and six weeks may not be enough, for either her or her deadline.

I was quite sceptical when I started reading this one because of all of the hype that surrounded it online. It was exactly what I needed when I read it! It was sweet and just a lot of fun to read. I enjoyed it quite a lot!


The Headmaster’s List by Melissa de la Cruz

One of them was driving.
One of them was high.
One of them screamed.
And one of them died.

When fifteen-year-old Chris Moore is tragically killed in a car crash, Argyle Prep is full of questions. Who was at the wheel? And more importantly, who was at fault?

Eighteen-year-old Spencer Sandoval wishes she knew. As rumors swirl that her ex, Ethan, was the driver that fateful night, she can’t bring herself to defend him. And their messy breakup has nothing to do with it – she can’t remember anything from that night, not even what put her in that car with Ethan, Chris, and Tabby Hill, the new loner in school. Was it just a night out that went very wrong? And is it just a coincidence they were all part of Argyle’s esteemed honor roll, the Headmaster’s List? In a place ruled by pedigree and privilege, the answers can only come at a deadly price.

This one was a thrilling read that I flew through. It had me hooked and I enjoyed watching it all unfold. I did manage to guess the big mystery quite early on which was a shame but I still enjoyed it. I’ve written a full review of this one which you can find here.


Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

Myself and my best friend buddy read this one. It was her first book by Fredrik Backman and she did enjoy it. For me, it isn’t my favourite written by him but it does have all the charm of a Fredrik Backman book which I enjoyed. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking to try a Fredrik Backman book.


Snapshot Books!

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 but I still enjoyed them.

  • Do I Know You by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka – ★★★★
  • Friday I’m in Love by Camryn Garrett – ★★★
  • Husband Material by Alexis Hall – ★★★
  • James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes by James Acaster – ★★★★
  • Spilt Milk by Amy Beashel – ★★★★
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – ★★★★ (Re-read)

This Time It’s Real by Ann Liang

When seventeen-year-old Eliza Lin’s essay about meeting the love of her life unexpectedly goes viral, her entire life changes overnight. Now she has the approval of her classmates at her new international school in Beijing, a career-launching internship opportunity at her favorite magazine…and a massive secret to keep.

Eliza made her essay up. She’s never been in a relationship before, let alone in love. All good writing is lying, right?

Desperate to hide the truth, Eliza strikes a deal with the famous actor in her class, the charming but aloof Caz Song. She’ll help him write his college applications if he poses as her boyfriend. Caz is a dream boyfriend — he passes handwritten notes to her in class, makes her little sister laugh, and takes her out on motorcycle rides to the best snack stalls around the city.

But when her relationship with Caz starts feeling a little too convincing, all of Eliza’s carefully laid plans are threatened. Can she still follow her dreams if it means breaking her own heart?

I adored this book! It is so sweet and I had a huge smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. It has my favourite trope of faking dating and it is done so well. If you like XOXO or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before I would highly recommend picking this one up.


What the World Doesn’t See by Mel Darbon

Run away from what they see. Discover who you are. Maudie and Jake’s family is falling to pieces – their mum’s been struggling with her grief since they lost Dad and one night she vanishes. When Jake is put into care, Maudie can’t take it any more. She comes up with a wild plan to pull their family back together – by kidnapping Jake.

On the run in Cornwall, Jake and Maudie each find something they hadn’t expected – freedom and love. But can they find Mum and a way to heal together?

Mel Darbon is such an extraordinary author! This book completely blew me away. It was so heart-warming yet heart-breaking at the same time. If you haven’t read any books by Mel Darbon I cannot recommend her books enough. I’ve written a full review of this one which you can find here.



Books read this month: 11

Pages read this month: 3,886

Books read this year: 28

Pages read this year: 9,788

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!

Happy Reading

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