Since starting my blog I have found myself doing a lot more writing than reading, which I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a bad thing since I am still exercising my brain at least, but I did not get to read as many books in March as I did in February or January.
I still got to read quite a few and am still staying on track to reach my Goodreads goal though, so without further ado, here are my March reads:
Historical fiction is by far my favorite genre, and while Auschwitz Lullaby is still based on a true story, I was still very excited to read it, even more so actually. If lighthearted books are your thing, you may not want to read this one, but I would highly recommend it, especially since it is such an important part of history that I think everyone needs to read. Grab a box of tissues though, because you are definitely in for an emotional ride.
I was hesitant to read this one after how much I hated the movie, but I surprisingly found myself enjoying it a lot more than the movie. I still thought that it was a bit plotless, but it was a lot more intriguing than the movie. I know it can be hard sometimes to portray detail in movies as well as books do, but even still I thought there was so much more left out of the movie that just made the book better.
I read this one as an audiobook and maybe that was the reason why I felt the way I did about this book, but I honestly did not enjoy it at all. I felt that the plot was a bit all over the place and there wasn’t enough detail to explain things better, but again maybe that is because I listened to the audiobook and I might have spaced some of that information. I just had a really hard time staying focused and intrigued when listening to this.
Children of Blood and Bone
I was SO excited to read this one, I had put a hold on it at both of my local libraries and for the e-book about 6 weeks before I was finally able to get ahold of it, so I knew it was going to be good and it definitely did not disappoint! There were times when I felt that the story drug on a bit too long, but by the end of it I was almost in tears if I am being honest! It was such a beautiful story and I love that in enveloped another culture that isn’t widely discussed.
I’m Fine and Neither Are You
I got this book as one of my free Amazon reads for March and I really, really enjoyed it. There were times when I still wasn’t exactly sure where the author was trying to go with the story, but it was so real and relatable that I couldn’t help but love it. Also though – I am so confused by the title of this book, I have some ideas on what it could mean, but if you have any ideas please let me know!
Ace of Shades
The last book that I read in March was Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, but I will not be leaving a full review or a rating of this one yet because I still have not finished it yet. I actually started reading this one the last week of February but did not get very far because I was sidetracked. I really like the storyline and the characters in this so far, but I think what has taken me so long to get through it (I am still not even 50% of the way done!!) is that the author uses such big words and elaborate sentences that are necessary to the story and it makes it harder to read.
I don’t know about you guys but when I am reading for fun I like short, concise sentences that get straight to the point without going around and about making the reader think about what they just read, like this book. It is clear that the author has a large range of vocabulary, and in fact, I think she would excel if she was writing an academic piece, but for fiction I am not a fan. I will update you all on my final thoughts on this book next month, so stay tuned.
What books did you guys finish during March? If you have any recommendations for me be sure to comment them down below, I am always looking for more books to read!