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March Reading Wrap-Up

March Reading Wrap-Up

As you may know already, each month I'll be doing a "What I read this month" recap. Here's a look back to my February Reading Wrap-Up post.  I'll give you a quick synopsis of the book along with my personal feelings towards it and what I rated it on Goodreads

With that being said, March was a weird reading month. There were quite a few books I just had to put down and there were also some pretty heavy reads. Here's what I read:

Favorite of the Month: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew P. Walker

This book has totally wrecked my life, y’all. I am not kidding around. This book was a doozy to get through but well worth it. If you’re interested in sleep and why is it SO FREAKING IMPORTANT at every age/stage of our life, get this book. It is definitely a bit science-y and  heavy at times but wow. I always knew sleep was important but I never knew HOW important it was. Also, yes, I know using all of these CAPS can be annoying but this book is THAT good. GET IT NOW.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 starts on Goodreads.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

This was an easy read, one that I devoured quickly. It was easy to get through and I had heard amazing things about it, so I decided to give it a try. The main character, Aza, is a 16 year old girl living with severe anxiety. The reader gets an inside look into her thoughts and feelings she's experiencing while trying to solve a mystery. To be honest, I did not love this book. It just isn't my style and I found the main character to be a bit overwhelming.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Historical fiction is my jam, y'all. It's my go-to genre and what I love to read the most. This book took me forever to get through. Set during WWII, this book follows the different stories of Jewish family members and what they experience during the war living in and trying to escape Nazi-occupied Poland. If you want a good historical fiction set during WWII that will make you feel the feels, this is your book.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Book one of the Winternight Trilogy, this book isn't my normal genre. It's fantasy and while I've dabbled in fantasy reading before, I'm trying to get into it a bit more. I actually really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading book two. This book is set in the Russian wilderness where winter seems to last forever (Game of Thrones flashback!) The main character, Vasilisa, isn't like the rest of her family members. She is mesmerized by the world around her, included some of the unknown characters that live in that world. This book intertwines Russian fairytales and folklore and brings them to life. It's difficult to sum up this book but if you like fantasy, I would highly recommend this title.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey

A saucy, light read, this book was easy to get through and pretty good! Georgie is tired of her mother trying to set her up on failing dates, so she decides to escape, landing in Cinque Terre, Italy. Having been to Cinque Terre, this books paints a beautiful picture of this gorgeous place! This book is definitely not for younger audiences but it's a great beach read!

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Titles I just couldn't finish:

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. I wanted to love this book! I even bought the audio version because I'd hear Nick Offerman was one of the many narrators. After giving it a good try, I just couldn't finish it. It wasn't my style and I thought it was very confusing. 

The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner. This is a book I definitely want to go back to but I just wasn't feeling it this month.

So there you go folks! That's what I read in March. Every month looks different for me. 

If you have any good book recommendations, hit me up! What did you read in March?

Happy reading!

Emily

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