Monday, April 1, 2013

March Confessions

Well hello there, April. Oh, how I have missed you. March was a strange month weather-wise here in Pennsylvania. I am so excited for April, warm weather, the Phillies, spring flowers and taking long walks with my little guy. I had a pretty good reading month, thanks to the unseasonably cold weather which kept me indoors on most days. I'm still on a blogging break, but I'll be back April 8th.

Books Read in March:
1.  Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross - 3.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
2.  Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand- 4.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Emblaze (Violet Eden Chapters #3) by Jessica Shirvington - 4 out of 5 stars
4.  Austenland by Shannon Hale - 3.5 out of 5 stars
6.  Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland - 4.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
7.  The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen - 4.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
8.  Wherever You Go by Heather Davis - 3.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
9.  A Certain Summer by Patricia Beard- 3.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
10.  The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
11.  Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan - 3.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
12.  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - 4.5 out of 5 stars

March Top Five:

1.  Favorite BookNantucket Blue by Leila Howard- This book made me long for summer. It is such a fantastic debut and I'll be sharing my review in May during my Summer Kickoff.

2.  Biggest Dissapointment: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan- I had such high hopes for this book and yes, it was entertaining, but it didn't "wow" me. It was way more of a fantasy novel (involving magic, curses, etc) than I thought it would be, which took me by surprise.

3.  Biggest Surprise: The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez- This is such a great and very important read; plus, it's perfect for middle grades.  I am definitely putting this book in my classroom library. I also really enjoyed Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  It was my kind of high fantasy.

4.  Favorite Post:  Books on my Spring TBR List

5. Favorite Part of March: Taking my little guy outside in the snow for the first time. He was mesmerized!


  1. I can't wait to read your review of Nantucket Blue - I've moved it to the top of my summer reading list after your recommendation! :)

    1. I loved Nantucket Blue- such a fantastic summer read. I hope you will like it. Thanks for visiting, Leanna. I hope you are enjoying your break!

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    1. It was! :) I am looking forward to spring though and I know you are too! Thanks for dropping by, Juju!

  3. I'm looking forward to reading your Nantucket Blue review. Looks like a a great summer read. I love the summer.

    Looks like it was a great month. :)

    1. It was definitely a great read for summer. Thanks for visiting, Jennifer!

  4. Well shoot Christina! I'm starting Invisibility this week and I had really high hopes for it. I'm not a huge fantasy person, so the fact that it has more fantasy elements than the synopsis might suggest is a little worrisome, but it seems like you at least enjoyed it overall even if it didn't blow you away. Can't wait to read Nantucket Blue!

    1. I hope you like it more than me. I'll keep my eye out for your review. Nantucket Blue was definitely more up my alley. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!


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