Friday, April 1, 2016

March Confessions

Ahh! Can you believe March is over? I am so, so, so excited for warm weather and some outdoor reading that I hope will come with April. Baby Boy #2's due date is also this month, so I am not sure what is in store for me reading/blog-wise, but more to come on that later. For now, I'm enjoying the prospect of some sunny spring days! 

Books Read in March:

1.  The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman - 3.5 out of 5 stars (YA Historical Fiction/Fantasy)
2.  America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie - 4 out of 5 stars (Adult Historical Fiction) 
3.  The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters - 4 out of 5 stars (YA Historical Fiction)
4.  Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase - 4 out of 5 stars (Adult Historical Fiction)
5.  Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki - 4 out of 5 stars (Adult Historical Fiction) 
6.  The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come - YA Contemporary)
7.  Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - 4.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come - Adult Fiction)

Did Not Finish:

The Siren by Kiera Cass - In the past, I really enjoyed Cass's Selection series, but this book just wasn't working for me. I couldn't connect with the main character at all despite the promising premise. More on this later!

1.  Favorite Book: I loved Eligible! It is such a fun Pride and Prejudice retelling. Although it felt a little too long to me, I was still fully invested in the story despite already knowing how it ends. It's fun to think of the Bennet sisters living as modern women. Full review to come in April! 

2.  Biggest Surprise: The Way I Used to Be is my biggest surprise. I wasn't sure if I would like this book since it deals with such a tough subject, but I found it completely absorbing.  I had to know how things would end up for the main character.

3.  Biggest Disappointment: I wouldn't say I was overly disappointed with any book in particular, but I will say that I didn't enjoy The Dark Days Club as much as I thought I was going to!

4.  Favorite Post from March Happy St. Patrick's Day: My Favorite Books Set in Ireland 

5.  Favorite Part of March: March is always such a fun month, because the weather starts to warm up and it just so happened that this year my birthday landed on Easter. It was fun celebrating both Easter and my birthday with family. 

Happy April! 

Let me know your favorite book that you read this month!


  1. I am happy April is here and look forward to warmer weather too. Glad you had a nice Easter and birthday celebration. Yesterday was my dad's birthday but we celebrated it over Easter weekend when my sister and I were both there.

    I am currently reading Eligible. I don't really like the characters at the moment but hopefully that will change. I recently reread Pride and Prejudice so I think my enjoyment of this book kind of suffers in comparison.

    I felt the same way about The Dark Days Club. I thought it started out really well but then by the end I admit I skipped ahead to find out what happened because I almost gave up. :)

    1. I am so happy it's April as well and I am thrilled to hear your mom is doing better. Definitely stick with Eligible, Christina. It took me awhile to warm up to the modern Bennet sisters, but it gets good. The fast pace and short chapters really help. I'm glad you felt the same way about Dark Days just felt really slow and really long in parts. I was hoping to be "wowed" by it. Oh well! Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

  2. I'll have to check out The Way I Used to Be Christina! Normally I steer clear of books with tough subject matter as they're just too heavy for me, but it's been a while since I've been completely sucked into a story and I miss it.

    Have a great weekend!!!!

    1. It's definitely a heavy book, but it will suck you in for sure. It broke my heart though. :( Thanks for visiting, Jenny! Have a great weekend as well!

  3. I can't wait to read Eligible! Ack. The Dark Days Club was a disappointment and a half. Truly.

    Anyway, good luck in April!

    1. I hope you like Eligible, Joy. It is SO much fun. I'm glad you agree about Dark Days Club. It had so much potential and I liked the time period, but overall, it was just an ok read for me. Thanks for visiting!

  4. How exciting to be waiting on a new arrival. Congratulations. You are the second person I've come across to have loved Eligible. I just brought Black Rabbit Hall home and will probably get to it later this month.

    1. Thank you! :) I really did enjoy much fun! I hope you enjoy Black Rabbit Hall. Thanks for visiting!


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