Saturday, April 1, 2017

March Confessions

We've had it all here in Pennsylvania this month. We've had beautiful spring-like weather and then we also got hit with a fairly big snowstorm with ice.  Ugh.  

I think I did a pretty good job with my reading schedule and it excites me that I am already checking out my spring releases and planning my beach reads for the summer of 2017.  I can't wait to read outside in the sunshine.  What have you guys been up to?

Books Read in March:
1.  Hunted by Meagan Spooner (YA Fantasy) - 4 out of 5 stars
2.  Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean - (YA Fantasy) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (YA Realistic Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.  Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon (YA Realistic Fiction/Thriller) - 4 out of 5 stars
5.  The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White (Adult Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
6.  Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
7.  The Freemason's Daughter by Shelley Sackier (YA Historical Fiction) - 3 out of 5 stars (Review to come)

1.  Favorite Book:  Letters to the Lost is my favorite book of the month and one of my favorite books of the year. Such a great read! 

2.  Biggest Surprise: The Night the Lights Went Out took me by surprise. Not only was it a great historical read, it also jumped to present day and included a lot of family drama, a mystery, and a fantastic southern setting.  Keep your eye out for my review next month as I am part of the blog tour. 

3.  Biggest Disappointment The Freemason's Daughter wasn't my favorite book of the month, that's for sure. It had an awesome setting, but the book was just so very slow at parts. I almost put it down.

4.  Favorite Post from March:    If You Love Armchair Traveling 

5.  Favorite Part of March:   I celebrated my birthday at the end of this month and it was great to spend the day with my family.  Now onto spring! 

So, what was your favorite book you read this month? What have you guys been up to?  Let me know in the comments below.

Happy April,


  1. Vermont had very similar weather. We're done with this winter. If I could pick one to describe this winter weather it's "yuck" or "ew."

    Nice wrap up! I haven't read any of those books yet, and have heard similar reviews of The Freemason's Daughter.

    1. I agree, Laura! I feel like winter is hanging on as well. I am ready for some warm weather. I'm glad to hear that you have read similar reviews for Freemason. I wasn't sure if I was in the minority or not! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Happy birthday!

    We had crazy weather too but no ice storm thankfully. So glad it's April! Of course in Ohio that could mean snow too :)

    Thanks for the heads up about The Freemason's Daughter. I was considering reading it for review but I think I will wait till I can get it from the library. The setting sounds fantastic and I love Scottish history but the slow pacing kind of gives me pause.

    I will be reading Letters to the Lost later this month and I want to read The Night the Lights Went Out. Looking forward to your review of it.

    Hope you have a fantastic April with great books, lots of sunshine, warmer days and no snow!

    1. Thanks, Christina! Haha. SO true. I cannot even think of snow right now. We better be done. Freemason has so much potential and I love the setting and like you said the Scottish history, but it was just so, so slow. By the time it picked up, the story was over!

      Letters to the Lost is really good. I enjoyed it as well as Night the Lights Went Out....I will definitely be reading more Karen White in the future. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I've been getting mostly rain here, it's so much better than snow so I'm happy about it. It looks like you got a ton of reading done. I hope you have an amazing April filled with good books, movies, and blog posts. :)

    1. Rain is a lot better than snow, although my son may disagree. Haha. Thanks for visiting, Sab!

  4. Yeah, our weather hasn't been the best either but we're looking at a good streak of good ones this week! Looking forward to working/cleaning my backyard in time for bonfire nights. :) I can't wait to read Letters to the Lost! So excited for that one.

    Great month, Christina! I hope you'll have a great April as well. :D

    1. Me too. I can't wait to get outside more. We have been so sick this winter, we desperately need spring. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Letters. It's so good! Thanks, Joy! I hope you have a great April as well.


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