Hey there! It’s been a long time and tough times have brought me here. Currently being stuck at home during this pandemic means no work, no performances (spoken word), no socializing, etc. And so I’ve been finding myself reading a lot more than usual. I truly do miss blogging and here we are.
In the month of March I read 9 books and DNFed 2 books. The title of the books will link you to the goodreads page
- The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James – ★★★★
- Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim – ★★★★★
- House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas – ★★★★★
Genre: Adult Fantasy
- Root of It by Lee Ortiz – ★★★★★
- Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong – ★★★★★
- New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood – ★★★★★
- Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2) by Lyssa Cay Adams – ★★★★★
Genre: Adult Romance
- One Day In December by Josie Silver – ★★★★
Genre: Adult Romance
- Nothing is Okay by Rachel Wiley – ★★★★
My favorite reads this month were House of Blood and Earth, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, and Undercover Bromance. I’m so happy that I gave Sarah J. Maas another shot. She has definitely grown as a writer, the diversity felt organic, and I really believe that Adult Fantasy is her genre to write. She has so much freedom and it was just *chef’s kiss*, I cannot wait to read the other parts of this series. It ended great but I can’t wait to see what happens.
Depression & Other Magic Tricks was a complete fave! What a poetry collection. I resonated and connected so much. Not only with her themes but with how she writes too. Undercover Bromance was another amazing book for me. I read that within 24 hours. I loved it so much. It was hilarious and deep too. I can’t wait for the third book because I also loved the first.
Books I DNFed
When I had originally found out that Wild at Heart (Wild #2) by K.A. Tucker was coming out, I was super excited and surprised as well. Surprised because I thought The Simple Wild ended perfectly. I read 120 pages of Wild at Heart before giving up on it. I couldn’t do it. The main character was annoying me and I’m not in the mood to continue reading about a character is keeps making my eyes roll lol.
Then there’s Writers & Lovers by Lily King. I was really excited about this book. I actually like the writing. However, it was a scene in this book that did it for me. This small scene that scarred me. There are certain things that I cannot read at all. It’s not a trigger warning per se, it’s just a personal thing.