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March 2021 Wrap-Up

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Was March a good reading month for you? I’m pretty happy with how my reading went this past month. I didn’t read as many 5 star books as I hoped, but overall it was pretty solid.

 

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March Reading Stats

Books read: 9

Average rating: 4.22 stars

Pages read: 3,749

Formats: 5 physical, 1 eBook, & 3 audiobooks

 

Books Read

These are all of the books that I finished in the month of March. I will mention other books that I read some of but didn’t finish later in this post.

 

1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Info:

Physical book: 325 pages

Genre: Adult Contemporary

Read: February 22—March 6

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Eleanor Oliphant has been living the same way for about 9 years; she works at the same job, drinks vodka every weekend, and doesn’t socialize. Then, one magical evening, Eleanor sees a man perform with his band, and she decides right then and there that he is “the one.” In order to prepare herself to actually meet this man, she decides to make some changes in her life.

| Eleanor Oliphant Review

 

2. Frankly In Love by David Yoon

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Info:

Physical book: 406 pages

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Read: January 10—March 10

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Frank Li, a senior in high school, has never been in love. He finally gets a girlfriend, but she’s not Korean like his family. Frank’s parents expect him to find a Korean girl. So, Frank enlists the help of Joy (a Korean girl) to pretend to be his girlfriend.

Book of the Month

This was my first Book of the Month (BOTM) book that I have purchased. If you are interested in checking out BOTM book subscription service, you can get your first book at a discount using my link.

 

3. It’s Just Business by Summer Dowell

It's Just Business eBook on iPad with flowers around it

Info:

eBook ARC: 153 pages

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Read: March 11—13

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Haley Lane is a florist whose just found the perfect location for her new flower shop. Unfortunately, the attractive man she just met decides to steal the property for his own business. In response, Haley decides to get revenge. What she doesn’t plan on though is the feelings she starts to develop for him.

 

4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae book with sunflowers

Info:

Physical book: 599 pages

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Series: Book #1 in The Illuminae Files

Read: March 12—15

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Kady Grant and Ezra Mason live on Kerenza. They have just broken up, and then their planet is invaded. To escape the attack, they board spaceships. Not only do their enemies follow them into space but they also have to deal with a deadly virus, a damaged AI (artificial intelligence) that has too much control, and leadership that’s keeping secrets.

 

5. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Info:

Physical book: 659 pages

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Series: Book #2 in The Illuminae Files

Read: March 16—19

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

This book takes place on Heimdall where Kady Grant’s father lives. Hanna Donnelly lives on Heimdall where BeiTech is planning to invade in order to cover up their tracks from their attack on Kerenza. Hanna is going out with Jackson Merrick even though her drug dealer Niklas Malikov has a thing for her. Then everything gets turned upside down, and Hanna must figure out who to trust and how to survive.

 

6. What Are Friends For? by Sarah Sutton

What Are Friends For? book on iPhone with headphones and sunflowers

Info:

Scribd Audiobook: 8 hrs. 52 min. / 308 pages

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Read: March 4—28

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Remi and Elijah have been best friends for years. Elijah has a girlfriend, and Remi doesn’t mind since she doesn’t have feelings for him. Then, they both end up at the same party where they accidentally make out in a dark closet. Remi thinks she’s kissing her crush Jeremy, and Elijah thinks he’s kissing his girlfriend. Remi learns the truth right away, but Elijah doesn’t. The problem is that now Remi is developing feelings for Elijah.

Scribd

You might notice that the three audiobooks that I listened to this month were all from Scribd. If you haven’t heard of Scribd before, they are a reading subscription that allows you to read an unlimited amount of audiobooks, eBooks, and more from their site or app. One thing I like about Scribd is that most new audiobooks that I want to listen to are available on their app. I highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t before. If you want to get 2 free months trial to see if you like their service, you can use my link.

 

7. You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

You'd Be Mine on iPhone with earbuds, guitar pick, and sunflowers

Info:

Scribd Audiobook: 8 hrs. 35 min. / 304 pages

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Read: March 23—25

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Clay Coolidge is a famous country singer that keeps getting into trouble. Annie Mathers is only famous because of who her parents were. She has a beautiful voice and a great reputation. Clay’s record label decides that Clay needs to bring Annie on his summer tour in order to fix his image.

 

8. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

obsidio book with sunflowers

Info:

Physical book: 615 pages

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Series: Book #3 in The Illuminae Files

Read: March 19—27

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

This book wraps up the events from both Illuminae and Gemina. It involves all of the previous main characters plus some new ones on Kerenza. BeiTech is still trying to cover up what they did, and lots of people are still dying. It’s up to all of the refugees to save Kerenza and the survivors plus expose BeiTech to the authorities.

 

9. Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

Head Over Heels on iPhone with headphones, sunflowers, and hair ties

Info:

Scribd Audiobook: 10 hrs. / 323 pages

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Read: March 28—31

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Synopsis:

Avery was once an elite gymnast on her way to the Olympics until she was injured at the Olympic trials. Years later, after a bad breakup, she moves back home. While there, former Olympic gymnast Ryan asks her to help coach an Olympic hopeful named Hallie. In the midst of training, an awful news story breaks out in the gymnastics world. This news has a large impact on both Hallie and Avery. Avery must find a way to deal with her “relationship” with Ryan, the current problems in the gymnastics world, and her own past as a gymnast.

 

Other Things I Read

Besides these nine books, I read parts of a couple other books as well as a fanfiction story.

I started listening to an audiobook ARC of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney. It is a young adult contemporary romance. It’s okay so far, but I’m not too far into the story.

I also read about 20 pages of Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness by Charles Swindoll. This is a Christian biography of Joseph from the book of Genesis. It’s taking me a long time to read this book because there is so much information to take in. I do like it so far though.

The other thing that I read was a fanfiction story called “The Red Eye” by @luluwolfkill on fanfiction.net. It is a Twilight story where Edward is a private eye. It was pretty funny since Edward was so awkward, and he had great conversations with Jasper and Emmett. I didn’t however like how Bella was in this story because she had a totally different personality. The story also kind of went downhill in the last few chapters. Overall, it was a fun read.

 

Have you read any of these books?

Comment down below if you’ve read or want to read any of these books!

 

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