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March Wrap Up

It’s already a week into April but I wanted to share the books that I read during March. March was a good reading month for me as I read 8 books!

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Shatter Me, Unravel Me, and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I re-read the original Shatter Me trilogy so that I would be ready for Restore Me which came out on March 6th. I first read this series three years ago when a co-worker let me borrow her books. As I re-read them in March I remembered all of the reasons that made me fall in love with this story and it’s characters. It was so fun to get back into this world! I give this series   5/5 stars overall and I think that Ignite Me is my favorite of the 3.

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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore Me DESTROYED ME. As I read Restore Me I kept saying, What the heck… what is going on? What is happening? GAH!! And that ending. I died.  I need the 5th book in this series as soon as possible, please and thank you. I love this series, and I was a little worried about there being more books because I did love the original trilogy so much, but this one did not disappoint. 5/5 Stars

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

I’ve been (slowly) re-reading the Harry Potter books again and I finished reading HP 6 during March. Honestly, this is one of my favorite HP books. We get to learn about Voldemort and I feel like Harry grows up a lot in this one. And of course I love the seventh and final book, but something about this one makes my heart sing every time I read it. What’s your favorite Harry Potter book? 5/5 Stars

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Going Places by Kathryn Berla

I won Going Places from BookishFirst and I was so excited to read it. I had read the first look on BookishFirst and the first few chapters made me think of The Serpent King which is one of my favorite novels, and then I won a giveaway and received an eBook copy. I’m sad that this book did not live up to my personal expectations. I read a bunch of reviews on Goodreads after I finished it, and I didn’t like this book as much as other people did. I felt like it was slow paced and that not much happened… I gave it 3/5 stars.

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

LOVED The Belles. The Belles was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018 and I am so glad that I got my hands on it. I did go back and forth between liking it and not liking it at first. The first part of the book is very descriptive and felt very setting heavy, I wanted to get into the story more. But, the ending did not disappoint (and can I just say that the rest of the book was written extremely well and even though it took me a little while to read it, I loved it.) I am so excited for this series and I can’t wait to see where it goes. You can read my full review here.

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This one was my re-read and it’s still one of my favorite books! I love Eliza and her story. I love how this book reminds me so much of myself. This is one of those books that inspires me and my writing. Do you have books like that?

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And my favorite book that I read in March was Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I wanted to read SVtHSA before I went and saw Love, Simon (which I still need to go see.) But I adored this book. The characters were cute, likable, and real. If you haven’t read Simon yet, I highly recommend that you run to the nearest store or library to pick up a copy. 5/5 stars

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March was a really good reading month for me. I read so many good books and I feel like it helped me get out of the reading slump that I felt like I was in. April is already a week in and I’ve finished one book, and I’m reading several others and I think this month will be a good month too!

What was your favorite read in March?

 

 



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