March Wrap-Up 2019

I’m elated that March is over. I hit a slump midway through the month, and my reading suffered for it. None of the books I read this month were physical copies. Four out of six of those books were audiobooks. The other two were e-books. I only successfully finished one book that was on my tbr for this month. If this were a battle between me and my tbr, I lost.

1. The Summer Children

The Summer Children by Dot Hutchison

Genre: Thriller

Pages: 300

Rating: 3/5 stars

Format: Audiobook

Review: The Summer Children

2. Make Me Bad

Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey

Genre: Romance; Contemporary

Pages: 305

Rating: 5/5 stars

Format: E-book

Review: Make Me Bad

3. The Queen’s Poisoner

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 336

Rating: 4/5 stars

Format: Audiobook

I liked this book a lot. I see books by Jeff Wheeler all over the Kindle store, and I decided I would give this one a try.

I was pleasantly surprised with this story. It is NOT romance based. There were hints at it for the future books, but the main character is eight in this one.

As well as not focusing on romance, this story does not contain very much action—at least this particular book doesn’t. It’s filled with political intrigue and betrayal. I love reading about poisoners. The amount of deception and intelligence required to be a poisoner is so interesting to me.

4. Hate Notes

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Genre: Romance

Pages: 301

Rating: 4/5 stars

Format: E-book

I didn’t know what to expect with this book. I skimmed the synopsis and it was intriguing enough to try it out. I don’t read a lot of romance or contemporary novels outside of R.S. Grey books and now Staci Hart. I am trying to broaden my reading tastes so I thought I would give this one a try. I wound up liking it a lot. This novel is what inspired me to make My Bookish F*ck It List.

5. Edinburgh Twilight

Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence

Genre: Mystery; Historical Fiction

Pages: 446

Rating: 3/5 stars

Format: Audiobook

This is one of those books that I probably should have read physically. I had no idea what was happening half of the time, and I honestly didn’t care enough to go back and re-listen. The parts I actually retained were interesting, but historical fiction is usually not my favorite genre.

6. The Thief’s Daughter

The Thief’s Daughter by Jeff Wheeler

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 366

Rating: 4/5 stars

Format: Audiobook

I liked this book even more than The Queen’s Poisoner. This book jumps forward about nine years. The main character, Owen, is now 17 years old and he has grown into his role. I feel an attachment to these characters more in this one than the first.

The romance in this story is prevalent, but it helps to drive the plot. I feel that its a necessary part of the story. The lead-up to the third book appears to be the way I was hoping it would go. I’m excited to start the next one and hopefully finish them in the month of April.

I’m hoping I’ll actually stick to my reading plans for the month of April.

What’s in your April tbr?


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