Hi friends! I’m not sure where the time went this month because it felt both short and long at the same time. It’s been a year since I started working from home full-time so time definitely flows kind of funny around me. I hope you are still keeping well and safe. There is hope at the end of the tunnel, we just got to hold on together.
In the meantime, this month has been my best reading month in a while. Full-time work can get so busy, and when I’m not working I’m trying to fill up my extra time connecting with friends and family I haven’t seen in a while. But I managed to read a good number of titles that I will share with you below by rating and the superlative I would give it.
What have I read this month?
4-5 Drink Me Potions
Anti-Racist must read: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
- Written in verse, this buddy read taught us a different perspective that was hauntingly real and left us reflecting hard
Favourite book: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
- This one will make you want to travel (when restrictions are over) and fall in love with Tuscany
Love in English by Maria E. Andreu
- Capturing the immigrant experience in a YA context, I loved the emphasis on words and the beauty of language that goes beyond what we say
Most surprising: A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (review to come)
- A personal, OwnVoices story that will hopefully showcase Vietnamese culture and make you wish you could read this over a bowl of hot pho
3 Drink Me Potions
Sadie by Courtney Summers
- An ode to true crime podcasts, this uniquely written story of revenge and sisterly love was definitely different but maybe not what I had expected
Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker (buddy review to come)
- This thriller threw us into the deep end right away but didn’t manage to keep the suspense going with its lengthy volume as a daughter searches for her missing mother in a town of secrets
1-2 Drink Me Potions
New author book: Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan (review to come)
- A somewhat cute, clean romance that unfortunately was less about the romance in a way and more about dealing with social anxiety that I had not expected
A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer
- Concluding a hit series, the “battle” between two kingdoms felt more like political miscommunication and inaction – definitely a miss for me
Current reading list
- Namesake by Adrienne Young
- The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
- Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
These are the titles I have currently borrowed from my library and I cannot wait to dig into it. Plus, the ARC I finally have time to read before it comes out!
My TBR List
- Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
- Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
- Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
- Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
I am dedicating a lot of April for reading the ARCs I have that are coming out in May. So stay tuned for some of these cute summery titles that have me wishing the warmer weather here sooner!
And that is a wrap for March! I hope April brings pleasant spring/fall weather (depending on where you are) and some more hope for better days ahead.
Drop me a comment below if you have read or want to read any of these titles above!