March was an interesting month for me.
I had a beach vacation at the beginning of the month and almost no large assignments due for school. What I thought would be an easy-going month, and therefore heavy on the reading, turned out to be a quite hectic time for me. A lot of personal stuff took over my life and a huge chunk of my time and thinking this month, and I thanked goodness for some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation (why do all self-care words start with R?) with friends in Boston.
I fell into a reading rut. I spent days on end neglecting my books (some of which was due to my friend-cation so perfectly acceptable excuse in my opinion), and I DNF’d my first book of the year, Anatomy of A Scandal. I’m not sure if it was because I’m just not that into legal dramas or how utterly repulsive every single character was, but I DNF’d Anatomy of A Scandal – something I usually feel massive reader’s guilt over – and this time, I have no regrets. However, I’ve been on a reading high the past week, so maybe I’ve turned a corner.
Here’s my wrap-up for this month:
- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin – 3.0/5.0 stars
- The Snowman by Jo Nesbo – 5.0/5.0 stars AND definitely a new favorite author of mine!
- The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor – 4.0/5.0 stars
- Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan – DNF
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – 3.0/5.0 stars
- The English Wife by Lauren Willig – 4.0/5.0 stars
I feel like I’m constantly playing catch-up with my reading, and April will be no different. I’ll be (hopefully) reading some Book of the Month picks from the past two months, Red Clocks (which I got from the library so it definitely needs to be read soon!), a paperback ARC of The Sheriff’s Catch by James Vella-Bardon, and (hopefully, finally?) the last two books of the Firebird series – the first of which I read in December and LOVED. But then again, it’s finals time so I may be overly ambitious here. Any one else feel like their TBR pile grows exponentially faster than their ability to read? I sure do!