Hello readers! March is once again another dull month for me. I wasn’t feeling motivated to read at all. Maybe it’s a seasonal thing. We’ve had a lot of snow and freezing rain the past month, but I’m just glad that’s over and spring is finally here! As I’m writing this, we’re currently having an amazing sunny weather in Toronto and I’m feeling a lot more inspired than I was for most of March.
As I’ve mentioned, it’s not my best month for reading. I only read 2 physical books and 1 audiobook. Sadly, all 3 were very mediocre. But despite that, I have a couple other highlights worth mentioning, so let’s go over those first.
Binged Bridgerton Season 2 on Netflix and loved it as much as the book
Anthony Bridgerton’s story is probably my favourite among all 8 of the Bridgerton siblings. Several things were changed in the show but I still think the Netflix adaptation was done really well. My full review on the adaptation will be posted later on, but in the meantime you can read my book review on The Viscount Who Loved Me.
My March Book Haul
As you know, I have an addiction with thrifting books. Whenever my boyfriend asks me if I want to go to Value Village, there’s never a time that I’ll say no to that. Especially that they have a buy 4 get 1 free deal, it’s just hard to say no!
Below are the books that I bought recently:
- A House In The Sky, by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
- The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
- We Begin At The End, by Chris Whitaker
- The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, by Alka Joshi
- In A Holidaze, by Christina Lauren
What I read & listened to in March
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, by Bryn Greenwood (narrated by Jorjeana Marie)
SYNOPSIS: As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.
Lucky by Marissa Stapley
SYNOPSIS: A thrilling roller-coaster ride about a heist gone terribly wrong, with a plucky protagonist who will win readers’ hearts. What if you had the winning ticket that would change your life forever, but you couldn’t cash it in?
Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She’s ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity–when things go sideways. Lucky finds herself alone for the first time, navigating the world without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom she’s learned the art of the scam. When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means she’ll be arrested for her crimes. She’ll go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune. As Lucky tries to avoid capture and make a future for herself, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father; finding her mother, who abandoned her when she was just a baby; and coming to terms with the man she thought she loved–whose dark past is catching up with her, too.
This is a novel about truth, personal redemption, and the complexity of being good. It introduces a singularly gifted, multilayered character who must learn what it means to be independent and honest … before her luck runs out.
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
SYNOPSIS: A wedding. A trip to Spain. The most infuriating man. And three days of pretending. Or in other words, a plan that will never work.
Catalina Martín, finally, not single. Her family is happy to announce that she will bring her American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding. Everyone is invited to come and witness the most magical event of the year.
That would certainly be tomorrow’s headline in the local newspaper of the small Spanish town I came from. Or the epitaph on my tombstone, seeing the turn my life had taken in the span of a phone call.
Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic–from NYC and all the way to Spain–for a wedding. Let alone, someone eager to play along my charade. But that didn’t mean I was desperate enough to bring the 6’4 blue eyed pain in my ass standing before me.
Aaron Blackford. The man whose main occupation was making my blood boil had just offered himself to be my date. Right after inserting his nose in my business, calling me delusional, and calling himself my best option. See? Outrageous. Aggravating. Blood boiling. And much to my total despair, also right. Which left me with a surly and extra large dilemma in my hands. Was it worth the suffering to bring my colleague and bane of my existence as my fake boyfriend to my sister’s wedding? Or was I better off coming clean and facing the consequences of my panic induced lie?
What are some of your favourite reads in March? What are you looking forward to read in April?