March 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

March Wrap

Well, goodness sakes! This month was definitely one for the books! This COVID-19 pandemic has put everything into a tailspin! I’m sure most of you all are just like me and under a stay at home order of some kind. While I am designated as an essential worker due the type of government contracts I work on, I am fortunate enough to be able to do my work from home. I have only been out of my house twice since March 12 and both times were to get groceries. It is very surreal. As an introvert, staying at home really isn’t a big deal to me; however, knowing I can’t or shouldn’t go out puts a different spin on things for sure. I thought the one silver lining from this whole crazy thing would be that I would have more time to read, but strangely I haven’t read more… I’ve actually read a little less than normal. I think I keep trying to convince myself that I am not stressed about the whole situation, but in reality I guess I am. Not much usually keeps me from reading! 

Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my March reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year.

Click on the links to read my full reviews.

Books Completed/Reviews Posted

  1. A Study in Scarlet by Stephanie Baudet (Adaptor), Arthur Conan Doyle ★★★★☆
  2. Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen ★★☆☆☆
  3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy ★★☆☆☆
  4. The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb ★★☆☆☆
  5. Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth ★★★☆☆
  6. One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak ★★☆☆☆
  7. The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan ★★★★★
  8. A Forgotten Murder by Jude Deveraux ★★★☆☆

Finished Reading in March (reviews to be posted in April)

  1. Verity by Colleen Hoover

Currently Reading

  1. Hubris Falls by Matthew S. Hiley (ARC – I still haven’t gotten back to this one)
  2. Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long (ARC – it isn’t getting my attention, but I haven’t give up on this one yet)
  3. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (ARC)

Up Next in my Reading Queue

  1. Help Wanted, Must Love Books by Janet Summer Johnson (ARC)
  2. Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie (ARC)
  3. Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix (personal choice)
  4. GodPretty in the Tobacco Field by Kim Michele Richardson (personal choice)
  5. Jackaby by William Ritter (personal choice)
  6. Lanny by Max Porter (personal choice)

As of March 31, 2020, I have read 31 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year. According to Goodreads, I am 6 books ahead of schedule… which means I am definitely off pace a bit since I was 8 books ahead in February!

That’s it for March! I pray that everyone stays healthy and that we are all back to business as usual very soon!

HAPPY READING and THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ME!

A Forgotten Murder by Jude Deveraux ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Mystery, Contemporary Fiction
Published: 10 March 2019 by MIRA
Page count: 400
My Format: ebook via NetGalley
Cover: Unrelated to story
Pacing: Okay
Ending: Okay
Would I recommend it: Maybe
Commission Link: Buy A Forgotten Murder

My rating: ★★☆☆

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One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Published: 7 April 2020 by HARLEQUIN-MIRA
Page count: 400
My Format: eARC via NetGalley
Cover: Sunny
Pacing: Slow and repetitive
Ending: Meh
Would I recommend it: Maybe
Commission Link: Buy One Perfect Summer

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Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Contemporary Thriller, Mystery
Published: 10 Mar 2020 by Crooked Lane Books (U.S.), originally 22 Aug 2019 by Quercus
Page count: 352
My Format: eARC via NetGalley
Cover: Incongruous
Pacing: Great
Ending: ARGH!!!!!!
Would I recommend it: Probably
Commission Link: Buy Unfollow Me

My rating: ★★★☆☆ Continue reading “Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal, Ghost Story
Published: 2010 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Page count: 328 (9:25 hours)
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla
Cover: Haunting
Pacing: Good
Ending: Okay
Would I recommend it: Maybe
Commission Link:  Buy The Tale of Halcyon Crane

My rating: ★★☆☆☆ Continue reading “The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Gift book?, Graphic Novel?
Published: 10 Oct 2019 by Ebury Press
Page count: 128
My Format: ebook via Overdrive
Cover: Attractive
Pacing: No pace
Ending: No ending
Would I recommend it: No
Commission Link: Buy The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

My rating: ★★☆☆☆  Continue reading “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”