In March I read a total of 4069 pages which was 11 books. I started the month out strong with Generation M by Scott Cramer, the third book in the dystopian Toucan Trilogy. That was an easy five stars. Next I read Beyond the Bougainvillea by Dolores Durando. That one is historical fiction set starting right around the beginning of the Great Depression. The author was 90 when she wrote it and it was her very first book! I gave it three stars.
My next book was The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat, a middle grade book with a main character who is thrilled to discovered Fairy exists and not just in her books. I gave it five stars. Then I read Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It’s a riff on Peter Pan, but focused on Tiger Lily in the time before Wendy arrived in Neverland. I gave it four stars. The next book I finished was Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems. Let’s just say there is good reason we only know about the popular (good) ones he wrote. It took me exactly five months to finish that book. I gave it two stars.
Then I finished reading Crossed by Ally Condie to the big boys for their bedtime story. It’s the middle book of the Matched Trilogy and there’s just so much running. I gave it four stars. Next I read Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. I’ve told anyone who will listen about this book. My only problem with it was that I read it too fast. I gave it five stars. After that I read The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I did not see the end of that one coming at all. Another five star book.
My next book was In a Dark Land by Christina Soontornvat. It’s the continuation of the series I started earlier in the month where the main character discovered Fairy exists. I gave it five stars as well. Next I read The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. She is one of my favorite authors and truly never disappoints. This story was not wrapped up and tied with a bow which somehow made it even better. I gave it five stars of course. My last book of the month was A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat. It was a sweet story inspired by Les Miserables. I gave it five stars. About half the month was a pretty awesome run of five star books. I love when that happens.
My favorite book of the month: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
My least favorite book of the month: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Number of 5 Star Books: 7
Number of 4 Star Books: 2
Number of 3 Star Books: 1
Number of 2 Star Books: 1
Number of 1 Star Books: 0
36/100 book read for my goal of the year… 64 to go!
And a sneak peak at my much more realistic TBR list for April…