With the month of March coming to a close I figured I would do a quick wrap up of the books I read and my March book haul because there’s more than in my last haul post.
First up: I finished the Muggles Read Along for this month, reading both Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. I just love these books so much, it is my all time favorite series.
Second: I jumped back in history a bit this month. I read Tweleve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, an autobiography of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. And I read The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, a historical fiction book that goes back and forth between the present day and the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II. Both were incredibly good books.
Third: I read a classic, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This was a book I had to read as a freshman in highschool, I believe, and I just remembered it being amazingly good. Reading it a second time, it definitely didn’t disappoint. It was just as good as I remembered it.
Finally: I read Dark Places by Gillan Flynn which falls under the mystery/thriller category. It follows Libby Day as she discovers what exactly happened to her family when she was a little girl. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed Gone Girl, it started a lot slower and didn’t get really good until the end but it was still a solid read.
This is my actual March book haul, I added 3 more books yesterday because I was bored and felt like book shopping. So these are the books I ended up with:
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr- Marie-Laure LeBlanc went blind in 1933 when she was just 6 years old. She struggles to adjust and it only becomes more difficult when she is forced to leave her Paris home when the war breaks out. Werner Pfennig is an orphan in pre-World War II Germany. One day he finds a radio and takes it home with the intention of learning how it works. He is able to fix it and it opens up his world beyond the small mining town he lives in. I am currently reading this book, not very far in, but so far I am really enjoying it.
- Agatha Christie- I got two books by the queen of mystery, Murder on the Orient Express and Miss Marple: Complete Stories. I am really excited to read both because I have never read one of her books before.
- James Patterson- I also got two of his books, Private, which is shown above, and 4th of July, which I got on my kindle. Private is the first book in a series I am hoping to start and 4th of July is the fourth book in the Women’s Murder Club series.
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard- I’ve been hearing so many amazing things about this book I had to get it and see for myself.
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys- Again, I have been hearing a lot of good reviews about this book and wanted to read it for myself to see if it as good as people say.
- Splintered by AG Howard- When I heard it was an Alice in Wonderland spinoff I was really excited and decided I had to read it. So when I found it cheap I knew I had to pick it up!
And finally here is my April TBR list, I’m hoping to get through all these books: