Wrap Ups

Monthly Wrap Up March 2020

Since it’s the end of March, I’m going to be talking you through all the books I’ve read this month and share some brief thoughts on them along with my ratings!

1. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare ★★★ — I’d highly recommend, but it didn’t live up to The Infernal Devices and most of the characters didn’t appeal to me.

2. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski ★★★ — I liked this, but the writing style felt simple at times and things moved too fast when I prefer thorough character development.

3. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski ★★★ — This was such a strong sequel that raised the stakes and showed Kestrel as a badass heroine. Arin’s parts in Dacra were rather slow though.

4. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ★★★ — It had an incredible first half, but fell short towards the end because the battle elements dragged and didn’t keep me interested.

5. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas ★★★ — This book felt like an information dump to establish the new world and series and nothing caught my interest until the last 20%.

• Read my full review for House of Earth and Blood here.

6. The Perfect First by Maya Hughes ★★ — The concept was actually cute, but the writing was average at best and the romance was a fast burn, which I didn’t like.

7. The Wrong Prom Date by Alexandra Moody ★★★ — This was beyond adorable, the characters were all really likeable and it was a super light, fluffy read.

8. Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno ★★★ — It had strong feminist themes and I think most, if not all, girls would be able to resonate with this book.

• Check out my ARC review of Rules for Being a Girl here.

9. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord ★★★ ½ — This was such a fun read, it took me a little while to get into it, but the main characters are loveable and it feels like an accurate portrayal of teenagers.

10. Truly Madly Famously by Rebecca Serle ★★★ — This is a sequel and I genuinely cant remember the characters being so vapid and shallow in the first book, but it was an interesting take on fame all the same.

11. Make It Count by Megan Erickson ★★ — Kat was such a sweet main character, but the romance was fast burn and superficial, so it wasn’t for me.

12. Geekerella by Ashley Poston ★★★ — This was adorably nerdy, but I had no strong feelings towards any of the characters and didn’t care about the outcome.

13. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan ★★★ — I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable these books were even though I’m a little older than the target audience.

14. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2) by Rick Riordan ★★It’s very clear there’s a formulaic structure to these books, so I got a little frustrated by how similar it was to the first.

15. Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth ★★★ ½ — The beginning half was painfully slow, but the second half was incredible and I adored the main character.

• Check out my ARC review for Chosen Ones here.

16. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★ — I thought this was great, fast-paced book with feminist themes, but it was written in a transcript/interview style that wasn’t for me.

•Check out my full review of Daisy Jones & the Six here.

17. Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi ★★ — This was a boring, rushed and disappointing end to the series with some weird, unneeded plots, such as Juliette being attracted to her fiancé’s dad.

TOP 3 BOOKS OF MARCH: Chain of Gold, Daisy Jones & the Six and The Wrong Prom Date.

With everything going on in the world, I’ve read a lot more books than I usually would in a month, which translates to ‘I’ve been reading for pleasure instead of doing my assigned college work.’ Let me know in the comments if you reached your reading goals this month and have you read any really good or really bad books in March?

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6 replies on “Monthly Wrap Up March 2020”

I didn’t like the previous one either — the entire Restore Me series didn’t live up to the first three books for me. I think I might end up doing a full review, but I found Imagine Me to be really disappointing. My two star could be someone else’s five star, of course.

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You read so many books! I wish I could read that fast 😂
How bad you didn’t like house of earth and blood! It was actually my best read of last month. Daisy Jones and the six is a personal fave, and I really want to read Tweet Cute! Seems like a fun read.

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I don’t normally read so many books in a month, but isolation has me really bored 😂

And I think I expected more from HoEaB, it wasn’t bad, but I was bored a lot of the time. I’d definitely recommend Tweet Cute, I read it really fast and it was super sweet.


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