Monthly Rundown: March 2019

April 9, 2019 Bonnie Monthly Rundown 9 Comments

Books Read = 14

I had one of the best and worst reading months in March. It was the best in terms of quantity but the worst in terms of quality. I had nothing but 2 and 3-stars (okay, two 3.5 stars but still about the same in terms of mediocrity) and I’m really surprised I didn’t end up in Slumpsville. It was close, but in April I decided to join a readathon that has proved to be a lot of fun so far, so I’m hoping I’ve got more than mediocre reads to look forward to this month.

Posted Reviews

Unreviewed Reads

 

Best of the Month: A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself: A Novel by William Boyle ★★★½
This was such an interesting twist on your standard crime/mob boss thriller types where we’re told the story through the eyes of the females. Shockingly violent at times but once this story gained speed, it was a hard one to put down.

Least Favorite: Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1) by Lisa Kleypas ★★
I’ve been trying to branch out and try new historical romance authors so this was my first endeavor into Kleypas. I’m not sure if I picked the wrong series to pick up or what but this one was not a favorite. I’m thinking I should have gone with the one that’s been on my TBR for years instead, Mine Till Midnight.

Biggest Surprise: The Power of the Dog (Power of the Dog #1) by Don Winslow ★★★½
I’m not sure Biggest Surprise is the best description of how this one ended for me, but close enough. Admittedly, I’ve been reading this story since October. Yes, 2018. I was constantly putting it on the back burner in favor of other reads but I was glad I finally got around to finishing this. Winslow is quite a writer.

Biggest Disappointment: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★Book Review | “Daisy Jones & The Six”: the Rise and Fall of Fame
I’m starting to think that any non-contemporary romance TJR is just not for me. I didn’t love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I didn’t love Daisy Jones. Everyone else sure seems to but they sure aren’t for me.

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9 Responses to “Monthly Rundown: March 2019”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I’m glad your readathon has saved you. My April is starting out slow but at least I finished The Hunting Party last night. It’s sad you didn’t have any stellar reads. I had NO 5/5 reads in March which was kind of shocking. Maybe I’m just getting stingier with my ratings.

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  2. Heidi

    Bummer! I am sorry March was a disappointment for you in your reads. I have learned to stick with what works for me, every once in awhile I will take a chance, but I know that historical romances aren’t for me, so I steer away. Fingers crossed for April.

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  3. Rory

    That’s a whole lot of mediocrity right there. I had one stand out (The River by Peter Heller) and a lot of disappointment. I’m with you on Daisy Jones, I think. I started it and then set it aside because it wasn’t holding my interest. I’m waiting for the audio to come in right now from my library, which has a stellar cast. Maybe it’ll help.
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