March was so hard for my family. I recently announced that we were expecting a baby, and sadly a couple weeks ago we lost it. It’s been tough for all of us, and thank goodness for scheduling posts because I didn’t really visit Birdie Bookworm much, let alone write or read.
I didn’t read much, you ask? Then how did I hit 14 books and three shorts? Easy, once I hit a certain spot in my recovery all I wanted to do was read happy, uplifting, drama free books. I plowed through one each day, escaping into silly and romantic antics.
And that is mostly what you’re going to see listed below.
Everything that helped me pick myself back up.
Especially, Leo Loves Aries!
Books that I rated Between a 4.5 and a 5:
Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:
Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:
Short Stories & Novellas:
The High’s & Low’s!
To elaborate on my opener, hands down the best book I read in March was Leo Loves Aries. Maybe it had something to do with my mindset when I picked it up, but every single word and interaction in the book made me feel so much joy. Both of the characters were absolutely fabulous, and I’m already planning to add the print version to my bookshelf at home so I can read it over and over again for the rest of my life. Birdie loves both Leo and Aries!
That obsession with all things Signs of Love (book 1) made me immediately dive right into the rest of the series. I binge read all three of them back to back, and devoured the short stories that accompanied each installment. They were all good, and I’ll be continuing this series going forward, but neither book 2 or 3 could compare to how Leo Loves Aries made me feel. It really was the best medicine.
You can probably also tell where I switched to happy reads. It was right between Turn Coat and A Wish Upon the Stars. But hey, I really wanted to read the next Dresden book, and I managed to do it. And I really liked it! I even got a little choked up and emotional. I loved being back with those characters.
Anyway, overall March was a month of pleasure reads, and in that sense it was exactly what I needed.
Next Month Reads
On the Schedule
In April, my hope is to get back on track with an array of genres, but by not scheduling too many reads in advance. I want to read whatever I need to at any given time.
Note that Jim Butcher is back on the list, which is simply because I want to get caught up and they’re great decompressing reads with very little romance. It’s completely against what I normally choose. I also want to read Vicious. It’s been on my list of potential selections for a few months now, and I really want to scratch it off. I think that’s my biggest goal.
I have Josh Lanyon’s book, Murder Takes the High Road, and I’m always excited for more Lanyon mysteries, so I’m excited for that. I’ve got another Kate Daniels reread, which are super fun. AND, I have my first NetGalley granted wish in Ship It!
I think it’s going to be another good reading month, and hopefully a much better life month too.