What I Read in March

Sunday, April 1, 2018

It's that time of the month again!

No, no, not that time of the month.

It's book time.

I didn't read anywhere close to my standard volume in March, but I'm not feeling too bad about it. I read a few really good ones & am about halfway through a bunch of others, so I expect my April numbers to be back up.

Here's what I got through in March. How about you?

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Margot, known at home as Princesa, is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who own two NYC grocery stores. Facing a summer punishment of working in the flagship store after she was caught charging $400 to her dad's credit card, Margot dreams of going back to her ritzy boarding school & getting away from the home that embarrasses her. When her family starts to fall apart, though, Margot begins to learn that popularity isn't everything. I loved this story & thought Margot was an well-written & multi-dimensional YA lead. ★★★★★

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

How had I never read this book before? I'm a librarian's daughter! And yet, this was my first time. Can I confess, though, that I just didn't love it? It didn't feel like it needed more, that it was too short to tell the full story, & I never really figured out what was going on. Am I too old? Do I just need more imagination? I don't know, but I'm sad to confess that this classic did nothing for me - though I still want to see Oprah is full Mrs. Which regalia. ★★★☆☆

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Whyyyy did I think this book was historical fiction? Apparently I'm not the only one, as other people commented on my Instagram post to say that's why they'd put off reading it, too. Alas, it starts in 2017 & tells the story of a Hollywood starlet whose fame began in the '50s. So juicy! So salacious! And yet, somehow, also so tender, so full of genuine feeling. Everyone told me this book was great, & everyone was right. This book is not what you think it will be - & I, for one, could not put it down. I could not put down. ★★★★★

The Lost Woman by Sara Blædel

Blædel, Denmark's queen of crime, is one of my favorite authors, & I'm always thrilled to learn that another one of her books has been translated into English. This Nordic noir novel follows detective Louise Rick, whose partner in work & love, Eik, has been arrested for the murder of his long-ago girlfriend. The catch? Said long-ago girlfriend disappeared without a trace, well, long ago, & her identity was only confirmed when she recently turned up murdered in London - shot through the forehead in her own home. Has Eik known more than he let on all these years? ★★★★★

Single State of Mind by Andi Dorfman

What's that, you say? Why did I bother reading Dorfman's second book after her first one was so abysmal? Shh! Who asked you, anyway?! But, no, really. The former Bachelorette's first book, It's Not Okay, felt like reading someone's very bitchy diary; her second was written better, but it made her seem even more stuck-up, if that's at all possible. Still, it appealed to me as a bit of glamorous fluff on a sick Sunday. Just be sure to borrow, not buy. ★★☆☆☆

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