9 // 52
One of my resolutions this year was to read 52 books. I’m a pretty fast reader, but with all the technology in my life, sometimes I get a little lazy about reading. 52 books in a year seemed like a way for me to “unplug” without making any “unplugging resolutions.”
I wanted to do a monthly roundup of all the books I read during the month, in case you were looking for some solid recommendations for things to read. Keep in mind – I love YA, murder mysteries and science fiction. I’ll pretty much read anything, but those are my favorite categories.
In March I read:
1. The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
2. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
3. The Circle by Dave Eggers
4. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
5. I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
6. Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson
Hey, when you don't want to go outside because it's freezing - you can get a lot of reading done.
I think my favorite book this month was In a Dark, Dark Wood. It was a total psychological thriller and I had to pace myself when reading it. Sometimes if I read too much before bed, I wind up having dreams related to the stories I’m reading and I definitely didn’t want dreams related to this book. Too scary!
The book that hit me the hardest was probably The Circle. I read this (well, listened to - on Audible) because I’m a stickler for reading things before I see them in movie format. It’s been on my list for a while, but it definitely struck me as heavy when I was going through it. I’ll chalk it up to seasonal affective disorder and my recently developed anxiety towards social media – but either way, this was an excellent read.
I am Princess X seemed to be a bit on the younger side of YA – but I inhaled it on a Saturday afternoon. It’s a great little story, and I loved the graphic novel tie-ins. It’s a mystery that takes place in Seattle, and I think my own travels to Seattle helped me to really get a sense of the environment.
Those are definitely my top three, but I could talk your ear off about the other three if you wanted. Let me know if you’ve read any of these! They’re all linked on Amazon if you’re interested in any.
What did you read in March – anything I should add to my list?