March Recap

Hey y’all!

I hope your week is going well, and that you survived April 1st with only good-natured foolery. Spring is officially here now, although you might not know it by the weather here in Oklahoma the past few days! My new theory is that if it is too cold for the tomato plants to be outside, then it is too cold for me to be outside. Anyways, March was a typical month for reading for me. I got to most of the books on my March TBR, but not quite all. Here’s a recap:

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Total Books Read: 9

📚Treasure of Hope Cecily Wolfe cover Treasure of Hope (Cliff Walk Courtships #3) by Cecily Wolfe: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (My Review)

📚 Christ Arose: A Tomb’s Tale by Faith Blum (short story): ⭐⭐⭐⭐

📚 Kind by Kellyn Roth (short story): ⭐⭐⭐⭐

📚 Start with Amen: How I Learned to Surrender by Keeping the End in Mind Beth Guckenberger: ⭐⭐⭐

📚 5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out by K.M. Weiland: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

📚Love Flies by Julia David cover Love Flies (Leaving Lennhurst Asylum #2) by Julia David: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (My Review)

📚 When Calls the Heart (Canadian West #1) by Janette Oke: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (review probably to come)

📚 Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland: ⭐⭐⭐ (My Review)

📚 Dance With Me (Art of Love #1) by A.M. Heath: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Review to come with blog tour 4/10/19!)

I also read most of Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. I finished it on April 1st though (no joke). I began reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, and I just have to say it’s a strange opening. I have not read very far yet, but I am hoping that the coming narrators are easier to understand and get along with.

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A Few Top Posts from March:

🎨 Book Review: The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet by Sam Meekings – I read this book in February, but posted the review on March 1st

🎥 First Line Friday 3/29/2019 – Featuring The Persistence of Vision by Lisa Gery, which I am currently reading!

✔ 2019 Reading Goals Check-In (Monday Mini 3/4/2019) – The title is sufficiently self-explanatory lol

🏃‍♂️ Monday Mini 3/25/2019 – A short story/scene from a story I am (intermittently) working on writing

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Books From March TBR not (Yet) Completed:

📚 90 Days to Your Novel by Sarah Domet – I have flipped through this and read a few excerpts, but I just don’t have time to focus on an instructional type book right now. I rarely have time to write, and when I do I mostly just write what I want and what is on my mind. Eventually, once I have more than the bare bones of the story down, I’ll look at some books like this to strengthen the story. For now, it’s going back to the library.

📚 Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell coverCloud Atlas by David Mitchell – As mentioned above, I did start this in March, but I am far from finished. This is not exactly an easy book to read, as it requires full attention and so far is relatively slow going. I’ll keep working on it and see if I finish it in April.

📚 Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai – This is the only one from my March TBR that I did not get to at all. It is being moved to April.

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Originally, I was going to include my April TBR in this post as well. However, the curse of list-type posts is that they quickly become long and monotonous, so I am going to keep this post to just talking about March, and I will soon put up my April TBR list!

What was the best or most interesting book you read in March?

Until the next chapter,

Jana

 

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