Here are ratings of all the books I read in March:
Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
I watched the movie first, which is always the wrong way to do it! It was a good book overall, but there were some scenes that felt rushed and not fully thought out.
I’ll Stop the World – Lauren Thoman
An absolutely INCREDIBLE read!!! I was hooked from the very beginning, and loved the plot and characters. The ending was so heartwarming!
People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry
This was a great romance read! I got really attached to the main characters, although at times the male lead felt a little flat. I totally related with the main character feeling detached from her job-not everything you enjoy needs to be monetized!
The It Girl – Ruth Ware
I loved that the chapters were broken into “before” and “after”, it made it a fun story to follow! The characters were fun, and I really related to the main character and her struggle with imposter syndrome.
You – Caroline Kepnes
This book was so wildly unhinged in the most entertaining way! I didn’t want to put it down, it was such a rollercoaster seeing what Joe was going to do and justify next.
The Villa – Rachel Hawkins
A super quick and easy read, which meant that it didn’t have a ton of depth. The characters felt flat and while there were a lot of twists, none were surprising. Overall just a “meh” book.
The Writing Retreat – Julia Bartz
Absolutely incredible thriller! I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t put it down! The characters were so well written, and I was so suspicious of each one of them. I didn’t love the “book within a book” that Alex was writing, it seemed to take away from what was happening.
Spare – Prince Harry
I can’t figure out exactly what about this book made me feel it was just “meh”. This book is divided into three sections: his past, his military experience, and time with Meghan/current. The first section about his past and his mom were interesting, but seemed like he was making a lot of excuses for poor behavior. The military section wasn’t interesting at all to me, and wasn’t written well either. The current section certainly made me feel badly for Meghan’s experience, but I didn’t feel he fully communicated what was happening.
Mad Honey – Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan
I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want to put it down! The twists were unexpected in a fantastic way, the characters were extremely well-written and easy to fall in love with. The very end was a little disappointing, but doesn’t take away from the overall story.
Remarkably Bright Creatures – Shelby Van Pelt
I think my expectations for this book were too high, because while I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it. I wanted so much more of the octopus, I felt like that storyline was second in this book. I really disliked Cameron’s character, he seemed pointless and incredibly annoying. Overall it was a cute story, but just fell a little flat for me.