Another month, another wrap-up! March was a good book month for me overall. Most of the books I read I really enjoyed (besides one or two). I read a total of 9 books this month which is really good as well. Plus, I bought a ton which never happens, so if you want you can check out my haul here!
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber: This is the first book I read in March and I posted a review that you can check out here.
-Summary: This story follows Scarlett and her sister Tessa, as they escape their isle in search of the magical Caraval. They get there (along with a mystery man) to try to win the grand prize- a wish. But when Tessa is kidnapped, there is more for Scarlett to lose than just a reward.
- The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne: I bought this really long ago and I finally had the chance to read it and watch the movie. It wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be, but I am glad I got it off my TBR.
-Summary: This book is set in the World War II era, and follows a young boy. When his family moves to a new country, he feels really lonely since there are no other kids his age. He eventually meets another boy, on the other side of the fence that his parents told him to stay away from, and a friendship ensues. (Warning- will probably make you cry)
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This was my second time reading this book- both times for school. It is an essential read for everyone.
-Summary: It is a story about a family living in a small, southern town in which a trial erupts between a black man and a white woman. Super important novel about racism told by an adult through child’s eyes.
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I will have my review for this up soon! I really loved this book.
-Summary: Told from a futuristic time period, where two corporations are at war, forcing an entire planet of people to evacuate. It documents the journey of the people and the struggles they faced.
- It Starts Like This by Shelby Leigh: This is a poetry collection that I highly enjoyed and definitely recommend. It is one of my all time favorites.
- Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon: I DNF’d this but I am still going to count it because I really tried. You can read why I DNF’d it here, plus a summary.
- Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour: I wanted to read this book for so so long and I finally did. It is a great diverse lead, as the main character is part of the LGBTQ+ community.
-Summary: Emi is an intern as a set designer for films, and hopes to pursue that career in the future. When her brother leaves town for a couple of months for a movie shoot, he leaves his apartment to her and her best friend. The one catch- she has to do something meaningful/exciting while she’s there.
- The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson: Another poetry collection that wasn’t really my favorite, but there were a few poems I loved.
- Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz: This book deserves way more recognition. The story was so mysterious and kept me on the edge of my seat.
– Summary: Sanctuary Bay is an elite prep school for some of the most important and wealthiest families in the country. When Sarah, an orphan, receives a letter saying she’s been given a scholarship to attend, she is extremely skeptical. After she arrives, it seems like a miracle. However, secrets and trouble seem to be stirring up, and no one notices but her.