I’m happy to say I had another really amazing reading month! I read 8 books, which is the same as last month. This month was another one where I focused on audiobooks, so I really want to prioritize physical reads in March. But I’m happy with all of the books I did read!
A Promised Land by Barack Obama— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really enjoyed reading Barack Obama’s memoir! It was really long, and I do think it could have been edited down a little bit, but overall it was very informative. I was only 8 years old when Obama first went into office, so I didn’t know much about his early career. It was nice to get to learn about all that he’s done, and I will definitely be picking up volume two when it is out!
The Listening Path by Julia Cameron— ⭐️⭐️⭐️
My first two reads of the month were nonfiction, which is pretty surprising! This one was all about listening—whether to yourself or to the world around you. There were a couple of concepts I liked, but a lot of it just felt repetitive and didn’t really align with me. If you want to learn more about listening to yourself, I think it’s a worthwhile read.
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow this was a phenomenal read. It was so eerie and almost uncanny. The plot of this thriller unraveled very slowly, but in the best way possible. It was so interesting to listen to this, I felt like I was there with all of the characters. I honestly had goosebumps the majority of the time. Definitely one of my favorites of the month!
Kelroy by Rebecca Rush— ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a book I read for school. Honestly it’s already a blur in my mind, so I don’t think it’s worth talking about too much. If you want to read an underrated 19th century novel written by a novel, maybe this one will be for you!
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was so surprised by this book in the best way possible! I honestly did not know anything about it before going in. It caught my eye on Netgalley one day, which is how I was able to listen to it. It was phenomenal!!
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is the second book of a family romance trilogy (though you can read them in any order or as stand-alones), and I loved it as much as the first! Talia Hibbert writes really amazing characters, and this book is no exception. I really loved the different topics this book touched on, from toxic masculinity and anxiety rep to an independent bisexual woman! It all just came together so well. I can’t wait to read about Eve Brown next!
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book has been on my radar for a really long time, so I’m really happy that I finally picked it up. I read it in a matter of days, but it was so difficult to put down. I would have finished even faster if I didn’t have other responsibilities! If you don’t know what this book is about, I think that’s the best way to go into it. It’s a YA mystery that will leave you heartbroken, but the writing was beautiful.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë— ⭐️⭐️⭐️
It took me over 2 weeks and 2 tries to read this book. Classics always take me a while, but this one was especially difficult for me to read, I’m not really sure why. It wasn’t horrible once I got into it, but I found it confusing because of how many characters there were. It was definitely a bit difficult to keep up with, but I might watch some sort of adaptation of it which I think will help me get everything straight.
I hope you found a new book to add to your TBR and that you had a good reading month, too! What was your favorite book of the month?