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I say it every month but March was officially my worst reading month in actual years. I read a whopping TWO BOOKS! Don’t get me wrong, I know this is still more than a lot of people read in a year but it’s low for me.
March was a not great month at first then the rest was just busy. At the end of February we had to put one of our cats, Henry, down. Obviously I was sad and not in the reading mood.
Then later in March we were moving and my parents came to visit so I had less time to read then, not that I was still in a reading mood. It’s was a solid slump that I’m still sort of in.
I didn’t read a single physical book all month. I listened to one and took forever to read the other on my Kindle during my pre-sleep reading.
The one I listened to was good and the other one was, uhh. Fine? I guess? I’m still not in a huge reading mood though because I have so many other things I’m excited about!
We got a house! It’s 110 years old and needs a ton of work so I’ve been think about that a lot and started doing some work on the yard. I also started a website for the process! I’ll share that next month once it’s together a little more.
Anyway, here are the two whole books I read in March and here’s me hoping I can say I read more than two in April!
- If you want to listen to some of these, consider trying Audible! You can get your first month free (one free book) plus tons of others they have for free. Get that Audible deal here.
- If you’re on more of a budget, try Scribd! You can get your first month free there. You can read books and listen to audiobooks. It is unlimited (especially the reading) but if you listen to tons of new audiobooks you may be restricted after a few. I don’t listen to enough to confirm this, but I do use Scribd myself and like it a lot. Sign up for Scribd here!
- Shop my collection of bookish goodies on Etsy! These aren’t my shop items, but other shops I’ve curated into a book-themed collection. Shop my Etsy bookish goodies here!
- If you want to read more on your Kindle but don’t want to buy books, Kindle Unlimited is a wonderful option. It’s $9.99 a month but if you read a lot and like to read more than just new releases, it could be worth it. Get Kindle Unlimited here!
- Get $5 off of $25 from BookOutlet! This is a great place to find new books for pretty cheap. They also have sales quite a bit, so keep an eye out for those. I tend to check here for books I want if they’re more expensive other places. They don’t have everything but they do have a lot. Shop BookOutlet here!
- Thrift Books has become my go-to when I’m looking for a book and want it cheap. It’s great if you like buying used books. With this you can get a free book after spending $30!
- Shop my book lists here! You can find every book list I have on Bookshop.org (except my monthly round-ups) and I add everything I can but they occasionally won’t have some. I do occasionally add extras though. If any lists are empty, they’ll be filled in shortly! Shop my bookshop.org book lists here.
Dead of Winter
Author: Darcy Coates
About the book: Christa and her boyfriend Kiernan joined a tour group heading into the Rocky Mountains and she hopes it’s her chance to move forward, leaving the ghosts of her past behind.
A snowstorm sweeps through the region leaving them stranded in an abandoned cabin. They plan to just wait out the storm but on the first morning, they realize their guide is missing. They go out to look for him and find his severed head up in a tree. Now she is trapped with eight strangers and one of them is a killer.
Final thoughts: If you like locked-room mysteries or winter thrillers, this may be good for you but it wasn’t for me. Also, who books a group tour to stay at one lodge with no activities forr TWO WEEKS?
From Goodreads: Thank you to Net Galley for an early copy for review!
I had high hopes for this one but it didn’t do it for me. I loved the beginning, we were thrown right into the drama but it really dragged after that.
I didn’t have a good idea of who the characters were. I kept thinking Blake was in her 30s based on how she acted but she was retired? Everyone was pretty flat and made awful decisions constantly going off on their own.
The ending wasn’t shocking at all and I was glad I was finally done with this a whopping 22 days after starting it.
Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague
Author: Richard Rhodes
Genre: Nonfiction disease
About the book: Richard Rhodes follow virus hunters across three continents to track the emergence of a new deadly brain disease that first killed cannibals in New Guinea then cattle and young people in Britain and France.
Final thoughts: Prion diseases are terrifying and fascinating. I love reading about them even though I’m terrified of them. This was really interesting and I’m glad I decided to listen to it. Again, terrifying, but great.
Have you read either of these? Which ones? What did you read in March?