what i read in march 2020

Wow. This was such a weird month. When everything first started happening, I had a hard time focusing on reading. I couldn’t concentrate or really get into my book. And then I had a hard time choosing new books after I finished one, so I ended up forcing myself to read each night which really helped. Now I feel like I’m back in the groove – and I’m even happy to tell you I read a LOT of great books this past month. I enjoyed so many of them!

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow my goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time.

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

What I Read in March 2020

Oona Out of Order – 5 Stars

I can’t believe how much I absolutely LOVED this book. I didn’t expect to love it like I did – the premise didn’t really interest me. The story follows a girl who bounces into different years every New Year’s Eve, which is her birthday. She goes from age 18 to age 51, and then all over the place – but never in order. It’s so interesting to see how stories unfold. I ended up blowing through this one. I loved the characters so much. I liked the ending even though it left a little unknown. It’s so good and I 100% recommend!

The Honey Don’t List – 3.5 Stars

I liked this one and ended up liking the second half a lot more than the first. The storyline did not appeal to me at all though. It seemed to be TOO close to the whole Chip and Joanna Gaines life – while I enjoy stories that play into current lifestyles and popculture, this almost seemed like they took their exact life and made it dramatic and crazy and insane, which I just don’t love. But I’m also not an HGTV watcher soooo…. haha! It was still super cute and I loved the characters.

The Scent Keeper – 4.5 Stars

Shocked that I ended up really loving this book too! The storyline did not seem like my cup of tea at all. The story follows a girl who grows up on an island with her father who keeps her away from everything, but in their cabin he has bottles upon bottles of scents. I ended up liking this book SO MUCH. I thought it was beautifully written and just a really great story, albeit heartbreaking at times.

You Are Not Alone – 3 Stars

I really wanted to love this more and just… didn’t. I don’t know if it’s because of the timing – I had a hard time getting into it because it was dark and well, right now the world is just dark. But I absolutely loathed the main character, Shea. I felt like she was just so weak and frankly… not that wise? I don’t know what it was. There are some good twists and turns and it did keep me interested, but it took me almost an entire week to get through it because I kept putting it down. Could just be me – I know a lot of people loved this one!

In Five Years – 4.5 Stars

I was so, so excited to read this one – I started it the day it came out. I absolutely loved it and only gave it less than five stars because you know I’m a wimp and hate sad parts in a book. The book is about a girl who has a flash forward dream of what her life is in five years, and it’s NOTHING like how her current life is. The twists and turns from there are good. It always kept me guessing though towards the end I kind of figured out the storyline a bit. I really liked the ending, but didn’t love it. I did enjoy that it was unexpected! This is a great one.

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – 4.5 Stars

I was also insanely excited about this one since I loved One Day in December! It’s a story of a girl who’s fiancé dies in a car accident (not a spoiler, it’s on the cover!) and when she sleeps, she is back in real life with him. It is SO good and the writing is fantastic. Not a five star for me because it’s just so deep and there is so much grief. I don’t like to read that normally, but especially right now when the world feels like it’s collapsing – this is a tough read. Very good though.

The Bromance Book Club – 3 Stars

This was a random read recommended to me by amazon and I went for it one night, not sure of what to start next. Um, I thought this was SO CUTE. I loved that a lot of it was told from the guy’s perspective. It’s definitely light and fluffy and a feel-good quick read that is funny at times. There is a second book and I may read that next.

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