I’m hoping that this is a sign, but lately I’ve been wanting to read more and more books and I’m setting less rules for myself on what I can read, when I can read, etc. because reading is supposed to be fun and not feel like a chore, so I am trying to treat it as such. So far, it seems to be working (I think?)
Anyways, I managed to read 1 more book than I did last month, landing the total of 5 books in the month of March, which equates to about 1 1/2 books a week? Not bad, if I do say so myself.
Let’s talk about it!
#1. Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Cut Off One Head (vol. 1), 4 stars (published 2021)
I was browsing the comic section at work after my shift and saw this, and bought it because !, these are two of my favorite fictional characters ever and 2, because the airing of the first episode of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier on Disney+ was about to happen and I wanted to get some insight on what I could look forward to! From what I read, I’m super stoked about the direction that the series might be headed!
#2. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, 5 stars (To be published in May 2021)
I got this in the ARC bin at work, and HOLY SH*T IT WAS SO GOOD. Andy Weir’s first book, The Martian, is one of my all time favorite books, and while I never read his second book Artemis, This book surpassed all my expectations. Andy Weir brought a small element of fantasy into the book while still keeping it heavily sci-fi in his unique style, but not to the point where it was unbelievable (about as believable as landing on Mars, which could be feasibly possible in our real world). I plan on writing a review for this one soon, so keep an eye out for that one! Fair warning- I will probably just be rambling A LOT.
#3. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, 4 stars (Published 2018)
In 2019, I won a giveaway where 30+ authors sent me one or two of their books (the mail lady hated me) and I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of Maurene Goo’s book, The Way You Make Me Feel! It’s just been sitting on my shelf, watching me constantly pick something else over it but the other day I broke down and read it in one afternoon, and I’m so glad I did. I had been wanting to read it this whole time, and I finally decided to just read it right then. Such a cute and fun story with a great character arc and some good learning moments throughout the book, with a sweet ending! Definitely go read it!
#4. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, 5 stars (published 2020)
I’ve been meaning to read this, given how much I loved the first one, but just never got around to it UNTIL Amie and Jay recently released the cover for the third book, Aurora’s End, and I was immediately reminded about how much I lived Finnean, and I had to read it. SO. GOOD. A full review will come later, but I am high-key scared to read the finale of this epic trilogy.
#5. Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley, 5 stars (published 2021)
I got this book in the March Owlcrate box, and it came with a subtly gorgeous cover redesign (shown to the left) and some beautiful lavender sprayed edges! This book was the perfect little fantasy stand alone that had a happily ever after, angst, enemies to lovers, and curses being healed by true love! Also, it’s Sapphic AF! What more could you ask for? Starting on April 19th, I will be joining Owlcrate’s Bookstagram unboxing photo challenge, so check out my Instagram at @somebooksandramblings to see my unboxing and this stunning book!
I absolutely adored every book I read this month, and I’m really excited to see what April holds in store for me!