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What I Read in March + My April TBR

So, remember when I said I wouldn’t be posting a March wrap-up because I probably wouldn’t read enough to write a whole post about? Well, surprise 😗🎉 I didn’t have an amazing reading month, but audiobooks came through once again to save me. I’m happy to say I was able to read/listen a grant total of 4 books — which, considering how crazy University has been, is somewhat of an achievement.

I also have an updated TBR for April and May! It’s honestly so unpredictable how things will go and how much time I’ll actually have to read. The good news is April is my last month of classes before Summer break (but then I signed up to take Summer classes. Love that for me 🙃). I’m really hoping I still won’t be too busy and that I’ll have a good amount of free time.

Also, really quick, I wanted to say take my TBR with a grain of salt. I’ve really been taking advantage of Libby (my virtual library) and because of that I’ve kind of been reading whatever is available at the moment. That means that it’s a lot of spur of the moment picks and it’s actually been a good way of getting me to read books I normally wouldn’t have picked up.

I read a wide variety of genres and had a lot of opinions, so without further ado…

CRAZY RICH ASIANS by KEVIN KWAN

You can find a full review of Crazy Rich Asians right here on my blog if you’re interested in my in depth thoughts. But, to summarize, I really enjoyed listening to this and thought it was the perfect audiobook to get lost in while working! You’ll definitly envy the lives of these characters & it’s fun to read about people who are really … crazy rich 🤪

STRANGE THE DREAMER by LAINI TAYLOR

I think I deserve a trophy for finally finishing this book in March! While I did find the story, characters, writing and world building to all be beautiful, I was a little let down overall. This book has received a lot of hype over the years and I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was underwhelming. I felt like there was so many pages and in a way nothing much happened. Like, I’m not sure this book went by and there didn’t seem to be much substance to the plot. That being said, I did have a good time and will likely read the sequel.

THE TOURIST ATTRACTION by SARAH MORGENTHALER

Usually it’s hard to go wrong with a light hearted romance that takes place in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness. This book, though, was not for me and a bit too cute to the point where I was often cringing. I also got really annoyed with Graham, the love interest, because he kept calling our main character a bunch of annoying nicknames in every. other. sentence. Like, c’mon, that’s too much. Besides that I didn’t feel much connection to our characters either but did appreciate the setting!

NORSE MYTHOLOGY by NEIL GAIMAN

Okay, can I just say that listening to this via audiobook was an ✨experience✨. We basically follow a bunch of different short stories about the Norse Gods and some old tales about their experiences. The author himself narrated the book and he did such a good job at enthralling the reader in the story.

CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by KEVIN KWAN

I plan to read this book in April (in fact, I’ve already started and am a good portion of the way done). It is the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, which you could see I read in March. Surprisingly, from what I have read so far, I do like this one more than the first book! That’s always good news and I’m hoping it’ll stay that way.

ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by GEORGE M JOHNSON

One of my reading goals of 2021 is to read more diverse book and more genres. This is a memoir about a queer black boy and his experiences growing up in America. It’s told through a series of essays and has a lot of positive reviews on Goodreads so I’m excited to read it! If there is one book I physically read in April, it’s likely to be this one because it’s quite short but seems impactful.

GROWN by TIFFANY D JACKSON

I included this in my last list of books I wanted to read in the Spring as well. I have had Grown on my physical TBR for quite a few months now, but unfortunately have just not been in the mood for any mystery or thrillers. This is one I probably won’t get to read until May but fingers crossed I feel like reading it and can finally cross it off my list!

TIES THAT TETHER by JANE IGHARO

Again, this is another one I included on my TBR from last month. I’m pretty certain I will read it this month because I just got the e-book from Libby. From what I’ve read it’s a cute romance which is perfect to read right now while I’m swamped with homework and stress.

How was your March reading month? Did you have any favorites?

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7 thoughts on “What I Read in March + My April TBR”

    1. Yeah, it was good but just didn’t live up to all the hype for me 🤧 Thank you so much! I wanted to have some brighter colors haha. Hope you have a great April as well 💖

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  1. I’m glad you enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians and Norse Mythology! I listened to the latter on audiobook too and Neil just narrated it wonderfully!
    I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on All the Boys Aren’t Blue as I’ve been meaning to read it for a while!
    Have a lovely April!

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    1. Yes, both books were so fun! & I agree about the narration of Norse Mythology, I’m glad you enjoyed that one as well 💙
      Ah yes, I’ll be sure to post about All Boys Aren’t Blue! I’m sure it’ll be a great read
      I hope you also have an amazing April :))

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  2. I feel like romances are a hit or miss sometimes because they can be so overly cringey 🥴 I’m a bit hesitant to pick up Strange the Dreamer because I love her other Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and don’t know how it’ll hold up against that one. Also good luck in summer school!! ❣️

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    1. Yes, totally agree with what you said about romance!
      And I would really recommend Strange the Dreamer tbh, I haven’t read Daughter of Smoke and Bone but Laini Taylor writes so beautifully 💙 Hope you enjoy it when you do pick it up!
      Thanks so much, Kim! Have a lovely April :))

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