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What I Read | March 2016

What I Read March 2016

Woah, I read a lot of books in March! I always go through cycles of how many books I read, do you? Sometimes I read a bunch and then I get a little burnt out and only read 1 or 2 the next month. This was one of my “read a bunch” months though, and I loved it! Let me know below what you’re reading, and if you’ve read any of these books, too!

By The Stars by Lindsay B. Ferguson

3 stars. Full review here.

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Everyday MOMents by Jessica Poe

5 stars. Full review here.

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City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

5 stars. Full review here.

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Where All Light Tends To Go by David Joy

2 stars. FYI, I won this from a Goodreads giveaway. Apparently a lot of people love this book. I did not. I will admit, the writing is lovely and descriptive, and the material is real and raw. But I HATED the ending. I’m one who likes plots to be tied up nicely, or if they’re not, I like when I at least feel inspired and thoughtful afterwards. At the end of this book, however, I only felt mad and depressed. I suppose that is the point of the book. But I didn’t like it. At all.

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*Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

2 stars. This book started out interesting, and I read the first 1/3 or so quite quickly. But then things began to get weird and also boring, so I skipped the next third, and read the ending to see what actually happened. All I’ll say is this – I felt like I was reading a Jodi Picoult novel, but in a bad way. It’s one of those court room dramas that just gets ridiculous.

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The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

3 stars. I reviewed this book back here, but since I actually finished it this month, I thought I’d add it to today’s post and share my thoughts as well. Here’s the thing. I can completely get behind the ideas this book has to offer. I loved what Lysa had to say! But it was lacking something, although I can’t say what. (If you’re looking for a similar book, I would highly recommend Breaking Busy.)

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**The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

3 stars. I was quite excited to read this, as I loved Lupton’s two previous novels. However, this one fell a bit flat for me. There was still beautiful writing, and I loved the two main characters. But once the novel fell into a political agenda I had a hard time finishing it. And when I did finish it… Well, let’s say it was one of those novels that are not tied up nicely and leave you hanging, which I did not love at all. Overall, it was a bit letdown for me, but I still gave it 3 stars because of the writing, characters, and descriptions.

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*I received free product from FaithWords in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own.

**I received free product from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own.

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  • I want to read the best yes! You should link up with my reading roundup

    • I went and tried to link up last week but it was closed! And The Best Yes was good, but I liked Breaking Busy much better! 🙂

  • I’ve been looking for new books to read so I’m going to check out City of Stairs! That doesn’t sound like my usual read either but it sounds interesting!

    • Yes, it’s definitely different and strange, but I ended up loving the two books. Let me know what you think after you end up reading them 🙂

  • You did read a lot of books! I do the same thing. I read a lot and then the next month I don’t. I’ve challenged myself to read 100 books this year so that means I have to average about 9 books a month. Lol! I’ve not read any of these. I’ll have to check them out. 🙂