Like February, March was a busy, busy month. I took on a new freelance writing gig in the health and wellness genre, which is an area I’ve been wanting to break into for a while. I love researching and writing articles that can help people lead healthy lives. I’ll share some of the articles to my social media pages once they post.
In addition to writing, I (of course) did some reading this month as well. I only worked my way through three novels this month, but I did manage to get my book bucket list pick for March in as well as a new thriller that I had heard so much about. So here it is, my March wrap-up and reading plans for April.
I shared a new Friday Firsts post in March all about my first romantic read. I love Friday Firsts because each one makes me stop and remember an important step in my reading journey. I’ve always loved reading but it’s fun to stop and think about what books I loved and why and my first experiences with mysteries, romances, scary stories, etc.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us surprised me – in a good way! I had heard about this new thriller and seen a lot of bookstagram posts. So when it jumped to the top of my library queue, I was excited to start reading. As it turns out, I couldn’t stop reading it. It was difficult to review this book without giving away any spoilers. But I did my best. If you like thrillers, you should check out The Wife Between Us.
My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
This book was fun! I loved Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books as a kid. This is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book for adults. It’s a romantic story set in eighteenth century society and is very reminiscent of a Jane Austen novel. Except you get to choose what the main character (yourself) will do and who your love interest will be! It is a very adult novel, with some descriptive content. But it is also fun, and I found it refreshing.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca was my book bucket list pick for March. I’ve wanted to read it for years. I enjoyed it, and found it very Bronte-esque. If you enjoy gothic stories with lots of mystery set in a dark, mostly empty house, then this is the book for you. There was good intrigue and a couple of surprises that added quite the twist to the story. If you enjoyed Jane Eyre or similar novels, you should give Rebecca a read.
Reading plans for April:
I’m excited to review Amy Poeppel’s upcoming release, Limelight. I thoroughly enjoyed her debut novel, Small Admissions, and was thrilled when I received an advance copy of her new novel through NetGalley. I also received an early copy of Emily Giffin’s summer release, All We Ever Wanted. I have been a fan of her writing since her debut novel Something Borrowed, and I can’t wait to start her latest! I’m also excited to read White Fur, about young love in 1980’s New York. My book bucket list pick for April is Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. This is another one that’s been on my list for years, and I’m anxious to read this classic tale.
I plan to do a lot of my reading and reviewing in front of the fire as we are having quite a snowy April so far! I’m anxious for spring and hope this weather passes quickly. What are your reading plans for April? Has your neck of the woods reached outdoor reading temps yet?
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