It’s that time of the month again where I tell you how many books I’ve read and give you a brief summary of how I felt about each one. Yay!
So let’s jump right in.
1. Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I feel like I’ve raved about this book ten trillion times already which is funny because I probably have. Actually that’s not very funny at all. Never mind.
Anyway, I absolutely loved this book and I thought that it was a beautiful book that told of a tragedy that was so real but that so few people remember or even know about.
I did a full review of this wonderful masterpiece and you can check it out here.
2. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
This book was the Rainbow book club’s book of the month for March and it was chosen by Kat.
When I first started it, I honestly didn’t like it. It felt so unrealistic and predictable. I mean romance novels just don’t seem to have any creativity anymore. It’s so formulaic that it just ends up being annoying.
However thankfully, the book started to look up after a bit and the story took some very nice twists and turns which I enjoyed. It lost the final star because of it’s predictability but otherwise, I really enjoyed it.
3. A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
When I was younger, I read a lot. Almost as much as I do now but probably more because children’s books are much shorter. Anyway, only a handful of books have managed to stay in my mind and some of these are the 13 books from A Series of Unfortunate Events (ASOUE). I remember that I got most of the books from the library and because of that, I ended up reading the books out of order. I did read all 13 books. But they were not rightly ordered. Now usually this would not bother me considering how long ago it was. But ASOUE was just so special to me that I couldn’t let it go.
So last week, I got the whole series on audio from my library and I’ve been listening to them on the way to work everyday.
I have to say that the books are just as good as I remember them to be. They are a little formulaic and the logic is sometimes infuriating as is common with children’s books but the whole experience is just magical. The audio books actually feature different voices for each character, background music and sound effects which just make the whole thing that much more immersive.
Not to mention that now that I’m older, I see a lot more of how Lemony Snicket tries to subtly inject such positive messages for children. Like how gender roles should not determine what you do in life or how being smart is fine and not something to laugh about.
I’m just really enjoying it and I implore you to go reread or listen to the books again or for the first time if you have not.
4. A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
I find it hard to give any of the ASOUE books anything less then a five stars because they were my childhood. So just know that my secret rating is 4 stars because of Mr Poe.
I hated Mr Poe I mean for such an intelligent and moral series of books, it makes no sense why Lemony would include such a dense and silly charachter. I couldn’t stand him.
5. Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
This was a powerful book that touched on cheating and how the decisions of our parents can drastically affect us.
I was deeply moved by this novel especially because I saw a lot of myself in Sam and Hadley.
A full review of this book will be out really soon so hang tight.
So that’s all I managed to read this month. Even though it wasn’t my goal of eight books, I’m glad that my reading pace has been slowly increasing despite the changes in my life. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal when I do my April wrap up.