We’re well into April so I thought I’d give y’all a little reading wrap-up from mid-February to March. I did one for January and February, and since I’m covering more books here, I’ll keep my thoughts concise! I got back into audiobooks again in March, which is why I was able to finish so many books these past two months. And of course, spring break 🙂 In chronological order:
1. The Way I Used to Be
by Amber Smith // This one was so gut-wrenching, addicting, and sad. We follow a girl who gets raped before she even enters high school, and the repercussions of that during her next four years. Eden, the main protagonist, is highly unlikable, but I guess that’s what made her real. 4 out of 5 stars!
2. White Hot Kiss
by Jennifer L. Armentrout // This one had a focus on gargoyles and demons as the paranormal creature, but I didn’t find it to be particularly memorable. The audiobook was kind of weird, and also, I don’t understand what the title has anything to do with the plot. 3 out of 5 stars!
by Jennifer L. Armentrout // I listened to this New Adult on audio and it was so good! I loved the setting in New Orleans, and TINK. What a fun character. I am dying for the sequel. 4.25 out of 5 stars!
4. Why Not Me?
by Mindy Kaling // I actually don’t watch any of Kaling’s stuff and don’t know much about her, but I decided to give this a listen anyway. She’s pretty funny but her book wasn’t particularly awesome. 3.5 out of 5 stars!
6. Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay // I had been wanting to read this one for awhile, and decided to go with the audio! I really, really liked her essays. I don’t agree with everything she says, and she does criticize a lot of movies and books that I now want to read even more (i.e. The Help, Lean In
). She delves into racism more than I expected, but it was still really well-written. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
7. Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn // I loved Flynn’s Gone Girl
, so I knew I wanted to check out her other stuff. Dark Places
was also adapted into a movie, so it has to be good too, right? Wrong. This one was much less interesting than Gone Girl
, although it is just as messed up. Every time I finish a Flynn book, I learn to never trust anyone. Not even your family. 3.75 out of stars!
8. Finding Audrey
by Sophie Kinsella // Believe it or not, I’ve never read a book by Kinsella (I LOOOVE the Confessions of a Shopaholic
movie.) Her first YA is definitely a success. It’s cute, but deals really well with social anxiety disorder. Really short, and I loved the British narrator for this audio! 4 out of 5 stars!
10. The Passion of Dolssa
by Julie Berry // I wasn’t expecting to love this one as much as I did, but it was amazing!! It’s a medieval France story, and it focuses quite a lot on religion (which I usually dislike reading about in YA Fiction), but Berry wrote such a compelling story with really genuine characters.