March Mini-Review Recap!

March ended up being pretty awesome! I read 11.5 books in March, so this might be a bit lengthy. But that’s okay, because the reviews are so teeny!

 

Warm Bodies

 

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – Surprisingly wonderful zombie story that’s also kind of a love story. Fantastic writing, can’t wait for a sequel from the author. Also, the movie was different but also pretty great.

 

eleanor and park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – SUPER awesome book set in the 80’s about two teens awkwardly and beautifully experiencing first love. Rainbow Rowell is a genius.

 

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray – Really fun classic about how much people suck, particularly in high society. It’s rare that a classic actually makes me laugh out loud, but this one did. And I love how crazy and mean Becky Sharp is.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – For the HP readalong. This is one of the best of the series, so I obviously still love it. I don’t feel like linking to the individual blog posts, but you can check out all my awesome HP readalong posts here.

 

diana gabaldon

The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon – This is actually an 80+ page short story that was recently released in an anthology, but it was SO interesting and I really cannot wait for the newest Outlander book.

 

the iron jackal

The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding (Tales of the Ketty Jay #3) – This series is awesome, and the third book is no exception. READ THEM NOW PLEASE. Action and wit and endearing moments galore.

 

molokai

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert – A touching historical fiction story about a girl diagnosed with leprosy and sent to live at the leper settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Interesting and I read it quickly and even teared up at one part, but honestly it’s not a book I’d rave about.

 

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma (DNF) – I read about half of this book (300 pages!) before I called it quits. For a book about time travel and H.G. Wells and other cool things, it just couldn’t hold my interest. Womp womp.

 

hell to pay

Hell to Pay by Matthew Hughes (To Hell and Back #3) – Fun but weird ending to the series, about wanna-be crime-fighter Chesney and his demon sidekick Xaphan. Xaphan is really the best thing about this book. Kind of felt like the ending was a cop-out and didn’t make a ton of sense, but whatevs.

 

the return man

The Return Man by V.M. Zito – For a story about a guy who “delivers peace” to zombified loved ones, this was a disappointment. There were some plot things that I got a little nit-picky about, and I never really fell in love with the characters. Shrug.

Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees (review to come) – I just finished this on Saturday, so I haven’t written the actual review yet. It’s a non-fiction book about the 6 numbers or values that seem to make life in our universe perfect for allowing life to exist – if any of those numbers were even just a little different, our universe couldn’t exist as it does today. Really interesting, but a glossary in it would have helped.

The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green (Nightside series #8) – I’ve only reviewed the first book of the Nightside series here, because there’s 12 of them and there seemed no point in reviewing each one. This one was still fun and quick and weird, although certain catchphrases are starting to become overused. Only 4 more books to go though, so I don’t mind so much.

 

There we have it! Have you read any of these? Any of them on your TBR list?

~Sarah

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14 comments

  1. Wow, you got through a lot of different books last month! Also, yay, for the Warm Bodies (both book and film) love! I need to get my hands on the prequel but I’d prefer it as an actual copy rather than electronic. Wah.

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  2. I enjoyed Moloka’i, probably more than you but viva la difference or some such frenchy phrase. I’m really curious about Eleanor and Park and I’m hoping to get my hands on a copy soon. Great month!

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    1. YAY I can’t wait to see your review for E&P. It was so hard to put my feels for that one into a review.

      Warm Bodies was TOTALLY awesome. Not really funny like the movie, but just so great. Read it!

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  3. The only book on this list that I’ve read all the way through (several times…) is HP & the Goblet of Fire. I was supposed to read Vanity Fair for a 19th Century English Lit class back in college, but I admit I only really read the first couple hundred pages, then did my paper on a close reading of something inside those first couple hundred pages. I never got around to finishing it, but I may have to take a second look at that one; it’s been slummin’ on my shelves for some years now.

    Eleanor and Park looks so adorable! I hadn’t heard of it until your review here.

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