March 2017 Wrap-Up & Haul

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Hello everyone!

The month of March has flown by and it’s time to recap what I’ve read, what I’ve reviewed, what I’ve posted, and more! I didn’t read as many books as I wanted to this month, but I really enjoyed and loved the books that I did read.


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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
★★★★★Review — Add on Goodreads

This book was amazing. It made me cry, laugh, smile, and everything in between. This was such an emotional story that held quite the impact and it’s become one of my favorite YA contemporaries. Each Adam Silvera novel that I read gets better and better and I cannot wait for Adam’s next novel!

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
★★★ Add on Goodreads

I have a lot of mixed feelings surrounding this book. I read it purely because I felt like I was the only one who hadn’t read it and the Netflix version of the show is out today so I wanted to read the book before I watched the adaptation of it. I didn’t post a full review of this book, but I will say that while I think the overall message that this book sent was important, the story itself didn’t live up to the expectations that I had for it.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
★★★★ Add on Goodreads

I read this book so many years ago, but I honestly forgot the entire plot of it over time. My sister had to read this for her class so I decided to read it along with her and I’m so glad I did! This book had so much symbolism and a beautiful theme combined with mystery elements that really kept me enveloped in the story.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
★★★★★ Add on Goodreads

I’ve been going back and forth over whether or not I should write a full review of this novel. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was important, relevant, and so genuinely raw and real. However, I don’t think I could ever put into words the proper praise that this book deserves. So, for now, I will just say that everyone needs to read this book. Immediately. Now. ASAP.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
★★★★Review — Add on Goodreads

This series has been on my TBR for so long and I finally found the time to read this book this month. While the plot had its flaws and there were bits of the novel that felt slower than others, I think that this was a great first book in a series and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series soon.


BlogPosts


BookHaul

  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  • In The After Light by Alexandra Bracken
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

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Books

  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

TV Shows/Films

  • Scandal (season 6)
  • Get Out (2017)

Albums/Songs

  • Glory Days by Little Mix
  • Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco
  • “Green Light” by Lorde
  • “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

History Is All You Left MeThe Hate U Give, and The Darkest Minds were definitely my favorite reads this month for so many different reasons! History was heartbreakingly beautiful, THUG was legitimately one of the best young adult novels I’ve ever read, and The Darkest Minds was intriguing and thrilling. Aside from novels, I’ve been addicted to watching Scandal this month. I fell a few weeks behind so I marathoned four or five episodes in a row and GAH, that show is so captivating. I watched the film Get Out earlier this month and, to be quite honest, that movie is probably one of the best thrillers I’ve ever seen and it’s definitely going to be one of my favorites from this year. It was so, so relevant and riveting and I really want to go see it in theaters again. In regards to music, I’ve been loving the Death of a Bachelor album by Panic! At The Disco and the Glory Days album by Little Mix. I’ve also been consistently listening to “Green Light” by Lorde and “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. All in all, March was a month full of amazing reads, movies, television shows, and music.


March was a great reading month, but I honestly cannot wait for April. From birthdays to YALLWEST, April is definitely one of my favorite months of the year. I’ll be posting my April TBR soon, but, until then, comment below and let me know what you read this month! And, out of the books that you read, which ones were your favorites?

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