March 2019 Wrap-Up

It’s Spring!! It’s been so nice having warmer days and not having to bundle up to go outside. Hopefully we don’t get any more snow!

I read 3 books in March as per my norm! All 3 were physical copies that I had in my TBR pile. Two of the authors were new to me. In total, I read 1,045 pages, which is the most I’ve read so far this year!

Reviews of these books are in prior posts on my blog. Short recaps of each of the books are below:

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Genre: Fiction
4/5 Stars
From my TBR pile
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Genre: Historical Fiction
5/5 Stars
From my TBR pile
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
4/5 Stars
From my TBR pile

In April I will be reviewing 3 books that haven’t been released yet! It will be my first time reviewing advanced copies and I’m super excited!!

Have a great month of reading my friends!!

Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

This story takes place in medieval Russia where the main character, Vasilisa, has grown up listening to fairy tales being told to her by her nurse. Vasilisa has powers but attempts to conceal them from her family (especially her stepmother). Danger is coming and her family is threatened so Vasilisa defies those that she loves to call upon those powers in hopes of saving those that she cares most for.

This is the first book in the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden and I loved it! The book left me wanting more at the end and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. It’s a perfect book to read this time of year and I gave it a 4/5 stars.

Book Review – Notorious

Notorious – By Allison Brennan

Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

This book centers around Maxine Revere, an investigative reporter who solves cold cases all over the country.

Maxine’s best friend was murdered when she was in high school. Another of Maxine’s friends, Kevin, was accused of that murder but was not convicted for it. Everyone in the community felt he was guilty of the crime except for Maxine. During that trial, Maxine found out that Kevin had lied to her about his alibi and while she still didn’t think he was guilty of the crime, their friendship suffered from the secrets and lies.

Several years have passed and Maxine is coming home to attend Kevin’s funeral. Through the years he abused drugs and ended up committing suicide. Kevin’s sister doesn’t believe that he took his own life and asked Maxine if she would look into it. At the same time she’s looking into Kevin’s death, she is also asked to take a look into another murder that recently happened at her old high school.

Maxine uncovers many dark secrets and lies that date back to her best friend’s murder and she discovers that both of these cases could be related.

This was the first book I’ve read by Allison Brennan and I really enjoyed it!! It was a fast read for me and kept me guessing until the end! I will definitely be picking up more books by this author to read in the future.

I am rating this a solid 4/5 stars.

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Hello, and welcome to my blog!

My name is Becky and I thought I would use this post to tell you a little bit about me and why I decided to start this blog.

I’ve always loved to read. I have my Mom to thank for that. She would read to my sister and I pretty much every night and we would take regular trips to our local library. I can usually be found with either a physical book, or my Nook, on me wherever I go (you just never know when you might get a chance to read a few pages)!

I’m not a super fast reader. I will typically finish a book in a week, depending on the length, and I tend to do a lot of my reading in the evenings.

I post most of what I read on Instagram with random thoughts of why I liked a book. I wanted to figure out a way to share better reviews and other topics related to reading so that is when I decided to start this blog!

I love to read all different types of genres (YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Thriller and Suspense are some of my favorites). I’m also not afraid to read a really long book (500+ pages); however, I like to read only 1 book at a time.

I will be posting weekly to my blog, and the posts won’t all be just book reviews so I would love for you to subscribe and follow my blog so that you’ll be notified when I add a post!