Six books for the month of March. This seems small but is sort of astounding to me, given that we had a brand new baby at the beginning of the month, and then said baby spent a week in the NICU. All but two of these books were audio book listens because of previously listed reasons. March was also the second month in a row full of Maggie Stiefvater books! No regrets, she is amazing.
I absolutely adored the Raven Cycle Series, which featured one of the best audio narrations I’ve ever listened to. Will Patton truly brought this series to life in a way that I’m certain I wouldn’t have been able to on my own. The Raven King is the final installment of the series and brought a perfect conclusion to these characters I’ve become so attached to. You should definitely check these out if you haven’t yet!
Another highlight from this month was Jenny Lawson’s, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. This was my second of Lawson’s books, and if possible is even funnier than the first. I brought it with me to the hospital and legitimately laughed through my contractions. I cannot recommend her books highly enough.
The whole line up…
We Were Liars – 4 crowns
The Raven King – 5 crowns
Shiver – 4 crowns
Linger – 3 crowns
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – 5 crowns
Forever – 3 crowns
February was a pretty decent month for reading. It was crazy times around here while we prepared for the birth of our 5th and last baby, and had a few false alarms that sent us rushing to the doctor. The fact that I’m posting this wrap-up in June should give you a solid idea of what life has been like with 4 kids and a newborn.
There’s a 3-way tie for favorite reads of the month between The Nix, A Conjuring of Light, and Furiously Happy.
The Nix – 5 crowns
The Nix is an incredibly timely read and joined my list of top all time favorite books. This multigenerational family saga is full of sharp insight about politics and behavior in America. The more I think on it, the more I find to love about it. Definitely check it out!
A Conjuring of Light – 5 crowns
Oh I was so excited to finally have a conclusion to the A Darker Shade of Magic series and Schwab did NOT disappoint. I loved every minute of it and even though I didn’t want it to end, the conclusion brought a fitting ending to these beloved characters.
Furiously Happy – 5 crowns
This is without a single doubt the funniest book I’ve ever read. It brought me to tears, breathless from laughter on more than one occasion. I want to find Jenny Lawson and convince her to be my best friend forever.
The rest of the line up….
The Raven Boys – 5 crowns
The Smartest Kids in the World – 4 crowns
The Dream Thieves – 5 crowns
Blue Lily Lily Blue – 5 crowns
The Regional Office Is Under Attack – 3 crowns