Reading wise (and otherwise) March was a bit of a fail. Things just got really stressful mid-March for family reasons and I wasn’t able to have a book hold my attention. As a result, I finished 5 books that I’ll share in my March Reads, and 2 of those were picture books. Yes, I count them! I’d say April would be better, but I’m a week in and I haven’t finished anything or even read very much. Hopefully I can get back into it soon. For that reason I have decided not to share April reading plans, and just see how things go, but I’ll be back with more reading plans for May.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I was reading this with Ambur (who blogs here) and we both wanted to read it before the movie came out, so I’m glad that I did. It’s very well-written and I enjoyed reading it even if the writing and characters was a bit pretentious at times.
Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira (Illustrated by Poly Bernatene)*: SO CUTE. I am giving this to my friend who is about to have a baby but I am definitely tempted to keep it cause it’s adorable. It’s about a pig that just wants to fit in. Illustrations are great too.
I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder*: I also really liked the illustrations in this one, and it was pretty cute, but some of the haikus were too expected (peanut butter and jam comparison, for example).
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han*: I read almost all of this at the airport and on a plane, and I wish I had been so productive on my subsequent plane rides! Sadly, I mainly just napped. This is a cute YA novel about a girl who writes love letters and hides them away and one day they are all mailed off. Han’s writing is authentic and eloquent, and this was a fun, light, read.
The Germ Code by Jason Tetro*: Sometimes I like to read non-fiction so I dug this out and realized that I probably should have known it was a bit too simple for me but I wanted it to be a bit more. I thought there would be more on helpful germs instead of just harmful ones, and there were no references (done on purpose, to make it more accessible) even at the back of the book. There were some interesting anecdotes but topics that could be interesting just weren’t fully fleshed out and it just wasn’t quite the book I wanted it to be.
I ended up finishing 2 of the 6 books on my February Reads list, and I didn’t even start two of them. But I have the new Veronica Mars novel and it’s a new month and as long as I stop spending all my time blogging, I should be good for some reading this month.
What were your March Reads? Do you have anything you’re planning to read in April?