Blessed Are the Misfits by Brant Hansen
Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxes*
*I actually can’t remember if I finished this in March or April
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Set aside: Renegades by Marissa Meyer… oh this breaks my heart, but I was not feeling it. I might pick it up again but I’m just not sure. Why can nothing of hers since The Lunar Chronicles compare?
My Favorite Read
100% definitely Letters to the Lost. I had heard a lot of good things about it, but I was still skeptical for some reason, but I finally decided to get it in paperback and WHOA. While I was reading it I was thinking, this is enjoyable but it’s not going to be a favorite or anything, because I didn’t super love the characters (though I did care about them). But I found it highly, highly readable, and then at the end was there wasn’t a neat bow on top but it was hopeful and realistic and poignant I was just like YES, I want to tell stories like this. I’ll probably wait for More Than We Can Tell to come out in paperback too, but I’m definitely planning to read it as well. What was your favorite read in March?
Eek, sorry to hear you didn’t like Renegades. I actually haven’t read a Marissa Meyer book since The Lunar Chronicles but I definitely plan to. I’m hoping when I do I end up liking it more than you did! I think it’s more disappointing to not like a book by an author you already enjoyed. The expectations are already set.
I haven’t heard of Letters to the Lost but I’ll have to look it up since you liked it so much!
Hmm… my favorite read in March? Honestly I mainly focused on reading The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue since I wanted to catch up with what books I owned from that series before movie and I thought they were just alright. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to buying The Raven King to read and finish that series. I’m mostly indifferent towards the whole thing which is frustrating since so many people love it.
I read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom before that (might’ve been before March though) and LOVED those. And I’m currently reading Lair of Dreams and am enjoying that. It’s such a BIG book and it’s funny because I’m about halfway and not a whole lot of substantial stuff has actually happened, but surprisingly it doesn’t bother me? I think she does just a great job of immersing the reader into the world and introducing such well-rounded and interesting characters that I find I can follow along on their various day-to-day adventures and not get bothered. So yeah, enjoying that massive read (and really hoping I finish it before moving to London because that 600+ page hardback book will take up too much space in my luggage!)