March 2016 Reading Wrap Up

In March, I read a lot—much more than I expected or intended! With my final semester of college wrapping up, I’ve been incredibly busy, and honestly, I don’t really have the time to read what isn’t required. However, somehow I managed it. I read a total of 12 books, and out of those, three were required for school. Below, I’ll talk about them. I won’t give a summary, but I’ll list my rating and whether or not I think you should give it a read!

Seven Cities by Jayna Ostler

My friend and writing buddy Jayna wrote this book, and I finished it in a few hours! It’s one of my favorite novels yet by here! I’ve already done a full review of this novel, but just for the sake of this wrap-up, let me just say that it was amazing and deserves so much love. 5/5 stars!

Gabriel’s Inferno, Gabriel’s Rapture, and Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

I posted a review on the first novel of this trilogy, but the other two were just as brilliant and beautiful as the first. This trilogy definitely made my list of favorite books of all time. The writing was outstanding and the development was paced so well. Nothing was rushed. It was the perfect read. 5/5 stars for each novel.

The Night Parade by Johnny DePalma

Even though this is a children’s book, I’m still counting it. I won it from a Goodreads giveaway earlier this month. It’s not a typical children’s book, and I found myself really enjoying it even though I’m 22 years old. The illustrations were perfect, and the message was great, even for an early adult. 5/5 stars.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I also reviewed this book after I read it. Ever since I read Twilight, I never tried to read a vampire book again. However, this book blew me away. It was absolutely beautiful, and Holly Black is a goddess for writing this. I believe I gave this 4/5 stars.

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

I was required to read this for school, and it was a struggle to read it. I understand where Woolf was coming from when writing it, but it was too much. I’m not a fan of Virginia Woolf anyway. Her writing style is too chaotic, and she contradicted a lot of her main points over and over again in this novel. It wasn’t my cup of tea. I believe I gave it 2/5 stars. I’ll definitely be unhauling it once the semester is over.

Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, but still, it’s nothing I would’ve read voluntarily. It was required, like Woolf’s novel, for a class I’m taking. It’ll be unhauled after the semester. The main character in this novel was depressed and a bit psychotic and I couldn’t stand being in her head. 3/5 stars, and that was a generous rating.

Easy by Tammara Webber

This was easily one of the best New Adult books I’ve ever read. I didn’t write a review for it, but it was amazing. It dealt with subjects that aren’t typically talked about in New Adult books, such as rape and death. Even though this was written in Jaqueline’s point of view and we get to see all the emotions she went through (almost rape, break up, fears, terrible home life, etc.), I loved the main male character, Lucas. He was fierce yet protective, and I just wanted to jump into the book and make him my boyfriend. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I can’t wait to read the companion novel, written in Lucas’ point of view.

Endgame by Samuel Beckett

This was a short, 84 page play that I was required to read for class. It was easily one of the worst plays I’ve ever read. There was no plot, no character development…nothing. I know that was the point of this play, but it just didn’t make sense to me. Books that consist of literally nothing (even though that’s the point) aren’t my thing. 1/5 stars.

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

I read this book in a few hours! It was absolutely incredible. I loved the office romance between Chloe and Bennett and I loved how Chloe was a strong, independent woman and Bennett was more in touch with his feelings. Definitely worth the read. I wrote a review on this one, as well. 5/5 stars.

Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren

This is a novella that occurs right after where Beautiful Bastard ended. I began reading this immediately after I finished Beautiful Bastard and finished shortly after. I loved how attached Bennett is to Chloe and his emotions. Are there guys like that in real life? I doubt it, but it’s sure fun to read about them. 5/5 stars.

In April, I plan to read or finish reading:
The Innocent by Ian McEwan (currently reading)
Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren (currently reading)
Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren
Danger, Sweetheart by MaryJanice Davidson (ARC I won from Goodreads!)
Another World by Pat Barker (required for school)
You by Caroline Kepnes

And many others! Stay tuned for more book reviews, hauls, lists, and wrap ups! Thanks for reading!