March Wrap Up

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March was such an amazing reading month for me! I ended up reading 9 books, and most of them, if not all, were 5 star reads. I’m so excited to share them with you all today. 🙂

I’ve been obsessed with reading e-books lately. Why, you might ask? Well, there’s not a particular reason behind it. It might be because I can stay up late at night reading in bed without having to switch on any lights, or it might even be because it was a way for me to start another book right after finishing one, I can’t say; but surprisingly, ALL the books I read this month were on my kindle. I’m planning to discuss this topic on the blog soon, so stay tuned for that.

Since I’m still on my book buying ban, I didn’t buy any books this month—but I did receive a package from my lovely friend Nina! She sent me a copy of My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and a bunch of other things. Thank you so much, Nina! ❤ I’m so excited to read My Life Next Door! I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, and it’s synopsis is just.. srgmdawiahnl *heart eyes*

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So here are the 9 amazing books I read this month:

  • Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras:  5/5 stars. This book’s synopsis had me really intrigued, and I ended up absolutely adoring it! I highly recommend this wonderful NA book to everyone.
  • Chasing Spring by R.S. Grey:  4.5/5 stars. This was my first R.S. Grey book, and I enjoyed it so much that I went to Goodreads right after finishing it and added her other books to my already ginormous TBR. I adore this author’s writing. There’s a real wittiness and humor in her books that I love. If you like Romantic Comedies, you need to check out this book!
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck:  3/5 stars. I read this novella for school, and maybe it’s just me but it was a “meh” kind of book..
  • With This Heart by R.S. Grey:  5/5 stars. I picked this up right after finishing Chasing Spring and ended up loving it even more. Such a sweet, refreshing, and captivating read with some adorable characters. Highly recommend this book too. 🙂
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover:  5/5 stars. Colleen Hoover’s books will always have a special place in my heart. Adored this book to pieces. ❤
  • Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey:  5/5 stars. If you ever ask me what my favorite R.S. Grey book is, it’d be this one. Oh my, I completing fell in love with this book! Such a great and refreshing read. You *have* to check it out!
  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover:  4/5 stars. I know a lot of you love this book, and don’t get me wrong, I did too, but the beginning was a bit boring for me. I don’t know, I can really explain it in words, but it wasn’t like any other CoHo book. I did love the fact that it had diversity, which is a quite uncommon thing in NA books as far as I know. It finally had me intrigued and I found myself turning the pages faster once I was halfway through. Overall, I can’t say I didn’t like the story—I did—but it won’t be one of my favorite CoHo books for sure.
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia:  3.5/5 stars. This is one of the books that I went into with high expectations and was a bit disappointed. Even though the book wasn’t solely based on the romance/relationships, some things like how Alex and Miles were “together” just after a kiss was quite unrealistic in my opinion, which was one of the reasons why I rated it three and a half stars. I guess if you go into it without expecting much, there’s a chance you might enjoy it more than I did.
  • Take Me On by Katie McGarry:  a million stars! Oh my goodness, this book has to be my favorite of the month! I loved it so freakin’ much. <333 It’s characters, the story, the author’s writing… simply amazing! I have a fear I’ll compare any contemporary book I read in the future with this one before rating it. Seriously guys, I can’t recommend it enough—GO READ IT!

There! Those are the 9 books I devoured this month. My favorite, as I said, was Take Me On, and my least favorite was The Pearl.

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How many books did you read in March? What’s your favorite and least favorite? Have you read any of these books?? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

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29 thoughts on “March Wrap Up

  1. lattenightsreviews says:

    I also read 9 books! My wrap up is going live at midnight 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed KH! I read it last year and absolutely loved it! Now you have to read Torn Hearts (its on Wattpad), Paper Hearts and Elastic Hearts!
    I read Scoring Wilder this past month and I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait for The Summer Games!!! I also read Chasing Spring before it came out and adored it.

    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    • Shikha @ Fiction and Tea says:

      Yes I’ll definitely check them out! KH was such a great story that I absolutely have to read everything else by the author!
      Ahh me neither!! So glad you liked it 🙂 I really want to read more of R.S. Grey’s books. Some of them are on my Kindle, so hopefully I can read them soon.

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  2. Reg | She Latitude says:

    I haven’t read any of the books you’ve read this month but I’m super excited for you to start reading My Life Next Door! I finished it a couple of days ago and really, really liked it — I thought it was more mature than other YA contemporaries, and the characters behaved in real ways. Yes to couples communication, essentially. Hope you enjoy it! 😛

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  3. My Tiny Obsessions says:

    I’m obsessed with ebooks lately too, exactly for those reasons – I can read them in bed, with the light out. I can jump in between them… it’s great :). I want to read some of the books you read this month. Colleen Hoover is in the plan for the next couple of months 🙂

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  4. emmyfictionaire says:

    I read ten books this month: I reread all of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, and Lady Midnight!! They were all five stars for me XD

    I absolutely lovvvvvvvve Ugly Love!!! One of my favorites! I also love Crash Into You by Katie McGarry, so I hope to read her other books soon as well 🙂

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    • Shikha @ Fiction and Tea says:

      I hope you enjoy Made You Up! Haha I know what you mean. Maybe it’s just me, but I think not going into it with a lot of high expectations would be better, to be honest.
      I hope April is a great month for you too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Jess!

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  5. Rayna says:

    I read seven books in March, my favorite being Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor, and my least favorite being The Crown & the Arrow by Renee Ahdieh. I haven’t read any of the books on your list but I’ve heard a lot of good things about Colleen Hoover’s books, so maybe I’ll pick one of hers up one day.

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  6. The Writing Duo says:

    Aw, sad to hear you didn’t enjoy Made You Up. It was one of Sarena’s fave contemp reads of 2015. But I’m happy to hear you had an amazing reading month! I rarely read 9 books in a month, let alone a school month! It looks like you read some amazing books!

    A supply teacher I had in twelfth grade raved about The Pearl, but I still haven’t read it. Not sure if it’s one of his better works. I started Grapes of Wrath but never finished it, though it was good. Maybe I’ll re-try it in the future, and check out The Pearl since it’s so short.

    Great wrap-up!

    Thanks,
    Sasha @ The Writing Duo

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    • Shikha @ Fiction and Tea says:

      Oh, I was really hoping to like it since its synopsis sounded so good, but somehow didn’t.. I know! I barely manage to read 5 books, but I guess since all of them were ebooks it made reading quicker!
      Ah yes, hope you enjoy it whenever you pick it up! 🙂 Thank you!

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