Monday, March 30, 2015

March 2015 Wrap-Up

Hello dear Readers,

This is my March 2015 Wrap Up.

I read a total of five physical books, one ARC copy sent by NetGalley and four e-books.

I enjoyed reading all these books, but I have to say, the best book I read during March was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I do not know why I never heard and read this book before but I am glad I found it and read it. It was such an amazing read. No wonder why is considered a classic and won the Pulitzer Prize. 

The Divergent Series keeps surprising me, in a good way. I liked Divergent, the first book on the series, but I loved Insurgent, the second book on the series. One of these books that I could not put down. I wanted to keep reading and know what was going to happen at the end and that ending was amazing. Cannot wait to read the third book on the series, Allegiant.

A big surprise this month was The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I read the first five chapters of the first three books, Cinder-Scarlet-Cress (they were free in Amazon for Kindle) and I really liked them. I am thinking to read the complete first book to complete one task of the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, which is to read a book retelling a classic story, and eventually read the other four books. Very interesting book. I loved the author's writing style very much.

Little House on the Prairie, one of my all time favorites, the first novel, Little House in the big woods, I loved the illustrations on the book and the way the author describes events and characters.

Another classic, The Great Gatsby. I tried to read this book two years ago but I could not finish it. At that moment, it was not that appealing to me. I am glad that I reread it because I absolutely loved the story.

Pieces of My Mother is an ARC copy I received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I will be rating and posting my review here on the blog once the book is released on May 5th, 2015.

Finally, a big disappointment this month, Just one day by Gayle Forman. A few months ago I read If I Stay and Where She Went. I loved these books and maybe my expectations were too high but with Just One Day, I felt that "wow" factor was missing. That something to make me fall in love with the story. I liked it but it was just ok. I also felt some of the characters were left out at some point which maybe in the next book there is more but I am still debating if I want to read the other books.

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird 5/5 Stars
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Language: English
Paperback: 323 pages

Title: Insurgent 5/5 Stars
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Language: English
Paperback: 592 pages

Title: Pieces of my Mother (Digital Copy-ARC sent by Netgalley) Not Published Yet
Author: Melissa Cistaro
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Language: English
Paperback: 320 pages

Title: Little House in the Big Woods (LHOTP 1 Novel) 5/5 Stars
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Barnes and Noble
Language: English
Paperback: 83 pages

Title: Just One Day 3/5 Stars
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Ediciones B
Language: Spanish
Paperback: 84 pages

Title: An Unnecessary Woman 3/5 stars
Author: Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Grove Press
Language: English
Paperback: 304 pages

Title: The Great Gatsby (E-Book) 5/5 Stars
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Scribner
Language: English
Paperback: 217 pages

Title: The Lunar Chronicles (E-Books) 5/5 Stars
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwell and Friends
Language: English

Paperback: 132 pages


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