I am still getting back into the swing of things, and right now wrap ups seem to be the easiest way to get back into this. I read four more books in March, one of which is going to be a favorite for the year and maybe all- time. I’m definitely feeling more like reading that I have for the last six-ish months, which is good news!
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
By far one of the best books I’ll read this year. Daisy Jones and the Six is getting a ton of buzz, but don’t let that scare you. Like Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid brings to life an incredible woman, making Daisy Jones feel like the most real person, and the Six feel like a band I wish existed. There were so many quotes that made me stop and think, and I know this is one I’ll read again, which is not something I do often.
There is a Spotify playlist based on the novel, which is a great companion, and something I’ve been listening to since finishing the book. If you loved this and haven’t listened, highly recommend.
White Fur by Jardine Libaire
I got this one from Book of the Month I believe last summer, and had been meaning to pick it up for ages. I loved the first three quarters of it, but the end just went completely off the rails for me, and felt like a completely different book from the rest of it. Jamie and Elise’s relationship was definitely unique, and their “wrong side of the tracks” dynamic was great, despite neither of them being particularly likeable characters. Something about this one just didn’t work for me, though, and I ended up giving it two stars.
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
I will read pretty much anything Christina Lauren comes out with at this point. Their romances are sweet and funny and you can read them in no time at all. After White Fur, I wanted something light, and My Favorite Half-Night Stand ended up being just that. Millie and her group of guy friends are all professors looking for dates to the end of semester gala, and they challenge each other to make online dating profiles to do so. Millie uses a pen name for hers and ends up talking to her friend … you can imagine how it unfolds from there. This book made me laugh and cry and fall in love with the characters, which I think is super rare in a romance! Definitely recommend if you’re looking for light spring/summer books or trying to get out of a reading slump.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
This is another one that was getting so hyped up I thought I might not like it, and another BOTM pick I was happy to check off my list. The Kiss Quotient absolutely lived up to the hype, and again I flew through it. Stella is on the spectrum and isn’t sure how to pursue romantic relationships. She’s brilliant, wealthy, and eager to learn, so she hires Michael to help her. The lines begin to blur between their real and fake relationships, making things confusing for both of them, and a joy to read along with.
I absolutely loved this one, their relationship was so well developed and Michael was so considerate of her and just, so sweet. This is the kind of romance I would one day love to write!
What did you read this March?