I loved how every book I read in March was so different, and I enjoyed all of them! It’s always fun when I read a variety of genres in one month.
I was on pace to read quite a bit of books, but halfway through March, Carter decides to show up early haha. So I ended up only reading 3 books. Having a newborn definitely is a lot of work and I had to put reading aside and prioritize sleep whenever I could. Nevertheless, it is rewarding.
Once I get my groove back, hopefully I can pick up reading again. In the meantime, hope you all will enjoy these books as much as I did!
What I Read In March
In the Fontana family there is a curse that started 200 years ago. Every second-born daughter is not capable of finding love and getting married. Emilia is a second-born daughter and is happily single working for her grandfather’s deli. Her cousin is another second-born daughter, Lucy, and is determined to fall in love. Randomly, their great Aunt Poppy calls them to accompany her to Italy. She promises that she can break the Fontana curse. Of course, this causes a rift between Emilia and her Nonna. But Emilia and Lucy went with Poppy to Italy wandering Venetian streets, Tuscany fields, and the Amalfi Coast. Throughout their trip they discover secrets about the Fontana family and why they immigrated to America. Are these secrets the reason why there is tension in the Fontana family. Can the curse really be broken?
LOVE this book. I couldn’t put it down. If you are looking for a book that will take you to travel adventure, you will want this one. It brought me back to when we were in Venice and Florence and the magic I felt (I know cheesy, but so true!). The book was well written, and it is not just about getting married. It’s all about believing in yourself and going after what you really want and what it means to be a family. It is so hard for me to talk about this book without revealing any major details. The storyline is incredible and I love that it took me back to Italy.
Ruth Tuttle is an affluent black woman living in Chicago and is married to a successful black man. It is 2008 and President Barack Obama became president and is known as the first Black president. At the same time, it was during the 2008 financial crisis. Ruth decides to head back to her hometown in Indiana where she realized a factory that employed the entire town has shut down. She unexpectedly befriends Midnight, a young white boy, while she tries to uncover a secret from her past that her family tries to keep hidden. Ruth encounters poverty, racism, and despair in her hometown. A traumatic incident occurs in a racially tense town and Ruth and Midnight’s courses collide in a way that can turn both of their lives upside down.
This book covers a lot, like race, racism, poverty, divisiveness, secrets, and success. Even if this is a fictional book, the storyline can be realistic. I enjoyed it because not only does it have Chicago references, but how much I learned from reading it. It’s also crazy to think how different the world is in Chicago and just a state next to Chicago and how the 2008 presidential election was perceived. I’d say this book will help you gain a different perspective while be captivating in an incredible storyline.
Nora has a chance to make it right and finds herself at the Midnight Library. She has lived her life full of regrets, misery, and thinks she is letting everyone down. The Midnight Library is her opportunity to make a change in her life. This library allows her to live her life if she had done things differently. However, things aren’t always what she imagined and her choices put the library into danger. Before time runs out, she must figure out and answer – what is the best way to live?
I have to warn you all that this book can be triggering. There are discussions of suicide and depression. Just wanted to warn you all just in case. Overall, this was a good book and the storyline was captivating. Through it all, I wondered what life will Nora choose and it made me wonder if parallel universes truly exist. In general, there’s a life lesson in this book that I think is told in an incredible way. In the end, I found the book to be uplifting.
What was the last book you read?