What I Read In March
I had a really good reading month! Not because I read more in March than last month, but all the books I read were winners. Seriously! All these books can be read in one sitting. Easy read and so captivating. I don’t know if it is luck or I was so selective with the books to read because we are in quarantine. Reading is definitely one of the things I love to do during this time.
What I Read In March
Conviction By Denise Mina
Anna McDonald is your classic trophy wife. She packs up the kids for school, makes breakfast, and is an avid true crime podcast listener. One morning her husband gave a shocking announcement and made Anna just spiral. To tune out, she listened to a true crime podcast and she happens to know the victim in this particular series and thinks she can solve this crime. Anna’s life is going out of control and her past is haunting her.
When I was reading this book, I felt like I was listening to the true crime podcast too and wanting to tune in to what really happened to the victim. My heart was racing every time she was on a run. I couldn’t believe her past and how she coped with it. If anything, this just proves how much more powerful it is to continue to stand up for yourself. This book kept me guessing every time as to what happened to the podcast and to Anna’s life. This was a great thriller.
The Two Lives Of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Lydia and Freddie have been together for over ten years. And their love was indestructible. But on Lydia’s birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. Lydia felt her life just shatter and doesn’t think she can live a fulfilling live without him. One day she figured out a way to bring Freddie back and live the life she would have had if Freddie was alive. This is her escape from the tragedy. But as time goes on, Lydia feels more pulled away from her past life. She goes through an emotional breakdown and figures out where to really place her heart.
This book started off really sad because of the tragic accident and I felt for Lydia. So the entire time I was sympathizing because that is my biggest fear, to lose my husband. If you enjoyed reading One Day in December (which I read in December), I truly think you’ll enjoy this one. I actually like this one a bit better. I will warn you that it may be triggering especially if you lost someone dearly in your life. But I enjoyed tapping into Lydia’s mind and going through the emotional rollercoaster because it is realistic. Her actions do make sense and don’t make sense all at once. But it really makes me think about happiness and life after a tragedy.
In Five Years by Rebecca Steele
Dannie Kohan lives her life by numbers. Everything is calculated and there’s no such thing as unpredictability. When asked ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’, Dannie has the perfect answer. She carefully planned everything in life, about to get her dream job, and engaged to the man that fits perfectly in her life. But one evening, she fell asleep and woke up in a different apartment with a different ring on her finger and a different guy. And soon realizes she’s 5 years in the future. She experiences the future for about an hour and wakes up to the present time. That moment shook her. Nothing was what she planned for.
This book is so easy to grab your attention. I quickly finished it. This book impacted me more than I thought. I assumed I knew what the storyline would be like but then it took a turn and an unexpected event happened. That unexpected event was a big trigger for me. From the way they describe the process and living through it, I was able to relate to it 100%. I was for sure emotional because it made me re-live those moments. Without a doubt, I highly recommend this book. I think everyone can take away something from reading this book.
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Alix Chamberlain is a successful women. She is confident and driven and is known for her brand and showing how other women can live a successful life too. One day, Alix asked her babysitter Emira to unexpectedly watch their toddler. Somehow Emira was mistaken for kidnapping a child at a high-end supermarket. Emira was humiliated and when Alix heard what happened, she was so shook by this news. So Alix wants to make it right for Emira. When the video of the supermarket incident leaked, the dynamic between the two women changed. Alix’s past was revealed and unraveled and Emira is torn between what she needs in life.
Another great and easy read! I had no idea what to expect from this book. I was primarily intrigued by Alix, her lifestyle, and past. There were moments I liked her and moments I could not stand her. I think it is because I can tell she really cared for Emira and her wellbeing, but at the same, I did not like her “driven” mentality. This book was interesting because it brought up race, income, and expectations in life from both Alix and Emira’s lives. Both women come from extremely different upbringings. It also makes you question, how much your past matters to your current life.
Since Chicago’s Stay At Home Order has extended, I really hope that the books I will read in April are just as good! Have you read any of these books?
Regine Karpel says
I need to read In Five Years.
Yes! So good!
Morgan Klein says
These books seem amazing! I need to get back into reading again!!
Like I told you on Instagram theses books look so good !
I really want to read them all especially 5 years since I can’t stop to see this book everywhere, 🙂
And I love your creative pictures here.
In 5 years such a great book! Thank you Margot!
Thanks for sharing! I Think i want to read In Five Years!
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
It’s so good!
Hillary Conheady says
So many great picks this month! Such a Fun Age sounds soooo interesting!
It’s definitely interesting!
Anna English says
These all sound like quick, easy reads!
They totally are! So good!
You always have the best book recs! Definitely going to check these out!
I hoe you like them!
I’ve had The Two Lives of Lydia Bird and In Five Years on my TBR for a little while now. I’m sure I’ll get to them soon. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed them. They seem like excellent book choices – especially for the spring and summer. Great reading list!
I hope you get to read them soon!
Such great reads! I loved In Five Years and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. Need to read Conviction next!
Yay glad you agree with me! I think you’ll love Conviction!
All of these sound so good! I’m so happy you had all good books for March. I’ll have to add these to my list. We are still on a Stay at Home order too, until May 1st, and I’m trying to soak up all the reading I can.
Make Life Marvelous
Definitely the perfect time to read
Need to read all of these!!!
I loved In Five Years! Such a good read!
Sarah Lindner says
All the time to read these days and these all look like viable options…great list! xoxo, Sarah
Reading machine! And you scored 4 for 4 on good ones!
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Elegant Duchess says
I really like the sound of Conviction! I finally have a bit more time for reading. I like Graham Masterton books and I’m on a mission to read a few now. xx
STAY HOME, STAY GRATEFUL, STAY SAFE xx
Oo I’ll have to check out those books!
Ruth Josey says
I tend to get stuck in a rut with what I read – same authors, same genres and I’ve been trying to branch out a bit. I really appreciate the time you’ve taken to review the books you’ve read and I’ve added all four of these to my future reads list. Maybe by the time I get through the stack I currently have, I can find these at the thrift store for $1 or $2 (which is where I’m trying to get my books now). They all sound different enough from what I normally read. Thanks so much for sharing! Such cute photos too – I just love your top!
This makes me happy to hear you added these books to your list! Hopefully you’ll be able to find them too!
I read all the synopsis and they all look interesting to read, I can’t pick which one to grab first.
I highly recommend starting with In Five Years. It’s a super quick book!
Totally unrelated but I love that pink rug you’re lying on!!
Thank you!! Took me a long time to find the perfect pink rug haha.