Hello, book friends, and welcome to our first What We’re Reading Wednesday of March (aka, birthday month!). I had a solid reading month in February and am hoping the trend continues, particularly since I will be treating myself to a trip to the bookstore in my new area in the near future.
My best books recap will go up tomorrow, highlighting my favorites from the nine (nine!) books I read in February. But until then, let’s check in about what I’ve been up to this past week, reading wise.
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I’ve certainly been busy since last week’s post! I finished The Authenticity Project on audio and was pretty delighted with it, overall. A fun cast of characters and some unexpected twists and turns — what more can you ask for?
I also wrapped up The Friendship Breakup*, which ended a bit abruptly in my opinion, but was a fun enough read. There’s a review up for that one, if you’re interested,
As promised, I picked up The Quarantine Princess Diaries* (out March 28th) next. I tore through it in about the span of a day. It was quick and cute and pretty much what you expect from a Princess Diaries book. I’ll be posting a review of that one in the near future, as well.
Finally, I finished up HausMagick. It was a beautiful reading experience and a book I will love having on my shelves, even if it didn’t quite revolutionize my ability to keep a cozy comfy home like I had hoped it might.
Whew! I finished a lot of books last week, didn’t I?
For my morning read, I picked up Witches of America, a memoir by Alex Mar. She went on a five-year investigative journey to learn more about the occult and then, of course, she wrote about it. I’m not too far in yet, so not much to say about it yet.
I finally picked up a highly anticipated read, Monica Heisey’s Really Good, Actually, and it is definitely living up to the hype for me. One of those books that has me laughing out loud enough that my husband asked me what’s so funny. I expect I’ll fly through this one at this rate.
On audio, I’m listening to Samantha Irby’s Meaty, which I believe was her first essay collection. It’s interesting because you can sort of feel it in the references, which are of a certain time gone by.
Up Next & On To You
There are so many books I’m excited to read, it feels like I can hardly get through them fast enough! I’m not entirely sure what’s next, but I am going to try and keep up with ARCs so probably I’ll be back to the NetGalley shelf after I wrap up Really Good, Actually.
What about you, book friends? What have you been reading lately, and how are you liking it?
11 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, March 1st ”
Sounds like a good week, AmandaKay. I think Killers of a Certain Age was my favourite from last week, it was fun and entertaining. Enjoy your present reads.
Thanks, Carla! I’ve heard good things about Killers of a Certain Age and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it!
So glad you enjoyed Pooley’s book. I loved the twists and the ways their lives intertwined. It made me warm and fuzzy even if I kind of hated the very end
The very end was definitely unexpected and perhaps unnecessary.
YES! Unnecessary which is probably why it bugged me. I will say, I adored Pooley’s follow up book
Witches of America sounds like it could be interesting. I’ve been reading Canaries Among Us this week.
Happy birthday month!
Thank you! Hope you’re enjoying Canaries Among Us
Really Good, Actually is on my TBR! Been on the audiobook hold list for a while. Have a great week!
Best of luck continuing the great reading streak in March!
I’m looking forward to your February wrap up Amanda!
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