March has dragged for too long in my opinion. It was a very weird month filled with some unsavoury revelations that needed to happen. Mental health wise I can feel my old self coming back again (I’ll write about this separately). I’ve been reading more lately and enjoying my blogging. For a while it felt like an unwanted chore but I’ve figured out the perfect balance.
Let’s get into the books I read last month:
Someone will tell you that I spent 90% of this book crying over Sirius Black’s imminent death and sad life, that person is life.
I enjoyed this book because sometimes it feels like there’s no space for mistakes and growth when it comes to being a feminist. But Roxane Gay touches on how no one person can be perfect, we’re learning every day and unlearning every day. I’m a bad feminist.
An example of why I shouldn’t trust anyone’s book opinions because people stay lying through their teeth about their faves. This book basically called me toxic, blocked me on twitter and continued posting screenshots subtweeted me. I wrote about it here.
I’ve been following Julian Winters on twitter before his book came out and I’ve finally got the chance to read it and review it. It’s soccer camp but make it queer and liberally sprinkled with the word “bro”. Check out my bullet-point review here.
I’m so glad I randomly picked up this book about female serial killers. You don’t hear much about women killers. I blame my recent obsession with Buzzfeed Unsolved. This book reads so well and clear. I like how sexism is addressed through out and although she doesn’t have the range, she does try to bring in cultural nuances when it comes to nonwhite women. Definitely worth the read.
ARCS I’ve Been Reading Lately
A quick read about a f/f relationship with a few problems regarding their bisexual rep and outing but otherwise very nice with some instances of homophobia. Review here
The final book following Want – it wasn’t what I expected but it had a very neat and satisfying ending. Review here
I was interested in this book because I loved the idea of a novel told in survival gam mode. It’s set in a Canadian town where mall stragglers are locked in the mall during a tornado and have to figure out how to survive possible flooding, plumbing issues and rogue victims. Zach, the male mc, immediately falls in love (and by immediately I mean IMMEDIATELY) with a girl he sees at a video game store simply because she’s a girl in a video game store.
I read this as part of a blog tour and it started off amazing. It’s about a forced marriage involving an independent princess who’s not having it and a quiet prince who just wants to do his duty. I fell in love with the female mc, Charlotte, and the story on the first chapter but as I read on the book fell flat and didn’t meet the expectations that the first chapters gave me.
I didn’t realise that this was the last book in a twelve part series…my bad. This is a lighthearted mystery that follows a librarian in a small town after she discovers a curious note linked to her deceased father. It felt a little predictable and unrealistic as cozy mysteries are.
Music I’ve Been Listening To Lately
Into the Spiderverse Soundtrack: It’s lit except for that one song with that one person. I listen to it every Saturday on my way to class.
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack: you’ll find me screaming along to The Greatest Show on my way to work.
Thank U, Next: I actually didn’t like this album when it first came out or any of the singles but I’m loving bad idea, makeup, needy and NASA.
When I Get Home: Solange’s album is…weird but I like it, Stay Flo is my favourite song on this album.
Everything on my Unsolvedathon TBR. I’ve somehow managed to intergrate my YARC book and Potterhead Readalong 19 into Unsolvedathon and I’m pleased.
Blackathon: I read Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, Running With Lions by Julian Winters
Year of the Asian: Ruse by Cindy Pon
Potterhead Reread Along 19: Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
I’m doing Bookending Spring this year or rather Bookending Autumn considering my side of the world. Stay tuned.
What did you get up to in March? Any books or movies that you would recommend to me? Let me know in the comments.