March 2019 Reads

Check out the books I read in March. That month, I was still on track for my goal of reading 24 books in 2019. If you’ve read any of these books or have any recommendations for me, remember to leave a comment at the bottom so we can discuss!

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Stats

Number of books read: 4 📘📘📘📘

Print books: 0

Audiobooks: 4 🎧🎧🎧🎧

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star books: 0

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 star books: 1

⭐⭐⭐ 3 star books: 2

⭐⭐ 2 star books: 1

1 star books: 0

😍 Favorite book: Sharp Objects

☹️ Least favorite book: Dark Matter

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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2.5 stars ⭐⭐💫

Read from February 24, 2019 – March 5, 2019.

This was not the first book about multiple universes I’ve read in the last few months and it is also not the first book about a professor who finds himself in a different world, battling the perception that he’s losing his mind. However, both the His Dark Materials series and The Humans are far better books than Dark Matter. This book was good, but not nearly as good as I was hoping. The premise was so interesting, the science to the science fiction was fascinating, but somehow I just couldn’t be convinced to care for Jason or his family. It felt moralistic toward the end and I just didn’t feel as invested as I wanted to be in the outcome of the story. Overall, it was a good story, but it was just missing ~something~ for me. I think if it was adapted to a movie, I would really enjoy the movie.

**read as audiobook**

Read my Goodreads review here.

How it Happened by Michael Koryta

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3 stars ⭐⭐⭐

Read from March 5, 2019 – March 15, 2019.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I’ve never read a police procedural type novel but this one was a great first for me. The story was compelling and the twists were unexpected but believable. The main character was flawed but somebody I enjoyed rooting for. Without giving anything away, the bad guy was the exact type of character I’m most happy to root against. Overall, this was a good story, especially for folks who love police shows.

**read as audiobook**

Read my Goodreads review here.

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

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3 stars ⭐⭐⭐

Read from March 15, 2019 – March 23, 2019.

I hadn’t heard anything about this book before diving in, so it felt like a bit of a risk, but I ended up really enjoying it. It was a good mystery that used alternating perspectives to its advantage. I figured out the main twist quite early on, but in a way that made me feel clever rather than making the book feel predictable. The ending was a little too rosy in my opinion, but overall, this was a solid read.

**read as audiobook**

Read my Goodreads review here.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Read from March 24, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

I really enjoyed this book. I think I liked it even more than Dark Places. Gillian Flynn is an incredible writer and I truly couldn’t put this book down. She’s a master of writing characters you kind of hate but still care about and the twists and turns of the plot … WOW.

**read as audiobook**

Read my Goodreads review here.

Have you read any of these books? Any suggestions for books I should add to my TBR? Leave a comment down below! I’d love to chat about books with you.