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I’m surprised I read so many books this month, considering it was wedding month! I read 6 books (only one less than February), bringing my 2019 total to 21/50 books. Which is crazy to think I already might reach my goal!
Of note, I unintentionally only read books by FEMALE AUTHORS (well also Nick Offerman but he co-wrote it with Megan Mullaly so the point stands) in March! AND another cool experience from this month was getting to chat with Bianca Marais about Hum in one of my buddy reads!
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This was such a unique book. I loved TJR’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and I love 70s rock music, so this was a win/win for me. It read like an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music. I’m really glad I listened to the audio of this — I think it lent itself to the formatting a bit better, and having such a wide cast of actors for each individual character was an amazing choice.
Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
A surprise 5-star read! I hadn’t even heard of this book, but it’s one of my favorites. It took what I learned from reading Born A Crime last month and just expanded on it in a way that broke my heart. Straight up, I was reading this at work and ended up sobbing. I’m VERY excited for Marais’ new release this summer.
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Another BOTM I read in the actual month I got it!
Oh, this was a tough one. Queenie’s story hit so close to home for me. I think this is ideal for those going through a “quarter-life” crises, or struggling with issues such as modern-day dating, racism, or anxiety. Very eye-opening and powerful book.
Looker by Laura Sims
It’s not a thriller, more of a monologue. I’m glad I listened to it because the narrator does a FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC job. It was a little disorienting because I had no idea what was going on and what was real, and had a hard time following along. But, damn, what a ride.
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My first of TJR’s purely romance books, and I enjoyed it. My main gripe is that I’m a nurse, and there’s a medical storyline I didn’t know was part of the plot, so I couldn’t get over the inaccuracies. But I love stories and books that deal with this “chaos theory” subject — what if everything that *could* happen, *did* happen?
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullaly & Nick Offerman
I was expecting more, but this was just ok. I enjoyed hearing the story of how they met, and their insights on religion, children, sex, and relationships. But, fuck, it got SO REPETITIVE and some of the “chapters” just seemed to be about nothing. There was a weirdly not-being-sarcastic pretentious vibe that I was not expecting. I basically put the last two hours (of a six hour audiobook…..) on as background noise.