Recently Read: March 2015

I didn’t do as much reading in March, mostly because of the craziness of getting ready to move back into our house. Hopefully I can do better this month, but to be honest, I’m not off to a great start so far. Unpacking is time consuming, guys!

Save Me by Kristyn Kusek Lewis
First of all, I liked this book a lot because it takes place in the Raleigh/Durham area, which is where I live, so that was cool. But, it also took a real look at the complications of marriage, and the affect that infidelity has on it. I thought it was a great book, and it kept my interest the whole time I was reading it.
The verdict: Read this one, especially if you enjoy reading books about marriage.

Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor
This memoir is about a woman who lost her husband while she was pregnant. I don’t usually read a lot of memoirs, but I thought that this one sounded really interesting, and my heart went out to this poor woman just from reading the book description. Unfortunately, I just could not get through this book. I was forcing myself to pick it up, and I just couldn’t make myself enjoy it. I wanted to like it so much, but about halfway through, I couldn’t stand reading it any longer, so I gave up on it.
The verdict: Pass on this one.

Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
Oh man, this was the best book I read in March. I loved it so much that I almost couldn’t put it down, and every time I did put it down, all I wanted to do was talk about it with TJ. It’s a novel about a few people who were stranded on a deserted island for a couple years, and it alternates character perspectives as well as goes back and forth between present time and past time. It was excellent, and I kind of want to go back and re-read it.
The verdict: Go read this one right now. Like, seriously.

Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
I’ve had my eye on this one for a few years, especially because I’ve liked other novels by Catherine McKenzie in the past (here’s my review on Arranged). For whatever reason, I kept putting off reading it, but when I saw that the price was discounted last month, I decided it was the right time to finally bite the bullet. It’s about a woman who is visiting Africa when an earthquake strikes, cutting off all communication for 6 months, which leaves her friends and family thinking she’s died. When she finally gets back home, she has to deal with what it’s like to “come back from the dead.” Overally, I would say I liked, but not loved this book. It was good, but I wasn’t dying to pick it back up once I put it down.
The verdict: It’s a fairly light read, so read this if you’re in the mood for something light and easy.

What’s the best thing you read last month? Have you read any of the books above? Any books that you thought you’d like, but just couldn’t get into?

  • Nadine
    April 9, 2015

    Just the title of Wreckage sounds interesting!

  • Finley
    April 9, 2015

    ok i am buying a notepad and i am filling it with all the books i want to read so i don’t forget 🙂 adding on your emily bleeker one and save me! They definitely sound like books i want to read!

  • Erin Gray
    April 10, 2015

    Wreckage sounds really interesting. Adding to the to read list!

    I’ve found since moving to Sydney, there are Aussie authors who write stories set here. It is definitely enjoyable. Glad you found one set in your town too.

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