Books I Read in March

Let’s ignore how late I am with this one and dive in, shall we!

I started off slow in March and then I read like 7 books in the last week. That’s just how it goes sometimes, peaks and troughs, but there are some gems in this round up!

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Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

I think I liked this one best out of the whole series, I loved the innocence to the romance plot, the countryside vibes, and I related a lot to Eve’s character. MORE ROMANCE WITH AUTISTIC CHARACTERS PLEASE.


A Touch of Darkness, A Touch of Ruin, and A Game of Fate by Scarlett St Clair

Okay so I have mixed feelings on this. A Hades and Persephone retelling? Absolutely. But is this the best writing in the world? No, it’s not. Ultimately I really enjoyed reading these, they’re fun and spicy and I would recommend them, but definitely not one if you’re looking for a ‘literary’ read.


Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibanez

I’ll be honest, this one didn’t quite hit the same spot as the previous, but I enjoyed being back in this magical world. Ibanez’s work for me stands out when it comes to the descriptions of food – I need snacks to hand to read her books! A good YA fantasy series that’s a little different to the usual tropes.


Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Can you believe I’d never read a graphic novel before? This is a super heartwarming read following two boys falling in love. It was over before the bathwater went cold but it was a really fun read!


In The Ravenous Dark by AM Strickland

Advanced copy gifted by publishers.

God I can’t tell you how much I loved this book! Astounding queer rep, blood magic, found family, it had all my favourite things! This book stood out to me as being a rare find of a standalone fantasy book with outstanding world building.

It comes out May 18th and you’re definitely going to want to read it.


For The Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Advanced copy gifted by publishers.

Another fantastic read, catch my full review here.


I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

Okay, so I haven’t watched Broad City (although it barely features so I’m not sure that’s an issue), but I found this lacking. I connected a lot with the *anxiety vibe* going on here, Abbi’s what ifs have certainly appeared in my own mind once or twice, and I think the themes of feeling unbalanced & searching for yourself will resonate with a lot of people. But on the flip side, this essay collection felt unedited and repetitive.

I bought this book in an indie bookstore in Toronto because it was touted as a “must read for millennial women”. I don’t agree, but as a writer of non fiction essays, this taught me two things.
One: It doesn’t have to be profound to have meaning. Some of the best sections of this book are simple in voice, lexicon & tone.
Two: Cut, cut, cut. Editing is key.


How To Write Creative Non Fiction, The Art of Creative Non Fiction and How Your Story Sets You Free

Three reads for school that were fine but nothing to write home about. Some useable quotes, but I’ve read better books on creative non fiction!


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