Finally!!!! I’ve been waiting to use this headline for a whole year!!! I managed to read every book on my March Reading Goals list and I can’t lie, I was celebrating when I looked up from the last book on March 31.
Yup, I made my inner March reader roar like a lion! Don’t ask me how I did it, because as a mood reader I am just as surprised at myself.
Here is What I Read and What I Thought:
- Turning by Joy L. Smith: Check out my review of this debut novel that features a young ballerina who has to reconsider her life now that she is in a wheelchair. Arc Review: Turning by Joy L. Smith
- Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye: Add this to the list of books featuring bad mamma jamma Black girls who embody strength and magic. Part one of a duology. Check out my reviews here, 5 Reasons to Read Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye and Review: Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye
- Black Birds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert: This book is a historical account of not just the Tulsa Massacre but the history of racism since Oklahoma became a state. I listened to the audiobook and am currently reading through it again via the physical copy. The audiobook was narrated by the author and was very good.
- The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict: This book was so good and it has now sent me on a journey of reading other books, like Passing by Nella Larsen and The Great Mrs. Elias by Barbara Chase Riboud set during the same era and featuring similar themes. Check out my review, Review: The Personal Librarian
- Fridge Love by Kristen Hong: It’s spring cleaning time and I got some great ideas for resetting my fridge habits and for storing my fresh produce. I can’t wait to try out some of her ideas.
- Maus I by Art Spiegelman: This was a read prompted by the horrible increase in book banning across the country. I thought this was an excellent graphic novel read it in one sitting.
- Maus II by Art Spiegelman: This book really spoke to the generational trauma of those who were victims of the Holocaust.
Have you read any of these books on my March Reading Goals List or do you plan to add them to your TBR?