Well guys… If February was a slow reading month, then March was even slower (which I didn’t really think was possible). I only finished two books during the month of March… YIKES.
I could make excuses about how March was busy and try to explain why I didn’t read much, but the truth is I just didn’t feel like it. Lots was going on at work, and I was working a lot of overtime… but I could have easily read on the bus or once I got home. I just didn’t really want to, and I’m okay with that. There’s are plenty of months left to catch up on my goal!
- The first book I read this month was The Kite Runner. This book is pretty long, but it is also a very heavy read. It is extremely sad, and is definitely not a book you can fly through quickly (or at least I couldn’t). I wasn’t even 100 pages in when I first cried (yes, first… I cried more than once) but it was worth every tear. This book is phenomenal. I have been meaning to read it for years after hearing so many rave reviews, but for no real reason kept putting it off. It is 100% worth the hype. If you haven’t read it now, I highly recommend that you do so.
- The Girl on the Train was the second and final book that I completed during the month of March. After The Kite Runner, I had a pretty bad reading hangover, and I needed something that would really suck me in and keep me reading… and I kinda felt like reading a mystery! Plus, it was also this month’s pick for the Paper & Glam Book Club (which I am sort of trying to participate in) so it seemed like the perfect choice! The Girl on the Train has been compared to Gone Girl, and there are some similarities (especially once you reach the end). Both are very suspenseful psychological thrillers; however, Gone Girl is much more of a slow burn type of book – the tension builds slowly in the first section and then picks up towards the end. The Girl on the Train was, in my opinion, much faster paced. I finished this one pretty quickly and would definitely recommend it if you like a good mystery!
And that, pathetically, is it for March! I did start a third book, but I technically finished it in April, so you will have to wait until next month to find out what it is!
I’m hoping that April will be a better month for me… I am headed to D.C. and Iceland this month (EEEK! So excited!), so hopefully I can get lots of reading done on the plane!
What have you guys been reading lately? I would love some suggestions! 🙂