What I Read…

Happy Show Us Your Books Day! I don’t want to make a cliche comment about how it’s already March… but also, it’s already MARCH. Damn.

Linking up with Steph & Jana today!

I read three books this month 🎉 All only 3 stars, though.

Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine | Memoir | ★★★/5
I don’t remember why or how this book came across my radar. I didn’t know her name and I’d never listened to her podcast (10 Things to Tell You). This book was a “meh” for me. I wanted to have my mind blown as far as friendship goes and it wasn’t. That said, it was an interesting enough read. It’d have been more interesting if I knew who the hell she was. Lol

One by One by Ruth Ware | Mystery | ★★★/5
I wanted to like this one. I hated Ware’s Cabin 10, but I was giving her another shot. This wasn’t terrible, but it reminded me of The Hunting Party and The Sanatorium… so I felt like I’d been there, done that. (In Ware’s defense, One by One came out before The Sanatorium.) It was fine, but I figured out the killer immediately after the first death and I just kept reading to essentially know why 🤷🏼‍♀️

A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw | Mystery? | ★★★/5
This book was also fine. (Maybe I’m the problem this month? lol) I picked it from the BOTM selection and then avoided reading it because it didn’t sound like “my thing.” Then I joined a bookclub that happened to be reading this one next. Fate, maybe. Maybe it’s because of where I live, but I couldn’t help but see everyone as Amish or Amish-lite. It was kind of M. Night Shyamalan meets Amish Mafia. Lol


| 5 points | Freebie: The Love Hypothesis (Hazelwood)
| 10 points | Title starts with the letter C: Carnegie’s Maid (Benedict)
| 10 points | Published in 2020 or 2021: The Wedding Game (Quinn)
| 15 points | One of the following in the title: you/your/etc.: Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. (Tremaine)
| 20 points | Set on an island: Reckless Girls (Hawkins)
| 20 points | From an indigenous or First Nations author: There There (Orange)
| 25 points | A memoir/biography/autobiography: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman(Massie)
| 30 point | One of these in the title: Ace/King/Queen/Jack/Joker: Queen of the Tearling(Johansen)
| 30 points | Poetry or a book written in verse: The Poet X (Acevedo)
| 35 points | By or inspired by Jane Austen: The Jane Austen Book Club (Fowler)

A whole 40 points right now. Lol

So there we have it. I’m currently reading three books right now and I have a bunch on hold at the library which will probably all be available at the same time. Next time I’ll share some Moo recs, too.

What did you read last month?


Life According to Steph

12 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m with you… it’s already March. My baby is three months old next week. Like how did that happen?!

    Sorry you had a meh reading month. Hopefully your next books will be better.


    1. Audrey says:

      Time is moving SO quickly this year. I think it speeds up even more when you have children to watch grow. SIGH.


  2. Rebecca Jo says:

    M. Night Shyamalan meets Amish Mafia – that is making me interested actually LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Audrey says:

      LOL- it’s honestly the best way to describe it. Hahaha!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. SMD says:

    I know she’s popular but Ruth Ware and I don’t go together.



    1. Audrey says:

      And now almost April. WTF.

      I own another one of her books. So I’ll read it. But if it’s a dud, I’m done 4ever.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lauren Becker says:

    I’ve only read one book by Ware, but I liked it, so I’m hoping I’ll like One by One whenever I get to it.

    Lauren @ http://www.shootingstarsmag.net


    1. Audrey says:

      I hope you enjoy it! I’ve just read too many similar books too recently, I think.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I think I always feel kind of iffy about Ware’s books– they’re okay, and I guess good enough that I keep reading (most) of the new ones. She has a new one this summer that sounds intriguing! There There is one of my favorite books!


    1. Audrey says:

      I’ve heard many good things about There There!
      I have one more Ware book on my shelf, so I’ll give her another go someday. This one was a victim of timing, I think.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Nadine says:

    Ware is tricky for me. I usually like her books enough to finish them, but there is always something that bothers me about them? And yet I still read most of them….


    1. Audrey says:

      LOL. I think we all have authors like that. I HATED The Woman in Cabin 10. This one was a meh- but likely because I’d just read two similar stories. So she gets one more shot. Ha.

      Liked by 1 person

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