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

ERIN’S BOOK CHALLENGE 16.0

| 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?

-Aud

Life According to Steph

12 thoughts on “What I Read…

  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.

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  2. 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!

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    1. 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.

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  3. 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….

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    1. 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.

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