March 2021 Reading Wrap Up

March 31, 2021

March 2021 Reading Wrap Up

March 2021 Reading Wrap Up (collage of book covers)

How was your March reading?

March was a great fourteen-book reading month. Because I read several Middle-Grade books for Middle-Grade March, I’m dividing my list between adult and middle grade.

My favorite fiction read of the month is Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman closely followed by The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray, and my favorite nonfiction was Open by Andre Agassi. My favorite middle-grade read was Ghost by Jason Reynolds.


Did we read any of the same books?

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Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman (cover) Image: two girls sit on a wing of a plane

Radar Girls (ARC) by Sara Ackerman

5  Stars (ARC). Page-turning and unputdownable WW11 historical fiction.
Pub Date: 7/27/21 Review coming July 27, 2021.


The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray (cover) Image: a woman kneels down in an archway to speak with a young girl

The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray

4.5 Stars (rounded to 5). (ARC) Compelling Historical Fiction (French Revolution, WW1, and WW11). My review of Women of Chateau Lafayette here.


Open by Andre Agassi (cover) Image: a head shot of Andre Agassi

Open by Andre Agassi

4.5 Stars (rounded to 5). Nonfiction, Memoir, Sports. My review of Open here.


The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett (cover) gold text on a royal blue background

The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett

4 Stars  Light-reading Cozy Mystery featuring Queen Elizabeth. My review of Windsor Knot here.


Hana Kyan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin (cover) Image: black text over an outline of a girl with a microphone on a bright blue background

Hana Kahn Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin

4 Stars. (ARC) Light-reading Contemporary Fiction, Rom-Com. Muslim. Inspired by You’ve Got Mail.
Pub Date: 3/13/2021. Review coming April 13, 2021.


Love at First by Kate Clayborn (cover) Image: white text on purple background....a drawing of buildings at the bottom margin and white stars sprinkled over the purple background

Love at First by Kate Clayborn

3.5-4 Stars. Light-reading Contemporary Fiction. Women’s Fiction. Romance. Not reviewed.
Pub Date: 5/4/21 Review: 5/3/21


A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen (cover) Image: a woman in a long white dress and blue cape walk along the cliffs at the ocean's edge

A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen

3.5 Stars. Historical Fiction. A lovely romance. Not reviewed.


Lost, Found, & Forever by Victoria Schade (cover) Image: a cute, white, mixed breed dog with gray markings peeks around a corner

Lost, Found, & Forever by Victoria Schade

3 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Fiction. Rom-Com. Romance. Cutest Cover. Rescue Dog. My review of Lost, Found here.



Wintering: The P:ower of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May (cover) Image: black text over a large, white outlined leaf on a salmon colored background

Wintering by Katherine May

2.5 Stars. Nonfiction Essays. Not reviewed (beautifully written but I was not engaged).


Five Middle Grade Reads

A series of four (that follows a track team and their coach) by Jason Reynolds: Ghost (5 Stars) (my favorite of the four); Sunny (5 Stars); Patina (4 Stars) Lu (4 Stars).

Although I listed these in order of my favorites, the four Reynold’s books should be read in order because there’s a small cliffhanger at the end of each. African American. None reviewed.

I Can Make This Promise  by Christine Day

3 Stars. Native American. Not reviewed.



QOTD:

What was your favorite March read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?



ICYMI:

March Blog Posts:

The Women of Chateau Lafayette Review
Women’s History Month Book Tag
The Sunflower Sisters Review
The Downstairs Girl Review
In Support of Stand Up For AAPI
20 Questions Book Tag
Lost, Found, & Forever Review
Meet Me at the Museum Review
The Fountains of Silence Review
Spring 2021 TBR
Open by Andre Agassi Review
Learning to See Review
Brood Review
Surviving Savannah Review
No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series
10 Awesome and Diverse Reads for Middle Grade March



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

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~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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14 thoughts on “March 2021 Reading Wrap Up

  1. I had a lighter than normal reading month in March. My favorite read was Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day.

    Looks like you had a great month! I have heard good things about The Windsor Knot. A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen looks intriguing. I have read and enjoyed other books by her.

    Happy April!

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    • I enjoyed Windsor Knot! I really appreciated the sweet romance and loved the rugged Cornwall setting in Klassen’s book….first I’ve read by her. Happy April reading!

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