March 2022 reading list – Which books are worth the read and which should you skip?
One of my #22in2022 goals is to read 50 books this year. I’ve already read five books in January, and 4 books in February. And I got stuck this month with a book I didn’t really enjoy…but I made it through six books!
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1. The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
This book made me cry. Lenni is a dying teenager in a hospital. She joins the arts and crafts class and befriends Margot, and 83 year old. Together they plan to create 100 paintings showcasing the stories of the century they have lived. It was sad, yet enlightening!
2. The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
I listened to this one on audio book while I painted our master bathroom. The book was so-so and boring that I almost never finished it. So I forced myself. And, wow, what an ending. It was a complete shock for me! And I was so glad that I finally finished it.
3. The First Husband by Laura Dave
This book was okay. Annie’s boyfriend comes home to tell her that he wants a break from their relationship to pursue feelings with a woman from his past. Dick. She heads to a local bar to drink her sorrows, but ends up finding Griffin, a chef. After three months, they marry and she’s whisked off to rural Massachusetts to begin their life. Is this what she’d imagined her life to be?
4. Neon Gods by Katee Robert
My friend told me about this book because it is similar to another book I posted about last fall. The pitch that this is ‘a touch of darkness’ meets ‘50 shades’ is 100% accurate. I didn’t like it as much. Read at your own accord!
5. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Haig suffers from depression. This is his personal account of how he lived while trying to overcome the limitation and truly appreciate life. It’s an inspiring journey, but not always the recommendation. Everyone has their own path regarding their mental health. It’s good to be open to writing about experiences, but it’s tough as a reader to read such heavy things.
6. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
This book was super cute. Linus is case worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth is sent to review government-sanctioned orphanages. He reviews how the He is just a cog in their wheel when all of a sudden he is spent on a special request. He meets some dangerous children, but find that they’re all taken care by Arthur. Linus falls in love with the children and with Arthur. It’s simple and it has a lot of memorable characters. Such a sweet story.
15/50 Books – 30%
I’ve read a total of 15 books so far in 2022 – which is 30% of my goal!
What’s on your reading list? Let me know in the comments below!
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