It’s an understatement to say that this March wasn’t the best. I’ve shared some more details below and in some posts this month, but March was definitely an adjustment to a new type of normal for me, having moved home from my last year of college two months early. I am very appreciative of all the people in my life during this time, but the following books and TV also were the perfect way to find comfort.
I’m so especially that I read so many incredible this month- at least five of these are favorites of 2020 and contenders of being my #1 favorite book of 2020!
Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett (ARC) | 5/5 Stars
I think I finished Chasing Lucky on the last day in February, but forgot to add it to my February wrap-up. I haven’t met a Jenn Bennett book I haven’t loved, but this May 2020 release nailed everything I love in a YA contemporary.
Blitzed (Playbook #3) by Alexa Martin | 5/5
Blitzed follows one of my favorite characters in the Playbook series, Brynn. I loved the romance and the recurring cast from the first two books.
break your glass slippers by amanda lovelace | 4.5/5
I know I’ll be revisiting a lot of the poems in this new favorite Amanda lovelace poetry collection of mine.
House of Earth & Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas | 5/5
As expected, I loved everything about House of Earth & Blood. I didn’t fly through it as fast I expected because of the complex plot and details, but I loved every moment.
What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter (ARC) | 5/5
What I Like About You lived up to my expectations and more. Please give me every book about a YA book blogger who loves fandom and cupcakes and also every future book by Marisa Kanter.
Roomies by Christina Lauren | 4.5/5
I plan on eating up all of Christina Lauren’s books this spring and summer, including Roomies. This isn’t my absolute favorite book of theirs, but I still really enjoyed it.
We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian (ARC) | 5/5
Another very much anticipated book that surpassed my expectations, I loved the emphasis on team building and female empowerment in We Are the Wildcats.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | 5/5
There are plenty of must-reads YA contemporaries in this wrap-up, but absolutely everyone needs to pick up Tweet Cute (and a ton of baking supplies because this book will basically make you crave all the food mentioned).
Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton | 3/5
Although I enjoyed the setting, I did not enjoy Until the Last Star Fades’ main two characters and its writing style.
The Honey Don’t List by Christina Lauren | 5/5
I know some people haven’t loveeddd Christina Lauren’s newer releases, but I have been LOVINGGG them, especially The Honey Don’t List. The home improvement reality TV premise sold so well and I loved the two main characters, Carey & James.
The Mandalorian (Disney+) – I spent some rainy days over spring break binge-watching The Mandalorian. I knew I was going to fall in love with the Child/Baby Yoda, but I loved the overall show way more than expected. I was really sucked into each episode and I am already crying for season 2- I’m hoping since Disney+ has pushed up some other shows and movies, S2 (and The Rise of Skywalker) will be added sooner rather than later. S2 is slated to start streaming in October.
You S1 & S2 (Netflix) – After getting many recommendations to watch it, I’m so glad You lived up to the hype. It reminded me of a darker and honestly more well-done CW show. I enjoyed S1 more than S2 because I liked S1’s main cast and setting more, but S2 was still addicting. I was definitely surprised by its ending and really don’t know what to expect from the third season coming next year.
Continuing On: Schitt’s Creek S6, Brooklyn Nine-Nine S7
Reality TV: Family Karma (Bravo), Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta and SYTTD America (TLC)
Bookish & Fangirl Fun:
I gave a life update in a post last week, but it’s no surprise to say that life turned upside down in March. I am home, safe, and healthy, but I am also a college senior who is still bummed that her university had to go online for the rest of the semester. While I admit that I cried every day for the first two weeks I was home and still have an occasional stress cry session here or there, I’ve been feeling a lot better and more positive lately—also blame it on the online school, homework, and capstone project I still have to work and complete through the first week in May as solid distractions. I shared some bookish news that have cheered me up this month last week, but here’s some more updated fangirls news that have made my heart happy:
More Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams is truly blessing us with all the Bromance Book Club books! It was announced that Lyssa Kay Adams will be coming out with three more Bromance Book Club books in summer 2021! If you haven’t yet ventured into this contemporary romance series just yet, you have plenty of time and books to do so!Book #2, Undercover Bromance, just came out this month, and book #3, Crazy Stupid Bromance, is slated for this October.
— Lyssa Kay Adams (@LyssaKayAdams) March 22, 2020
Love is Blind S2 & S3 – It was announced that Netflix will be renewing two of its latest reality shows for second seasons: The Circle and Love is Blind! My best friends, sisters, and I are all absolutely obsessed with the latter show, much like the rest of the world. We keep joking around that we’ll be nominating each other to get on the second and third seasons.
What books did you read in March? What did you watch? Any recommendations? Share in the comments!