BOOKS & BRIDGERTON: March 2022 Wrap Up

In March, I got two of my most anticipated sequels of 2022: Sarah J. Maas’ second book in the Crescent City series, House of Sky & Breath, AND Bridgerton Season 2. Despite being consumed by both SJM and Bridgerton (when I watched last weekend, I did manage to finish 2 books while consuming the second season), I still read a total of 11 books in March. I am loving my reading progress this year, as I have read 39 books so far! Today, I’ll be sharing the books I read in March, my Bridgerton Season 2 thoughts, and reshare what I wrote this month. 

I started this month with some poetry, then transitioned to the massive beast that is House of Sky & Breath, and made my way back to my usual romance self. My favorites this month were The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn, If You Ask Me by Libby Huscher, The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith, and In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer. My absolute favorite though was One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle! 

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson | 4/5 Stars 

unlock your storybook heart by amanda lovelace | 4/5

House of Sky & Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas | 4.5/5

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick | 4/5 

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn | 5/5 

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren (ARC) | 4/5 

If You Ask Me by Libby Huscher | 4.5/5 

One Night on the Island by Josie Silver | 3.5/5 

The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith | 4.5/5 

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle | 5/5

In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer | 4.5/5 

Currently Reading: Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy & Set on You by Amy Lea (ARC)

Bridgerton S2 (Netflix) – In short, I LOVED Bridgerton S2… as a TV watcher. As a book fan/lover of The Viscount Who Loved Me, I was disappointedby how much the show strayed away from the book. Who else wanted to see the actual bee scene?? At the end of the day, this show could do anything and I would still love it, but the book is so, so good and I wanted to see it on screen. No spoilers, but I wish the book  bee scene was included AND I literally screamed at the end of the fourth episode. I have a feeling that the show runners wanted to stay away from another marriage of convince plot line like season 1, but the love triangle between Anthony, Edwina, and Kate was just so drawn out. For example, while I loved the extravagance of the wedding, we didn’t need to have an entire episode dedicated to it. I am thankful though that Pall Mall and Newton stayed in the show! I also do admit that although I like Penelope, the Featherington drama and schemes this season were also drawn out – just give me the Bridgertons, please!

That being said, I did still enjoy Anthony and Kate’s relationship in the show. Eloise and Benedict were definitely my favorite characters this season. I’m wondering if the third season will follow book #3 and focus on Benedict or be a hybrid of Eloise, Benedict, and Colin’s stories. 

Reviews

MUST READ HISTORICAL ROMANCE: The Viscount Who Loved Me Review

House of Sky & Breath Review & Rambles

If You Ask Me Review

A 2022 FAVE: One Italian Summer Review

unlock your storybook heart review

Bookish Things

My Current Library Holds: March 2022 Edition

What I’ve Been Reading Lately & March 2022 TBR

March & April 2022 Anticipated Releases

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What did you read & watch in March? Have you read any of the books that I mentioned? What are your Bridgerton thoughts? Share in the comments!

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