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Books I Read in March, Part 1

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Another month has come and gone, and I read a lot of books. Here's a little rundown of half the books I read in March, what I thought of them, and my rating out of 5 stars.

Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer. 2/5**

While Suddenly Single could have been a decent, lighthearted beach read, this romance fell flat due to awkward dialogue, bland characters, and a formulaic plot.

releases April 8, 2019

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick. 4/5**

Shy librarian Martha Storm crosses paths with a mysterious book seemingly sent to her by her grandmother Zelda, who died years ago. Martha sets out to uncover the truth about the book, her family, and herself. I enjoyed this charming, sweet read. And it just got published last Tuesday!

The Drowning by J.P. Smith. 3.5/5

This mystery thriller about haunting secrets, urban legends, and long-awaited revenge was a fun and quick read. The main character was unsympathetic and arrogant, and the story a little predictable, but it was still an exciting story.

I received this book courtesy of The Book Drop, a monthly book subscription!

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. 4/5**

Imagine you're hired for a job that includes luxury housing in upstate New York, pampering, and incredible pay. The catch? You're carrying someone else's baby for 9 months, and it needs to be perfect. It sounds dystopian, but The Farm was a thought-provoking and addictive literary read.

releases May 7, 2019

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 5/5

This is uplifting story about a smart, offbeat woman who learns there's more to life than simply counting the days alone. It's a heartbreaking novel with a quirky, awkward protagonist. It's also polarizing--people seem to love it or hate it--but I loved it. Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club chose Eleanor Oliphant for June 2017, and her film production company is adapting it!

**this book was an advanced reading copy (ARC) I received from the publisher, which did not influence my review.

Stay tuned for the second half of my March recap!

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