Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2020

Hello everyone! This month was a little bit slower for me, and I ended up with a total of 8 books.

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

Let’s get into it!

Books I Read:


When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk (4 Stars) (REVIEW) ~ e-book

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book by a WOC); Little Inklings Challenge (A book with a POC on the cover)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (3.5 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: When Are You Reading? Challenge (The Future); Little Inklings Challenge (A book set in the future)

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (4 Stars) ~ e-book

~Reading Challenges: Read Harder Challenge (Read a romance starring a single parent); Little Inklings Challenge (A tearjerker)

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (5 Stars) (REVIEW) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book with “gold”, “silver”, or “bronze” in the title); When Are You Reading? Challenge (1900-1919); Little Inklings Challenge (The first book in a series)

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (3 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book that won an award in 2019); On the Cover Challenge (A tree); Little Inklings Challenge (A book from a celebrity book club)

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (5 Stars) (REVIEW) ~ e-book

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book by or about a journalist); When Are You Reading? Challenge (1940-1959); Little Inklings Challenge (A book set in the past)

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (4 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: Little Inklings Challenge (A cover buy)

The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams (3.5 Stars) ~ e-book

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book about a book club); Read Harder Challenge (Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman)


Format:                                              Reading Challenges:

Physical Books: 1                             PopSugar Challenge: 26/50

E-Books: 4                                        Read Harder Challenge: 7/24

Audiobooks: 3                                  When Are You Reading?: 7/12

Non-fiction: 1                                   Modern Mrs. Darcy: 7/10

.                                                          On The Cover: 7/10

.                                                          Reading Rainbow: 8/12

.                                                          Little Inklings Challenge: 28/40

.                                                          A to Z Challenge: 9/26

.                                                          Goodreads Challenge: 32/65


Things I Posted:

Book Review: Havenfall ~ Book Review: When You Were Everything ~ Updated: How to Read the Shadowhunter Chronicles + Mini Review: Chain of Gold ~ I Dare You Book Tag ~ Prediction Book Tag ~ Book Review: Code Name Helene

I am proud of myself that I was able to get more blog posts out there this month! I’m hoping to continue this trend in April.

Getting Personal:

Well, I’m pretty sure my story for the past month is much the same as most of yours. But, we had a little bit of time at the beginning of March before we all had to go into quarantine.

I got to help lead worship at church at the beginning of the month. Then I volunteered to help with my church’s Children’s Consignment Sale, which helps to fund our chapter of MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers), of which I am a member. We also had a horrible tornado that ripped through Nashville at the beginning of the month, so that threw a kink in my daughter’s schooling. Thankfully we are safe (it hit north and east of us). After a week off for tornado relief, my daughter was able to go back to school for two more days before it was cancelled for COVID-19.

Now, we have been home ever since. My husband is working from home now, so that definitely helps keep me from going insane with a stir-crazy toddler running around the house. My church has started virtual Bible studies, so that has been a lovely addition to our schedule. My book club is going to meet virtually for the first time next week, so that should be interesting!

Also, in kind of big and scary, but also very exciting news, I finally submitted my application to grad school! I am hoping to get my masters in Library Science to pursue becoming a school librarian! I’m really excited, and I hope that I get in 🙂


My April TBR Pile:


Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson


How many books did you read this month? Have you read any of the books I read? Are you participating in any reading challenges? What about the books on my TBR for April? Let me know down in the comments! 

Interested in last month’s wrap-up? Check it out here


Love and happy reading,

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