Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2022

I’m posting this a little bit late this month, but better late than never, right? This month I read a total of 10 books! I made my yearly goal smaller this year, so I am definitely on track to hit my goal of 100 books for the year. I am, once again, doing a ton of different reading challenges, so I will be including those in my monthly wrap-ups as well.

Let’s get into it!

Books I Read:

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (Bright Falls #1) by Ashley Herring Blake (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A sapphic book); Reading Rainbow Challenge (Purple); A to Z Challenge (D)

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (3 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: Reading Rainbow Challenge (Pink); A to Z Challenge (Y)

Rule of Wolves (King of Scars #2) by Leigh Bardugo (5 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read); Read Harder Challenge (Read a “Best _Writing of the year” book for a topic and year of your choice); Always Fully Booked Challenge (A 2021 award-winning book)

A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A different book by an author you read in 2021); Always Fully Booked Challenge (A book that makes you laugh out loud); On the Cover Challenge (Leaves)

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (4 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book that features two languages); Always Fully Booked Challenge (A book with a location you’d love to visit); On the Cover Challenge (Jewelry); Around the World Challenge (An island); A to Z Challenge (N)

House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book about a secret); Always Fully Booked Challenge (A book you’ve seen someone else reading); Reading Rainbow Challenge (Blue); On the Cover Challenge (Wings)

Always Jane by Jenn Bennett (3.5 Stars) (REVIEW) ~ digital

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book with two POVs); A to Z Challenge (A)

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (4.5 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book set in the 1980s); Genre Reading Challenge (Historical Fiction); On the Cover Challenge (A flag)

The War of Two Queens (Blood and Ash #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: none

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon (4 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: none



Format: ……………………………………………..Reading Challenges:

Physical Books: 5                                    PopSugar Challenge: 21/50

E-Books: 1                                                Read Harder Challenge: 6/24

Audiobooks: 4                                        Fully Booked Reading Challenge: 16/30

Non-fiction: 1                                          Around the World Challenge: 4/10

.                                                                  On the Cover Challenge: 8/16

.                                                                  Reading Rainbow Challenge: 6/10

. Genre Reading Challenge: 5/10

.                                                                  A to Z Challenge: 12/26

.                                                                  Goodreads Challenge: 29/100



Star Ratings:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Five (Delilah Green Doesn’t Care; Rule of Wolves; A Shadow in the Ember; House of Sky and Breath; The War of Two Queens)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2: One (I Must Betray You)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Two (Next Year in Havana; The Enchanted Hour)

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2: One (Always Jane)

⭐️⭐️⭐️: One (Yes No Maybe So)

⭐️⭐️1/2: Zero

⭐️⭐️: Zero

⭐️: Zero

Things I Posted:

Book Review: Always Jane

Getting Personal:

March was a very interesting month for me. Here is what happened:

  • I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy. I have been having issues related to my PCOS for years and decided that this was the best path to relief for me. As a result of this, I have had to take the month of March and most of April off of work. My mom moved in with us to help take care of my daughter, since I could not do many of the things involved in taking care of her during my recovery, and my husband works full time.
  • I read a lot, as you all can see. I was also able to read a lot of longer books, which was nice.
  • I was finally able to start booking some weddings! For those that don’t know, I have a side business as a wedding singer. If you are interested in hearing my voice, check out my Instagram! I have some videos posted of me singing. I’m hoping to start posting those again once I am released to do things again by my doctor.

I didn’t post very much this month because I had a lot of brain fog after my surgery. I played a lot of The Sims 4 and read a lot of books. And I napped…a lot. That was all of the mental capacity I had for several weeks. I’m finally feeling more like my normal self, so I’m hoping to start posting more regularly again soon.

My April TBR Pile:

Sense & Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price

The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

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! 

Love and happy reading,


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