March Wrap-Up + April TBR

It is that time of the month again where we wrap-up how well we did in March in all things bookish and determine what we want to do in April. So here it is, my March Wrap-Up!

March Wrap-Up

I had no idea… I only read 1 book this month. And I thought I read more. That’s crazy. Maybe I can blame it on spring break? Maybe I can blame it on my reading slump that I keep thinking that I’m getting out of but I guess I’m not. Well, here it is.

The Good Daughter ARC by Alexandra Burt

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From the author of Remember Mia comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden…

What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?

Dahlia Waller’s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.

In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she ll learn that in her mother s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered…” – Goodreads


This helps fill out A Mystery Thriller for my Instagram 2017 Reading Challenge. I’m actually doing pretty good with this one.

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March Book Haul

I finally got a book! Early in the month I received The Weight of This World by David Joy from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. So thank you so much to them for choosing me in the giveaway.

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“Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as “a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature” (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past.

A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can t leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.” – Goodreads

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March Playlist

As I mention in every wrap-up, I like sharing my music that I was obsessed with and found new and interesting this month. If you’d like to follow me on Spotify to see all my playlist and see what I’m listening to at any given moment in the day, here’s my username: kambriadaniels77. This month is split into two seasons, winter and spring.

 

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Posts

Searching Saturday #5: Important Topics
February Wrap-Up + March TBR
The Book Thief Review
Searching Saturday #6: 4+ Rating on Goodreads
Searching Saturday #8: Adult Books
The Good Daughter ARC Review

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April TBR

This seems really ambitious, but I know I won’t get them all done in this month. But I will try non the least. These are just the books that I’d like to read and finish in April even though it may not happen.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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“The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.” – Goodreads


This is my current read that I’m reading for school. I’m actually really enjoying it at the moment, it’s getting interested.

The Name of This Books is Secret by Pseudonym Bosch

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Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch.

As much as he’d love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn’t want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn’t want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.” – Goodreads


This is another current read of mine that I started a few days ago. I borrowed this from a friend back in January and still haven’t read it so I’m deciding to do that now so I can finally get that back to her.

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.” – Goodreads


I also borrowed this one from a friend in the middle of the month because I’ve been wanting to read this one since I watched the movie. I thought I’d get it out the way so I can get it back to her.

A Bridge Across the Ocean ARC by Susan Messiner

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Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women past and present in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life .

February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy.

Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark…

Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.” – Goodreads


This book came out in March so I originally wanted to read it in that month but obviously I’m being a slow reader right now so that didn’t work out so why not read it a month later.

The Weight of This World ARC by David Joy

30763901Goodreads | Amazon

“Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as “a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature” (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past.

A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can t leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.” – Goodreads


This is an ARC (as mentioned earlier) that also came out in March so (again) I’m trying to read it as close to the date as possible.

Gone Without a Trace ARC by Mary Torjussen

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A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, “If the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far would you go to find out why? “

Hannah Monroe’s boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made to him, every text she ever sent, every photo of him and any sign of him on social media have vanished. It’s as though their last four years together never happened.

As Hannah struggles to get through the next few days, with humiliation and recriminations whirring through her head, she knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to find him again and get answers. But as soon as her search starts, she realizes she is being led into a maze of madness and obsession. Step by suspenseful step, Hannah discovers her only way out is to come face to face with the shocking truth…” – Goodreads


This ARC actually comes out in April so hopefully if I get all of these books above out the way, I can read this in the right month!


That’s it! Have you read any of these books? What’s on your April TBR? What did you read in March? Comment down below – Kambria

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