Monday, April 01, 2024

March: What I Read

(In order of least favorite to favorite)

The Coworker by Freida McFadden: She is the Colleen Hoover of thriller writers, and I am here for it. **Audio 

The Locked Door by Freida McFadden: I seriously don't even remember what this was about. **Audio

The Teacher by Freida McFadden: Ok, this one I remember. I liked it, and I don't even feel guilty. **Audio

Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz: Meh. **2024

One Summer in Savannah by Terah Shelton Harris: Meh. 

Butcher and Blackbird by Brynne Weaver" I wanted to like this because it is buzzy and the first book in a trilogy, but it was just ok for me.

Kulti by Marianna Zapata: Terrible title; cute romance. **Audio

An Honest Lie by Taryn Fisher: A great audiobook!! **Audio

The Fury by Alex Michaelides: I liked this one as an audiobook, but I bet it would be DNF on paper. Some authors work better for me as audiobooks, and this guy is definitely one of them. **Audio **2024

Iris Kelly Doesn't Date by Ashley Herring Blake: I loved all 3 books in this series-- delightful.

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger: A perfectly adequate thriller. Liked it! **2024

Still See You Everywhere by Lisa Gardner: Not my fave Lisa Gardner, but still good. **2024

Diva by Daisy Goodwin: I stuck with this because it was an audiobook (and ended up liking it a lot), but the writing was not amazing. I don't know if I would have slogged through on paper. Still! I knew nothing baout Maria Callas, so the history was fascinating. *2024 **Audio

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins: Not my fave Rachel Hawkins, but still good. **2024

House of Flame and Shadow by Sara J. Maas: OH MY GOODNESS. 2 of her worlds INTERSECTING? This was almost like fan fiction but by the actual author. LOVED IT. **2024 **Audio


This month: 15 books

8 Audio

7 Print/Kindle

7 books published in 2024

This year: 44

22 Audio

22 With my eyes

18 books published in 2024


  1. Anonymous6:32 PM

    This is Lisa. My reading has been kind of ho hem so far this year. I am hoping it picks up. My favorite book of March was ‘Family Family’. I loved the main character SO MUCH. She has this adorable quirk of having cut up paper in her pocket so she always has a little confetti to throw in the air for exciting moments.

  2. Perfectly adequate thriller. I feel like this describes 80% of thrillers I read. I find a lot of them satisfying, but not memorable.

  3. 44 books this year!? What on earth? How do you have time to work or feed your offspring or do the 80 laundry loads you seem to do each month. I'm in awe. I just read 'Stealing Buddha's Dinner' - a memoir. I liked it. Lots of stuff is mentioned from the late 70s and 80s which was kind of fun. It is a very fast read, for me - which I guess means you could read it while you stir dinner one weeknight. ;)

  4. I haven't read any of these, but everyone is talking about Sara Maas- I guess I better get on the bandwagon!