Monday, March 29, 2021

Books I Read: February AND March

Can you believe it's almost April?! I LOVE spring. I love the warmer temperatures, the trees starting to bloom, getting to plant everything in our garden, etc. Spring is my favorite season and I am trying to soak it all up over here! 

I was unable to squeeze in a book post last month when I took some time off, so today I have a "what I read" post for both February AND March. There were some really good ones, so get ready to add some books to your list!

 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo-- This ended up being not at all what I expected, but I really liked that! I like how different this love story was and how well the author developed the characters. This is very different from anything I have read before, which was a breath of fresh air. I give it an A+.


Love Your Life-- Cute! Not my favorite Sophie Kinsella book, but still gave me all the warm fuzzy feelings while reading it.. which is exactly what I want from a Sophie Kinsella book. The ending was unexpected and very likeable. I give it a solid A.

Greenlights-- This books was very interesting. I honestly had no idea what to expect from Matthew McConaughey, I most definitely didn't expect him to be as deep as he came across in this book. I thought his personality was pretty similar to the romcom characters he plays: funny, sweet, kind of a hippie, who is just livin' man, L-I-V-I-N 😉. Some parts of this book made me laugh out loud, and others made me very sad for him. It turns out he has a lot more of a history and life story to him that what I originally thought. I give it a B+.

Finding Freedom-- Well after watching the Meghan Markle + Harry + Oprah interview I became obsessed with all things Meghan/Harry/Royal Family. I wanted to try to find out any more information I could, which led me to this book. This was written by two members of the press who extensively covered Meghan and Harry while they were official working members of the royal family. It gave a lot of behind the scenes information, but it did contradict quite a bit of what was said in the Oprah interview (now I don't know who to believe?!?). If you also watched the interview and became even more intrigued, I recommend this book. I say A- only because it was a little overkill on some minute details. It probably could've been about 50 pages shorter had they left out some of the unnecessary fluff. Ain't nobody got time for that!

One By One-- WOW. Just wow. I could not stop talking about this book to family and friends while reading it. I stayed up until midnight one night in order to finish-- which is rare for me! I'm sure you've seen a zillion reviews for it already since it seems to be everywhere at the moment (for good reason!) so I won't go over the basics of the plot-- but let me be the hundredth person you've come across that recommends this book to you. You won't regret reading this one! Please, please, PLEASE add it to your list! A+. 

Waco-- Devin and I both watched the miniseries Waco back in the beginning of the pandemic and were fascinated by it. My parents watched it too and then my mom stumbled across this book at the library. She read it and recommended it since we both liked the show. If you watched the miniseries you know that David Thibodeau survived the siege at the end. He went on to write this book about his experience living in the compound, his escape and life afterwards. There were so many times I was reading this book and said aloud to Devin "I can't believe ______" and fill in the blank with any number of options. I give this book a solid A.

Next on my kindle is "The Last Mrs. Parrish". I've heard great things and can't wait to read it. If you've read anything good lately that you'd recommend, leave me a comment below!


  1. I just spent my weekend reading The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice and I just could not put it down. It was a double murder mystery and I honestly though that all my suspects could have done it!

  2. I've dutifully added One By One to my list now! And the Waco one too, I was fascinated by that mini-series.

  3. Looks like some great choices! Visiting you from the hello Monday link up.

  4. I'm putting Waco on my list since I enjoyed the netflix series. I also want to read the Matthew Mccounaghey book...maybe on audio so I can listen to his narration. :) Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  5. I have One by One downloaded on my kindle from the library...I guess I better get reading :) I'm intrigued by the Harry and Meghan book! It's on my list too.

  6. I am reading Greenlight right now. Not what I expected but I am loving learning more about him.

  7. Thanks for the recs!!! I hadn’t heard of any of these and just went and put some on hold at my library.

  8. Love Sophie Kinsella books. I may have to get that one next!