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March 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

– Since I graduated from college the last week of February, I spent March looking for a job and enjoying my ‘vacation’ aka unemployement. Having a month of vacation wasn’t the worst, I rested and now I have more energy and my anxiety is better and I’m feeling well.

-I went on a trip to visit my boyfriend, who moved away for a job. It was such a fun trip, we spent most of the time going to different book stores and it was amazing.

-The last week of the month I went on a trip with my family to various little towns in Colombia, since it was holy week and we were all free. It was a very relaxing and fun trip!

What I read 

 

 

We Are Okay by Nina Lacour (4,7 stars)

This is a beautifully written book about grief, loneliness, family and ‘the one that got away’. This is a really emotional book, I felt extremely connected with the characters, which hasn’t happened in a while for me, and I even ended up crying while reading this. It has lesbian, bisexual and latinx representation.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5 stars)

This is my first 5 stars read of the year. Actually, it’s been a long time since I gave a book 5 stars. I absolutely loved this; the writing is amazing, it’s thought provoking, and it has complex and interesting characters and I was rooting for them even when they did horrible things. Also, there’s a epic love story that came with discussions about homophobia. This has latinx, bisexual, lesbian and gay representation.

The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende (4 stars)

This is a autobiographical novel about my favorite latinx author. This is a continuation of Paula, a book where Isabel Allende starts talking about her life in the way of letters to her dead daughter. This books continues where Paula left off and it’s told in the same estructure. Isabel Allende has led an interesting life and she talks about it with honesty and candor, which makes it fascinating to read.

Alphas Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie (4 stars)

I have been reading about these families for 13 books now, I think? There’s no way I don’t enjoy these books, mainly because I am so attached to the characters. This has bisexual and gay representation. My favorite thing about this book was not the main couple, it was the little moments we got to see of another couple, Sulli and Akara, together. Can’t wait for their book!

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (3,8 stars)

I really enjoyed this, but I was expecting so much more since I have heard so much about it from other people. This book throws you in the middle of a very complex and intricate world and you learn about it as the book progresses, but by the time I felt like I understood the world, the book was ending and I didn’t enjoy that part of the reading experience. I did loved the romance between the two main female characters!

 

 

The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin (3,8 stars)

This book had a romance between two princesses that I really enjoyed. Nonethless, this had a little too much world building and the build up of the relationship between the two main characters lasted way too long and then all of the sudden, in the last part of the book, it feels like everything happens, all the action takes places. Overall, I did enjoy this but the pacing was a bit off.

North to You by Tif Marcelo (3,7 stars)

This was a cute and fun read. It had likeble main characters, a soft hero, a second chance romance and an interesting storyline revolving around food, restaurants and food trucks. One of the main characters is filipino and there’s a lot of reference to Filipino food.

Small Change by Roan Parrish (3,7 stars)

This book had a bisexual female main character and it was the best. Also, a soft hero, who was the cutest, nicest, most pacient guy ever. This was a bit angsty, but I really enjoyed the romance in it. Also, there’s really interesting discussions about sexism in the tatoo industry.

soft magic. by Upile Chisala (3,5 stars)

The poems in this collection revolved around gender and blackness, and I found myself liking a lot of them, but nothing stood out. The poems were all just okay for me.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (4,7 stars)

I loved this book, it has the most amazing latinx main character. It discusses religion in a way that resonated with me and I think I will resonate with a lot of people that have distanced themselves from religion. There’s also commentary throughout the book about the female body and the male gaze. Honestly it’s one of the most thought provoking books I have read in a while.

 

 

Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan (3,4 stars) 

This was fun to read. The male main character is actually nice and caring, and the romance was just adorable and hot at the same time. This is pure fluff.

Second Kiss by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 stars)

Another one that was pure fluff. This is the very short and sweet story of two women and their second chance romance.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (4 stars)

This was hard to read, but it was such a powerful book. It deals with rape, eating disorders, mental illness, fatphobia and so much more. This was a very thought provoking read.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (4 stars)

This was a fun, very extravagant read. This is a book full of descriptions of oppulence and excesses, it has hints of  plot that keeps everything together, but it’s mainly a book about the lives of very rich and superficial people. It’s missing a more meaninful discussion abut the things that it portraits, but it’s still a very fun and fast read.

On the blog 

Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:

  Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you posted a wrap up, let me the link and I’ll check it out. 

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10 thoughts on “March 2018 Wrap Up

  1. Oh wow, you had such a great reading month. I can see how many good books you read. There are so many books in this list which are on my TBR too 🙂
    The trip with your boyfriend sounds lovely 🙂 I wish my husband was interested enough to visit a bookstore with me, lol 😛
    And I wish you get a good job soon 🙂 All the best.

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