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March 2024

I’ve been reading so much, but I don’t always feel like writing a full review for everything. I was inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit posts, as well as Hannah at So Obsessed With‘s monthly Quick Lit posts, and decided to do something similar as a way to briefly discuss the books I read in a month but don’t write full reviews for.

I let too much time get away from me before posting my Quick Lit for last month, but I felt like I was reading so much and didn’t want to pause to write down my thoughts on what I was reading! 😅

I read 14 books in March, and for some of them, I haven’t finished writing reviews but want to review separately on the blog. Those, and the ones I’ve already reviewed, are:

The Word Is Murder, Anthony Horowitz;

The Sentence Is Death, Anthony Horowitz;

A Line To Kill, Anthony Horowitz;

The Twist Of A Knife, Anthony Horowitz;

Close To Death, Anthony Horowitz; and

The Searcher, Tana French.

Here are my thoughts on the rest of my March reads!

The Brutal Telling, Louise Penny (library) – 3.5⭐

This was kind of a frustrating read for me. The mystery was so intriguing and I liked that one of the main characters was actually a plausible suspect, but it wound up feeling very convoluted and unsatisfying in the end.

Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny (purchased) – 4⭐

With this book, I feel like this series is finally getting great and can see why people love it. I thought this was the strongest in the series so far. I loved reading about Gamache in Quebec City and Beauvoir spending time in Three Pines. I loved the flashbacks leading up to an emotional gut punch, and the continuation of story elements from the previous book. I hope the series stays this good!

The Hangman, Louise Penny (library) – 3⭐

I thought this was a good little novella. It’s a very quick read and a decent mystery.

Listen For the Lie, Amy Tintera (purchased) – 4⭐

I really enjoyed reading this! It was a good twisty mystery and kept me on my toes.

Kill Show, Daniel Sweren-Becker (e-ARC) – 4⭐

This was an interesting read, made more fun by its format. It had some good twists and got at some of what I find disquieting about true crime while also trying to implicate the reader in its condemnation.

(Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)

The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers, Sarah Tomlinson (purchased) – 3⭐

I can see why the marketing for this references Daisy Jones and the Six but it’s not a very accurate comparison in my opinion. This is less about the band and its music and more about the writer, so don’t look for a Daisy Jones read-alike. I really liked the ghostwriting angle and there is a bit of a mystery being unraveled, but the story felt too slow for me at times.

The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley, Courtney Walsh (purchased) – 3⭐

This was a fun, cute read.

The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have Us at Meow, Sarah Brown (purchased) – 4⭐

This was a very informative look at cats and their evolution and communication. And of course I loved it!

What have you been reading lately?


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