March Reading Challenge Recap


Hey, friends! How did your March reading challenge go? I had visions of reading tons of historical fiction throughout the month to really dig into the challenge, but I got completely sidetracked by a major library book haul that needed to be addressed within 3 weeks. So here’s how my month looked (the bolded books are my challenge books):

  • The Temp, Michelle Francis*
  • Dread Nation, Justina Ireland
  • The Bookshop on the Corner, Jenny Colgan*
  • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, Chris Cleave*
  • The Turquoise Table, Kristen Schell
  • The Matchmaker’s List, Sonya Lalli
  • The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin

*Reviews coming in April!

Tell me in comments–what did you read this month? Which ones were the biggest hits and which ones were misses?



  1. Suzanne Sellner says:

    I’ve read print copies of Jody Hedlund’s Orphan Train series–With You Always, Together Forever, and Searching for You. In addition, I’ve listened to The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey, Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, Sons of Blackbird Mountain and Daughters of Southern Shores by Joanne Bischof. All have been well worth reading and most enjoyable.

  2. Arletta says:

    Ohhh, I love Jenny Colgan’s books and The Bookshop on the Corner is the first one of hers I’ve read. I’m kinda bingeing them now. lol

    I read Room for Cream by Erynn Mangum. I love her books and this one did not disappoint. Spring on the Cornish Isles by Phillipa Ashley is the first book of hers I’ve read. I’ll check out her other books. I finally got around to reading The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald. It’s been on me tbr pile for a year (?) and I wish I’d read it earlier. I laughed and I cried. Great novella.

    I won’t name the misses but there were a couple that I read that I heard people recommending that I didn’t care for.

    • Carla says:

      I’m looking forward to reading more of Jenny Colgan’s, too. I’ll have to check out the other ones you mentioned.

  3. Chanel Monroe says:

    This was my first time diving into historical fiction and I really enjoyed my selection, Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano. I wanted the first book I read in this genre to be one that would make me laugh and open to read more of this genre. I’m happy to say I succeeded!

    I really want to up my reading game. Hopefully, I can read more books per month going forward.

    • Carla says:

      That’s a great choice! I love her books. Actually, I’ve got two on my shelf right now that I need to read…not because I’m avoiding them, but because I hoard them for when I’m having a really bad week. I guess it’s good that I haven’t felt the need to pull them out, but I’m getting behind!

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