I haven’t been able to post as often as I’d like to this year due to my health, so I’m doing a February & March wrap-up all in one! Get ready for a rather long list — there were SO many books I loved this winter/spring. I linked to my Goodreads reviews/ratings for each book (if I said anything) and then bolded my favorites:


  1. Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (2.5 stars)
  2. Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova (5 stars)
  3. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (5+ stars)
  4. The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine (2.5 stars)
  5. Circe by Madeline Miller (4 stars)
  6. Tam Lin by Pamela Dean (2 stars)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (5+ stars)
  8. Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez (3.5 stars)
  9. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella (3 stars)
  10. Nightspell by Leah Cypess (2 stars)
  11. Huntress by Malinda Lo (3 stars)
  12. Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare (2.5 stars)
  13. Eat, Pray, Love Made Me Do It (2 stars)
  14. The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (4.5 stars)
  15. The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier (4 stars)
  16. Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne (2.5 stars)
  17. Legendary by Stephanie Garber (5 stars)
  18. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (3.5 stars)
  19. The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell (4 stars)
  20. Invictus by Ryan Graudin (4 stars)
  21. The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (4 stars)
  22. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (5 stars)
  23. The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy (2 stars)
  24. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (4 stars)
  25. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (4 stars)


  1. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (5 stars)
  2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (4.5 stars)
  3. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (4 stars)
  4. The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen (DNF)
  5. Cold Iron by Stina Leicht (2.5 stars)
  6. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi (DNF)
  7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle (5 stars)
  8. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (4 stars)
  9. Belle by Paula Byrne (2 stars)
  10. Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm (4.5 stars)
  11. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (3 stars)
  12. Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West (5 stars)
  13. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch (2.5 stars)
  14. The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green (4 stars)
  15. Glitter and Sparkle by Shari L. Tapscott (5 stars)
  16. Shine and Shimmer by Shari L. Tapscott (5 stars)
  17. Sugar and Spice by Shari L. Tapscott (5 stars)
  18. Moss Forest Orchid by Shari L. Tapscott (3.5 stars)
  19. Just the Essentials by Shari L. Tapscott (4 stars)
  20. Pippa of Lauramore by Shari L. Tapscott (4 stars)
  21. Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan (DNF)
  22. The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell (2 stars)
  23. The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey (2.5 stars)
  24. The White Witch by J.J. Morrison (3 stars)
  25. Meet Me There by Judy Cory (4 stars)
  26. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (5+ stars)
  27. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (5+ stars)
  28. Mirage by Somaiya Daud (5 stars)
  29. The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara (2 stars)
  30. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (3 stars)
  31. Royals by Rachel Hawkins (2.5 stars)
  32. The Law of Tall Girls by Joanne Macgregor (2 stars)
  33. Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (4 stars)

Let me know in the comments what your favorite March reads were!

Some April releases I was really excited to read:
  • Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake (3 stars)
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (5 stars)
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (2 stars)
  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (3 stars)
  • Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
  • Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray (DNF)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (4 stars)
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (4.5 stars)

Otherwise, I’m working on finishing several drafts of posts I saved last spring, so my blog should be getting more active again soon. Thanks to everyone who’s stuck with me this winter!!


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