Initially we planned to do this bimonthly, but changed our minds. Now we are going to do it every month, so we can talk about more books!
My favorite read of the month was actually A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, but I wrote a full review for that (find it here), so instead I’m going to talk about my most nostalgic read, Meg Cabot’s Heather Wells Mysteries series. The first book in the series is Size 12 Is Not Fat, and you follow around Heather Wells, ex-tween-popsensation, as she works as an assistant dorm director in the wake of many life-altering events. (The implosion of her music career, walking in on her now, ex-fiancee getting head from her pop rival, and her mother running off to South America with her her life’s savings.) To say the least, this series starts off with a lot of exposition. It cools off from there though, and turns into a quite an entertaining murder-mystery. So, A girl in Heather’s dorm dies ‘elevator surfing’ (still not sure this is a real this) and everyone but her assumes that it was a terrible accident. Even after it happens a second time. With no one else looking, it’s up to Heather to investigate. This mystery has a heavy contemporary emphasis, but it still brings some really good danger/action scenes to the table! The last time I read this series was 10 years ago, and so far, it’s holding up it’s own. I’m excited to continue my reread and finally read the two books I missed last time!
I had a weird reading month. I didn’t finish a book for an entire week which is crazy for me. Anyways, Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow was my favorite read of March. This book follows Ronan Farrow as he researches and eventually breaks the Harvey Weinstein story. It’s fascinating and disturbing. It makes you think what powerful people can get away with and how reality is different for people with money. I did not expect the Weinstein story to connect to so many other influential people and for NBC to try and block it for so long. I don’t read nonfiction quickly, but I read this in less than three days. I could not put it down and still am thinking about it. I am in awe of the women who told their stories and went through hell to bring this man down. If you have triggers related to sexual assault, read cautiously.
What was your favorite read of March?
xoxo, Bree & Tree