Bibliophile Commentary

My Top 5 Reads of March

I had a great reading month by finishing 29 books! I got to read some ARCs and have some amazing buddy reads with some amazing bookstagrammers. I also finished the Shadow Game series and the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Although I enjoyed a LOT of the books I read this month, there were five that really stood out to me and I enjoyed above all.

Gypsy Truths by Kristy Cunning 

In the conclusion of the All the Pretty Monsters series, everything comes to a head and our favorite weirdo gets her happy ending with her obsessive and adorably sexy men. This series was a one that was filled with laughs, loves, and crazy moments. I loved this series from beginning to end and it is such a comfort to read. This is my second time reading the series, but it has been so long since I’ve read it from beginning to end that I forgot how much I loved it. Reading it really helped me get over my bookish hangover from A Court of Silver Flames and it filled me with such joy. 

If anyone is looking for a paranormal reverse harem series, make sure to pick up this series! 

The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History by Andy Greene

The Office is one of my favorite shows from all time and learning about how it was made and who made it was such a delight. The book goes through the very beginning with the making of the British version to the final episode and behind the scenes stories from the cast party. I got to learn how much effort and passion went into the show and how it really took a village (actually more like a city) to make this amazing show come to be. I loved getting to know the backgrounds of the creators and the writers of the show. I also loved getting details about the actors and what they brought to the characters so expertly written. I love The Office so much and it was so nice to get more information about the show through this amazing read. 

Golden Son by Pierce Brown 

Ummmmm….THIS READ WAS AMAZING! The second book of the Red Rising was such a crazy acid trip through space and Mr. Brown’s bloodthirsty dystopian world and I am officially obsessed with this crazy series. The characters became even more loveable, even the evil ones, and the book world just gets better and better. The ending of this book was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO INSANE and it made me so angry. I mean it was such a great ending and a very well written cliffhanger and I loved it. BUT DAMN, I threw the book three times in frustration. Mr. Brown is an amazing writer OMG! I cannot wait to read the next installment. 

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco 

OMG THIS BOOK JUST MADE MY HEART SING!!! In the conclusion to the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, the final mystery was solved and our favorite mystery duo got their forever happy after. I loved loved LOVED the book and thought it was a PERFECT conclusion for my favorite fictional couple. However, the road to get there was extremely rough and frustrating. I laughed and I cried through this amazing historical mystery and was SO sad when it was over. I urge everyone to pick us this series because Thomas is the fictional boyfriend that anyone could ever want!

Shattered by Aprilynne Pike 

Omg the conclusion to the Glitter series was so much better than I expected. I had a lot of issues with the first book and was really apprehensive to read the second, but I am so glad I pulled through! This sequel answered all my questions from the first book, the book world really came together, and the characters became more lovable to me. I also thought that the ending was perfect for the series and I have no complaints about it. The book honestly was such a delight to read and very different from anything I’ve read! 

How was your reading month and what were your favorites?  Tell me about it in the comments below! 

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