What I read: March 2016


While the early arrival of our sweet little girl threw a wrinkle in my reading groove, I still checked quite a few books off my list last month!

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass Series, Book #2)by Sarah Maas // ***** Fiction/Fantasy. This has been such a fun series to get lost in! I loved the twists and turns in this book – it kept my attention and delight just like the first book. (See my book #1 review here.)

More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinabarger // ***** Non-Fiction/Self-Help. I’ve been borderline obsessed with getting rid of STUFF in our lives (see this post for proof), but this book was a great reminder that it’s not about just clearing space in our lives. It’s about being generous to others with what we have. I loved the author’s perspective and relationship with Clarence. This book tangibly challenged me to grow in generosity in several new ways.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty // ***** Fiction. This was a great read – one where I totally got sucked into the world these characters lived in. This was a twisty, great plot that kept my attention and surprised me again and again. Loved the author’s style – I’ve come to really enjoy her books!

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass Series, Book #3) by Sarah Maas // *** Fiction/Fantasy. This was by far my least favorite in the series so far. It seemed to delve so much deeper into this weird fantasy world and SO MUCH was happening with all the narrative focus changes. I lost interest in this not very far in and really only finished because I was already invested in the main characters. It felt long and very drawn out. (See my book #1 review here.)
Want more book reviews? Check out what I read in January and February.

Here’s what’s coming down the line for next month: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Great Expectations: the Essential Guide to Breastfeeding by Marianne Neifert, Finding Spiritual White Space: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonnie Gray, Heading Home with Your Newborn: from Birth to Reality by Laura A. Jana and more I haven’t even started yet!:)

What have you read lately and loved? I’m always looking to add more to my GoodReads “to read” list! If we haven’t connected on GoodReads yet, let’s connect!

  • I loved Big Little Lies! It was so well-written and engaging. I couldn’t put it down.

  • I’m currently on the hold list at the library for Big Little Lies. Can’t wait to finally get it!