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What I Read in March 2024

April 4, 2024

March felt like a blink and I think it has a lot to do with a trip on the front end and back end of the month. It’s also worth noting that both were road trips and I spent a lot of time in the car. Which is why I have a whole section devoted […]

March felt like a blink and I think it has a lot to do with a trip on the front end and back end of the month. It’s also worth noting that both were road trips and I spent a lot of time in the car. Which is why I have a whole section devoted to audiobooks this month. 

What I Read in March 2024

What I Read in March 2024

Daisy Haites: this book is the second in a series that can best be described as UK Gossip Girl, but everyone is over the age of 21. This book is told from the perspective of Daisy Haites who you are introduced to in the first book. I am definitely a Daisy stan and thoroughly enjoyed this book. 

Bad Tourists: this book comes out in July and was sent to me by Avid Reader Press and it should be on everyone’s summer reading list! This book was such a fun thriller to read and I was left guessing the whole way through the book. I don’t want to give too much away but picture the ultimate divorce celebration vacation gone terribly wrong. There are multiple POVs and if you enjoy watching White Lotus you will be obsessed with this thriller. 

Good Material: a highly anticipated 2024 read for me and I was not disappointed. Dolly Alderton has a way with writing about relationships and life that is unmatched. The book follows the point of view of Andy, a male comedian, who was recently broken up with. I felt like I went on a roller coaster reading this book and ultimately the last 40 pages made this book one of my top reads of the year so far. Highly recommend reading this and I heard great things about the audiobook version during our Literary League meet-up for this book!

Crying in H Mart: I have left this sitting on my shelves for multiple years just waiting till it was the moment to sob my way through a book. If I am being honest the want to read this book never came, but a friend was reading it and I decided to join in on the fun. This book is perfect and you should absolutely read it, but be prepared to cry big fat tears and salivate at the flavors as you grieve alongside the author, Michelle Zauner. I am currently listening to the album she wrote and referenced in the book and loving it. 


Listen for the Lie: I just finished this audiobook and cannot stop talking about it. The production value is phenomenal and one of the best I have listened to recently with multiple voice actors and a fake (but felt very real) podcast. This story follows Lucy who may or may not have murdered her best friend. No one knows, but everyone thinks she did it, even years later. Although Lucy has tried to start over, a true crime podcast “Listen for the Lie” has decided to investigate this cold case and Lucy is forced to reconcile with the past. 

Then She Was Gone: this audiobook was a little bit of a struggle to get through and I think it may be a better physical read. The narrator was hard to understand at times. A thriller about the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, but instead of focusing on the missing girl you follow the aftermath of her family several years later. I don’t want to give away anything more than that. This book was good but you could see the ending coming and it wasn’t my favorite ending. 

Bye, Baby: an immediate five-star thriller for me! This has everything I love including deeply complicated and disturbing female friendships. Bye, Baby is told from multiple POVs Billie and Cassie who have been lifelong friends but they aren’t as close as they once were. This book opens with a startling couple of chapters that will absolutely hook you and the suspenseful writing will keep you listening. Multiple narrators that do a great job! 

Sex Cult Nun: A recommendation after talking about one too many cult docuseries I had recently watched. This memoir is about the cult The Children of God and Faith Jones’s life growing up in The Family as well as her escape and remarkable story. Best described as if Educated and The Vow had a baby. 

The Berry Pickers: This book follows the mystery of a four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl who goes missing from blueberry fields in Maine. An unsolved tragedy that haunts her family for more than fifty years and who never stop searching for their missing girl. If you loved The Vanishing Half then you will love this book too. 

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