March 2021 Book Recommendations
March 2021 Book Recommendations: What to Read & What to Skip
Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for my March 2021 book recommendations! There are a ton of great books that I can’t wait to talk about!
In my list of March 2021 book recommendations, I include everything I’ve read recently no matter what. I like to share both my five star reads and any misses to help you get a better idea of what you should read or might want to skip.
As always, I love to hear if you agree or disagree with my ratings! Let me know in the comments what you thought of my March 2021 book recommendations.
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March 2021 Book Recommendations
Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson
In a sea of World War II fiction, it’s sometimes hard to find a novel that stands out. Our Darkest Night easily jumps toward the top of any list.
What starts as a meandering story about a Jewish city girl who has to find her way posing as an Italian farmer’s wife turns into a harrowing tale of the horrors of war.
I couldn’t put this down. The story of Nina and her newly acquired family is incredibly moving. 4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org
How To Fail At Flirting by Denise Williams
An incredible love story with a powerful message about how to recover from an abusive relationship.
When Naya decides it’s finally time to step out of her shell, the charming man she meets at the bar is a perfect candidate to help her check a few items off her to-do list. However, a disastrous attempt at a one-night stand instead turns into a budding, real relationship. However, she eventually discovers his career and hers may be at odds.
Naya and Jake are the epitome of a cute couple and I adored all the flirtatious texting and chatting. This is a step above the usual contemporary romance book as it dealt with standing up to an aggressor and learning to heal. 4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org
People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd
As someone with a public Instagram account where I share book reviews and recommendations, this book took on a whole new level of intensity!
“Mamabare” influencer, Emmy, has carefully crafted a public persona that relies on her “authenticity” to sell ads and receive free products. However, one of her million plus followers has a vendetta. When Emmy accidentally shares a clue into her real personal life, this stalker has everything needed to seek her revenge.
This was a fascinating look behind the scenes of a mega influencer. The tension was high throughout and I enjoyed every second! 4 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org
The Upside of Falling by Alex Light
A young adult novel with a fake relationship!? Two of my favorite things 🙂 After Brett, the most sought after boy in school, impulsively kisses Becca to save her from an awkward situation, they realize they could both benefit from pretending to date.
Each of them have their own family struggles, but they find their “dates” turn into a real friendship. After Brett’s world comes crashing down, he only wants Becca but doesn’t know if anything can be trusted anymore.
The high school banter had me laughing out loud at parts! The growing feelings between these two were adorable to read about and I found myself rooting for them the whole way! 4 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org
Save For Later!
eBooks (reading from Netgalley / Library):
It Had To Be You by Georgia Clark
A collection of relationship stories that all revolve around a wedding planning business in NYC. When Liv’s husband and business partner dies, she’s shocked to discover he left his half of the business to his mistress.
Savannah is a young woman with big dreams who sees this opportunity as her chance to make a name for herself. Throughout the novel, these two women learn to work with each other and discover love.
This was a nice break from a typical romance, focusing on all different types of relationships! It jumped back and forth among the various storylines, but they were all given equal attention. 3.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org
Reading Tracker Analysis (January 2021 – Present)
Since I created my reading tracker (available here for only $5!!), I love having the ability to analyze my reading throughout the year!
One of the graphs in my tracker shows the average number of days it takes to read a book by star rating. As you can see below, I tend to read faster when I love or hate a book! It’s funny to see those middle of the road books that I rated 3 or 3.5 stars take the longest. It looks like I’m not quite willing to give them up, but I often pick up other books instead, making it take longer to read them.
If you’d like to track and analyze your reading, check out my Reading Tracker!
What was the best book you read recently?
For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in February 2021!
Rachel, hi! I’m appreciating your stars and the graph!
I too really enjoyed HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING.
Thanks for the review of “Our Darkest Night” – I am so excited to read it – my library hold is about to come in on it 🙂
I was excited to see you had already read IT HAD TO BE YOU as it’s one of my books waiting on my NetGalley shelf but I hadn’t read it yet and am glad it’s different than typical romances.
I’ve been on a kick of romance and highly emotional books including Instructions for Dancing + The Intimacy Experiment (highly recommend both of them!). My husband is fully binging The Broken Earth trilogy and our family has been listening to Flora + Ulysses so we can watch the movie.