Monthly Wrap-ups

Books I read in March

Hey friends! How are you doing ? Happy new month! Any plans for this month? I spent so much money on food and books last month that I’ve decided to SAVE excessively this month. Wish me luck. This post is essentially to share the books I read in March. So, I read 7 books (4 paperbacks and 3 ebooks) in March which was way more than the two I read in February but before I dive into these books, let me share the books I bought this month! Yay me?

Now that we can all see I have a big problem, let’s get on to the main reason for this post.

In the order in which I read them

1. Dreams and assorted nightmares by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

I really liked this collection of short stories and I have been recommending it to everyone. It is nothing like you’ve read before and although, most of the stories in this book are sad, it does not make it any less enjoyable. It is also memorable and I’m attributing that to the author’s style of writing. I read this book in the first week in March and I had a book discussion on the radio last week and I found that the stories still felt fresh. This is the first book by this author I’m reading and I look forward to reading more from him.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Home body by Rupi Kaur

I really liked this poetry book. Rupi Kaur has been dragged on social media lately for writing the obvious and calling it poetry but I genuinely like her books. I like that this particular one felt like journal excerpts. It made it more relatable and I honestly felt seen.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

3. Guardians: the awakening by David. A. Atta

I adored this book and gave it a whopping five stars! It’s a small book but it was action packed and thrilling. I love the adrenaline rush I had while reading it and I think a sequel will be fantastic. (This is me putting it out to the universe). If you like books set in Nigeria with fantasy elements, then this is for you. I talked about this book on my instagram page. My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4. Act your age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

The last book in the Brown sister’s series and it was amazing! We got to meet Eve Brown who seems not to have her life figured out and was basically thrown out by her parents as a way of making her more responsible. She meets a man who owns a B&B and decided to try her luck by applying for a job. Although, the enemy to lover trope wasn’t believable and her romance wasn’t my favorite of the three sisters, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5. All about love by Bell Hooks

This was supposed to be my nonfiction for the month and it was gifted to me by my very good friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it opened my eyes up to some of my problematic approaches to love and it made me re-examine how I view love. I have been recommending this book to everyone because I think it’s one everyone should read at least once. I shared a review on the blog.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

This was an unexpected read. It was one of the books I got this month and it just drew me in with the readable fonts and seemingly straightforward story. I did not realize it was nonfiction till I was about halfway through and I flipped to the back of the book and saw a picture of Morrie and Mitch. I liked this one. There are some gems and life lessons anyone can benefit from.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

7. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

I randomly saw this book on lipglossmaffia’s instagram page and it looked interesting enough for me to want to read it. It is set in Nigeria, Canada, UK and follows the lives of an ogbanje, Kambirinachi and her twins, Taiye and Kehinde. It was so different from anything I’ve read by a Nigerian author and I loved how she gave us a wholesome experience with her style of writing. I literally finished it a few hours before March ended and I am glad it made this list.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I do not know how April is going to go reading-wise but as my exam draws closer and nearer, it’s only right that I read less books and focus on not wasting my money. I’m definitely ready to just get these exams out of the way.

How many books did you end up reading in March? Any interesting title you think is worth mentioning ?

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