March has finished, so it’s time for my monthly wrap up! March has been a good reading month for me, I read 9 books this month, which is pretty nice for a super busy month!
Poirot’s Early Cases by Agatha Christie
This is another Poirot! But unlike the other one’s, this is a short story collection. I did like it, but one story is extremely similar to a different Poirot book, which felt like it kinda wasted my time. I’m glad I read it, but I recommend you reading the full on stories instead of the short stories.
You can get your edition here!
Goodnight stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
I was so excited about this book, but alas, I’m not too thrilled about it. My main issue with book 1 was that it was too white for my liking, and this one is equally as white! Women of Colour did achieve things folks, and it’s embarrassing how little we talk about that, there were tons of women in this book that were absolutely not neccesary and could’ve been replaced with WOC that actually achieved something. I really don’t recommend this one, check out Rejected Princesses for a way better alternative! If you want to read a more in-depth review about it, follow this link!
Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson (review)
I really liked this book! It was a quick but very unexpected read. A book that when you start it you feel like you know it all, but boy, does this book surprise you! I totally recommend this if you like mystery, ghosts, cats and clever girls!
You can buy your copy here!
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
I really thought I was going to hate this one. In the beginning it really felt like I was reading a miss Silver mystery, which is something that I need to be in the mood for to read, so I felt really annoyed. The first half of this book was pretty shitty, but in the ending made up for it. Not my favourite, but fortunately, I did not hate this one in the end!
Get your copy here!
Betty Crocker Lost Recipes
In case you didn’t know, I LOVE food. I love to eat food, I love to cook, I love to buy food, I just really love food! As I really love the 1950s as a historical period, this cook book was right up my alley. I really liked the dishes and some are just plain disgustingly weird, LOVE IT. If you really love the 1950s era and love food this is a great cook book to add to your collection, and lucky for you, you can get your edition here!
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola
This book got recommended to me by a reader, Clara Bennet, and I’m so, so, so glad she did! I really loved this book, it’s quite slow and really intense, but it’s so worth the read. If you really enjoy intense psychological stories, this is defs something you should read. If you want to read a little bit more about this before committing to this one, I’ve got a full blown review coming up this Sunday! 😉
Fashion in 1920s Britain by Jayne Shrimpton
I really love Jayne Shrimpton! I read her book about 1940s fashion, and I really wanted to read more from her. This book is just as great, an amazing introduction to fashion in the 1920s, but not only does it cover women, but it also covers children’s and men’s wear, which I greatly appreciate. If you want to read more about fashion and especially 1920s fashion, I totally recommend this book, and you can get your copy here!
the 1950s Home by Sophie Leighton
This book wasn’t what I expected, it’s not about home deco, it’s more about architecture and the housing shortage in Britain in the 1950s. I did still enjoy this book, but don’t get this book if you want to read more about home decorating, because this does not cover any of that. If you are interested in architecture, this is a perfect introduction to 1950s architecture! You can get your copy here.
Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman
Don’t let this title fool you, this is a great self-help book on how to get more confidence, find true friendship and make lasting relationships around you. I felt a little too old for this book (even though I’m only 23…) but I feel like 16 year-old me would have LOVED this book and would find it really helpful. I do recommend this book, but I just felt like it was for a younger audience. If you have self-confidence issues, I totally recommend this book and you can get your own copy here!
These were all the books I read in March! What was your favourite book you read last month?