Monday, March 30, 2020

Best of the Bunch: March 2020

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in March.

This was a good reading month! Of the 9 books I finished, I had four 5-star reads:

Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

How to Stop Losing Your Shit with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent by Carla Naumburg

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This was a tough decision! I liked them all for different reasons. However, I'll go with the one that I stayed up late reading as my best of the bunch.

I flew through Tash Hearts Tolstoy. I found Tash immensely — sometimes painfully — relatable. She's dealing with newfound fame after her video series goes viral (which gave me happy flashbacks to watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the community of fans that formed around that), and she's also dealing with family issues, college plans, and trying to figure out how and when to explain her asexuality to other people. And although she can be tough and driven as a director, she's also an awkward teenage girl who doesn't know how to bring up difficult topics and will let comments slide rather than making things uncomfortable by pushing back. There was also so much realistic, diverse representation woven naturally into the book. I'm glad this book was recommended to me!

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

Looking back:
One year ago I was reading: Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Redwall
Five years ago I was reading: The Rosie Project, Mary Poppins, and Angle of Repose
Ten years ago I was reading: Ethan Frome and I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?
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