The Siberian American: Eight Books I Read in March 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Eight Books I Read in March 2017

Happy book day, friends! It’s crazy to me it’s already time for another book post. This month I started out wanting to read all the thrillers, but towards the end of the month I wanted nothing to do with them. My reading habits are strange sometimes. Just like last month, I ended up reading eight books, but I’m not really upset about it. It’s been a super crazy month, and a lot of days I’ve been too exhausted to read. I’m still three books ahead of schedule in my goal of 100 books this year, so it’s all good. Anyways, I’m done rambling. It’s time to share my books!


I Found You by Lisa Jewell
(c/o NetGalley)
I've said it in the past, but I believe the best thrillers are the kind you can't say much about because you are afraid you will give something away, and this is one of those books. It starts off with Alice meeting a man on the beach who doesn't know who he is or how he got there. At the same time, a woman named Lily realizes her husband is missing. The story unfolds quickly, and it's full of twists and turns. I really appreciated the ending of this book-it's interesting and for the most part, realistic. If you love thrillers, you need to pick this one up right away!


Sugar by Kimberly Stuart
(c/o NetGalley)
I enjoyed this story of a pastry chef who "accidentally" finds herself as a star of a reality TV show. It was definitely predictable, but it was cute and sweet. I think it's perfect for a beach read!


The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
(c/o NetGalley)
I really enjoyed this story of a news producer looking for answers about a missing girl. I liked the main characters, and the story has a nice pace to it (most of it isn't fast-paced, but I think the pace works well for this story). The only thing I didn't super love was the ending. (The way the case was resolved was fine; I didn't like some of the personal stuff between the main characters.)


The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
(c/o NetGalley)
This is a beautiful story of a love that was lost but never stopped. It kept me interested to see where the story was going. I had planned on reading a little when I first picked it up, then looked down to see I was already 70 percent into the book. This story is heartbreaking and raw. It'll leave you wanting to hug the ones you love close to you.


One of Us Is Lying by Kara M. McManus
(c/o NetGalley)
Wow, this book is well done. I'm seriously impressed. It's been a long time since I wanted to keep reading something so much that I found random moments throughout my day to pick up the book. The premise is five people go into a classroom for detention, and only four come out. The person who was killed had serious dirt on the other four people in detention. Who killed him? This was fast paced and kept me on my toes. I had no idea how it would end until everything was revealed.


Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan
(c/o NetGalley)
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It kept me interested and had a good story, but it was redundant at times and could have used a lot of editing. Overall, I think the story wins out, and I give it four stars.


Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
(c/o NetGalley)
This was a cute story, but at times I thought it was redundant and a bit boring. I think it would have been better if it was a little shorter.


Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra
(c/o NetGalley)
I was surprised by how much I liked this book! It's a historical fiction romance about the Victorian Era in England with a little mystery on the side. I really liked Leonora and thought she was a great character. This was a fun and easy read.



Favorite reads in March: I Found You, The Cutaway, One of Us Is Lying, and The Light We Lost. 

Linking up with Steph & Jana.

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48 comments:

  1. I did the same thing reading a bunch of thrillers and then needed a break, but now I'm kind of back to wanting to read them again. I'm so glad to hear you liked The Cutaway-- I need to read it soon, but for some reason I don't love the cover so I think that's part of the reason I keep skipping over it (which is so stupid, haha).

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  2. The cover for 'Sugar' is just so pretty! I'd pick it up based on that for sure, but I hate to hear it was predictable. I'm adding 'The Light We Lost' and 'One of Us Is Lying' to my to-buy list.

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  3. I've got I Found You on my list, and I hope that I make it to it sooner rather than later because it sounds really good! Sugar sounds like my type of light read, and One Of Us Is Lying sounds really good too! You still have an awesome amount of reading completed this month and hooray for still being ahead on your goal!

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  4. I just started It Ends with Us. So good. Thanks for the recommendations.

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  5. The Light We Lost & Sugar are being added to my reading list! They both sound like such great reads! I'm not huge into reading thrillers, but am slowly getting into it..I Found you & One of Us Is Lying sounds interesting and captivating!

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  6. I'm adding I Found You to my list! I've been really into thrillers lately :)

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  7. I really liked a Lisa Jewell book I read last year, so I will definitely check out I Found You. One of Us is Lying sounds intense and interesting!! I have been into thrillers a bit lately too - kinda drifting away from them at the moment but it's always nice to turn to a book like that when you just want something that you're dying to read and find out what happens.

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  8. I've really been wanting to read Mad Miss Mimic. Glad you liked it more than expected. I want to read thrillers.. but I just rarely make it happen! I really hope to fit some in once I finish Erin's 6.0! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  9. OK - totally marked down The Light we Lost & One of us is Lying... going to be checking those 2 out for sure!

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  10. As always thank you for giving me so many more books to read!! I love adding things to my list! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  11. I haven't stumbled upon reviews for any of these books so it was great to read your opinion and add some to my must-read list - One of Us Is Lying sounds like a must and The Cutaway also sounds like my kind of read.

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  12. Seriously, every time I read your book posts I open my Goodreads account before I start lol I've added most of these to my list :)

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  13. Added I Found You and One of Us is Lying to my list! I'm always drawn most to thrillers!

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  14. I love books about food so Sugar is going my list immediately!

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  15. So many great books, Olya! I'm immediately adding I Found You because I love a great thriller! The Cutaway and One of Us is Lying also sound intriguing and make the cut too.

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    1. Those three are all so good! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. :)

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  16. I love the cover art for The Light We Lost.
    I think if I'd seen One of Us is Lying, I would have given it a pass, but you've got me super interested.
    I added I Found You as well.

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  17. i found you sounds great. added it to my list (and requested it from netgalley, oops!). i also requested the light we lost, holy moly what a gorgeous cover. i'd already requested one of us is lying, pending... rage. you sold me on Mad Miss Mimic. goodreads says 'Jane Austen meets Arthur Conan Doyle' so, uh, okay yes please give it to me.

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  18. One of us is lying sounds really interesting...like a dark & twisty The Breakfast Club.

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  19. Oh One of Us Is Lying looks really good. I'm gonna have to add that to my list. Actually several of these look really good! I need to pay more attention to Netgalley, it would save me a ton of money! lol

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  20. One of Us Is Lying sounds so good - I already had it on my list and now I really want to read it. Also adding The Light We Lost and I Found You - lots of good books this month.

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  21. I Found You was already on my to read list, but I may have to get to it soon, since I'm in the mood for a good thriller. I added Sugar and One Of Us Is Lying to my to read list, since they both sound like books I'd really enjoy!

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    1. Whenever you are in the mood for a thriller, I Found You really is great! I can't wait to hear what you think. :)

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  22. These all sound like great beach reads, especially I Found You. I'm going to add them to my summer reading list.

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  23. I have so many books to add to my TBR list now! Thank you!

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  24. Thrillers are SO hard to describe without feeling like you're giving too much away! The Cutaway looks interesting, adding that to my (way too long) to-read list!

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    1. They really are! I think the best ones are when you can barely share anything! :)

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  25. I requested One of Us Is Lying like 3 weeks ago and still haven't heard back from NetGalley. So frustrating, especially in light of your review.

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  26. Yay! Can't wait to check these out in more detail and add some to my To Read list!

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  27. "I read 8 books but I'm not really upset about it." Lol, I read three :D Ha! I think eight is great!
    Adding I Found You, One of Us is Lying, and Mad Miss Mimic to my TBR list! (And I never read thrillers so way to rope me in!)

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  28. I am not always in a thriller mood but the next time I am I will try I Found You!

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  29. Adding I Found You and Sugar to my TBR! I hate when books get a little redundant in getting a point across or a theme or what not. We get it...lets move on!

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  30. I didn't like A Man Called Ove, so I likely wouldn't pick up anything by the same author...glad to know I didn't miss much.

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  31. The Cutaway sounds interesting; I'm glad the case was resolved well at least. I REALLY want to read One Of Us is Lying!

    -Lauren

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  32. I haven't heard of any of these before now but some look really interesting! One of Us is Lying particularly. Going to investigate deeper!

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  33. I just added so many books to my TBR pile! :) Thanks for the awesome recommendations.

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  34. I got a couple from this post that are going on the TBR. My favorite book from last month was Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I think I will be reading her other books as well. Writing style was on point :)

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  35. I tried to get One of Us Is Lying and got denied! :( I tried reading A Man Called Ove and couldn't get into the slow pace, and after reading your review, I don't think I'd be that into Britt-Marie Was Here either. Adding I Found You to my TBR!

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  36. I've had The Cutaway on my to read list , and will still probably read it even with a disappointing ending. I like mysteries. One of Us is Lying looks good too! Adding that to my reading list :)

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  37. Sugar sounds like such a cute read! I like light and fluffy and somewhat predictable, haha! :)

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  38. You make me feel bad for reading only 2. Haha.
    I'll check out One of Us is Lying. Sounds intriguing.

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  39. DAMN! I very nearly started reading One Of Us Is Lying but then chose Everything Everything instead!

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  40. yessss! I love adding different storylines to my TBR - definitely adding one of us is lying. thank you!!!

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  41. The Light we Lost has a beautiful cover. Adding it to be tbr list!

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