Despite picking up everything on my March 2023 reading list, this month’s bookish vibe was so incredibly average. In this post, you’ll find out how I felt about the 25 books I read.
Have you ever been in a slump, but not the kind where you don’t read at all? The kind where you just feel like everything you pick up is “meh“? That’s definitely how my March 2023 reading seemed to go. Not that there weren’t a few winners in there, but considering the fact that I read 25 books, I was a bit disappointed by the number of 3-star, super-so-so-reads throughout the month.
I think that the start of spring has me feeling off, since unlike most people, I tend to experience seasonal affective disorder during the warm months of the year. From now til October, I expect everything to just be a little lackluster – including the way I read. Here’s hoping April proves me wrong!
I did finish every book on my March 2023 reading list except for one (The Fifth Season – just not for me), which was an excellent feeling. I also completed my rereads for three series (Shadow and Bone, Shades of Magic, and The Hunger Games) and began a few more! The stand-outs this month were Concrete Rose, Funny Feelings, and The Neighbor Favor. Keep on scrolling to find out my ratings for the rest of the books I read during the month of March.
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The 25 Books I Read in March 2023
March 2023 Reading Stats
Books That Got a 5-Star Rating (*rereads)
Books That Got a 4 or 4.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 3 or 3.5-Star Rating
Books That Got No Rating
Books I DNF’d
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1)
by N.K. Jemisin
Spoiler Alert (Spoiler Alert #1)
by Olivia Dade
April 2023 TBR
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins
All the Tides of Fate (All the Stars and Teeth #2) by Adalyn Grace [reread]
Bleeding Heart (The Cardplay Duology #2) by Brittany M. Willows
The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson
Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer [reread]
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo [reread]
These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows #1) by Lexi Ryan
A River Enchanted (Elements of Cadence #1) by Rebecca Ross
Stealing Infinity (Stolen Beauty #1) by Alyson Noël
Story Thieves (Story Thieves #1) by James Riley
Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long
Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn
The Co-Op by Tarah DeWitt
Accidentally Amy by Lynn Painter
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd