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My 5 Favorite Books I Read in March 2017!

Happy Monday Guys!

I hope you all had a a wonderful Easter. :)

For us, it was actually a bit quieter than normal this year, and I ended up spending it a tad unconventionally.

My family had decided not to do a big get together this year, and so instead, I planned a small dinner just for my husband and I. However, he was actually working for most of the day, so when I wasn't preparing dinner, I actually spent most of the day watching Christmas movies.

That may seem a tad weird to some, but since we got a huge bunch of snow dumped on us on Saturday night, it honestly didn't seem that out of place to me.

From Saturday night to Sunday night I actually ended up watching four: Back To Christmas, A Cinderella Christmas, Sound of Christmas, and A Christmas to Remember. I loved all of them, as everyone knows I'm addicted to made for TV Christmas movies, but my favorite was definitely Sound of Christmas.

As well I spent some time on one of my favorite blogs, It's A Wonderful Movie, researching the new Christmas movies coming for 2017, and I'm beyond belief excited to learn that Samantha Chase's The Christmas Cottage has been optioned, as I completely loved that book.

Anyway guys, this was all completely off topic, but I do hope you all also had a great Easter weekend.

Unfortunately because of the hiatus I had to take from my blog for work purposes, I never got a chance to do a March 2017 wrap up post.

I kind of felt it was a little too late to do one one, but I thought I would still like to share with you guys my five favorites that I read for the month of March 2017.

5) Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick:

My pick for number five, is Heather Vogel Frederick's second installment in her Pumpkin Falls Mystery series. This quirky, fun middle grade series tells the story of a group of tweens who combine resources to solve mysteries surrounding their small town of Pumpkin Falls. I adore Truly as a character, and this has easily become one of my favorite middle grade series. The mystery in this one surrounds maple sap getting stolen from a beloved family's syrup farm, and it definitely kept me entertained right until the last page. I rated this one four out of five stars. 

4) A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro:

I was really intrigued when I recently heard about this newer YA series that's modeled after the original stories of Sherlock and Watson. I honestly know nothing about the originals, I haven't even watched the new Sherlock TV show that everyone else seems obsessed with, but I truly do enjoy reading these books, and I love how deadpanned Charlotte's character is throughout most of what's happening around her. In particular, I love how these books are told from the male teenage protagonist's point of view, as that's something I personally haven't seen done a whole lot in YA, and I also enjoyed how Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl had this trope. I rated this one four out of five stars, and I actually just finished the second one a few days ago.

3) By Your Side by Kasie West:

I'm truly of the opinion that Kasie West could publish her grocery list, and it would still make my favorite books list. I've loved everything she's ever written, and this new installment by her about a girl that gets locked in the library over a holiday weekend with a guy who's nowhere near her first choice of suitors, was definitely not an exception. Kasie has easily become one of my favorite authors, and I've come to expect great things whenever I pick up a new book by her. This one also received a four out of five star rating from me. 

2) Merry Ex-Mas by Sheila Roberts:

My second favorite book of the month, was the second installment in Sheila Roberts' Life In Icicle Falls series. I've come to realize that I truly love these small town type of series like this one, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, and Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold. I went into this book expecting to love it, but it even surpassed my huge expectations. Told from the viewpoint of three women at different stages of their lives, Merry Ex-Mas is a humorous, but witty tale of what happens when ex-husbands make a reappearance just in time for the holidays. I loved this one so much, especially Jake's character, and I ended up rating it five out out five stars. I can't recommend this series enough, and I was reminded once again why Sheila Roberts has become one of my all time favorites. 
1) Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana:

And lastly guys, my pick for my favorite book I read in March 2017 goes to none other than  Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana, which I reviewed fully here.

I loved how this beautiful YA contemporary centers around Disney World, which made it right up my alley, but also how the time travel element was done so originally, and highlighted a Disney World of yesteryear that many of us aren't even familiar with.

This one also received a five star rating from me, and is definitely my number one recommendation from all the books I read last month!

I'd love to hear what you guys thought of these books, if you've read any of them! And I thank you all so much for reading.

As well, I wanted to share how excited I am about my blog's redesign. I'd been unhappy with what my blog looked like for quite some time, and I'd been considering hiring a blog designer to do something different with it. However, I ended up playing around with the formatting for a couple of hours over the weekend, and I'm so impressed with what I was able to come up with. I'm definitely still considering getting a designer to do something with it in the future, but for now I'm extremely happy with the way it turned out, and I love how it looks a lot more professional than it did before.

I'll see you guys all again on Wednesday, and I hope your week is off to a great start.

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. The photos do not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners. 


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