This Chicks Sunday Commentary: March ’19 Wrap Up!

The tree’s are blossoming and little green leaves are budding out. The temperature is hovering in the 70’s and SPRING IS HERE! Tennessee in the spring is so beautiful, the weather not yet humid. While March was not quite as warm as April so far, it did give me several cold weekends to catch up on my reading. I officially read 18 books in March, some of which I reviewed on my blog and some were just for my own guilty pleasure. Let’s recap what happened in March on The Reading Chick.

GREAT MARCH READS!

Act Like It (London Celebrities #1) by Lucy Parker

I recently discovered this series and am in love!

“This could easily have played out like a cheesy Hallmark Channel romance movie, and I’m not really sure why it didn’t strike that chord with me. Maybe it was their fun dialog, the villain to root against in Lainie’s previous boyfriend (who is also a star in their play), or Richard’s lone wolf persona. I do really like that Alpha male attitude!”

Wild Country (The World of the Others #2) by Anne Bishop

“I really liked Lake Silence, the first novel in this new Others series, but Wild Country takes us back to why we love this world so much. Yes, humanity can be just awful, but these novels also shine a light on what makes humanity wonderful too. It’s those moments and contradictions that keep me coming back to this intriguing world. “

Rogue Wave (Cake Series #5) by J. Bengtsson

“I don’t recall ever reading a romance that 1) revolved around a main character who was a stoner and 2) where I really liked him. Even though Keith made bad choice after bad choice, he was so dang likable!”

A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell#4) by Deanna Raybourn

“I’ve admired Veronica through this series for her modernity, her pursuit of a career, and her intelligence. I’ll admit to being just a little frustrated with her desire to talk herself out of her feelings for Stoker wanting that aspect of this series to speed up. Especially how the last novel ended with their feelings revealed! BUT, this was such a great follow up and true to Veronica’s personality that I can’t stay mad for too long …”

BLOGGER TO BLOGGER SERIES

I have not stopped enjoying how all of the book bloggers I’ve “interview” have turned out to be so different! Charley and Ashley are no different. If you haven’t read their interviews yet, please click the links below. They were so clever and I really enjoyed their answers to my 10 questions!

Charley@ Books and Bakes 1

Ashley @ Ashes Books & Bobs

THIS CHICKS SUNDAY COMMENTARY

Although Feb was a short month I managed to get a lot of blog posts out. One of which was my monthly wrap up. Did you miss it? Click the link below to check it out.

February ’19 Wrap Up!

I had no idea there was an International Women’s Day, did you? As a woman, this is a day I can support! LOL. I did that by sharing a graphic I found on Bookish that celebrates female authors. Did you miss it? Click the link below!

Happy International Women’s Day!

APRIL’S ANTICIPATED READING

There are some novels that i’ve purchased but haven’t been able to get to yet. If I can catch up on my ARC’s the next novel up is:

In Her Sights by Katie Ruggle

Synopsis:

Five bounty-hunting sisters
Deep in the heart of the Rockies
Fighting to save each other
…and the men who steal their hearts

Bounty hunter Molly Pax fought hard for everything she has, turning the bail recovery business she shares with her sisters into an unqualified success. So when their sticky-fingered mother jumps bail and puts the childhood home up as collateral, Molly’s horrified. To make matters worse, every two-bit criminal in the Rockies now sees her family’s misfortune as their next big break.

She needs help, stat.

Enter rival bounty hunter John Carmondy: six feet of pure trouble, with a cocky grin to match. John’s the most cheerfully, annoyingly gorgeous frenemy Molly’s ever had the pleasure of defeating…and he may be her only hope of making it out of this mess alive.

Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs

Synopsis: My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.
 
And a coyote shapeshifter.
 
And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
 
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.
 
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe.  As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
 
But we are pack, and we have given our word. 
 
We will die to keep it.

Mercy Thompson is one of my favorite heroines and I CAN’T WAIT to read it! Admittedly, I have it already as I was gifted an ARC, but have a few commitments before I can read this one. It looks excellent!

I’d love to hear about your most anticipated reads! Are they the same as mine? I can always add a book to my TBR! Let me know!

Keep on Reading!

Deborah

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