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March Reads Part 2

Last 3 books finished in March! I’ve now read 15 books this year and would say that puts me on track to finish my goal of 50 – fingers crossed!

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins was another ok thriller. I really just wanted to yell at all the characters the entire book. When a woman goes missing for the second time in her life, Fern gets the feeling that she knows something or is somehow connected to the missing woman. But you can’t discount the fact that she still deals with trauma from her childhood thanks to her parents’ interesting parenting choices. Overall the book is pretty predictable, though there are some surprises. It was a quick read and the end is a little redeeming for some of the characters.

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer was very different from her historical fiction novel that I loved. Lexie gets a call at 2am from her sister Annie, an addict who she has not heard from in 2 years. Answering that calls completely changes her life and puts her on a legal and emotional path that I can’t imagine anyone would deal with well. Especially after the challenging childhood the sisters had. Again, I had trouble connecting with any of characters but then ending tied up everything neatly.

And last was Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. Maybe I’m just picking the wrong book genres right now but I thought this one was a little boring. It picked up some about 3/4 of the way through, but in general was pretty dry. It’s the story of two neighboring families who, throughout many years, are dealing with issues within each of their own families but also between the two families. It addresses issues that many families deal with – mental health, addiction, health crises – and felt like it was not too fantastical about how a family might deal with those issues.

Ultimately I didn’t really LOVE any of my March books, so I’m going to work on picking some better genres in April and also work through the stack of physical books I have in my to-read pile now that I have a book light to use at night. A lot of my reading is done now, in pregnancy, when I’m not able to sleep, so my Kindle has been key to reading in the middle of the night!