Monthly Wrap-Up – March


During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what the four of us have read, any other posts we may have had, giveaways still going on, our most popular Instagram posts, and books that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.

*We linked this post to the March Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction*

♥ Enjoy!

Jen’s Life:

Some of my highlights from March were:

We still have SO much snow!  Spring?!  Yeah right, it’s all a total lie here!  I finally took a picture in front of our snow berms.  That isn’t a hill.  There’s only houses 20-30 feet behind the berms.  You can check it out here.
We went to a Monster Truck Show.  My two little boys had an absolute blast, even though my oldest couldn’t believe that Grave Digger didn’t win, and they are already counting down till next years show!
My youngest turned 6.  On his actual birthday I brought cupcakes into his classroom and the weekend before we had a big birthday party with all of our family.  There was lots of chocolate cupcakes, In N Out burgers, baseball and bike riding.  He said it’s good to be 6 lol!



What Arielle, Cassie, Chelsea & Jen Read:

5 Stars:
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
Fraternize (Players Game #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Windwitch (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard
Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by LJ Shen
Risky Play (Red Card #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Yard Sale by Charleigh Rose

4.5 Stars:

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
Dangerous Hearts (A Stolen Melody Duet #1) by K.K. Allen
Destined Hearts (A Stolen Melody Duet #2) by K.K. Allen
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

4 Stars:

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Make Me Bad by R. S. Grey
The Au Pair by Emma Rous

3.5 Stars:

We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott

2 Stars:

Bring Me Their Hearts (Bring Me Their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf




Our Favorite Books of the Month:

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Arielle’s Choice)
I’m just going to hit the ground running here by saying that this is now one of my favorite books of all time. I honestly don’t even know how I’m supposed to review this?? Other than to just do my usual fangirl flail and hope I properly can get my feelings across to all of you about this wonderful, beautiful book.


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Cassie’s Choice)
It’s sexy, it’s funny and it’s emotionally heart-warming.  I can’t wait to get this in printed form and read it whenever I need a pick-me-up. 



Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by LJ Shen (Chelsea’s Choice)
I loved The Kiss Thief-more than was safe for my own health-but when I picked up this book? It sang to my soul and dragged me down into the watery grave of obsession, because I literally could not get enough of each word spoken on every page. It was like there weren’t enough words, yet they were all so perfect no more could be said. Which is the best kind of predicament to be in, naturally, for a book DEVOURER such as me. But now, of course, I’ve spiraled into a void I can’t get out of, because literally no other book is going to compare now. Like, ugh.


Fraternize (Players Game #1) by Rachel Van Dyken (Jen’s Choice)
With hilarious humor, lovable characters and a story line that was to die for, Fraternize became one of my favorites by Rachel Van Dyken.  I easily found myself emotionally invested and I couldn’t stop the gasps, screams, happy tears or ugly crying that happened.  This book was absolutely everything.




We thought it would be fun to share our most popular posts for March. And they are….

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Books Added To Jen’s TBR This Month:

I just keep adding books to my tbr lol…..


So that was our March. Did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book? Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful March too. And cheers to April being fabulous for all of us!

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  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    We had a lot of snow, too. There was that bomb cyclone and then it snowed again yesterday. It’s definitely not spring here. Have a great April!
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    • Jen

      It’s like Spring is a huge joke and we’re going to jump right into Summer lol. I hope you get warmer weather asap too!

  2. Lindsi

    It doesn’t snow here in Texas, haha. Although, my son asks for it often. We’re enjoying the warmer weather though, especially since he’s started soccer.

    The Wicked King! How about that ending, huh? I hope we see more Vivi and Oak in the next book. Also, Taryn is UGH. I hope you guys have an awesome week!

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    • Jen

      I’m so happy you have warmer weather for soccer games! I just mentioned on your blog that I’ve been freezing during our baseball games, the snow can leave any day now. 😉

  3. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Oh my goodness! That pic of you guys by the snow is just crazy!! Hope spring comes for you eventually. 🙂
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    • Jen

      RIGHT?! SO CRAZY! I can talk and talk and talk about how much snow we get but a picture is worth a thousand words and shows how much we truly have. It still isn’t Spring here but hopefully someday lol!

  4. Donna

    It looks like ya’ll had a good reading month. Love the Instagram photos as always. I won a copy of The Gilded Wolves this month. I’m not sure it is my kind of book, but I love the cover. See what I read at Girl Who Reads.

    • Jen

      Thank you so much! And I hope you enjoy that book, I haven’t read it yet, but it sounds AMAZING!

  5. Erica

    Wonderful wrap up!

    • Jen

      Thank you!

  6. Raven

    You all had an amazing reading month! I loved The Wicked King! Vicious and To Best The Boys are in my APRIL TBR list. I can’t wait to read Call It What You Want! It’s one of my most anticipated reads. I’m so glad to see Nemesis in your TBR list Jen! It’s one of my favorite YA sci-fi reads! I’m going to read its final installment this month.
    Hope you all have a wonderful April and happy reading! 🙂
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    • Jen

      YAY I’m so happy to hear you say that about Nemesis!! I can’t wait to read your review on the final book, fingers crossed it’s amazing!

  7. Tina @ As Told By Tina

    OMG that’s a lot of snow. I’ve never seen so much snow. Ya’ll had an amazing reading month! I’ve seen Red, White and Royal Blue around so I’m going to add it to my TBR. I hope ya’ll have a wonderful April.
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    • Arielle

      Oh my gosh, Tina. YES to RWRB. I hope you love it as much as Cassie and I did.

    • Jen

      If you ever come to Tahoe it’s a common sight for our winters. 🙂 Usually it accumulates that much around February or March, but last year we only got 400″ of snow so not as much as this year.

  8. Danielle Hammelef

    Spring keeps trying to beat out winter here, but we at least didn’t get as much snow as you did. Red, White, and Royal sounds really good. I love your Instagram pics!

    • Arielle

      Thanks Danielle! And you should 100% give RWRB a try!! 🙂

  9. Crystal @ Lost in Storyland

    It’s crazy how much snow you still have when we’re having summer weather down in the South!

    I need to read The Wicked King! I enjoyed TCP. Crazy how it’s been sitting on my shelf since January…

    • Jen

      Summer hits us hard and fast, usually we just skip spring and jump right from winter into summer lol.
      I still need to read The Wicked King too! I’m the last one on our blog that hasn’t read it, whoops, but I’m planning on bingeing books 1 & 2 right before the 3rd releases. 🙂

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