Monthly Wrap Up – March

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March is supposed to come in like a lion and out like a lamb, right? It’s still awfully cold, gray, and winter out there. I could really use some sunshine and warmer weather right about now!

Yet another boring-ish month where I don’t have too much to share with you guys (hence needing the warmer weather). My kids just started spring break so hopefully this coming week will bring some fun times. I’ve been on a spring cleaning kick which seems to result in my house looking worse instead of better… I’ve been shopping for all sorts of new furniture and to be honest the whole thing is quite exhausting. One piece was purchased and the rest has been put on hold until I can make up my mind.

I downloaded snapchat purely for my kid’s enjoyment. Here are a few gems:


And of course, it was my blogoversary! Six whole years I’ve been sharing my bookish thoughts with you guys and hopefully I’ll be around for more years to come! I have TWO giveaways happening on the blog right now! Make sure you check those out if you haven’t already. Plus head over to my twitter page for an extra giveaway happening over there!

Blogoversary Giveaway Take One – Win one of my favorite novels of the past year! (INT)

Blogoversary Giveaway Take Two – Win a box of books! (US only)

Win a copy of The Cruel Prince on my twitter page!

March Book Haul

Bought/From Publisher

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – can’t wait to read this!
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw – already read earlier this year and wanted a final copy!
SIGNED More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer – MUST HAVE!

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett – Loved this book!


Goodreads Giveaways

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donalson
Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope
**I don’t even know how I won TWO Goodreads giveaways within a few days of each other but I did! Now I believe I met my quota for the next 5 years.


From Library

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop – Just finished this a few days ago and loved it! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. RTC




LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2) by Roni Loren



The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry – Already read and loved!
Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
Real Deal by Piper Rayne – FREE ON AMAZON
Night After Night by Lauren Blakely – FREE ON AMAZON


March Reviews

Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell – 4 stars
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu – 4 stars
Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen – 4.5 stars
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – 3.5 stars
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett – 5 stars
The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry – 4 stars
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake – 4.5 stars
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier – 4 stars
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody – 3.5 stars


I also read the final book in the Falling Kingdom series, Immortal Reign! I didn’t bother with reviewing this final book but I definitely recommend this fantasy series. Great reads from start to finish.
DNF: Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer – Only got about 23% in and just wasn’t feeling it.


Sara @ Forever 17 Books

20 Responses to “Monthly Wrap Up – March”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    Glad you had fun with your kids! I know my daughter loves to stylize her selfies too. Sometimes they creep me out, like the one where she twists and bends her face. Anyway…your book haul is an exact replica of my Mother’s Day wish list (all I have is books and chocolate on my list). Happy Easter!

  2. Nick

    I am so so ready for some nicer weather too. I’m sick of how dreary it’s been and I see snow in the forecast for this week. Haha! Your kids are adorable. I love using the snapchat filters too!
    And omg yay! I see Pretty Face on your list! I hope you love it! 🙂

  3. Sam@WLABB

    Those Snapchat pictures are too much! Thanks for the giggles. I especially love the puking rainbows one (Christmas card?) XP How good was Starry Eyes!!! I 5-starred that book too. I can’t wait to read the next Roni Loren. I really like the concept of that series. And congratulations of your GR wins! I won one of those books earlier this year (one of my few YA wins). I hope we both like it.
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  4. Jenea’s Book Obsession

    Awe, your kids pics are adorable!!! Our kids don’t get spring break where we live, they only get a 4 day weekend of Easter off. It would be a nice break fo them though, enjoy the time with your kids. 🙂 Enjoy all those great books too. Happy Easter!

  5. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Those snapchat pics are precious!

    And wow, 2 Goodreads wins within the same week? That is impressive and yeah, based on the way those work for me, probably the last time you’ll win for years to come, haha!

    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      Thanks! And yeah, probably nothing more for Goodreads for years. Funnily enough, this happened the first time I won one of their giveaways too, I won another right after. lol

  6. Greg

    Yay for 6 years! And have a great spring break! I’m really curious about Lifelik3 as I’ve never read a Kristoff solo book, but after the Illuminae series I’m kinda considering it.

    And Starry Eyes is supposed to be so good!
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