March Book Review
Photo: Marcus Hardy
Hi Friends! I’m back again with yet another book review. In case you missed it, this year I had set myself a goal to read more. In January I reviewed some of the books I had already read and was planning to read. You guys really seemed to like it and also had some imilar goals!
Since then, I’ve started and finished a few more books that I wanted to share with you! Let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you have any more recommendations!
China Rich Girlfriend & Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
In January, I raved about Crazy Rich Asians (the first installment in this series) and I let you know that China Rich Girlfriend had kind of been off to a slow start. Now I can confirm that the 2nd and 3rd books within the series are definitely a let down. I didn’t want them to be but they did drag out and it took me much longer to get through them. Overall, I would still recommend you read them if you liked Crazy Rich Asians just to see what does happen.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines and Mark Dagostino
Ok so many people might not know this but full time I work in marketing for a large contract furniture company. I’m around furniture, textiles and general interior design all day. That being said, you could say I have a love for interiors. One of my favorite styles is farmhouse and therefore, I’m obsessed with Fixer Upper. I picked up Chip and Joanna Gaines memoir and I couldn’t put it down. It was so sweet to hear how they got to where they are now and the story behind it all. My love for them now runs much deeper.
Homebody by Joanna Gaines
Piggybacking off the last book, as soon as I finished The Magnolia Story I ran to the library to pick up Joanna’s new design book, Homebody. I just started it this week and it is mostly images, but there’s a lot of design advice that I truly appreciate. If you have any appreciation or love for home designing, it’s must read!
At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino
In Baltimore, I just recently joined a book club run by my friend, Eliana! Her instagram is @stylish.reality and so the book club is the Stylish Reality Book Club! This is the first book I’m “reading” with the group and I use reading lightly because I’m actually listening to it through Audible! I wanted to get it from the library but the waitlist was soooo long I was afraid that by the time I got it, I wouldn’t be able to finish it in time. I had never used Audible or even listened to an audiobook but Audible offers your first audiobook free and I figured this was the best time to use it! I’m almost finished it which is good since we are meeting next weekend, ha!
At the Wolf’s Table is not what I would typically pick up to read and at first I really could not get into it. But I have to say I’m definitely getting more into it now and am excited to see how it ends! As for audiobooks in general, I don’t think I’ll do that again. I’m so much of a visual person that I can’t seem to focus on the storyline as well. I enjoy podcasts because you don’t need all the details to keep up with what is happening so I can work and listen. But with a detailed book, you need to pay attention so I find it harder to find time to listen to it.
What books have you read this month? I love getting all of your guys recommendations so please continue to send them my way!