It’s interesting what I think of as a good reading month. I read 10 books in March, which is a pretty average month. However, I gave three of those books perfect grades, which I consider pretty successful.
I consider 12 books a strong reading month, but I don’t really have an idea of how many books I typically give perfect grades. It could be worth reviewing at some point, but who really has the time? I’m busy reading!
I gave two fiction books and one non-fiction book perfect scores in March. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn and Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent were my favorite fiction reads. The 5 a.m. Miracle by Jeff Sanders was my favorite non-fiction read.
Because she doesn’t go outside, Anna spends her days drinking too much, watching old movies and spying on her neighbors. It’s the spying that eventually gets her in trouble. Anna sees something she shouldn’t in the house across the street, and it sends her carefully protected life into a tailspin.
I felt like I had read a book similar to The Woman in the Window in the past, but I couldn’t place it. Either way, the book had a great plot twist, even if the overall storyline wasn’t quite believable.
Oliver Ryan seems like a pretty good catch. He’s a handsome best-selling author. It seems like his wife, Alice, adores him, but then he tries to kill her. The people who know Oliver best can’t seem to figure out why he would try to kill the woman he seemed to adore. But the people who think they know Oliver best don’t know him at all.
I loved the unique storyline of this book. The storytelling kept me moving through it quickly as the author alternated between past and present among a variety of characters. Despite the multiple views, the storyline wasn’t confusing, which seems to be my biggest complaint about similar approaches.
The great news is that you don’t need to wake up at 5 a.m. to apply the productivity concepts in The 5 a.m. Miracle. It’s about the high-achieving, motivational concepts, not the time. The book will teach you how to work your morning with an intentional routine and provides seven steps to use to accomplishing amazing levels of productivity. I found it so helpful that I want to read it again, just to make sure I didn’t miss anything important.
There they are, my favorite books of March! I hope you find something on the list to read and love.
As always, happy reading!