March 2022 Wrap Up

March 2022 Wrap Up

What a wonderful month of reading! I enjoyed each book I picked up and I am so glad I am out of my reading slump. For the most part, I choose my books over my phone and tv! How are you doing with reading? It’s been a rough couple years with reading but I am so glad things are getting easier. I am really into dark fantasy, horror, suspense, and young adult books. Also, graphic novels have come back to my reading life!

Here is a video of the books I’ve read and then below that, my short reviews and links to Goodreads! I would love to hear what you think if you’ve read any of these books.

Happy Reading!


March 2022 Books Read

Picture Books

The Case of the Stinky StenchThe Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Josh Funk’s food characters are my favorite. This is a great mystery that will have you and your kids rolling.

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Middle Grade Books

CatStronauts: Mission MoonCatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a hilarious series! These cats are hilarious! Each cat has its own unique personality and my daughter and I love making voices for each one. (I’m Waffles)

View all my reviews CatStronauts: Race to MarsCatStronauts: Race to Mars by Drew Brockington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My daughter and I love this series. We are hooked!

View all my reviews Revenge of the Beast (The Beast and The Bethany, #2)Revenge of the Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jack Meggitt-Phillips creates brilliant and hilarious characters. I loved this sequel so much-I was laughing but also super involved and worried about how it would end.

View all my reviews Santiago's Road HomeSantiago’s Road Home by Alexandra Diaz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you Libro for choosing this book for educators! It was a great audiobook with a fantastic narrator. I was engaged right from the beginning and the portrayal of the ICE facility is heartbreaking and will open readers’ eyes to the experiences of immigrants from Mexico and South America.

View all my reviews The Ogress and the OrphansThe Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill


Thank you Algonquin for sharing a copy of Ogress with me! I am a HUGE fantasy fan and I was so excited to read this new book by Kelly Barnhill. This book feels like a classic and has such wonderful creatures, characters, and messages/themes. It would make a great read aloud.

View all my reviews Fast PitchFast Pitch by Nic Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a quick, powerful book about family, setting things right, and history. I loved the titles of the chapters and how everything was so connected to softball, yet also about life and racism. Must Read! Also…audiobook is narrated by the author so I highly recommend that version.

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Young Adult

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2)Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tomi Adeyemi is a brilliant world builder and I love her characters. This was a great sequel to her first book, Children of Blood and Bone, and I need the third NOW. It does have mature content and violence, but I think junior high age is appropriate.

View all my reviews Genuine FraudGenuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy cow what a twisty thriller!!! Loved it so much and the unique way that Lockhart organized the timeline of the plot.

View all my reviews Nothing Burns as Bright as YouNothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book made me feel so many emotions so deeply. Great portrayal of strong, sometimes toxic, relationships and how they grow and change. It is a young adult book and has mature content.

View all my reviews A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a brilliant dark fantasy romance! Definitely for more mature audiences-upper high school.

View all my reviews House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City, #2)House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah J Maas is such a great world builder and I love the Crescent City she has created. This book is huge, has a lot going on, a lot of characters, but well worth the time to read. Also…the ending…

This book is for older audiences-upper YA.

View all my reviews Lore Olympus: Volume One (Lore Olympus, #1)Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

These illustrations and this Hades/Persophone story is soooo good! It is definitely a book for older audiences as it has mature content. I am a huge fan of Greek stories and this one is one that I have not read enough of and can’t wait for more.

View all my reviews Season of the Bruja Vol. 1Season of the Bruja Vol. 1 by Deron Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you Oni Press for a review copy of the first episode. This is going to be a gripping dark fantasy. It immediately starts off strong and with some mystery and the demon is absolutely terrifying. The illustrations are vibrant and I love them. Can’t wait for more!

View all my reviews Girls with Sharp Sticks (Girls with Sharp Sticks, #1)Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so thankful for my friends who recommended this book! If you like dystopian, you will love this book. It has strong females, a great mystery, sci-fi elements, and friendships. It does have some violence and mature topics mentioned, so I would recommend this for older kids, maybe 8th grade and up. I want to read the next book!

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Adult Reads

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles BeganMaus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This graphic novel series are powerful. The images, the personal connections, the history, it all weaves together to tell a tragic tale of survival during the Holocaust. I am so thankful for the survivors who have relived their trauma to share their story with us.

View all my reviews Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This graphic novel series are powerful. The images, the personal connections, the history, it all weaves together to tell a tragic tale of survival during the Holocaust. I am so thankful for the survivors who have relived their trauma to share their story with us.

View all my reviews They Drown Our DaughtersThey Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A slower read but loved the different stories and timelines and the ending was a great finale.

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I am a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

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