What Lucy Read: March 2020

It’s been a year since i’ve uploaded on this blog but I keep thinking about giving it another try and finally figured now is the perfect time seeing as i’m going to be having a fair bit of spare time going forward so here I am with my March wrap-up.

March has been a crazy month for all of us. I went in to this month with a reading slump so during the first three weeks of the month I only managed to read three books but then with my work hours being cut and eventually closing i’ve found myself with a lot of time spare to get some reading done. This all means i’ve ended the month pretty positively when it comes to my reading; I read a total of 16 books during March, with 5606 pages being read and 15 hours spent listening.

Top reads of the month:

Just Mercy was one of the books I read this month, and this one was a definite 5 star! In 2018 I read ‘The Sun Does Shine’ by Anthony Ray Hinton which is a book chronicling his years spent on death row before finally being found innocent and released – a truly incredible read – and in that book Bryan Stevenson is mentioned as he played such a pivotal role in Anthony’s release so I brought this book straight after finishing that one. I did have plans to read it sooner but you know what it’s like the TBR gets so big that books continue to be pushed back, however, i’m so glad I did finally get around to this one. This is truly a must-read novel about the part race and wealth play within the criminal justice system; hard to read at times but important and eye-opening always.

The Legacy is another book i’ve been wanting to get to for a while now and i’m so glad I finally did. There’s no other way to put it other than that this was the perfect crime novel for me, everything about it just worked so well for me; the characters, the writing and the plot. This is only the first book in a series so it’s left me supremely excited to see what else is to come, and also just to check out more from this author as she’s still a relatively new-to-me author. Check out my full review on Goodreads.

THe One is the second book i’ve read by John Marrs and after finishing it I have a feeling that he may turn out to be a favourite author of mine. After reading ‘The Passengers’ last year I was impressed with how he blended the sci-fi elements in with the real world aspects of his novel and that’s an element I definitely respect again here. This novel had just the right amount of sci-fi elements that it felt unique and impressive but not too much that it alienated non sci-fi readers (aka me). This was a fun, fast-paced thriller that I found myself unable to get enough of.

The Fire Witness is the 3rd book in the popular Joona Linna series by Swedish crime writing duo Lars Kepler. In January I finally decided to pick up the first book – The Hypnotist – in this series after having heard wonderful things about it nonstop and immediately found myself hooked. The books in this series are long but I find myself flying through them as their so fascinating. This one was definitely my favourite of the ones i’ve read so far, and I loved it so much that i’ve already picked up the next book – The Sandman – as my first read of April.

Have you read any of the above? What was your favourite read of March? Let me know!

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