Spine Study :: March Mini-Reviews

Didn’t blog a single Spine Study this month but here’s a few Mini-Reviews on some of my “late” February through March reads.

– B

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Seriously though. What an intense, beautiful read.

Persuasion by Jane Austen – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Everybody talks on and on about Pride and Prejudice but Persuasion is (so far) my favorite Austen novel. (Wentworth’s letter…swoon!)

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Favorite book of the month, mainly because I eat, sleep, and breathe the two main characters. Can not recommend this series enough, y’all. ❤️

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ // An unexpected surprise. I had mixed feelings overall but couldn’t tear my eyes away from the pages.

The Ranger by Ace Atkins – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Sounds harsh but nothing particularly special to make Quinn stand out from the crowd. 🤷🏻‍♀️

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Strange yet lush. Seems that’s how I describe everything I read by Gaiman.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Romantic, atmospheric read. I’m not 100% sure I didn’t fall in love with Dawsey within the first letter he penned.

Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill – ⭐️⭐️ // Disappointment of the month. I could go on for days about why I didn’t like this one but I’ll leave at this: very regurgitative. Same ideas over and over with no real…depth to any of the poems.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ // Another March read I was hoping would present more. Overall, fun retelling and stayed up late to finish after a lazy Sunday spent with it.

How was YOUR reading month?

4 thoughts on “Spine Study :: March Mini-Reviews

  1. I’ve nearly bought Fierce Fairytales so many times, because it’s such a pretty book and I love the title. But now I’m glad I’ve resisted! I had the exact same problem with a poetry collection I read this month and it’s so frustrating.
    I’m so glad you enjoyed Guernsey, it’s such a lovely read and Dawsey is wonderful ❤️

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    1. I don’t want to sway you against Fierce Fairytales – it may very well be one of your favorites. For me, it’s entirely a personal bias again the masses; I have struggled to find contemporary poets that I truly love. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I always go back to my classic favorites.

      Guernsey was precious. I loved every second of it. I’m such a sucker for “old fashioned” romance.

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      1. You haven’t! I’ve been struggling to find contemporary poetry that speaks to me too and this one reminds me a lot of other collections I’ve tried and been let down by. So I was already pretty swayed 😉

        Old fashion romance is the sweetest!


      2. Good. It’s probably a little unfair that I’m so against it- but I get really aggravated at the whole “4 or 5 lines” Instagram poetry. I adore some of it but others…I love a poem that feels like they’re composed of BRAND NEW WORDS strung together in a way that sort of takes your breath away for a second.

        If you come across any poetry collections you love, send them my way! ❤️


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