March Books

1. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

I chose this book because several people on an online FB group recommended it. It was an interesting story but not as good as I wanted it to be. That being said, I did like the characters and it was a sweet story.

2. The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig

I loved this book. It was the monthly book for the online FB group and I’m so glad I read it. It has three different story lines in three different time periods, but the stories are all connected and center around a room in an old building. The descriptions are very specific and I think the book would make a great movie. I loved how it all came full circle at the end. I would highly recommend this book, especially to anyone who enjoys books written in different time periods.

3. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book was much better than I expected it to be. It is a long one and is full of descriptions, which means it is not a quick or easy read. The end wasn’t what I was hoping it would be, but I did love Alma, the main character. The story was also set in an era in which people suffered in silence and “sucked it up” when bad things happened. Very interesting perspective, for sure.

4. The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

This book was not what I thought it would be. It was more of the story of Shonda’s journey in finding herself rather than a self-help book about how to find yourself. But Shonda is a writer, and it really shows. She is hilarious and her humor had me laughing out loud several times while reading the book. It would be a good choice if you wanted something different from your typical “self-help” book.

I almost finished a fifth book this month but just didn’t quite get there, with everything else going on last week. In fact, I ended up finishing it on April 1, so that one will go on next month’s post. My favorite book this month was definitely The Forgotten Room.

Did you read anything interesting in March?


  1. I’m a little disenfranchised at the moment by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’d pick The Year of Saying Yes. Sounds like a fascinating read!

    • Rachel says:

      The Year of Yes was good but just not what I wanted it to be. Why are you disenchanted with Elizabeth Gilbert? Just curious…

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