I know I’m a little late on the March reading wrap up, but as I said in previous posts, March was a bit of a slow reading month for me. I’d pick up something just to read fifty pages of it and put it down.
However, I am pleased to report that I did read something that was totally engrossing, and I wanted to share it with you all! (And another book I read this month that was also entertaining)
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
Crying in H Mart is a bittersweet memoir recounting the life and death of Michelle Zauner’s mother and her quest to navigate her identity in the world without her. It’s told through food, culture, and travel, and her storytelling is so immersive that I read this book in a day. I also spent most of the book sobbing because the way Zauner speaks so lovingly of her mother broke my heart. This is a definite must read for anyone looking for a book with substance and heart. But at it’s core this is a book about love and finding one’s authentic self when the thing or person that defines us is no longer there. It is also a beautiful look inside Zauner’s Korean heritage, which she shares through mouthwatering depictions of food and vivid descriptions of her travels to visit family.
The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner
For fans of historical fiction mixed with cozy mystery vibes and spiritualism, The London Seance Society is a pretty fun romp. The story alternates perspectives between Lenna, a student of the famous spiritualist, Vaudeline D’Alaire, who is looking to figure out the mystery behind her sister, Evie’s murder, and Mr. Morley, one of the Vice Presidents of the London Seance Society. Truths are uncovered and mysteries unfold in 19th century London. I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit of a slow burn for me, but overall I was satisfied by the twists through the novel as well as the ending. There’s also a little romance in here between Vaudeline and Lenna. I would say this is worth a read.
What’s everyone else reading?
I’d love to get some of your recommendations and read your reviews!
Hit me up in the comments to let me know what you’re reading and/or what you’ve thought if you’ve read either of these books.
Until next time friends, wishing you a week of reading, creativity, and all the things that make you happy!
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