What an absolute wonderful month of reading! I've managed to get through 7 books this month. This is especially good for me as none of them are short reads either. 2 of the reads are from book tours which you would've seen if you read my blog usually. The other 5 books are ones I've chosen from my TBR pile. Let's jump into what I've read in March.

The Last Good Summer by J.J.Green
This is the first book tour that I was involved in this month and you can read more about the book here.  The Last Good Summer is a great debut novel by J.J.Green. Set in a dual timeline of the past (summer 1986) and the present. Genre wise I'd say it's a crime/mystery and not a thriller.

Where the Water Flows by Romola Farr 
The second book tour of the month is a third book in the Hawksmead series. Although if like me you haven't read the other 2 books it works well as a standalone novel. Where the Water Flows is a compelling read featuring a natural disaster and told in times of Covid. 

I know what you've done by Dorothy Koomson
Dorothy Koomson is one of those authors whose books I enjoy. I grabbed this one off my TBR pile as i was in the mood for a fast paced and twisty thriller which I managed to read within 24 hours. 

Do you have any idea what the people you know are capable of? What if all your neighbours' secrets landed in a diary on your doorstep? What if the woman who gave it to you was murdered by one of the people in the diary? What if the police asked if you knew anything? Would you hand over the book of secrets?Or ... would you try to find out what everyone had done?

Goldilocks by Laura Lam 
A completely different genre for me as I rarely read sci-fi . However I actually enjoyed it so may try more sci-fi books in the future.

 Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this.

Uniquely Human by Dr Barry M. Prizant 
I've read various autism related books in the past and find them super helpful. Uniquely Human is great read that gets you seeing autism in a different way.

By understanding autistic behaviours as responses based on an individual's experiences, as strategies to cope with a chaotic world, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance a child's abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies that could aid the fulfilment of every child's promise.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 
After reading Verity last month I had to pick up another book from this author. Ugly love is a romance genre rather than a thriller like Verity. However it was an easy read that I really got into. 

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. 
Never ask about the past. 
Don't expect a future.

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell 
Lisa Jewell is one of my favourite authors and having enjoyed The Family Upstairs I had to read the sequel. 

LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones.

DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago. Also inside the bag is a trail of clues, in particular the seeds of a rare tree which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up. The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts.

Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can't stay buried for ever ...

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