Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #32



  • The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
  • Talia by Daniel J. Volpe
  • How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight For Our Future by Maria Ressa
  • Mukbang Princess by Rayne Havok
  • Sheets by Brenna Thummler
  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • You’ve Lost A Lot of Blood by Eric Larocca
  • I’m a Therapist and My Patient is a Vegan Terrorist (Dr. Harper, #3) by Anonymous
  • The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan
  • Finding Me by Viola Davis


  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
  • The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  • The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Bat by Joe Nesbo
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult


  • The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
  • Killing Stalking #1 by Koogi
  • Saving Noah by Lucinda Berry
  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  • The Girls by Lisa Jewell
  • 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Hey, dear readers! What do you know? The first quarter of this year is already over! And I’m really happy to say that I’ve been having a really good reading year so far. This month, I’ve read a total of 10 books which we will be talking about in this post. It was also my birth month, so I received a few books from family and friends — and I am so excited to get into those titles soon (hopefully)!

The first book that I’ve read in March ended up being a new favorite and it’s The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine! It was really a fun time reading this book because there were so many things happening and so many twists — the twist at the end was very satisfying for me! Rated it 5 stars.

The next book that I read was Talia by Daniel J. Volpe. This is an splatterpunk a.k.a. extreme horror book and I really enjoyed it! I’ve been reading about this genre and really wanted to try more titles under it. Good thing that some of my book club friends are already into it, so it’s not that hard for me to find out where to start. All I can say is that Talia is not your ordinary revenge story. I was supposed to give a 4 stars, but the sudden turn of events at the end kind of put me off, so I ended up giving it a 3.5 stars! Still not bad, and I still recommend this.

The third book that I read is a short story called Mukbang Princess by Rayne Havok; another splatterpunk read for this month. If I remember correctly, this is just under a hundred pages; perfect for a quick bedtime scare. I don’t want to say much about it other than this turned out to be darker than I thought. I gave it a 4 out 5 stars!

Another book that I read is How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight For Our Future by Maria Ressa. This is my non-fiction read for the month of March (but I started it during the last week of February) and it was just timely that I read this during women’s month. I’m so glad that I picked this up because it was such an empowering read. There are so many things that I learned from Maria’s experiences. I gave it a 5 out 5 stars!

The fifth book that I read this month is Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’ve been meaning to read this for the longest time, but have been putting it off because of the hype. Sometimes, when a book is extremely hyped on social media, I tend to stay away from it for a while because I’m scared that it might not be as good for me. But this was so good! It honestly deserves all of the hype. This is my first TJR novel and I now understand what they meant when they said that her writingstyle is one of the bests. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

I was also able to squeeze in a graphic novel this month and it’s Sheets by Brenna Thummler! This is another title that has been sitting on my Goodreads TBR for a while, ever since I learned about it from Ariel Bisette from Youtube. I honestly went into this thinking that it’s a light and funny read, but it turned out to be a little bit sad. I gave it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The next book that I read is another splatterpunk which is You’ve Lost A Lot of Blood by Eric Larocca. I’ve read his other book, Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and really loved it, so I was so excited to read another one of his works. You’ve Lost A Lot of Blood turned to be just an okay read for me, I guess. What put me off was sometimes the lanuage was too flowery where it shouldn’t be. But overall, I still recommend this. I gave it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Another horror book that I’ve read is I’m a Therapist and My Patient is a Vegan Terrorist (Dr. Harper, #3) by Anonymous. Reading this series was such a fun ride, and I hope that I can find more books like this. It was entertaining and a page-turner. The conclusion to this series was also satisfying! I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

The second to the last book that I was able to finish this month is The Tyrant’s Tomb (Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan. As you know or may have noticed, this world that Rick Riordan created holds a special place in my heart and I am just so excited to be catching up with this series. Right now, I’m just one book away from completing the series and I am both happy and sad that I will soon be saying goodbye to these lovely characters. On the other hand, I’m excited because Rick Riordan will be releasing a new PJO book! Anyway, I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars!

The last book that I read this month is surprisingly another memoir! It’s Finding Me by Viola Davis. I listened to the audiobook of this and it was such a powerful and engrossing read. I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook because Viola Davis’ every word and every sentence honestly drops like a bomb. I felt her pain, her despair, her happiness throughout this book. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars!

How did March go for you? What are you looking forward to reading next month?


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