I set a very ambitious goal of reading 5 challenge books for March but I only managed to read 3.Not including 6 other books I read outside of that. 2 of those were box sets with 3 books each. Which actually equals 12 books.
So here's what I managed to reach from the reading challenge.
*An autobiography: Confidante- The Brothel by Lilliana Anderson
This book is an autobiography of a sex worker in the late 80s in Australia. Her daughter-in-law convinced her to tell her story because she really didn't believe her in the beginning. Overall, it was a good story. Her reasoning behind it was like most women. Money to support her family. This turned into a trade she was really good at and even when she left she somehow got into situations she couldn't even understand that she got into. She eventually left it all together and went on a tour to tell her story. Unfortunately, she used all her funds to fund this tour and borrowed from friends and family. The end of the book leaves you were she goes back in the industry to make the money back that she owes everyone. Would I reach the two remaining books? Yes! Her story was one of the kind. The only draw back is when you're reading the story of events and then it goes in to terminology. Totally out of sequence. Should of been at the very beginning of the book and not slapped right in the middle of the story.
*A YA bestseller: Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman
This book was so good. The book is about Kristyl who when the book starts is basically an outcast at school because windows tends to break around her. Along with other things. The day her life changes she gets in trouble yet again and her mother is called to the school. Unfortunately, on her way to the school she gets into a car accident and dies. Kristyl is sent to live with her aunt where she finds out that she's a witch. Along the way,she makes friends and discovers one has one of the same abilities as her. There's a group of kids at her school who are witches themselves and must her to save her aunt who becomes very ill. She travels back 20+ in time in search of a crystal which holds the magic she needs to save her. One major event is changed during that travel back in time. When she makes it back to the present day. Nothing is as it was. Her mother is alive, her aunt is no longer sick, she now practices magic, she's close friends with the witches at school and is dating one of them. This book was EVERYTHING. Especially with the twist at the end where the present time change and went left. I'll definitely continue the series. I highly recommend this book.
*A graphic novel: The Walking Dead #1 by Robert Kurkman
If you're a fan of the TV show then you'll love the comics. A super short read of about 20 pages. This one features where the tv show begins. Before Rick got shot on patrol with Shane and wakes up in the hospital and the world around him has changed. It ends with him leaving his town to Atlanta to look for Lori and Carl. A good read but I'll stick to the tv show.
April is here and it's time to knock some more challenges off the list. I'll push myself for 5 again this month. Here's what I plan to read for April.
*A book you haven't read since high school: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
*A book based on a fairy tale: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
*A book set in Europe: Reckless Nights in Rome by CC Mackenzie
*A book & it's prequel: Mending Hearts by L.B. Simmons and Recovery and Running Places by L.B. Simmons
*A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: The Thorn by Beverly Lewis