March 2019 has been a very busy month for The Tin Kitchen!

I published a new blog post almost every day this month. I’ve always wanted to keep up that kind of pace but I’ve never been able to before. I’m getting a lot better about scheduling posts ahead of time so that I’m still consistently posting even if I’m busy with life for a few days straight.

My favorite post I published this month: My unashamed dragging review of the Five Feet Apart movie, which is a complete counterpoint to TFIOS in theme and message.

Favorite book I read this month: Sadie by Courtney Summers. I trusted the hype and went for the audiobook, which was the right call. It blew me away. I’ll be posting a review soon.

Reviews Posted in March

I’m working through a backlog of read titles that need reviews, so I posted seventeen reviews in March. Ooof.

I reviewed at least one book for every star rating this month. (I don’t do partial stars; you can find my rating system here.) My lowest rated title was Vox, and my most glowing review was probably Little Fires Everywhere, though I did have five different five-star reviews this month.

YA Fiction

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt ★★★★★

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Laurel James ★★★★★

Mirage by Somaiya Daud ★★★★

Cinder by Marissa Meyer ★★★★

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton ★★★

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ★★★★

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ★★

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He ★★ (ARC)

Middle Grade/Children’s Fiction

Front Desk by Kelly Yang ★★★★★

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August ★★★★

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge ★★★ (ARC)

Adult/General Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★★

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ★★★★★

The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher ★★★★

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★★

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty ★★★

Vox by Christina Dalcher ★

Other March Posts

Features

What to Read After Russian Doll

Five Feet Apart is the Exact Opposite of TFIOS (somehow?)

FORESHADOW YA Review Roundup

Tags, Memes, Updates

Tag: Books That I’ll [Probably] Never Read

Tag: Guilty Reader Book Tag

WWW Wednesday (March 20)

New Release Tuesday (March 26)

Looking Ahead to April

Book World Calendar

April Releases on my TBR

Books I Read in March

March ARC Approvals

Infinite Lives of Maisie Day (read/reviewed) – Descendant of the Crane (read/reviewed) – Don’t Date Rosa Santos (currently reading) – Dutch Girl (TBR) – Tiger Queen (TBR) – Six Goodbyes We Never Said (TBR)

Writing Update

Friends, I am officially an #amquerying person! It’s almost as terrible as everyone said.

I got a little boost participating in the #PitMad Twitter pitch thingy, which was a lot of fun and even got me three bites from people interested in my manuscript. So far, I’ve sent six queries and gotten three form rejections. I’ll be sending out another small round in April.

Everyone says the best thing to do while querying is to work on a new project, so I’ll be taking on the April Camp Nano. I’m hoping to get a full 60k draft of a Middle Grade that I’ve been planning for a while.

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