Reading Wrap-Up (March 1, 2021) #IMWAYR

Yay, I’ve done a lot of reading over the past week. Enough that I’d love to share it with you in a reading wrap-up. As usual, I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? or #IMWAYR. I’m also joining in with the Sunday Salon, Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.

Life Update

I’ve been doing quite well lately. Like I said on Saturday, I have been in a pretty good mood. Today I’m a little less energetic than I was over the weekend, but I’m still feeling quite cheerful. Right now, I have an essential oil blend of clary sage, grapefruit and lime in my diffuser. It’s great.

What I’m Currently Reading

I finally picked up My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga today again after having let it sit on my digital shelf for several months. I’m finding it surprisingly easy to get back into the story.

I also picked up After the Cure by Deirdre Gould, which I’d downloaded for free a few weeks ago. I’m pretty sure this won’t get a five-star rating from me, but I’m not disappointed enough in it to give up on it. I’m still intrigued by the blurb and the first bits of the story enough that I want to know more.

What I Recently Finished Reading

I raced through A Life Lost by Cathy Glass and finished it on Saturday. It deserved a solid five stars. I reviewed the book yesterday.

What I Think I’ll Be Reading Next

I don’t have a habit of having a ton of books on my Goodreads to-read shelf, but I do have a lot in my head that I’d like to get to someday. Since I’m not very far in any of the books I’m currently reading, I can’t predict what I’ll read next.

Stacking the Shelves

Okay, I feel embarrassed. I said last week that I’d been hoarding book deals through BookBub. Honestly though, the term “hoarding” got a whole new definition this past week. I got at least twelve free books thanks to BookBub. And just so you know, I’m still only picking up books that I think will appeal to me. Among the books I downloaded are:

  • My Perfect Ex-Boyfriend by Annabelle Costa

  • Skye by Kelsie Rae

  • Once Gone by Blake Pierce

  • Critical Vulnerability by Melissa F. Miller

  • Cowboy with a Badge by Margaret Watson

  • Love in a Snowstorm by Zoe York

  • The Eleventh Hour by Anina Collins

  • Kakadu Sunset by Annie Seaton

  • Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane

  • Easy Love by Kristen Proby

  • The Boy Who Painted the World by Melody J. Bremen

  • Twelve Days by Teresa Hill

Most of these are part of some series. That’s only to be expected, as I’m assuming they’re free only to get you into the series and buy the other books. That being said, most of these can be read as standalones too, like I did with Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs. Although I’m definitely planning to buy at least one other book in that series too, as I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

What have you been reading lately?

18 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up (March 1, 2021) #IMWAYR

  1. I’ve gotten into ebooks during the pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, I was in a panic when the libraries closed and the mail slowed down. But then I realized I could download books and that helped greatly.

    I wish I knew more about free books. I get lists each day of discounted ($1.99 and $2.99) books, but I seldom see freebies.

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    1. I’m so glad you’ve gotten into eBooks. I rarely if ever read physical books because I’m blind and Braille books are so clunky and I feel that scanning a print book is too much work.

      I’m not sure what country you’re in, but BookBub may be useful to you too. I subscribe to BookBub’s U.S. site despite not living there. Then I search for the freebie on or Apple Books.


  2. Lol! I feel like no book reader can help but hoard books.. especially free ones!! Those sound like great choices, I hope you enjoy them when you get around to them! Have a great reading week!

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m a true hoarder of things I love and it’s extra tempting because eBooks don’t take up physical space. I used to hoard journaling prompt collections. Still do, but now that I know of BookBub, I also hoard books in the genres I read.


  3. It is hard to pass up any deal that gives free books! That is why my TBR stack is over 2200 right now. I hope you enjoy your reading this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  4. The weather has perked me up lately, though today I’m tired from the weekend and it’s rainy. Yuck! Looks like you collected some great books. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. I too don’t have a physical TBR list or shelf. But there are so many titles to get to in my mind and I hope to get to them whenever I can. Stay safe!

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