March 2019 Wrapup #monthinreview #marchwrapup #orangecountyreaders

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

Charles Dickens

March 2019 Wrap Up

It was a fun month for reading and blogging. Meeting Gretchen Rubin was the highlight! I also participated in #jennsrainbowchallenge on Instagram which was so colorful and very enjoyable. I joined two book swaps and received some lovely titles.

How was your reading month? Did you have any 5 Star reads?

I read 1️⃣5️⃣ Books in March.

1️⃣5️⃣ Fiction 0️⃣ Nonfiction

⬆️ 9️⃣ from February

I posted 7️⃣ Book Reviews (Links go to my reviews.)

Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard | My Name is Rose | The Last Year of The War | Bittersweet Brooklyn | Woman99 | In Another Time

Most Popular Post This Month

TOTAL 🆕 POSTS 2️⃣5️⃣

⬆️ 5 from February

My FAVORITE read this month was In Another Time by Jillian Cantor

Book Haul

Library Book Sales! How can anyone resist filling a bag for only $3?! Well not this girl. I picked up over 20 books for me and the Little Free Library!

I was fortunate to receive so much amazing book-mail this month. It’s a big compliment to know I’ve been trusted to help promote new books and authors.

Thank you 🙏 authors, publishers and friends!


– 207 Blog followers through Email and/or WordPress

– 1,633 Instagram (Bookstagram) followers

– 3,535 Twitter followers

– 70% Netgalley Feedback Ratio

Reader Challenges

Keeping up with my Challenges has been… challenging! I’m not updating my tracking consistently so I need to work on that. It’s very possible I may have had too lofty goals… 🤔

Here’s my update on the various reading/blog challenges (tracking here) as well as the Popsugar Challenge (tracking here).

📖A to Z Challenge: 12/26

📖Monthly Motif: 2/12 good idea in theory but not a good fit.

📖New Release Challenge: 14

📖Backlist Reads: 2

📖2019 Discussion Challenge: 3 posts ughh, this one has been tricky. It’s not my nature to stir up conflict 😂

📖Nonfiction Book Bingo: 4

📖Popsugar Challenge: 5/41

Southern California Events 🎉

There’s so many great author events coming up! We’re VERY excited for this weekend’s Literary Orange in Newport Beach, as well as attending our first Y’all West in May.

Click over to the events page to get in on the fun.

April Books


Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán

A Lily In The Light by Kristin Fields

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves


When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

Trophy Life by Lea Geller


The Last Dance by Aimee Brown

The Rose by Tiffany Reisz

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay

Happiness is Baking by Maida Heatter


The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

The Mother-in-law by Sally Hepworth

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

A Veil Removed by Michelle Cox


Too Much of Not Enough by Jane Pollack

Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen

Other News

Next month is our ONE YEAR Blogging Anniversary! On May 10th, 2018 – OrangeCountyReaders was born! Here’s where I need your help… what’s the best way to celebrate? What’s the best way to connect with all you awesome nerds? Send me a message and let me know what you’d recommend!

And that’s it! Thanks for checking out my month. What are you excited about in April? Tell me in the comments!

Love, Jaymi

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  1. Great reading month. How wonderful to meet Gretchen Rubin as she travelled around promoting her new book. I really enjoyed The Girl He Used to Know, hope you do too. I need to order the new Sarah Morgan book.


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