Literary Pursuits

What I Read In March

In March I read an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction, from Amish romance to historical to speculative to current events to mystery. Some for escapism and some for preparedness. Check it out!

My star ratings are according to GoodReads definitions:

  1. Did not like it
  2. It was ok
  3. Liked it
  4. Really liked it
  5. It was amazing

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission on your Amazon purchase. Also, most books I read and recommend are from a Christian worldview. I make no apology for that.

Review Books

The Sugarcreek Surprise by Wanda E. Brunstetter

My Rating

Typical Amish romance novel. Read my review.

Love’s Fortress by Jennifer Uhlarik

My Rating

A “split time” novel with one story line in the present tying in with a relevant story line in the past. Read my review.

Shadows in the Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp

My Rating

Intriguing story about a WWII vet returning home and learning to cope with PTSD. Review coming soon.

Speculative Fiction

Dark Intercept by Andrews & Wilson

My Rating

Book 1 of The Shepherds Series, a military thriller with a supernatural element.

Tier 1 by Cindy Gunderson

My Rating

Well-written dystopian novel, but also unsettling. It’s Book 1 of the Tier Trilogy so perhaps the unresolved issues are wrapped up better by reading all 3 books.


I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

My Rating

Set in Romania as the Cold War was drawing to a close, this is a chilling story of how the Communist regime easily convinced citizens to betray one another.


Live Not By Lies by Rod Dreher

My Rating

It’s scary to me how many lies we American people have bought into little by little, gradually sliding into “soft” totalitarianism. Definitely worth the read.

Missing Millie Benson by Julie K. Rubini

My Rating

Juvenile biography of the original ghostwriter of the Nancy Drew books.

The Disaster-Ready Home by Creek Stewart

My Rating

If you’ve ever thought of dabbling in prepping this will get you started. Some ideas are more practical than others.


One Little Lie by Colleen Coble

My Rating

Book 1 of The Pelican Harbor trilogy about a small-town female sheriff.

Two Reasons to Run by Colleen Coble

My Rating

Book 2 of The Pelican Harbor trilogy.

American Exit Strategy by Mark Goodwin

My Rating

Book 1 of The Economic Collapse Chronicles.


I’m currently following a year-long Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app called Four Streams. It goes through the Old Testament once, the New Testament 4 times, Psalms twice, and Proverbs 3 times over the course of a year. These are the books I completed in March:

  • Isaiah
  • Matthew
  • Acts
  • I John
  • II John
  • III John
  • Jude
  • Revelation

What have you been reading recently? Any recommendations?

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