Spring is finally here, y’all! I’m so excited, and I’m excited as well to share with you the twelve books I read in March. Twelve, you say? Admittedly, that’s quite a few less than my usual monthly count. Unfortunately, if you factor in some illness, raging insomnia, and drama then my productivity drops dramatically. Actually, insomnia generally works to my advantage with reading, but not this time. But it’s April now, and I’m back in bed and back on my reading game, y’all!! I may have read far fewer books than usual, but what I lacked in quantity I more than made up for with quality.
Books I Read In March:
- Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
- Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
- A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
- I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- American Panda by Gloria Chao
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
- Everless by Sara Holland
- Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
- A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
- The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
- A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
I was so happy to return to a childhood favorite by rereading A Wrinkle In Time – I loved it so as a child but after thirty-five years couldn’t remember a lot about it. Refreshing my memory was truly a delightful experience. The book that surprised me the most in March was The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, by turning out to be a very dark and twisted tale that was quite unlike what I’d expected. Everless by Sara Holland was also a great read. I look forward to the sequels of both of these books. After the let down of Clare Mackintosh’s sophomore novel, I See You, I was so pleased with the brilliant twists and turns of her newest novel, Let Me Lie. For my March nonfiction selection, I read The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson – I’m in the process of (slowly) decluttering my home and this served as even more encouragement to do so.
That said, I honestly would recommend all of the books I read last month; you really couldn’t go wrong with any one you might pick. I’m hoping I’ll have just as much good luck with April’s reads. I’m also hopeful that I’ll be able to increase my reading productivity as well. While twelve books is an amazing amount for some people, it’s a somewhat dismal amount for myself. Alas, it remains to be seen whether this is going to be my new normal, or if I shall return to my former glory…
It snowed here in Nebraska on April Fool’s Day . Good one, right? One thing is for sure – I’m so happy to be welcoming the sunshine-y weather that is slowly but surely showing up now that Spring is here, and to be spending more time reading in my favorite spot on my front porch. If only you could join me for a spell! Wherever you are, however, Happy Reading to you!!