I was intending to post my March Reading Summary yesterday but the day turned out to be busier than expected, which is why I’m posting this later than planned!
March was another good month. I read seven books by men and nine by women – all but four were new authors for me. I read books set in France, England, Spain, Italy, USA, Sweden and the former Czechoslovakia (only one was a translation, though). And unfortunately I’ve only had time to post my thoughts on five of them so far, which means another month of trying to catch up!
Favourite books read in March:
After years of thinking I wouldn’t like Life of Pi, I’ve read it at last – and loved it! I also loved Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome and in And Then There Were None I’ve finally found an Agatha Christie book that I really enjoyed.
Other books read in March:
Ann Veronica by H.G. Wells
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Far to Go by Alison Pick
A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin
The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen
The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe
13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
As I mentioned earlier, I still have a lot of these books to review, although I do have most of them drafted and ready to post soon. I might have to try some of those multi-book posts that I’ve seen other bloggers use so effectively!
Other reading/blogging events:
During the week of 14-20 March, I took part in the Irish Short Story Week which was hosted by Mel U of The Reading Life. The story I chose to read was Laura Silver Bell by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Although I didn’t think it was a fantastic story, it was still enjoyable and good enough to make me want to try some more of Le Fanu’s work soon.
How was your March? What are you looking forward to reading in April?