Saturday 2 April 2016

Books read in March

I'm rather behind with stuff at the moment. Easter was busy and the grandchildren have been visiting all week... it's all been lovely but means I haven't been able to keep up with the blogs I usually read on a daily basis. For that I apologise and hope to catch up but next week is going to be fairly busy as well... minding our grandson for most of the week and various apts.

Anyway, March was a pretty good reading month for me. Not sure why, but every year a couple of months throw up a nine or ten book reading total. For me, this March was a nine books month. Odd that it was a busy month but I still managed to read quite a lot. Anyway without further ado, these are my books for March:

13. The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson

14. Slade House - David Mitchell

15. Death of an Airman - Christopher St. John Sprigg

16. Dead in the Water - Dana Stabenow

17. The Woman Who Walked into the Sea - Mark Douglas-Home

18. Sightlines - Kathleen Jamie. A sequel to Findings, which I thought was magical. Sadly I didn't find Sightlines to be quite as magical but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Possibly I read it too soon after Findings and found it a bit too similar.

19. Fixing Shadows - Susan Barrett

20. The Bookshop Book - Jen Campbell. This one is all about bookshops both here in the UK and around the world. A lot of UK bookshops here, so especially useful for Brits or any bookish people coming to the UK. Enjoyed this very much.

21. The Double Comfort Safari Club - Alexander McCall Smith. Book three hundred and forty... er... I mean 'eleven' of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agancy series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi go off to a safari club to find someone who has inherited some money. Well they do eventually. There's a fair bit of philosophying going on before that and more troubles for Mma Makutsi with her fiancé. All very samey but I enjoyed it nevertheless. These are undemanding, comfort type reads.

As will be seen, I didn't manage to review every book I read in March. Pressure of time prevented it so I've just said a little about those that weren't reviewed.

I'm pleased that I managed to read three non-fiction books last month upping my total this year to five which is about a quarter of the books I've read so far this year.

My favourite book for last month is almost a tie... between Dead in the Water by Dana Stabenow and The Woman Who Walked into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Home. Almost, but not quite. This one *just* has the edge:

Super, *super* book. Loved it to bits.

It's unlikely that I'll read as many as nine books in April. I've just started Gerald Durrell's biography by Douglas Botting and it's 600 pages long... plus another long one on my Kindle. No matter, enjoying books is the objective... 'how many' is interesting but not a priority.



DesLily said...

Gah! thanks sis! lol I put The Woman Who Walked into the Sea on my wish list.. it seems any "cheap" used ones are all in the UK! not doing that lol.. anyway... you sure are reading a lot this year!! I just finished a book you might like called The Lake House by Kate Morton.. wow... the best of her books so far!

doubt I will catch up to you this year but always enjoy what I do read!

BooksPlease said...

You did really well, Cath. Easter slowed me down a bit but we had a great time with the family - and the weather was good. I've only managed 3 non-fiction books this year - they take me much longer to read than the fiction! I'm looking out for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea now, thanks to your recommendation.

Val said...

Death of an Airman looks fun are a good recommender you know!

Kailana said...

Looks like you are having a great reading year so far!!

Peggy Ann said...

Wonderful reading month, Cath.

Cath said...

Pat: The Woman Who Walked into the Sea would be exactly your kind of thing if you could only find a really cheap copy somewhere. You never know... lol

Margaret: Easter slowed me down too but like you I enjoyed seeing the family and having my grand-daughter to stay.

Your library may have the Mark Douglas-Home books.

Val: Yes, Death of an Airman was fun... lots of flying detail.

Kelly: Yes, I do seem to be... not sure how. LOL

Peggy: Thankyou!