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.