Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? The weather has been rather hit-and-miss here in the UK, my sinuses have played up and I gave meat up for Lent, however I have hardly noticed because there has been so much to celebrate in March!
First we had Mothers Day (spent with family on the south coast), then my father’s 50th birthday, World Book Day (we went as characters from Alice in Wonderland), and finally but not least Easter! Plus the England rugby union squad won the Six Nations, Formula 1 returned with the Australian Grand Prix, and after our big Easter feast we were able to settle down to watch The Boat Race. Phew! And I still found some time to read these books:
Fiction: 5 Non-Fiction: 1 Poetry: 0
I had quite a classic time in March. First I read the charming, British children’s classic; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. A colourful adventure along the river, chock full of eccentric, furry talking animals – that put a smile on my face. After enjoying that so much I moved onto another children’s classic, Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit. A magical tale of 5 siblings and a grumpy sand fairy which I just flew through. So that’s 2 books off my Classics Club list in one month and Nesbit will also go towards the Women’s Classic Literature Event.
I spent the largest part of the month reading the epic, final instalment in the paranormal romance All Souls series: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. For a change of pace, I then dived into the Mediterranean suspense The Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmondson. I then kept the pace up with fantasy novella Broken Banners by Mark Gelineau and Joe King; book 2 in the Reaper of Stone series. My full thoughts on these 3 books is still to come.
Alongside these fictions I also read Christian non-fiction The Salvation of Doctor Who by Matt Rawle; a quick, fun and interesting read for a Christian, Doctor Who fan.
Pick of the Month: The Villa in Italy
That is 6 books completed which is a really good amount for; I am happy. During the month I have also been reading Christian non-fiction Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong, and I started reading Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell off my Classics Club list.
I am currently half way through the schools’ Easter break, in April I can look forward to another week off work and then starting a new term on Monday 11th.
What did you do and read in March? Do have any plans for April?