πŸ“” My March 2022 Book Journal

My March Book Journal 2022Hello my fellow bookworms, today I am sharing with you the books I have been reading in March 2022. It has been another busy, although more spring-like, month that has flown by me in a blink of an eye; where I haven’t always found much time for reading, however I still have some wonderful books to talk about.

First, I finished off my re-read of the chunky young-adult fantasy, Eldest by Christopher Paolini (2005), the second book from the bestselling The Inheritance Cycle series, which continues the adventures of the young rider, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, as they travel to the Elven kingdom of Du Weldenvarden to finish their training. I really enjoyed reacquainting myself with this next leg of the series and it was also comforting to be with old fictional friends again. ⭐⭐

Next, I quickly worked my way through the historical-romance, The Garment by Catherine Cookson (1967). This was my first Cookson novel and I found it to be a beautifully written tale of Grace: a young woman trapped in a miserable, unfulfilling marriage, who finds love and comfort in an affair. All set in the restricted society of a small north country village of England in the 1930/40s. While not my usual fare, I enjoyed the setting immensely and I thought this delicate subject was handled very tastefully. ⭐⭐

The Garment

Finally, just this week, the lucky number was announced for The Classics Club’s 29th Spin event, and therefore I started reading my corresponding book off my list: the weighty tome, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (1855). I am not far into it yet, however I have enjoyed what I have read so far and it is bringing back fond memories of the BBC’s 2008 TV series, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Claire Foy.

Also, throughout March, I have continued dipping in and out of the Christian non-fiction, Pray For Us by Meg Hunter-Kilmer (2021); theΒ Celtic Daily Prayer: Book One by the Northumbria Community (2015) and my Holy Bible. As well as starting to work my way through ForgivenΒ by Tim Chester (2022), a Lenten guide of theΒ Book of Hebrews which was given out at my church.

So in the past month I have read six books, two of which I have completed. Not bad at all, considering that March has been another busy, tiring month. As for my pick of the month that has to go to The Garment by Catherine Cookson! πŸ†

What have you been reading in March? Please let me know in the comments below. I love to chat books!

16 thoughts on “πŸ“” My March 2022 Book Journal

  1. You had a good reading month. Hope you love Little Dorrit – it’s not one I’ve read so I look forward to your thoughts.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed The Garment so much, Jessica. I read a fair amount of Catherine Cookson books, back in the day as she was a firm favourite of my Gran’s and we used to share the books when she got them out of the library. The one that particularly sticks in my memory is The Cinder Path, but I know that I thoroughly enjoyed them.

    1. Thank you, SJ and how lovely that Catherine Cookson was an author you were able to share with your gran. 😊 I will have to keep my eyes peeled for a copy of The Cinder Path.

      1. Oh yes – we used to share lots of authors:)). She guided my reading tastes once I moved onto reading adult books – which was when I was around 11 years old. Though once I moved onto reading science fiction and fantasy, our paths diverged:)).

  3. I still haven’t read The Inheritance Cycle yet. I really need to because I think I’ll enjoy it. I’m glad you enjoyed The Garment. I’m going to add it to my TBR because it sounds delightful. πŸ™‚

    1. Jenni Elyse, I hope you will have the chance to read The Inheritance Cycle in the not-too-distant future and I am so pleased my thoughts on The Garment have encouraged you to add it to your TBR. 😊

  4. You’ve had a good reading month! I spent a lot of March reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I’m now reading my spin choice, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

    I hope you complete Little Dorrit on time!

    1. Kelly, well done for reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as I believe that’s a big classic! I hope you are enjoying One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest now. And thank you! But I am not holding my breath I can finish this monster book by the deadline. πŸ˜…

  5. I’ll be interested in seeing your opinions for the final two books of Paolini’s series. The series is pretty divisive across the board but the last two I think were more so! πŸ˜€

    1. Well hopefully I get to them soon-ish! 🀞 My reading plans haven’t really gone much to plan recently and they are both VERY long books for me. πŸ˜…

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