Hello 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. ⭐⭐
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); the Celtic Daily Prayer: Book One by the Northumbria Community (2015) and my Holy Bible. As well as starting to work my way through Forgiven by Tim Chester (2022), a Lenten guide of the 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! 🏆
What have you been reading in March? Please let me know in the comments below. I love to chat books!