I feel like a broken record at this point, but I had a month from hell. Term started (and everything that could go wrong, did go wrong) and I moved into a new place (which I am SO excited about but it still looks like a bomb exploded) and my reading really suffered. I did not have the mental capacity to read for most days.
Books I read in March:
- Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott: 2 out of 5 stars (review)
- Normal People by Sally Rooney: 5 out of 5 stars (review)
- Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh: 2 out of 5 stars
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: 2.5 out of 5 stars (review)
- Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li: 2 out of 5 stars (review)
Favourite of the Month:
Obviously Normal People by Sally Rooney. This makes this the second month in a row when one of her books blew my mind. I cannot wait to see what she does next! (Part of me is keeping my fingers crossed for a short story collection because just imagine the brilliance she can deliver in that format.)
I read five books which feels awfully low. Four of those books were longlisted for the Women’s Prize and one was a paranormal romance by Nalini Singh (who really has been dominating my reading this year).
Books I should get to soon:
I want to finish reading the longlist before the winner of the Women’s Prize is announced but I will focus on the shortlisted books first (so, Circe, The Silence of the Girls, and Ordinary People). I will also be participating in Wyrd and Wonder (tbr to follow), so I will hopefully be reading lots and lots of fantasy.
(Some of the) blog posts I loved:
Sarah reviewed Circe, a book I am both excited and apprehensive about.
Emily’s coverage of the Women’s Prize has been stellar (AND she finished the longlist in time!) and her wrap up is wonderful (and her predicted shortlist much closer aligned to my reading tastes).
Callum also finished reading the longlist in time (after being unsure whether he would even attempt to do so), and his wrap up is brilliant and thorough.
Rachel, whose blog I adore, has reached 1000 followers and to celebrate she is hosting a give-away!
Kal’s review of one of my most anticipated releases for this year – Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse – makes me even more excited to get to it.