March was weird, I am sure everybody will agree. And I am not sure April will be any less weird but maybe I will be more used to the weirdness by then? In positive news, the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced and I have started making my way through it – and for the most part I have enjoyed the books so far, although I am weary if that’ll stay that way.
Books I read in March:
- Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey: 2 out of 5 stars
- A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: 4 out of 5 stars (review)
- Weather by Jenny Offil: 4 out of 5 stars (review)
- Actress by Anne Enright: 4.5 out of 5 stars (review)
- Verge by Lidia Yuknavitch: 3 out of 5 stars
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: 1.5 out of 5 stars (review)
- Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby: 4 out of 5 stars
- Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie: 2 out of 5 stars
Favourite of the Month:
Actress. I did not think I would like this book and was then very happy when I did. It is so far my favourite of the longlisted books.
I finished eight books in March, all of them written by women. Of these books five were on the Women’s Prize longlist and thus fiction. I also read one romance novel, one short story collection, and one memoir. I also spent a lot of my time re-reading parts of the Psy-Changeling series because those books always make me happy. I did not completely read any of those books though.
Books I should get to soon:
I am still kind of planning to finish the Women’s Prize longlist (except for the Mantel) before the shortlist is announced on the 22nd. I am unsure whether that is at all doable but I am still going to try my best.