I planned to write this wrap up while still on holiday; that didn’t happen. I underestimated how bad the WiFi was going to be and also how much I did not feel like blogging. Because New Zealand was just so very stunning. I had so much fun on this holiday and I cannot believe I am already back (and back at work…). I have some catching up to do now though blogging wise.
My reading month on the other hand was just alright.
Books read in March:
- The Sea Beast Takes a Lover by Michael Andreasen: 3 out of 5 stars.
- From A Low And Quiet Sea by Ryan Donal: 4 out of 5 stars.
- The Gender Games by Juno Dawson: 4 out of 5 stars.
- To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: 4 out of 5 stars.
- Ayiti by Roxane Gay: 4 out of 5 stars.
- Happiness by Aminatta Forna: 3 out of 5 stars.
- The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by JY Yang: 4 out of 5 stars.
I also finally DNFed How I Lose You. I just could not get into it and decided that enough is enough.
Favourite of the Month:
The Gender Games. I just needed something this positive and fun and important. Listening to this was an excellent choice.
I finished seven books totalling 2044 pages. Of these seven books there were two short story collections, one memoir, one literary fiction, two definite fantasy and one weirdly unclassifiable book, so overall a total mix of genres. Two of those books were written by men, four by women and one by a person identifying as gender-nonconforming. Four books were written by white people and three by people of colour.
How did I do with my TBR:
Actually surprisingly ok (compared to last month): I read three of the books on my TBR and I am slowly making my way through the arcs I have.
(Some of the) Blog posts I loved:
I loved Steph’s review of If We Were Villains – a book that has been on my TBR since well before it was published and I still haven’t read.
I love lists, especially those recommending female authors. So check Uwadis’ wonderful post.
Musings on Motherhood and Fiction: Sign me right up.
Elle has a lot of thoughts on the Women’s Prize for Fiction Long List.
I loved Clare’s predictions for the Man Booker International Longlist.
Rachel’s reviews are always worth checking out, but her nuanced review of Madeline Miller’s Circe even more so.