Morning Book Lovers!
I hope you’re all well and settling into the Spring weather nicely. I say that… I went from wearing a strappy top because of the warmth created by the glorious sunshine one day to snow and a big jumper the next. British weather really is a surprise sometimes! Now I am back by the fire, today’s post is a round up of the books I’ve read in the month of March – a little late, I know. Please forgive me! I’ve spent my Easter break catching up and having the best time really. It’s wonderful to be back with my support bubble.
I managed to read a total of 14 books which is just one less than last month. Considering we have had children back in school and life has become a different kind of hectic, I’m really thrilled with this number. I must confess, the last six books on the list were ones I read on holiday though… Regardless, I’ve experienced some new writers this month and ones where I have already added more of their titles to my book order… Please reassure me that it isn’t just my TBR list that doesn’t seem to go down… Anyway, let’s look at the shelves for March!
Picking a top three for this month is going to be pretty difficult – there’s just so many good ones. This month has been the month for some absolutely brilliant books for lots of different reasons. Sometimes a book comes along at just the right moment. It seems that I fell on my feet so much with regard to this. It’s a real blessing when it happens. I’ve decided for my top three this month, I’ll pick books I’ve not reviewed yet. However, if you’re wanting to see the reviews for Many Different Kinds of Love, Madame Burova and Oskar’s Quest please click here, here and here.
- Trust Me by T.M. Logan. Logan has become one of my favourite writers. I literally cannot get enough of him. I received a review copy of Trust Me and I have been recommending it to everyone and anyone that will listen to me. It was thrilling, gripping, frightening, unnerving and utterly sublime. I’m now working my way through the rest of his work too. I really need to review more of his work on my blog so you can see how brilliant he is.
- The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Despite this book being about the harsh realities of life in Aleppo, fleeing conflict and the horrors that come with it, I found this book to be more about hope than anything else. I literally couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. To see the resilience and complete faith in the worst circumstances is really inspirational and humbling.
- Your Truth or Mine? by Trisha Sakhlecha is my third choice for this month. A writer I have never heard of before but certainly won’t forget now. This book had me utterly gripped from start to finish. I also didn’t quite work out the twists and turns either. I was so thrilled to have received this in one of my many book subscription boxes and it is a writer that I will keep my eyes out for in the future.
Another successful month I feel, despite the challenges faced in education right now. I thank you all for your patience and interaction with me on my blog. I do try really hard to keep up with you wonderful people. I blame you all for my ever increasing TBR list as well!
Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze another review out before I head back to work next week. I’m embracing the inclement weather and reading opportunities with a hearty gusto, I must say! Next month sees another focus for my reading challenge and hopefully many more wonderful books that I can’t wait to read. Take care everyone!
Big Love xxx
8 thoughts on “Reading Round-Up: March”
Thank you for sharing!!… WordPress is just a part of your world, cannot ignore the rest and sometimes one needs to stop the world and get off briefly to regroup and recharge one’s batteries… I do like to read also, though being practical it is my little Kindle Fire… 🙂
Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again..
May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
Brightened by a song
in your heart,
And warmed by the smiles
of people you love.
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I love this, thank you so much. The Irish saying is really excellent – I really like it. Do take care of yourself too! We all need a break sometimes, and it’s easy for us to forget that. Thank you. X
A lovely lineup. Thanks for the follow!
Welcome! Thank you.
Charley, wow! 14 books in one month! That’s fantastic and you too are guilty of adding to my TBR pile! I already have Michael Rosen’s book following your excellent recommendation. Oh, ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ is amazing. A book that should come with a warning to have a box of tissues near by. The writing was fantastic and such a moving story and so true, despite the desperate war situation an ultimately uplifting book. One I won’t forget. Hope all has gone well first day back after the holidays. A strange day, isn’t it? I’m keeping well away from town etc for a few days until the fevered excitement of post-lockdown calms down. Take care and enjoy your cosy fire reading! xx
Aw thanks Annika. I really appreciate that. First day back today. It was lovely to see everyone again I must admit.
I completely agree with you. It’s just so wonderful for so many reasons. I’m just ashamed I had it sat on my shelf for so long!
Likewise I am avoiding the shops. The photos in the media today were absolutely silly. I feel sorry for anyone working in a shop and I also hope the novelty wears off very soon! Do take care my friend xxx
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it’s a lovely post. Thank you for sharing💖👍
Thank you. I really appreciate it!