wrap up: March 2018

I guess I don’t need to start this post with a personal life update, because this was a pretty dull month for me, and I don’t suppose you want to hear all about my car troubles.  😉  Anyway, it’s my birthday today and I am 26.  I will probably go to the movies later or something of that sort, but first, a blog post.  I had a really great reading month!

  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah ★★★★☆ (review)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (ARC) ★★★☆☆ (review)
  • By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr ★★★★★ (review)
  • Happiness by Aminatta Forna (ARC) ★★★☆☆ (review)
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard ★★★★★ (review)
  • Medea by Christa Wolf ★★★★★ (review)
  • Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirsten Chen (ARC) ★★★★☆ (review)
  • Tin Man by Sarah Winman (ARC) ★★★★★ (review)
  • Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan (ARC) ★★★★☆ (review)
  • Asking For It by Louise O’Neill ★★★★★ (review)
  • The Child Finder by Rene Denfield ★☆☆☆☆ (review)
  • The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie ★★★★☆ (mini review)

Best: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
Runner up: Tin Man by Sarah Winman, Medea by Christa Wolf, Women & Power by Mary Beard, By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr.  I can’t choose.
Worst: The Child Finder by Rene Denfield


Currently Reading: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (I will finish it in April if it kills me, which I think it might), Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry, audiobook (this has a lot of lukewarm reviews but I’m actually really enjoying it), Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan (I’ve literally read 2 pages so far).

How was everyone’s March and what’s the best book you read?  Let me know!


21 thoughts on “wrap up: March 2018

    • The downside was all the 5 star reviews I had to write 😦 But I suppose there are worse problems to have. I added that one to my TBR after reading your review, it looks brilliant!

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    • Thank you!! I think most of my problems with Circe boiled down to ‘I am way too into the source material, I should probably chill.’ I did like it, just hadn’t loved it the same way as The Song of Achilles!

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    • It was definitely the best reading month I’d had in a while, I was pleasantly surprised by so many of these. I hope you like Tin Man and Asking For It, they’re both so so brilliant.

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