wrap up: March 2020

  1. Dominicana by Angie Cruz ★☆☆☆☆ | review
  2. Weather by Jenny Offill ★★☆☆☆ | review
  3. The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan ★★★★★ | review
  4. Girl by Edna O’Brien ★☆☆☆☆ | review
  5. How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee ★★★★☆ | review
  6. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden ★★★★★ | review
  7. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (reread) ★★★★★ | review
  8. The Tempest by William Shakespeare ★★★★☆
  9. The Everlasting by Katy Simpson Smith ★★★★☆ | review to come for BookBrowse
  10. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner ★★★☆☆ | review


Favorite: The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Runner up: Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
Least favorite: Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Other posts from March:

Life update:

So… that was a month.

I don’t really feel compelled to dwell on the situation in this post and give a full run-down of how I’ve been handling everything (badly!!), but I’m lucky to be employed and to be working from home so let’s leave it there.  I hope everyone else is healthy and doing well, relatively speaking.

Highlights of my month were my birthday (I turned 28 on the 31st) being a nice, low-key day, and Project Shakespeare which I talked about here if you’re interested.  Since my triumphant debut as Hippolyta I have since played Miranda in The Tempest which was a delight, and I intend to give my all to my very esteemed role as ‘First Officer’ in Twelfth Night this coming Saturday.  But seriously, this is all good fun and very much keeping me sane and I would absolutely recommend arranging something like thing in your own friend groups.

Two things I’ve been doing on Twitter to hopefully help boost morale a bit are posting a photo of one of my two very photogenic cats every day, and posting a lot of nature shots from walks I’ve been taking.  I’ll share some here:


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Currently reading:

What was the best book you read in March?  Comment and let me know!

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25 thoughts on “wrap up: March 2020

  1. cant wait to see what you think of Girl, Woman, Other! ive been wanting to revisit it after i put it down last year 👀 (also so excited to try out The Everlasting!! that cover is Speaking To Me very strongly)

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    • I’ve read like 4% of GWO so I don’t have much to say at the moment 😂but I’m liking the writing style!

      I LOVE THE EVERLASTING’S COVER SO MUCH. Like, so gaudy it’s kind of hideous is a recipe for a perfect cover in my eyes.

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  2. This has been A Month, but I’m really glad you’re finding some ways of dealing with it (also we love the cat content (HELLO PERCYYY)). Hope April is a bit better for everyone! 🙂

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  3. Joyeux anniversaire from France ! Yes, I also feel lucky to be able to work from home. I’m glad you enjoyed Donal Ryan’s book. I haven’t made my March wrap up yet, so I’m not sure about my favorite books. My memory is a little bit confused by this quarantine. Anyway, I can’t read more than one book at the same time, so I’m always impressed by the people who can !

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    • Merci beaucoup! 🙂

      I know what you mean, it is hard to concentrate on anything at the moment, let alone reading! The beginning of March feels so long ago it was hard for me to believe that I actually read all those books in the same month.

      Haha I’m a serial multi-book reader, I like to be able to switch it up based on what I’m in the mood for! It does mean it takes a lot longer to get through books though, so that’s the downside.


    • I can’t let my cats know they have such an international fan club, it might go to their heads.

      Hope you have an excellent reading month as well! We will make it through these strange times one book and one cat photo at a time.


  4. I’m glad you had a nice birthday amidst the chaos! The Shakespeare readings sound like a great time, and there is certainly no such thing as too many cat or nature pictures these days! 🙂

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