I’m a bit behind as it has been a crazy week, work-wise, and I’m trying to get ready to leave for the U.S. this coming week. Busy, busy! Anyway, during the month of February I read five books:
- Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
- Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
- Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen
- Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
- The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
The best of the bunch was probably The Crane Wife, although I really enjoyed Lost Lake as well. I was not too impressed by Mad About the Boy, which is a shame considering how much I liked the previous Bridget Jones novels. This one just kind of made me roll my eyes.
Here’s what I’ve got lined up for March:
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I’ve been planning to read this one for a while now, and I just found out that Adichie will be speaking in Decatur on the evening I arrive in town. Of course, I’m not going to let a little thing like jet lag get in my way, and I’d like to have read this one (if not her latest one, Americanah) before hearing her talk. This book also counts towards the Africa Reading Challenge.
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin – Because I’ll also be visiting New Orleans, I decided it would be the perfect time to read this one from my Classics Club list. Chopin was a local Louisiana author and this is an early feminist work, which means it would count towards the Feminist Literature in March event, too. Double win!
- The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith – I’ll be hosting a book tour stop for this collection of short stories in late March. Based on traditional Vietnamese folk tales, these contemporary stories deal with the aftermath of the Vietnam War. I’m really looking forward to this one.
- And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas – I’m a bit behind on my review books, but if I manage to catch up I’ll read this one during March as well. It’s the non-fiction account of a woman who tries her hand at being a nun. I’m not sure whether it’s meant to be a laugh or if she actually has any real religious convictions, but the premise was enough to make me want to read it.
I’ll certainly be reading more than these four books, but because I’ll be traveling during most of the month, I want to leave myself plenty of time to read things that I choose on the spot.
What are you reading this month? Do you have any other exciting plans for March?