March was a whirlwind, with my trip to the U.S. taking up most of the month. I read quite a bit but not exactly as I had planned, and my regular reading habits got a bit off-track. I was able to attend a great talk given by Chimamanda Adichie in Atlanta, and I marveled over the difficulty I had finding bookstores in the U.S.–crazy! Luckily my trusty favorite used book store was still there, and I scored some books for my daughters as well as one for myself.
During the month of March I read six books:
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
- Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
- Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
- Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
- The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith
I LOVED both I Capture the Castle and Where’d You Go Bernadette, but there wasn’t much else to get excited about in there. I’ve been in a bit of a reading funk since finishing Bernadette and I really need something good to get me over it. Any suggestions?
Here’s what I’ve got lined up for April:
- The Quick by Lauren Owen – I’m looking forward to digging into this one, a sprawling debut novel set in Victorian London.
- And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass – This upcoming release picks up on characters from Glass’ first novel, Three Junes, which is one of my all-time favorites.
- When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon – This novel centers around the life of the daughter of Greek immigrants and her relationship to her homeland.
- The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings – I was lucky enough to win this one in a giveaway recently, and I’m hoping to read it before I tackle Hemmings’ latest novel for review next month.
I’m participating in Carl’s Once Upon a Time reading event between now and June, and I will probably do some reading for that this month. There is also a Dewey’s coming up on the weekend of April 26th, so mark your calendars!
What are you reading this month? Do you have any other exciting plans for April?