Welcome to a series of posts that chart my wonderful reading year, 2020. I don’t have the time to review all the books I read and wanted I way to celebrate each one. So I’m going to do a monthly post of all the wonderful books I’ve reading that month. Short snappy reviews, simple comments about why I enjoyed them so much.
So welcome to my celebration of my reading in March 2020, a month during which reading has become even more important than normal.
Well March got off to a stunning start with I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell. This book is insanely moving, funny and powerful and should be read by everyone!
My first fiction read of the month was Dead Wrong by Noelle Holton. A highly enjoyable thriller, full of oodles of tension and a fiesty lead character.
From there I read Beyond The Gravy by Mandy Morton, which was orginal and I very comforting easy read during these troubled times.
Next came Not Having It All by Jennie Ensor. I found this to be both original and it made me giggle, which given the current climate is a massive recommendation.
From laughter I moved onto a thriller from one of my favourite authors. Containment by Vanda Symon is the third in the Sam Shephard series and is a fabulous addition to this cracking sequence of books.
Mexico Street by Simone Buchholz was the second novel from the Indie publisher Orenda Books that I read this month. Its Stylish. Not oodles of description and prose, more tightknit controlled language that gets under your skin and leaves you feeling unnerved.
My next read this month was Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl and what a book to end on! Controlled and stunning writing, a story that keeps you enthralled and most of all, a moment of humour that delivered a gentle moment of relief from the tension.
Well that was my reading for the month of March. It was a time when all our lives were thrown into freefall and when books have become even more important than ever.
I’m excited to discover new worlds, countries I have never visited and new writers in the month to come. In a time when we can’t go out, books bring the world to us.
Happy reading all. Sending cwtches from my home to your home.