Looking back over my March books, I was pleasantly surprised at how many I’ve read. With a new baby, I thought I wouldn’t be getting much reading done at the beginning of this year due to sleep deprivation BUT (and I realise I’m probably completely jinxing this by writing it down) so far he’s an alright little sleeper, so I don’t find myself too bleary eyed throughout the days and can pick up books while he naps.
March looked a little like this:
- Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
- Himself by Jess Kidd
- Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
- Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizen
- This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
- Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
- Hold My Hand by AJ Ford
Three months into the year and I’m pleased to be sticking to my one non-fiction book per month 2018 rule. This is Going to Hurt is Adam Kay’s account of his life as a junior NHS doctor and it’s a fantastic, hilarious read that makes an important point about the amazing things that doctors do in terrible conditions. If you’ve ever used the NHS (which I’m guessing is most of us), give this one a read. I also discovered a few new authors this month, but Jess Kidd was a real revelation, Himself is a supernatural murder mystery. I mean how can you not be tempted to read it by that combination of words?
The Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist was revealed on 7th March and I’ve only read one of the books (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine), so have lined up a few of the nominees to read in April (thanks, library): Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Sight by Jesse Greengrass and See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt, looking forward to getting started on those. I have already finished one of my April reviews, Tin Man by Sarah Winman and it’s a beautiful, beautiful story of love and complex relationships, I’ll be writing up my review of that, in fact, that’s what I’m going to do right now. Keep a look out for it soon!