I had a few days off work this month so decided to tackle some books that have been on my TBR for a while. I made a little dent, although sometimes feel like I’m playing the ‘balance the new releases vs books on my shelf I really want to read’ game and end up getting a bit stressed when it comes to time-management.
THEN I have to have a word with myself, remind myself the enjoyment of reading should ALWAYS come first and crack on. So here’s what I did end up reading…
My March Book Reviews:
(Click on book title for my full review.)
/ This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel
/ Impossible by Sarah Lotz
/ Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
/ Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
/ Rizzio by Denise Mina
/ Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
/ None of This is Serious by Catherine Prasifka
So, from my TBR shelf we have – Sorrow and Bliss, Earthlings and Rizzo. A trio of books that couldn’t be more different. Rizzio is a brilliant, high-drama slice of historical fiction, if you love Tudor history, this is for you. Sorrow and Bliss is a superbly written Women’s Prize for Fiction long listed book that did live up to the hype for me and Earthlings is Japanese fiction that’s quirky and dark in equal measure.
I read some great new releases too – Impossible takes a slide into science fiction (not a genre I usually read but it’s done in such a clever, contemporary way), so does None of This is Serious actually – I didn’t know anything about either of these books and ended up loving them both. Sometimes leaving your comfort zone is a good thing! This Might Hurt is a fantastic psychological thriller and Memphis is a totally engrossing family drama.
Overall, a great mix this month – packed full of recommendations for you. Until next month – happy reading!