As most of you know, February was an incredibly slumpy reading month for me. And March started off much the same way. But, thankfully, the tide started to turn towards the back half of the month! While I didn’t have any 5 star books this month, I did have three solid reads in a row…something I hadn’t had in quite awhile. And the general feeling of not being able to settle into books has more or less dissipated.
I’ll get the so-so news out of the way first. I enjoyed both The Secret Wisdom of the Earth and The Association of Small Bombs…but, with reservations. And, The Never Open Desert Diner‘s ending was just preposterous. On to the better news: The Throwback Special pleasantly surprised me with its spot-on social commentary and excellent writing, Girls & Sex opened my eyes to new ways to think about today’s sexual landscape (and scared the daylights out of me as a parent!), and I capped off my month with The Nest, which will for sure make my 2016 Summer Reading List (coming in May).
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Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers
- Ann at Books on the Table‘s reflection on what Pat Conroy (now deceased author of The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, etc) meant to her reading life tugged at my heartstrings and reminded me that I have one more Conroy book left to read (My Reading Life, which is at the top of my Nonfiction November list).
- I love how Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness paired 15 Great Nonfiction Books By Women with the best times in life to read them.
- I love Shannon at River City Reading‘s Recommendation Breakdown feature…and this time around she featured one of my favorite books from last year, Did You Ever Have A Family, which then caused me to immediately download the sample for Shelter by Jung Yun.
- Kerry at Entomology of a Bookworm took an unique approach to a book club recommendation with Great Book Club Books to Read Instead of Defending Jacob.