March has been a fantastic reading month, with eight of the books I read being excellent 5 and 4 star books. And I’ve written posts about 10 out of the 12!
- A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody 4*
- At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier 4*
- Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney 5*
- See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt 4* – review to come soon
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 4*
- The Spirituality of Jane Austen by Paula Hollingsworth 4*
- Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid 3*
- The Gathering by Anne Enright 1*
- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse 2*
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 5* – review to come soon
- The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 5*
- The Lauras by Sara Taylor 2.5*
They’re a mix of fiction, historical fiction and crime fiction, with one non-fiction book on Jane Austen’s works. Only one of them, The Gathering, is from my TBR shelves of books I’ve owned prior to January 1 this year, the rest are either new books or new-to-me books and one library book, Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey. The links are to my posts on the books.
The two books I have yet to review are both excellent books – See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt is historical fiction based on the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders, due to be published in May. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd is historical fiction based on the lives of the abolitionist GrimkÃ© sisters set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, a story of slavery.
My favourite? So hard to choose, but because it kept me glued to the pages and puzzled, stunned and amazed me it has to be Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.