Books I read in Mar 2019

April 1, 2019 Bookish chat 5

March 2019 was another satisfying reading month. I got through 12 books, and was delighted to read on in some series I’m loving, and to devour some books by favourite authors of mine.

Books I read in Mar 2019

Mar 2019 book awards

  • Favourite Book: The Great Alone. I’m still in a book hangover to be honest.
  • Most Anticipated Book: The Gift of Friends. So sad that it’s Emma’s last book, but she left us treasure with this book, and all her books.
  • Scariest Book: Run Away. Because family secrets can be so ordinary and so devastating.
  • Book that I’m still thinking about: The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Such a brilliant book that made me laugh and cry and rage.
  • Book you all need to read: The Heart’s Invisible Furies and The Great Alone. Both are SO GOOD!
  • Funniest Book: 183 Times a Year. A new author for me, but I have since bought all her books, she is hilarious.
  • Favourite Cover: The Gift of Friends.
  • Most Disappointing book: Juror #3. It felt it felt very choppy and disjointed. The book actually feels more like 2 short stories rather than one story, with only a very tenuous link joining them.
  • Saddest book: The Great Alone. I have a lump in my throat thinking about it.
  • Favourite Setting: I could choose The Great Alone (Alaska) or The Hearts Invisible Furies (Ireland from the 1930s up to now), but I have to go with The Catherine Howard Conspiracy. I’m Tudor obsessed!
  • Quote of the month: From the Great Alone.

“Books are the mile markers of my life. Some people have family photos or home movies to record their past. I’ve got books. Characters. For as long as I can remember, books have been my safe place.”

Beyond the Books

  • Yoga is still going well. I’m able to stay in down dog for longer now and I can feel my shoulder mobility increasing every week. It’s been such a long road since I broke my humerus, but I’m so happy that yoga is getting easier again.
  • My birthday was in March. Another year older and wiser so!
  • Remember I said breaking your humerus, also ruins your immune system as I’ve gone from illness to illness since. March continued this trend. Urrggh!
  • I’ve started running again. This is huge for me, as running is my me-time, my thinking time and my escape from the stresses of life. Slowly does it though, as I’m still afraid of falling again and I’ve lost a lot of fitness. But I’m so happy that I’m hitting the road again.

Talk to Trish: How was your reading month? Have you read any of mine? What was your book of the month.

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5 Responses to “Books I read in Mar 2019”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Happy birthday to you! I had pneumonia in November and it tanked my lung capacity so I can relate to rebuilding your strength. I’m hoping to get back to running soon but it keeps getting too cold for me brave it! Enjoy your reading and have a fantastic April!

  2. Kathryn Trask

    Great month and interested in your comment that 183 times a year is funny ( in parts) as I need a funny book for a challenge this month and this sounds like a good read. Love how you set out the book awards, gives nearly every book a chance to shine. I haven’t read Emma Hannigan ( I know she died) but I intend doing so. At the moment I am soaking up Carmel Harrington ( thank you very much!)

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