Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

My March 2015 reading round-up

I took part in the Take Control of your TBR Pile challenge in March, hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I managed to read these books from my TBR pile in March:

How Green Was My Valley - Richard Llewellyn
The Auschwitz Violin - Maria Angels Anglada

I started these TBR pile books in March too, but am still reading them so will hopefully finish them in April:

The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith
Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie
Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma

I also read two non-fiction books in March, Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig and Making Friends with Anxiety by Sarah Rayner.

I read two graphic novels from the library, The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman and Marbles by Ellen Forney. 

And I listened to an unabridged audio book, also from my tbr, The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry, which was brilliant.

I plan to carry on reading mainly from my tbr pile this year, it wasn't just a goal for March. I want to read more of those lovely books that have been waiting too long. 

Books reviewed in March on the blog: 

The Leipzig Affair by Fiona Rintoul

Also featured:

Book(s) of the month for March...

I loved several this month, and I will have to pick two again...

What was your favourite read in March 2015?

I hope you had a good March, and that April brings lots of good books for us all too!



  1. Congratulations on your progress with these monstrous TBRs.

    You read some great books along the way.

    As I seemed to have taken to reading 600 plus page books my TBR grows and grows while I barely finish one or two books.

  2. Station Eleven was SO good! Glad you liked it!

  3. Well done on the tackling of your TBR pile, this really is a great challenge.

    Intrigued by the cover of your book of the month. I'll have to check this one out.

    My favourite March read? Lamentation by C.J Sansom.

  4. You are doing so well reading from your TBR pile - I failed miserably, but am not giving up. I WILL do it yet! Well done, some lovely reading for you this past month. Hope April is likewise fruitful.

  5. I've got a couple of these books in my TBR pile too. Matt Haig's book is gaining popularity and I've read loads of good things about it.


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