It took me rather long to write this wrap-up post due to catching a bug that made my head spun and close to black-out when I read or stay too long on the computer. Nevertheless, it’s been a good March with 9 books in the bag and DNF American Gods.
- Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
- Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
- The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
- I’ve got your number by Sophie Kinsella
- There but for the by Ali Smith
- The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
- We Had it So Good by Linda Grant
- Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Note: I’m not sure why with this blog theme all my star rating as images had gone awry!
It’s been a good month and I count the 4.5 and 5 stars as my favourite books of the month. It’s better than the previous months, I’m glad that the first quarter of 2012 ends with a high.
The first quarter saw me reading 20 books. 20 doesn’t sound that much and if I go on at this rate (which I doubt I would), I’ll be finishing the year with 80. It is a pressure to think of those mounting TBR that never seems to scale down and I wish I could read faster. This is also the quarter that I pass 200,000 on my blog hits, so it marked another milestones in my short career of blogging. 😀
I have got 8 new books into my TBR stack this March but I’d like to showcase the 3 I thought were my pride possession.
These are some beautiful hardbacks I got this month. The Night Circus is one of the most beautiful books I have owned, it’s a shame I didn’t like the story that much. I won Caleb’s Crossing from Orange prize giveaway hosts Magic Lasso. I found J.M. Coetzee’s Scenes from Provincial Life for a bargain. Scenes from Provincial Life is actually a compilation of 3 books, Childhood, Youth and Summertime, which are loosely based on J.M. Coetzee’s life and it is termed as “fictionalised autobiography”. 😉
Plans for April
I’m going to watch out for the April’s Orange Prize shortlists announcement and juggle my schedule to read some of those shortlists. I read very few books that contributes to any of my reading challenge last quarter so I hope the next quarter will see me focus more on reading books I had planned to read. It doesn’t help when I easily get distracted by what’s new and what’s on the Orange Prize shortlists, so focus is in short supply in this very exciting quarter of more Orange prize reading and more sunshine!
Here’s my plan, what about yours?