Friday, April 01, 2011

March Reading Wrap Up 2011

Apparently 26 is my lucky number. Here it is for the third month in a row. 
  1. The Postmistress- Sarah Blake (March 1 2011)
  2. Die for Me- Amy Plum (March 2 2011) 
  3. Wither- Lauren DeStefano (March 4 2011)
  4. Lysistrata- Aristophanes (March 5 2011) 
  5. The Raising- Laura Kasischke (March 5 2011)
  6. The House on Salt Hay Road- Carin Clevidence (March 8 2011)
  7. The Uncoupling- Meg Wolitzer (March 10 2011) 
  8. This Gorgeous Game- Donna Freitas (March 11 2011) 
  9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera (March 12 2011) 
  10. As Long as the Rivers Flow- James Bartleman (March 13 2011) 
  11. Imaginary Logic- Rodney Jones (March 15 2011)
  12. The Needle- Jennifer Grotz (March 16 2011) 
  13. Is- Anne Simpson (March 17 2011) 
  14. Boyfriends with Girlfriends- Alex Sanchez (March 18 2011)
  15. The Long Goodbye- Meghan O'Rourke (March 18 2011) 
  16. A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman- Margaret Drabble (March 19 2011)
  17. New Selected Poems: 1984-2004- Carol Ann Duffy (March 20 2011)  
  18. The Beauty of Humanity Movement- Camilla Gibb (March 22 2011)
  19. The Running Dream- Wendelin Van Draanen (March 23 2011)
  20. The Gathering- Kelley Armstrong (March 25 2011) 
  21. Hotel Iris- Yoko Ogawa (March 26 2011) 
  22. Blood Magic- Tessa Gratton (March 27 2011) 
  23. Nobel Genes- Rune Michaels (March 27 2011)
  24. House Rules- Jodi Picoult (March 29 2011) Audiobook
  25. A Fierce Radiance- Lauren Belfer (March 29 2011)  
  26. The Adults: A Novel- Alison Espach (March 31 2011) 
It was a decent month when it came to reading. In particular I loved getting a chance to read some poetry again, I plan to pick of a lot more poetry books in April for National Poetry Month, I've already got about 10 to choose from on my shelves. I managed to stay caught up pretty well, I'm less than a week behind since I still have to review the five most recent reads. I was also really excited to finally finish House Rules, an audiobook that is about twenty hours long, just in time for March to be over. I am officially sticking to shorter audios from now on since I only listen to them when I am doing something repetitive at work like preparing soil and I didn't like how long it took to finish this one. With that in mind I'm planning to listen to the Wake/Fade/Gone by Lisa McMann in April, each of which is only about 5 hours or less. 

Some March Stats:
  • Adult Fiction: 11/26
  • Memoirs: 1/26
  • Young Adult: 8/26
  • Short Story Collections: 1/26
  • Poetry: 4/26
  • Plays: 1/26
  • Audio Books: 1/26
  • Favourite Adult Book of the Month: The House on Salt Hay Road by Carin Clevidence
  • Favourite Poetry of the Month: The Needle by Jennifer Grotz
  • Favourite Memoir of the Month: The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke. I realize it is cheating because I only read 1 this month but it was incredible and deserves a place here anyway. 
  • Nearly Favourite Books of the Month: Wither by Lauren DeStefano, Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton, Lysistrata by Aristophane, The Raising by Laura Kasischke, The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
Overall it was a good month for reading and I'm already excited to delve into April's offerings. How was your March reading-wise? Feel free to leave recommendations in the comments.

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