March in Books

Reading-wise, March was tepid. Much to my surprise, I have begun socialising with my colleagues. I usually read a lot at work; now that I spend my breaks with my colleagues, my reading suffersΒ a wee bit. But that’s not a complaint really. πŸ™‚

I read a couple of enlightening books in March, and a few light-reads too. That way, I am glad.

Here is the list.
❀ = Favourite

  1. Keep My Posted by Lisa Beazley
  2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  3. Worlds Apart: 2 Friends, 2 Journeys, and 10 life lessons – A True StoryΒ by Smitha Murthy and Dorothee Lang ❀
  4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir ❀
  5. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor ❀
  6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ❀
  7. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng ❀
  8. Outline by Rachel Cusk ❀

Blogging-wise, I had a good month.

My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary on 18th March, and I interviewed my mum to mark the occasion. πŸ˜‰

I wrote a blog on quitting my dream job, andΒ making peace with my hard decision. I am glad I wrote about it.

I participated in the ‘A Day in the Life of…’ event, and made a BIG confession. πŸ˜‰

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Did I tell you? As a tribute to my favourite author RK Narayan, I am going to host a readalong in May. I look forward to reading some of his books with you. πŸ™‚

The last week of March was a bit weird. I couldn’t read much. I wanted to read something light, but nothing helped. Then I knew that a doggie-book would be the right cure. So, I am reading Kathleen Gerard’s The Thing Is, which is lovely so far. I have also started reading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. I was warned not to read now. But, I think I can manage. I am also looking forward to reading Daniel Kehlmann’s Me and Kaminski for TJ @ My Book Strings’s 12 Germans in 2016.

I intend to do more reading in April, along with some more doodling, cycling, and I hope to resume doing yoga.

Please let me know about your March.

And, have a great April! πŸ™‚

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26 thoughts on “March in Books

  1. I think you had a stellar month! That is a lot to accomplish in one month. You can really be proud of yourself. I need to take inspiration in your hardcopy accomplishments…if it weren’t for audiobooks my numbers would be very low indeed.

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    1. Thank you, Heidi. I have been thinking of trying audiobooks for a long time. I haven’t made up my mind yet. I am so glad you listen to a lot of audiobooks. It sounds fantastic. πŸ™‚

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      1. I started listening to audiobooks when I had a very long drive to my job. I got bored listening to the radio so tried audiobooks. At first it was a different experience and I didn’t care for some of the readers, but over the years that has improved immensely. I never pay for them…only listen to the free ones from the library. Also, over the years the library collections have grown a lot, and more new books are also coming out in audiobook format. If you try it I hope that it is a good experience for you!

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  2. It looks like you had a great month! March was a busy reading month for me – I was trying to fit in all 5 Canada Reads books before the debates aired. But, I did it, and managed to fit in a couple for Reading Ireland month as well I will also be joining TJ this month! I have Measuring the World, but I’l be interested to hear about Me and Kaminski – all his books sound good and I haven’t read any of them yet!

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    1. You really have had a great month, Naomi. I am joining TJ for the first time, and I am excited. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on ‘Measuring the World’ too. I loved your posts on Canada Reads. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed writing it too.

      I don’t think I will write about ‘Everything I Never Told You’. I loved it, but I am not able to say why I loved it. But, I am sure it will agree with you. πŸ™‚

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  3. It’s wonderful you started hanging out with colleagues in your breaks, you know more time to talk books πŸ˜‰ Also probably it makes your mom happy, loved your interview so much!
    I think you read a ton of books! That would be a super productive month for me. Also basically all your favorites are on my tbr, so be proud you added so much to my tbr, I will never be out of books to read πŸ˜€ Happy April!

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