Boy winter just keeps dragging on, doesn't it? There's been so much snow and such cold temperatures it kind of makes you just want to curl up with a good book. Well that's what I chose to do…twelve times.
I kicked off the month with a quick read about Van Morrison by Greil Marcus. It turned out to be an expensive read. Not so much the book but the three rare, out of print CDs I managed to find on the internet that were highly rated by Marcus.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn was an excellent read. I gave five stars to this precursor to Gone Girl. Another five star novel was Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For, the fourth book in his Clifton Saga.
Lois Lowry's four part The Giver series did not disappoint. I read them one after the other. I don't know how I came across this young adult series but I see it's now a movie with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, set for an August release.
Another highlight of the month was Still Life by Louise Penny. This is the first in her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. He's a Surete de Quebec detective and in the first book he's investigating a murder in the Eastern Townships community of Three Pines. Penny is a former journalist who turned her hand to mystery novels. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.
I closed off the month with another thriller from Jo Nesbo, his third Harry Hole novel The Redbreast. It did not disappoint.
Here's the total list for March.
When That Rough God Goes Riding - Greil Marcus
I, Lucifer - Glen Dubcan
Parliament of Whores - P.J. O'Rourke
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
The Giver (1) - Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue (2) - Lois Lowry
Messenger (3) - Lois Lowry
Son (4) - Lois Lowry
Still Life - Louise Penny
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Archer
The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
So, the 12 books of March plus the 10 other books I've read this year means I've zipped through 22 books so far this year.
What about you? What are you reading?