March is the month that disappeared! I haven’t been up to much as my health’s not great at the moment and yet the days have flown by. I have been doing lots of reading – mainly audio books as my eyes are still not great – but some print books too. I’m trying to spend less time looking at screens so apologies if I haven’t commented on your posts or shared things as often recently. I hope to get back to it soon.
Here are the 23 that books I read in March:
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
I’d had this book on my NetGalley shelf for almost a year but I finally picked it up in March and I loved it so I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. I will review it soon but in the meantime I definitely recommend it!
Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie
I loved this crime novel, it has such a good sense of place and great characters. I’ve already reviewed this one so click the title above if you’d like to know more.
Don’t You Cry by Cass Green
I listened to this on audio and it was an okay listen. I enjoyed it while I was listening but it’s not a book that’s really stayed with me.
This book is so good! It has so much depth to it and kept me hooked all the way through. I’ve reviewed this one so click the title to find out more of what I thought.
Welcome to the Heady Heights by David F. Ross
This book is so hard to define but it was impossible to put down! I really enjoyed it. My review is already up so click the title to learn more.
Entanglement by Katy Mahmood
I had this book on my NG but I also got the audio book so part read and part listened to it. I very much enjoyed this one and hope to get my review finished and posted soon.
The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath
This book is so good! It grabbed me from the first page and had me gripped right to the very end. I’ll be reviewing this one soon too!
This is another really good read! I think I read this in one sitting pretty much and love how even though I thought I had it all sussed there was more to come! My review is posted so please click the title if you want to know more.
Hold My Hand by M. J. Ross
I downloaded this on audio after reading Meggy’s great review of the second book in the series. I loved this and already have the next book on my phone to listen to soon!
Not Fade Away by John Gribbin
This was a really enjoyable book looking at the music of Buddy Holly.
Goodnight Malaysian 370 by Ewan Wilson
I got this one on my Kindle Unlimited free trial and it was an interesting read but there was nothing in it that I hadn’t already read from articles online.
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
I’ve had a copy of this on my NG shelf for way too long so when I spotted the audio book on my Scribd trial I decided to listen to it while reading. I adored the writing in this novel and will definitely be looking to read more Jesmyn Ward in the future.
The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts
This book was brilliant! I finished it a couple of weeks ago but it’s still going round in my head. I will be reviewing it once I get my thoughts together but in the meantime I recommend it!
White Lies by Lucy Dawson
I listened to this on Audible and really enjoyed it. It was gripping and I was keen to find out who was telling the lies!
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
I listened to this one on Scribd too. It’s a book I’ve wanted to read for ages and I enjoyed it but it’s not the best book by the author.
It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany
This was also a Scribd listen and I was engrossed all the way through this book. It’s a great read and it really makes you think as you listen to both sides in the aftermath of a sexual assault.
The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby
This book is incredible and I feel sure it will be in my top books of the year. I was utterly absorbed in the story and I feel sad to have finished it. I highly recommend it and if you want to know more click the title for my review.
C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
I’m slowly re-reading all of this series so when I found this one on Scribd I decided to listen to it. It’s not my favourite in the series but I enjoy all of the books. Kinsey Millhone is great!
The Point Of Poetry by Joe Nutt
This book gave me some of my confidence back for reading poetry and got me to see poems I already knew in a new light. I recommend this book to everyone! Click the title to read my full thoughts.
Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech
This book is stunning! I loved every single second that I spent reading it and I’m sad to have finished it. This is also a contender for my top books of the year!
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
I’ve wanted to read this one for a while so when I saw it on Scribd I decided to listen to it. It’s a brilliant book and I now want to get a physical copy to have on my bookcase.
Milkman by Anna Burns
I had the book of this but decided to listen to the audio while also reading it and I completely and utterly adored it. I feel like my thoughts on this book will keep developing for a while but I 100% recommend it!
55 by James DeLargy
I finished this book yesterday and I’m still thinking about that ending! This is such a good read, it’ll be one that stays with me!
March Blog Posts & Reviews:
That Was The Month That Was… February
Mini Book Reviews of The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal, Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. Pearce, Ivy and Abe by Elizabeth Enfield and Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey
Review of The Bridal Party by J. G. Murray
Review of Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis Goff
Review of Are You The F**king Doctor? by Dr. Liam Farrell
Review of Past Life by Dominic Nolan
Review of Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie
Review of Welcome to the Heady Heights by David F. Ross
Review of Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
Review of The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby
Review The Point of Poetry by Joe Nutt
The state of my TBR:
So I said in my February TBR update that my plan to reduce my TBR had gone somewhat awry. Well, in March it’s done waaay beyond that! Ooops! My plan was to reduce my TBR each month so that by the end of the year it would have 200 fewer books on it. At the end of February it was at 2482 and now it’s at 2500. That doesn’t seem too bad but it should be at 2387 if I was sticking to my plan. Ah well, I can’t really complain about having lots of lovely books to read. 🙂
How was March for you? I hope you all had a good month and that you read lots of good books. Did you read many books? What was your favourite book of the month? Please tell me in the comments, I’d love to know. Also, if you have a blog please feel free to leave a link to your month’s wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to read and comment back. 🙂
11 thoughts on “That Was The Month That Was… March 2019!”
A good selection of books. Enjoy your April readin
Wow 23 books is brilliant!
Wow a great reading month!
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. * hugs *
I spotted some really cool books on your list. I’m planning to read Beautiful Bad too at some point 🙂
Very glad you’ve had a good reading month, Hayley. And you’ve got so many interesting books there, too. Hope you’re feeling better soon!
Wow! What a bunch of awesome books! So excited about you reading Flower girls! Can’t wait to read your review!! Hope you feel better soon lovely xx
I hope you are feeling better soon, Hayley! ♥️
I’m amazed you got to 23 books! Think I read 8 – I’ll be doing my monthly roundup tomorrow
There are some really good books on your list here Hayley. I have had The Milkman on my TBR for a while, so will have to see if I can get the audiobook. Hope you are feeling better soon and have a wonderful week ahead.
Hope things get easier Hayley x Great post and I’ve bookmarked a few. I’ll admit I opened The Milkman in the shop the other day and I couldn’t understand it, I honestly just don’t have the brain for it!
Some awesome books on there – I loved The Flowe Grils and I have several on my list that I haven’t read yet. I’m part way through Star Girl – I’m listening to the audio. .