In March I read 7 books for a total of 1,194 pages and an average of 38 pages per day. Given the current state of the world, I’m pretty damn happy with this.
March simultaneously felt like it lasted a million years and also that it happened a million years ago. What even is time anymore? I’m just happy I did any reading at all. Nothing was really bad (even the DNF – it just wasn’t for me), but nothing blew me away.
The Midwinter Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman
Persuasion by Jane Austen
First Sentence: Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage.
Hook, Line, and Sinker by “Harlan Thrombey”
First Sentence: Judy Flynn set her book down, the lower left corner aligning precisely with the edges of the kitchen countertop.
Blame the Dead by Ed Ruggero
First Sentence: “We got a waver,” Lieutenant Eddie Harkins said when he spotted the GI up ahead.”
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World – Steve Brusatte
First Sentence: A few hours before light broke on a cold November morning in 2014, I got out of a taxi and pushed my way into Beijing’s central railway station.
This book was a pick in my informal book club and I was hesitant because I feared it would bore me. And I was right – it bored me. Self-fulfilling prophecy? Perhaps! My girlfriends both enjoyed the book, so if you’re into the history of dinosaurs, you’ll probably like this.
Wow, ok, so, somehow we’re already a quarter of the way through the year. WHAT A YEAR its been. But let’s look at my reading so far.
Books Read: 22 of 125
Pages Read: 5,079
Goodreads says: 13 books behind of schedule (18% of goal)
Daily Reading: I’m too lazy to get up and grab my notebook where I track my reading. Yep. But I know I didn’t read every single day each month and I probably range from like 70-85% of the month.
*cover images from Goodreads