Welcome to my March reading wrap-up:
Total of Books Read in March was: 12
Of these: 2 were a Library Books, 7 were E-books and 3 were from my physical TBR pile
Then: I discovered 8 ‘new for me’ authors (i.e. the first time I have read their work).
And: 7 of the books read were written by Australian authors.
Best Book of the month:
I had 4 ‘A’ reads this month and they are all different genres, and each of them worthy books to recommend. My top book for March though, has to be RED WOLF by Jennifer Dance, another book that I started reading and could not put down until finished. A very emotional read indeed. However the other 3 ‘A’ reads were super special too, so FRONTIER INCURSION by Leonie Rogers was the best Science Fiction book; DEAD, ACTUALLY by Kaz Delaney was by far the best Mystery I read and the best non-fiction was MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING by Carol Wall.
Least Favourite Book(s):
As usual I must explain that I say ‘least favourite’ because my lowest ‘score’ still means it is very readable, but for one reason or another I found it a bit of struggle to stay focused and finish. I don’t have one of these every month – but this month I do and the dubious honour goes to DEATH OF A POLICEMAN by M.C. Beaton. I have to say I was very, very disappointed with the book. I have been a fan of Hamish Macbeth for years and always like to visit my long-time fictional friend – this time I didn’t recognise him and thought that maybe the time has come for Ms Beaton to finally say goodbye to the highland cop.
As usual I read a wide range of genre this month as I am a very eclectic reader. The genres I read this month were firstly 3 non-fictions, which is very unusual of me with a few more on the horizon for next month! The other genres were Romance, Paranormal, Historical, Science Fiction, and a Mystery. Some were a blend of more than one genre, and half were Children’s or YA focussed.
My Australian authors this month were 4 of the new-for-me authors Patricia Wrightson, Leonie Rogers, Fiona Palmer and Phil Cummings as well Juliet Madison, Michael Robotham et al and Kaz Delaney. Just to clarify an Australian author is defined by me as either an Australian born author no matter where they live and write in the world now, or an author who currently lives and writes in Australia even though they may have been born elsewhere.
Finally, the 8 ‘new-for-me’ authors this month were my Aussie authors Patricia Wrightson, Leonie Rogers, Fiona Palmer and Phil Cummings along with Carol Wall, Anne O’Brien, Jennifer Dance and Jennifer Barclay. I would happily read all of these authors again.
Finally, some Interesting book related links that I’ve come across this month:
Someone said the worse thing they could to this book worm “They’re just books!”:
Bloggers spread the word:
Confirmation I am not alone in my habit of being a mood reader:
So without further delay – here is the list of books that I read during March:
A = Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down
Frontier Incursion by Leonie Rogers – YA Science Fiction
Dead, Actually by Kaz Delaney – YA Paranormal Mystery
Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall – Non-Fiction
Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance – YA Historical
B = Really Good Read
February or Forever by Juliet Madison – Romance
The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson – Children’s Fantasy
The Empty Nest by Fiona Palmer – Romance Novelette
Anzac Biscuits by Phil Cummings – Children’s Historical
The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien – Historical
C = Above Average – very readable and enjoyable
If I Tell You… I’ll Have to Kill You by Michael Robotham – Non-Fiction
Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay – Non-Fiction
D = Average – it was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish
Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton – Mystery
So onward to April – Whoo Hoo! I wonder what book goodies will I discover this month?