Thursday, April 4, 2013

March Reading Rundown

This is a few days late, please forgive me.  I defended my thesis last week, and it was ACCEPTED! So, I’ve been taking this week off to catch up on some household things (there were a lot of dirty clothes that, as my mother would say, “did not do themselves!”), read books that I want to read, do some knitting for me (more to follow in another  post) and watch way too much streaming video from Amazon Prime (have you seen Lark Rise to Candleford yet?).

March, considering the level of stress and general business, was very full of books. My research was done by that point and I used books as a motivational tool. If I finish this section of my thesis, I can read a chapter of Anthony Bourdain.

In March I Read:

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Visiting Tom by Michael Perry

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

This month was difficult to pick a favorite, all of the books were good, but nothing that really jumped out. Bourdain would probably have to be my top pick again. His brutal honesty and clear, cynical way of writing about his world really strikes a chord with me and I just can’t get enough. His other books are defiantly on my GoodReads list. 

I would also like to take a minute to call notice to Michael Perry. I honestly have to say Visiting Tom is my least favorite of his books, but he still ranks as one of my very favorite authors and I would highly recommend you check out any of his books. Coop and Truck: A Love Story are my favorite.

I find myself being more and more drawn to memoirs lately, and both Perry and Bourdain write beautiful examples. If you are a loyal fan of fiction, consider stepping into the Non Fiction section and pick up a memoir for a change. I think you will be delightfully surprised!

Total:  16 (6)

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