Maybe this is why we read, and in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know. – Alberto Manguel
Well, another month has past. It seems as though this year is going too fast, but I guess that is because I wanted it to go slower.
Time always seems to do the opposite to what you want it to. I remember as a child it seemed to take years from the time Advent started to actually get to Christmas. Then there is the opposite effect when you want things to go slower and let you have the time to do everything that you want to get done in that time period, and then everything just seems to be going faster.
Anyways, this last month was crazy and it completely messed with my reading.
I really do not feel like this was a good reading month. There was just way too much going on. There were times when it felt as though I did not even have time to breath, although since I am still alive I guess I must have still managed to make the time to breath which is always a good thing.
So, I didn’t read as much this last month as I normally read. Anyways here are the ones that ended up standing out to me.
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
I always enjoy Louisa May Alcott’s books, and while this is not one of my favorites I did enjoy it.
It is about Rose as a young woman as she learns who she is and finds love.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
This book caught me up. I learned so much from it! I learned so much about the Hmong culture and also how cultures can collide. Before I read this book I knew so little about the Hmong culture, and I feel like I learned so much from this book. I am so glad that I read it.
It is about a Hmong girl who has epilepsy, and the struggle between the American culture and the Hmong culture, both the American doctors and her Hmong family wanted to help her, but both had very definite ideas about how that was supposed to happen.
This is a book that I would definitely recommend reading.
Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh
This is a mystery. I enjoy mysteries and I always enjoy finding new mysteries, so I was happy when I discovered it.
It is about an acting company who is doing MacBeth. Then one of the actors is murdered and it has to have been one of the other actors.
I love Shakespeare and mysteries, so it is not surprising that I enjoyed this since it combined two elements that I love.
Avalon by Stephen Lawhead
This is one of my favorite Stephen Lawhead books, so since I read it this March there was no way that I was not going to include this book in this list.
This is a retelling of King Arthur when he returns.
So, those were my favorite reads this March. What were your favorite reads this March? I am always looking for new things to read, so I would love to hear about what you enjoyed!