March Reading Wrap Up
Come on in, grab and seat, and join me for a margarita and let's talk books. My reading slowed way way down during March. I think everyone has been having a hard time concentrating on books lately. I can't settle on any one book right now and have been dipping in and out of a few books: Lee Child's Night School in his Jack Reacher series, Claude and Camille by Stephanie Storey, Arrows Flight by Mercedes Lackey between watching White House briefings, keeping up with our governor's latest, what's happening in our county, and general news. I think I need to take a news break because it only creates more anxiety. My 52 books group is diving into The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the Lord of the Rings series, which should serve as a great diversion.
During the month of May I read 6 physical books and 3 ebooks. James and I are still listening to an audiobook of Godzilla, and I've been listening to Faith Hunter's 2nd book in her Jane Yellowrock series, Blood Cross.
I finally dove into the stories of a new to me author; Deborah Harkness's All Souls series with A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. Intriguing story about witches and vampires and daemons, time travel and magic. They took time to read as there were lots of details and fun reimaginings of various historical figures. (Love and Mystery/Dragons and other Fantastical Creatures)
For our March Ladies of Fiction bookology, I read Deborah Crombie's A Share of Death and look forward to reading more in the series. The first book introduces Superintendent Kincaid and Sergeant James and Kincaid is taking a well deserved vacation at a time share and of course stumbles into a mysterious murder. All the guests are suspect and I thought I had figured it out early on, but turned out to pleasantly surprised and wrong. (Ladies of Fiction)
I love Patricia Brigg's Mercedes Thompson series and thoroughly enjoyed the newest release, #12 Smoke Bitten in which a creature has escaped from the fae's underhill and is preying on the werewolves and vampires. (Fantasy). I finally jumped into Dragon Bones, the 1st book in her Hurog Duology. The hero has pretending to be dumb for years so everyone underestimates him. (Dragons)
I've been reading the Jack Reacher series for quite a while now, surprisingly not in any special order. My introduction to Reacher was 61 Hours and I've been sipping from the series every since. One of these days I'll read it all in order. Completed Running Blind, #4 in which Reacher actually has settled down with a girlfriend, inherited a house, and is drawn into a murder mystery and is coerced to help the FBI solve it. (Mood/Dusty)
Finished one of my sip reads for Lent: Luke, a religious commentary brilliantly written by Michael Card and provided an indepth look into the mind and heart of Luke. (Nonfiction/Feed my Muse)
And just for fun, I burrowed into my boxes of fantasy and science fiction and decided to revisit the Arrows of the Queen, the first book in the Heralds of Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey. I'd first read the books back in the late 80's and enjoyed getting to know the characters all over again. (revisit old friends/Fantasy/mood)
What have you been reading?