What I Read This Month | March 2021

I’ve been a bit quiet on here this month as I took an unexpected break from the blog. However, I’ve been reading on and off over the past few weeks and so have a bit of a list to share. In total, I read 11 books; both fiction, non-fiction, paperback, and ebooks. So a real mixture this month!

Anyways, March’s reads are (in no particular order):

One Clear Ice-cold January Morning at the Beginning of the 21st Century by Roland Schimmelpfennig

This year, one of my goals was to read more translated fiction and so I started with this, which I borrowed from a work colleague. It’s translated from German, a language which I throughly enjoyed learning at secondary school, and even after reading it at the start of this month and having time to digest it, I still haven’t a clue what was going on!

Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country by Edward Parnell

Another book borrowed from a work colleague. A non-fiction set around Norfolk and the fens where I spent my teenage years. Quite dark and depressing at times but I really enjoyed the history and the links to fiction littered throughout this book.

Dark Skies: A Journey Into the Wild Night by Tiffani Francis

Another non-fiction for the month, this time focusing on night skies and what we see (or can’t see). The illustrations in this is fab!

The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain

Another translated fiction for the month, this time from french. It’s a short mystery set around a publishing house and new publication and I really loved it!

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

Another mystery and this time set in Cornwall and the old lighthouses. Another one of my favourite reads for this month!

The Divines by Ellie Eaton

I thought I’d enjoy this book but it was probably my least favourite of the month… still needing time to digest my thoughts on this…

The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

Another beautifully illustrated book that deserves to be read out loud for all to hear!

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

A crime fiction read set in the Swiss alps interweaving history of both characters and place. An interesting read.

The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

My final nature writing book of the month. This book is well-known, well-loved and I can’t really argue with that.

Self-care for Tough Times: How to heal in times of anxiety, loss change by Suzy Reading

The perfect book for these times. Enough said.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Finally started this series and not disappointed. I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I eagerly started the next one as soon as this was finished.

Do let me know in the comments below what books you read this month? Did you read any you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

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