March Reading List

It's month #3 out of the reading year. How is that possible!? So far I've read 13/70 books, which according to Goodreads means I'm two books ahead of schedule. Oh yeah, I upped my TBR goal because I was feeling ambitious. Anyway, this month as well as reading two books for a couple of feminist book clubs (more on that later), I am also hoping to read these ones. There's two novels, including a YA contemporary (yep, that long forgotten genre), short stories and a non fiction book because y'all know those keep me very happy. Here's what's on March's reading list...

The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett-This was one of those books I found at the library and recognised the cover instantly as I'd recently read about it on Olivia's blog. This is the story of Eva and Jim, two nineteen year olds whose paths first cross in 1958. The tagline for this is "What if you had said yes?" and it follows their stories, both together and apart. This sounds a bit like One Day which I've not read, I'm probably the only person who hasn't read this book. It also sounds very Nick Hornby-esque and I love his writing. Scratch what I say below about taking light books on the train, this might be coming with me to work instead. 

Thanks for the Trouble* by Tommy Wallach-One of two books I requested for review this month. I'm not going to lie, I actually forgot I'd put in a request for this but I am glad I did because it sounds awesome. I've not read any YA books for a while, other than The Siren but this one has me intrigued. It's about Parker, a teenage boy who hasn't spoken in five years. He skips school and frequents hotels to people watch and occasionally steal things. That all changes when he meets Zelda, a silver-haired girl who claims to be older than she is. I'll keep you posted.

Free Love and Other Stories by Ali Smith-Admittedly I've kinda neglected Ali Smith's novel I was reading, temporarily. I got stuck in a memoir phase but it's such a lightweight book that it's going into my train+work bag soon for that reason alone. As the title would suggest, these stories are all about love and the various aspects of it that make us come together. I think short story anthologies are great to read when you're after something that's not as lengthy. Emily of Blue Eyed Biblio rated this highly so I'm looking forward to getting into it.

The Art of Memoir* by Mary Karr-Memoirs are some of my favourite books to read, so to read about the magic behind them from an expert is going to be so interesting. Apologies for the lack of interesting adjectives, university readings have zombie-fied my brain. Mary Karr's writing program was taken by Cheryl Strayed (author of bestselling Wild) so I have high hopes for this. Maybe it'll inspire me to put pen to paper myself.

-What are you reading during March?

*Review copy

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