April 1, 2015

Monthly Wrap Up: March 2015



March was good. No, wait. March was excellent.

This month contained a read-a-long, an amazing graphic novel, a fascinating look at language, an essay on feminism, and the most beautifully brutal novel I've ever read. I don't know how any month will ever be able to compare. 

Here's what I read/loved:



Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Rat Queens, Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


That's Not English by Erin Moore

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche


My favorite book of the month was A Little Life. It's almost impossible to discuss because of the flailing, teeth gnashing, and garment rending that happens whenever I think of it. We will give it a try on The Socratic Salon in late April. That's a discussion you won't want to miss. 


How was your reading in March? Do you have a favorite book of the month? 

19 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like a great month! My favorite book from March was Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. The rest of what I read was kind of meh, unfortunately. Here's hoping April is more satisfying!

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    1. I'm almost positive that I read Prodigal Summer...I'm going to have to look it up to be sure. :D I hope you have a much better April!

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  2. Rat Queens!!! GET MORE!!!

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    1. SO good! I should order as many as I possibly can for the readathon :D

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  3. I don't think I can handle A Little Life. My teeth already gnash far too often.

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    1. I'm feeling the same way about that one!

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    2. I'm not going to lie: It's a tough one. I felt exhausted at the end. Wiped out. But omg, so worth it.

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  4. Jennifer, I really enjoyed Station Eleven; I think my favorite book in March was Smoke by Meili Cady (nonfiction). You gals have me totally conflicted about A Little Life; I want to be able to participate in the discussion, but I have no idea what to expect from this book! GAH! Y'all are killing me! Great roundup for the month!

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    1. I loved that one too. It was probably my 2nd favorite of the month :D A Little Life is amazing, go read it NOW, lol

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  5. I loved Pet Semetery so much years ago when I read it in the 90's, that I named my cat, Church, after the cat in the book. :-)
    Station Eleven I read too, and while I liked it, I like The Singer's Gun by Emily St. John Mandel better.
    You did good though for books!
    Happy April reading!

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    1. LOVE that name for your cat, lol. That's perfect.

      I hope you have a great April too, thanks!

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  6. You had some great books this month - A Little Life and Station 11 in one month? Lucky you! I'll definitely be there for the Salon's discussion on that one. Also - I sampled the very first bit of Mosquitoland yesterday and love the writing...I'll be reading that one in the near future (mostly thanks to your daughter's review).

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    1. No joke, it was a great month! Station Eleven was my 2nd favorite and in any other month it would have been my favorite but A Little Life knocks everything else out of the running.

      I hope you like Mosquitoland :D

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  7. Woo, great month! I hope you keep up the streak in April!

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    1. You and me both, chica! :D I hope you do too!

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    1. Right? It's my favorite one out there. Creeptastic!

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  9. I loved March too! My favorite book of the month was probably Our Endless Numbered Days. I WOULD say A Little Life, but I'm still not finished yet. Oops.

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    1. I have yet to make time for Endless Numbered Days but I will. SOON. I keep hearing such good things!

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