Thursday, April 1, 2021

March Book Report

March 2021

I finished 12 books last month. 

A quote from this month's reading:

“Shortly before the monsoon, the heat becomes very intense. It is said that the more intense it becomes the more abundantly it will draw down the rains, so one wants it to be as hot as can be. And by that time one has accepted it -- not got used to but accepted; and moreover, too worn-out to fight against it, one submits to it and endures.”
― Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and Dust

Here is my progress toward various goals and challenges:

Here are the books I finished in March 2021:
  1. Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (3-stars)
  2. Wild Horses by Dick Francis (4-stars)
  3. I am the Only Running Footman by Martha Grimes (3-stars)
  4. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid--a new-to-me author (audiobook, 3-stars)
  5. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (3-stars)
  6. Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (3-stars)
  7. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (audiobook, 3-stars)
  8. Murder in Belleville by Cara Black (2 stars) -- too thrillery for me and I found the lone-hero attitude of the heroine ridiculous
  9. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (4-stars)
  10. Curtain by Agatha Christie (4-stars)
  11. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler (2-stars) -- the ending of this book was responsible for the rating; I was enjoying the book until the ending which was pathetic
  12. The Bleeding Heart by Christopher Fowler (3-stars)
I didn't finish very many books for my challenges, but I have several non-fiction books in progress. I intended to finish Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel for a read-along this month but it didn't happen. I am about 1/4 of the way through the book and plan to finish it. 


  1. I enjoy your monthly reports. I would like to add summaries of progress on mine but at the end of the month I am too tired to think about it.

    I have not read anything by G.K. Chesterton and I would like to try Innocence of Father Brown. I am getting close to having read all the books in the Hercule Poirot series and I look forward to reading Curtain.

    And thanks for mentioning that read along of the Wolf Hall Trilogy. I have not read The Mirror and the Light yet and I will try to coordinate it with the read along.

    1. I am also getting close to having read all the Poirots (though not in the orderly fashion you have been reading them). Curtain was a good one and completes a nice circle from The Mysterious Affair at Styles. I'm glad you enjoy the reports!


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