Month in Review

I feel like this month was one of milestones. My husband and I have been working from home for a year. It’s been a year since we’ve seen any of our family or friends. But the great news is that we got our first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend! Arms were a bit sore but that was about it. Now we wait for the second dose.

Believe me, even once we are fully vaccinated we are still planning to wear our masks, stay in our bubble and just continue to practice CDC recommendations. We just now feel a bit more hopeful that one day we’ll get to see our loved ones and be able to go on trips.

Now let’s talk about the books! March was Women’s History month and in honor of that I read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I read this as a teen and to read it now was really special. I’ll try to do a little recap of this soon.

I also read Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell, The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda, The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner and The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (the last two I still need to recap).

Some of these books counted towards reading challenges and I did finish the Japanese Literature Challenge. One book but still, I can mark it as complete! I do enjoy a lot of Japanese literature and hope that I’ll have an opportunity to read at least another book this year. Thank you again, to Dolce Bellezza for hosting this challenge.

Speaking of reading challenges. I am making progress in all of my challenges. I think I’m most surprised by my progress on the Classics Reading challenge because I’ve read three of my goal of six classics for the year.

The long list for the Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced earlier in the month. You can find it here. I’ve actually read one book from the list, Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi which unfortunately was not a winner for me. I do have a couple of the nominated books on my TBR stacks so maybe I’ll get a chance to read those before the short list is announced towards the end of April.

Looking forward to April of course we have National Poetry Month which is a great reminder to read more poetry.

Stay safe friends and hope you have a great reading month ahead. Let me know how March turned out for you and if you are participating in reading challenges, how are you doing on those?

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