March Favorites: March’s Reading Month

So it’s not Friday… and this is the fourth week in March, not the third. But here is March’s Friday Favorites post! (Better late than never right? Besides, I was on a roll with the Mexico post cards!)

I remember in elementary school always loving March. March is National Reading Month! In school, we always got more reading time, and would be read-aloud to more often, and got prizes for reading books through the month. It was heaven for little book-worm me!

Fast forward to this month, and this has been a sad reading month. My favorite bookstore closed.*sniffle* I was stuck in an airport with a rather disappointing novel–the only novel I brought with me! *sob* I missed some of my favorite writing people at the Jot conference held a couple weeks ago. *wail*

So to bring this pity party to an end, I complied a small list of books I hope to read in the very near future. Here’s the list!

What I’m Looking Forward to Reading in the Coming Weeks:

1. American God’s–Neil Gaiman
Gaiman is just brilliant. Can we all agree to that? I actually started this one last week and am pretty hooked. It’s a little odd and not for the kiddos, but I am enjoying the read.

2.Sense and Sensibility–Joanna Trollope
I love retellings. I love Jane Austen. Anybody there with me? The Jane Austen Project is an attempt for fairly popular authors to tackle a modern re-telling of each of Austen’s works. This was the first one out there and I’m pretty excited to get my hands on it!

3.Adam and Eve After the Pill– Mary Eberstadt
This one is a non-fiction book recommended by a mentor after talking about the current state of sexual deviance. It sounds interesting.

4.The Brother’s K–David James Duncan
A friend told me that this book was one of her favorites. She said she had never cried so much or laughed so hard at the hands of a novel.

5.The Sentinels of Andersonville–Tracy Groot
Tracy is a wonderful writer who is gifted in historical fiction. Her latest novel focuses on the Andersonville prison during the Civil War. I am itching to get to this one.

What’s on the top of your to-read list right now? Let me know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “March Favorites: March’s Reading Month

  1. Melinda says:

    Lovely list of books! I've not read any of the Jane Austen novels…that retelling of it sounds interesting! 🙂

    Let's see…on the top of my to-read list:

    1. War and Peace by Tolstoy. It's fascinating so far…I'm barely into it though…it's soooo long.

    2. Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxes. I've heard a lot of good things about it…and German Resistance history is a favorite topic of mine.

    3. No Little People by Francis Schaeffer I've been wanting to read this ever since my friend, Jen, told me about it awhile back!

    4. Forget Me Not by Amber Stokes. A lot of my friends have read it and it sounds delightful! 🙂

    I hope you have a great Saturday and blessed and restful Sunday! ❤

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  2. Natalie says:

    I've been sorta forced to put down my personal reads this month because it's Senior year and I have to study for my certification tests… so sadly reading nothing all that compelling here =(

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  3. Lex from Bohemia says:

    For those of you who read this Saturday, let me apologize for the incompleteness. This was supposed to be scheduled for Monday. I arrived home from a trip to Indiana to visit with friends only to find this half-written post up and running! It's now completed and has images. Thanks for the comments despite the crazy!

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  4. Lex from Bohemia says:

    I have heard nothing but good things about Metaxes' biography on Bonhoeffer. That is definitely one I want to read down the road. These four seem like wonderful books. Thanks for sharing! I'm excited to add these to my own list.

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  5. Lex from Bohemia says:

    That is sad! I had to do that last spring while writing my thesis, so I feel you.
    Best of luck with your certification tests! Praying all goes well and that you are able to recall the information you need!
    Anything on your reading list after your tests are completed?

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