I’m quite chuffed with my progress on the Mount TBR Challenge. I had been intimidated by the height of my TBR pile, which had been steadily building up in the three years I’ve been blogging, but once I determinedly started out to read at least five books a month I enjoyed them all tremendously, and now I am excited to continue. Of course, I wanted to read all these books back when I acquired them, so that should not surprise me!
Of the newer books that have come my way, I hope that everyone who cares about our country and our future will read Dark Money by Jane Mayer. It’s absolutely essential if you want to have an idea of what is really going on beneath the surface, and the most important book I have read this year.
What have you learned from your reading this month? Something encouraging, I hope…
- One Part Plant is a nonjudgmental vegan cookbook that might just make you want to try some plant-based dishes even if you’re a carnivore.
- Read after I watched the movie, Scaramouche was entertaining and thought-provoking.
- It was wonderful to reread The Theseus Books by Mary Renault in their lovely new Folio clothes.
- I urge everyone to read Dark Money by Jane Mayer, a fascinating, chilling, infuriating, and extremely enlightening book.
- For some lighter fare, I enjoyed three rediscoveries from Furrowed Middlebrow.
Other Books Read
- The Smile of the Stranger by Joan Aiken – Reread
- Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan – Mount TBR, Review to Come
- Sophie Someone by Hayley Long – Mount TBR, Review to Come
- Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman – Mount TBR, Review to Come
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin – Mount TBR, Reread
- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier – Mount TBR, Review to Come
Other Features and Events
- I contributed to the March Magics event over at We Be Reading with Three Books by Diana Wynne Jones That You Need to Read Right Now.
- I discussed the eternal question What Is Fiction For? (Hint: it’s not to create a world of “alternative facts.”)
- I announced that Elizabeth Goudge Day is coming on April 24. Please join the celebration!