Month in Review: March 2018


I completed way fewer books than usual this month — my attention has been scattered and divided with lots of things going on at work and home, so it’s been difficult to concentrate. I actually have several ongoing reads I’m working on simultaneously, so I’m still reading, just not very fast. I do hope things will settle down soon so I have more mental energy.

I decided to do the Classics Club Spin and am somewhat relieved that I didn’t get Don Quixote again, even though I would like to finish part II. Instead, I’ll be aiming to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by the end of April.

How is your spring developing?



Other Books Read

  • City of Gold by Peter Dickinson
  • A London Child of the 1870s and A London Girl of the 1880s by Molly Hughes

Other Features and Events


Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, the Month in Review linkup at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction

18 thoughts on “Month in Review: March 2018

  1. Some months do go like that, don’t they, but hopefully we don’t beat ourselves up about it — as I am sometimes inclined to do! Still, your achievement rate seems pretty good, something I’m a little bit in envy of. Enjoyed all your posts as usual, even of books I’m unlikely to read, as there’s always something to learn in discussions about literary stuff. Thanks!


    1. Thank you, Chris. I always read as much as I possibly can, just because I need to for my mental health! At the moment other things have taken up a lot of my time, but I have hope that I’ll get back to a more normal routine soon.


  2. Sometimes other things impinge on our reading lives and that I guess is totally okay. Looks like you have had some interesting posts during the month. All the best for April.


  3. I also have been reading at a lower pane then I had hoped. Long work days have made reading difficult. I also have read some long books which reduces the number of books finished. Hopefully April will be a better reading month.

    I have been wanting to read Ellison’s Invisible Man for awhile. I look foward to your commentary on it.


  4. Lory, I read less books in March too because I ended up reading two quite long and intense novels for most of the month. Looking forward to some lighter reads in April. Happy reading!


  5. My reading dips like that too when my stress levels rise.

    I will be very interested to read your thoughts on Invisible Man. I read it for High School English and I remember it being difficult but rewarding in the discussions. But that was 30 years ago. I think I might appreciate its “difficult” aspects better now.


  6. Classics Spin seems like an interesting way to expand your classics reading horizons. Hope you enjoy the new pick! I unfortunately gave up on Les Mis because I fell too far behind. For some reason a chapter a day didn’t work out for me the way I thought it would. But I’m still hoping to read it eventually!


    1. You remind me I need to read my daily selection. Sometimes I fall a day or two behind, but I’ve always caught up. But I need to download Invisible Man and get going on that.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s