Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Marvelousness

Since I started my blog towards the end of February, March is the first full month that I've been blogging and I've decided to start a monthly feature which summarises my bookish month.

I've read some fantastic books in March, which I will talk about below. I was also lucky to win a ticket to attend Rebecca Raisin’s blogger party to celebrate the launch of her new book ‘Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm’. It was great to spend an afternoon drinking Prosecco, eating tiny food and chin-wagging with some wonderful other bloggers. I mentioned in my one month of blogging post how brilliant and welcoming I've found the book blogging and author community and this was reiterated at the afternoon tea – it was a fun afternoon spent with a brilliant group of people. 

So, these are the books I've read this month:

The Very Happy Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) – Kate Winter
The Day We Disappeared – Lucy Robinson
Creature Comforts- Trisha Ashley
His Other Life – Beth Thomas
When Girlfriends Chase Dreams – Savannah Page
I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh
Learn to Love Again – Ellen Faith  
As Good As It Gets? – Fiona Gibson
Silent Scream – Angela Marsons

Part of this feature will be to choose a ‘top pick’ from the books I've read in a month. I thought this would be a relatively straight forward decision, but I’m only in month one and it’s been really tough! I really enjoyed most of the books above, but the ones that I feel deserve a special mention are Silent Scream, I Let You Go and The Day We Disappeared. They were all brilliant- well written, gripping and unique. I spent a while thinking through which of these would be my number 1 (and if I’m honest, I would really strongly recommend all 3!) but my number one would have to be.... drum roll please...

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.

If you haven’t already read it, my review is here. It is a gripping book that makes you lose track of time and want to keep reading (I was very late back from one lunch break as I was so absorbed!)

This pick also surprises me slightly as when I started this blog, I was very much a Chick-lit only kind of reader. Within a few weeks, I’d read two crime thrillers and absolutely LOVED them. This just showed me what a good idea starting Little Northern Soul was – not only can I write about books I've read and enjoyed, but I read other reviews for books I might not usually read but would be missing out on otherwise. 

Which books have you enjoyed this month? 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this Laura. Truly appreciated xxx