March is here (and the sun is out!!) So its time for the next book in the year in books project. (I am loving the discipline of reading a book a month and having good books back in my life).
But before March’s book here is February’s.
My book for February was Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell. It was a good read, the characters drew you into their worlds, some more than others. I found Aoife the most magnetic of the family and it was her story I wanted to end well. As with Maggie O’Farrell’s best novels there was a hidden twist but for me it wasn’t as tantalising as others and the reveal was a little too quick and final. And am I a little odd that it was a bit too ‘happy ending’! A good book which I wasn’t disappointed in but not a great book. I will try Esme Lennox at some point during the year.
My March choice is Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. It seems a little mad to choose such a long novel for such a busy month! But I have a lot of train travel planned so a good read will be very welcome. I will let you know how it goes.
I have to say I am SO proud of myself!! 2 books read. I think ( as with my degree) I need a reason to sit down and read, an excuse, a motivation. And the year in books is giving me just that.