April 1, 2013

March Reads


I had a REALLY good reading month in March! I finished 20 books. This puts my 2013 total at 36 books so far toward a goal of 100. I read a total of 4,379 pages and listened to 33.74 hours of audiobooks in March. That seems like a lot, but remember that we don't have cable, and I do a lot of reading while my husband is working nights or away at drill for several days a month. Plus this month I used an Amazon gift card toward a Kindle Paperwhite, and I think my fascination with my new gadget helped me get much more reading done!
Of the books I read, 6 counted for the genre challenge. I didn't read any presidential biographies, but I am starting one on Thomas Jefferson for April. Other informal goals I've been working on are reducing my pile of owned books that I need to read and catching up on favorite series. 


5 Star Reads
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (re-read)

4 Star Reads
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally 
Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by 
Erik Larson
Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading by Jason Merkoski
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Butter by Erin Jade Lange


3 Star Reads
Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life, and Sex...Not Necessarily in That Order by Sarah Colonna
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph 

In other news, my niece was born in March!

And my Doberman pup is getting huge! 

What did you read in March? 

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