March was a slower reading month for me, because despite my ideas of spending a chunk of our Irish trip snuggling down and reading, I somehow forgot there would be handfuls of great friends I couldn’t wait to catch up with and spend time adventuring (or drinking coffee/tea) with!
The History of Bees – Maja Lunde
I received this in my first The Book Forest Crate box and it was such a delightful, interesting read. The characters were complicated but likeable and the storyline kept me wanting more. The book jumps through 3 different time periods but Lunde’s writing makes it incredibly easy to keep track of what’s happening in each story.
Verdict: I’d definitely recommend this read for fans of contemporary adult fiction!
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
I had seen this book over and over and over again on my Instagram feed, so when both my brother AND my best friend recomended it to me within 24 hours of each other I knew it was time to finally pick it up.
Luckily for me, I had won a giveaway which gave me money to spend on The Book Depository, which I used to nab this book.
I devoured the book in the space of I think 2 days, and my goodness did it live up to the hype! You can read my full review here.
The Clocks – Agatha Christie
I have to admit this wasn’t one of my favourite Christie novels. I was promised Poirot, and only got him briefly and almost in passing, which for me was disappointing as he’s my favourite Christie detective!
The plot was good and the alternative detectives were fine, but they were no match for the charismatic Poirot! 🙂
Verdict: Christie fans will enjoy this, however if you’re looking for a POirot-heavy story…have I mentioned he didn’t appear much? 😛
The Accidental – Ali Smith
I have to admit I was on the fence about this book for the first third, but once I got used to Smith’s writing style the story started to draw me in and the characters were endlessly intriguing! While the ending wasn’t wrapped up with a nice little bow, I think it sort of matched with the odd style of the book overall.
While it won’t be making any of my favourite reads list, it drew me in towards the end so I’m glad I picked it up for a read.
Verdict: If you’re a fan of Smith or different dialogue/writing style, pick it up. Otherwise, maybe don’t bother.
And that’s it for my March reading!
If you have any thoughts on the books above, or anything I should be adding to my reading list, pop a comment below!
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