Monthly Recap Time!
- 10 books; 32 for the year
- 2759 pages, ~31.5 hours | 8 597 total pages, 92.5 hours for the year so far
- By Type:
Hardcover – 0
- By Type:
My favorite was … Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore, followed by the delightful Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley, a classic novella from 1917.
Locations and travels:
- Odessa TX in the 70s (Valentine)
- San Francisco, also in the 70s (We Run the Tides, for #readICT)
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks links to WRtT because both were set in exclusive high schools, this one in Massachusetts (#readICT)
- Parnassus on Wheels traveled New England in the early 1900s
- London both now and 1700s in The Lost Apothecary (book club)
- Puerto Rico and Brooklyn NY in Olga Dies Dreaming
- The Stand-In took me to Toronto
- Wintering took place in England (WiaN)
- The Alchemy of Us covered history across many maps
UPDATE on #TOB2022
- My least favorite Klara and the Sun took the Rooster in March’s Tournament of Books
- I can confidently state the The Trees captured the hearts for favorite of the Commentariat so that is the book I’m most recommending as “THE BEST”; my personal favorite is The Sentence
- I read ALL THE BOOKS! and you can see my rankings in my February recap.
- Am inspired to read a new translation of Beowulf by Maria Dahvana Headley, one of the judges this year. MANY if not most of the judgments were excellent.
Pie was mentioned in four of this month’s reads. A history of PYREX mentions pie, all kinds of pie and multiple paragraphs cover a summer expedition to eat pie across the country, squash pie in Parnassus on Wheels and this from WRtT:
April 3 is Chocolate Mousse Pie Day, April 5 is Empanada Day, April 28 is Blueberry Pie Day! I don’t think I made any pie in March. I just wasn’t feelin’ it.
What was YOUR favorite book of March?
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5 thoughts on “Update March 2022 in Review with Note on #TOB2022”
Loved Parnassus on Wheels… such a delight! There is a sequel, The Haunted Bookshop, which I’m hoping to read in the fall. My favorite March book was Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. Have you read her? I loved A Town Called Solace, so am now working my way through her backlist. Happy April!
Hi JoAnn! I do not know of Mary Lawson. I’ll go look at her oeuvre. Thanks
What? You didn’t even make any pie for Pi Day? I hope the pie and your pie making enthusiasm returns for April. While I enjoyed Klara and the Sun, I am kind of surprised it won the rooster. Headley’s Beowulf translation is most excellent, though the use of “bro” grated from time to time.
Yea… nope. I have not been in the mood to do much anything, sad as that is to admit. AND I don’t want to eat pie which is just as concerning. I’m still reading, though and hope to get back to all my favorite activities soon (especially writing reviews! so I don’t forget what I like or don’t like).
I’m delighted that you read Parnassus on Wheels! This was the book that got me back into audiobooks! Loved it.