March 2018

Each of the books I read in March, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For an insightful new translation of a book you didn’t think you needed to reread after high school but now you do: The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson
  • For a kooky adventure that’ll have you wanting to sharpen your math skills: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs
  • For a night of Israeli stand-up that will have you cringing with discomfort: A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
  • For an enchanting memoir that will leave you loving soil in a way never thought possible: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • For a terrific coming of age story of a group of adult friends: The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
  • For a well-paced mystery that will immerse you in a small town in Japan: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
  • For a classic that will make you cry in public if you dare read this book on the subway: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • For a heart-wrenching read that will force you to reconsider what you consider love: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  • For a thought-provoking, bone-chilling collection of short stories: All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva
  • For a fantastical walk down memory lane: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • For a flowing series of vignettes about a woman growing up in her 30s: Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead
Pass on Sunburn by Laura Lippman.

2 thoughts on “March 2018

  1. Sarah's Book Shelves says:

    I’m so excited to read The Gunners! I’m now #1 on my library list, so fingers crossed it will come in soon!

  2. thereadingnixon says:

    I love reading your monthly wrap-ups. You’ve sold me on rereading The Bell Jar, as it’s probably been 13 years. And I’m dying to read the new translation of The Odyssey!

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