Last week I mentioned that we were going to have a giveaway of Kate Forsyth's Bitter Greens at Historical Tapestry. That giveaway is now open, so I hope that you will hope over and enter into the draw!
This week's post is all about March - or at least what I read in March. Here is the list of reads:
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau 4/5
Instant Temptations by Jill Shalvis 4/5
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 4/5
A Breath of French Air by H E Bates 2.5/5
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff 4.5/5
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness 4/5
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich 2.5/5
Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen 4/5
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Susanna Davis 3/5
All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming 4.5/5
Putting Alice Back Together by Carol Marinelli 2/5
Smut by Alan Bennett 3/5
Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan 3/5
How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue 3.5/5
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh 4/5
Showtime by Narrelle M Harris 4/5
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas 4/5
Double Play by Jill Shalvis 4/5
Shalimar by Rebecca Ryman 4.5/5
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister 4/5
Dangerous in Diamonds by Madeline Hunter 4/5
Home Again by Mariah Stewart 4/5
Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood 4/5
The Island by Victoria Hislop 4.5/5
Rogue Pirates Bride by Shana Galen 4/5
In terms of the challenges that I am participating in, I am really happy with my progress in the Australian Women Writers challenge and the Aussie Authors challenge (and it is no coincidence that these too overlap a lot!). Liar Bird, Earthly Delights, Showtime and Putting Alice Back Together all count for these two challenges. In theory, I have only one more book to read for the Aussie Author Challenge and 3 more for the AWW challenge but I don't intend to stop once I have reached those targets.
Similarly, I am doing quite well with the Historical Fiction Challenge as well with The Crown, Shalimar and The Island all qualifying for that challenge. I have five more books to read for that challenge, but it is a given that I won't stop reading historical fiction when I hit that target either!
Lest you think that I am just about finished all my challenges, I didn't actually read anything for either War Through the Generations or What's in a Name, and I also joined in a new challenge (Once upon a Time).
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (loving this one) and Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff and The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis