March was a crazy month for me. (if you can’t tell by how little I have been posting on the blog!) However, it was a very good book month. My hubby went out of town twice and I got sick twice which equaled LOTS of time to read. Ironically though, I only finished one of my two book picks for the month. But I did read a few other books that I wasn’t planning on. Let’s talk about my March picks first. (this post contains affiliate links)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Summary from Amazon:
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State-and she would do it alone.
I LOVED this book from the moment I started it to the very last page. It was a sad, scary and exciting adventure to follow along with Strayed through her journey of the Pacific Crest Trail. I have zero interest in hiking but this story is so much more than that. I highly recommend this book.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Summary from Amazon:
Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.
So I am only 20% of the way into this book, but the story is interesting enough that I want to keep reading it. It’s just that the other books I was reading drew me in a bit more. Critics of this book said the writing was pretentious, and it definitely is. For some reason though it doesn’t bother me, but I wouldn’t run out and grab this one just yet. At least let me get through a bit more of it! I want to keep reading since the first part of the book is from the husband’s point of view and I am curious to see the wife’s version of events.
Tomorrow I will talk about my bonus books in a quick little review post and share my April picks. Also, I just wanted to remind everyone of this post on how to get ebooks for free from the library. I never pay for books!! Did you read any good books this month?