Well, I always seem to get to the end every month and wonder quite where it’s gone… And although March was a wee bit longer than February, it really did seem to whizz by! Part of that is because in Real Life I am in one of my busiest times of the year, and so the days are never long enough. However, despite that, I continued with my very focused reading and have loved and enjoyed some wonderful titles during March – here they are:

March’s reads – excuse the glare!! Not shown are three e-reads!!

I am most definitely on a roll with my reading as there wasn’t a dud amongst them, and there was a wonderful mixture of familiar authors and books, plus ones which were completely new to me. A particular treat was rediscovering the brilliance of Calvino’s “Marcovaldo“; reconnecting with Penelope Lively was a joy; and Kafka’s fragments were fascinating. The slim Tom Pickard volume housed a wonderful treat (review to follow) and really it was a marvellously varied and enjoyable month of books!

As you might have picked up from some of the titles in the images, I have been starting to get my head around the #1940Club and what to read for that… I *might* be reading a little in advance – ahem – but that does mean I’ll be sure to fit in the titles I want to share for the week as I am still very much playing catch up with reviews. Look forward to seeing what everyone reads!

Apart from covering books from 1940, my plans for April are quite loose. I have a number of review books pending, but also plenty of piles of tempting titles to browse through. With the advent of spring, I am feeling drawn to nature books; and am also keen to explore some of my Carcanet Press poetry collections – the photo above features a delicious pile of possibilities of both. Not sure what I will alight upon next, but watch this space. Will you be joining in with 1940? And do you have plans for April reading??