Bookends: March 2016

Like February, March was a lighter reading month for me. I didn’t even manage to finish this month’s SBC selection (The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford) before April 1. I do have some decent excuses, including volunteer work, a family wedding out of state, and my son and I each getting the flu (although being bedridden for two full days actually helped me finish two books that I might not have finished otherwise; I was surprised to find it easier to read than to watch Downton Abbey while I was sick, perhaps because I was at the Spanish Flu episode), but I hope that April proves more read-y for me.

Here’s what I read during March:

Grown-ups’ Books:

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

Kids’ Books:

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (re-read; started as a read-aloud then we switched to the audiobook)

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (audiobook, which I didn’t like a lot; currently finishing the paperback, which has been updated with more PC language, thank goodness)

Currently Reading:

  • The Histories by Herodotus (for my Cavalcade of Classics, as a never-ending read-aloud with my daughter)
  • The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford (SBC March selection—Read along with us at our Goodreads Group!)
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White (audiobook, re-read)
  • The Last Days of Socrates by Plato (read-aloud with my daughter)

My To-Read List for March:

  • Into the Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis (SBC April selection—Read along with us at our Goodreads Group!)
  • SPQR by Mary Beard

My Long-Shot To-Read List for April (same as the one for March (and February), actually):

  • Villette by Charlotte Brontë (Cavalcade of Classics)
  • The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (Cavalcade of Classics)
  • Her by Harriet Lane (the last review copy I’ve been ignoring)

What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for April? If you blog your answer, please post a link in the comments (and/or link back to this post, if you’re so inclined).

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