Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Reading round-up: March

March 2016 books

High Tide by Inga Ä€bele, translated by Kaija Straumanis - Full review / Buy
Not Working by Lisa Owens - Full review / Pre-order
The 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Philippe Blondel, translated by Alison Anderson - Full review / Buy
Night Train by Martin Amis - Full review / Buy
Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg - Full review / Pre-order
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida - Full review / Buy
Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth - Full review / Buy
Lover by Anna Raverat - Full review / Buy
Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra - Full review / Buy
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva - Pre-order
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky - Full review / Pre-order
Look at Me by Sarah Duguid - Full review / Buy
Thin Air by Michelle Paver - Full reviewPre-order
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Read (free on Kindle, or here)

I'm not going to write mini-reviews for this lot, since a) there's 14 of them, b) I reviewed everything I read on holiday in this post, and c) I reviewed a few more in this post.

But it was a productive month, and most of these were good. Five favourites, in order:
1. Animals: hilarious, moving tale of friendship, drugs and growing up (or not), with a perfect ending
2. Thin Air: deeply spooky and atmospheric ghost story centring on a mountain expedition
3. High Tide: uniquely written, poetic; a playful and tragic life story (and love story) told in reverse
4. The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty: unputdownable novella with a fascinating identity-shifting protagonist
5. Foxlowe: thrilling, chilling coming-of-age tale about a girl who grows up in a commune

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a mighty reading month! I read 13 but you beat me. I am interested in Foxlowe.

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