My backlist book challenge continues with my March Reads.
March was a great reading month for me. In fact, 2021 has been a great reading year for me. I know that could change, but my backlist book challenge is really helping me find some great books.
I read eleven books this month. That is a little more than normal, but not a lot.
For some people reading eleven books in a month seems like a lot. For others, eleven books aren’t very many at all. When it comes to reading don’t compare yourself to others. Any amount of reading is better than no reading at all.
We are all at different stages of life and have different things going on. My reading varies month by month and year by year. Yours will vary too. If you focus only on the number of books you are reading you will quickly become discouraged. Just read and enjoy it!
We have started adding some videos to our book reviews. These are quick videos that are only a minute or two long. We plan to keep adding videos to some of our reviews. We hope that it is a feature you enjoy.
Now for my March reads.
Backlist Books March Reads
Red Sky Over Hawaii by Sara Ackerman
This historical fiction book was published in 2020. I picked this book up because I was wanting to read more about Japanese internment camps during WWII. I learned a lot from reading this one. You can read my full review here.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken by Sean Dietrich
This memoir-style book was published in 2020. I own several books by Sean Dietrich, but this is the first one that I have read. I think reading his memoir will help me understand his writing better. You can read my full review here.
Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
This historical fiction book was published in 2009. It is another book that I picked up because I wanted to read more about Japanese internment camps. Click here for my full review.
Syria’s Secret Library by Mike Thompson
Would you risk your life for a book? This nonfiction book about Syria was published in 2019 and it makes you ask yourself that exact question. You can read why I loved this book here.
The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Emerson
This historical fiction was published in 2020. This book was not for me and it wasn’t just the wrong book at the wrong time. I have some serious issues with what the author did to the story on this one. I have lots of thought about this book that you can read here.
Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
This mystery series set in England was published in 2011. This was another book that wasn’t for me. Click here to read why it wasn’t.
When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
This WWII nonfiction book was published in 2014. This was a fascinating event that I didn’t know anything about. Click here to read my full review.
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
This nonfiction WWII book about a Japanese internment camp was published in 1973. It was another fascinating read that I wish I would have read a long time ago. Click here to see my full review.
Everything Beautiful In Its Time by Jenna Bush Hagger
This memoir-style book was published in 2020. You can read my full review here.
The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols
I am going to share a full review of this one soon, but my brief review is that I have told my husband and several others that this is a must-read. This book was published in 2017. The author is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College. The subtitle pretty much sums up the book. The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It matters. This is an excellent book for our current times.
Freedom’s Light by Colleen Goble
This week I wanted a quick easy Kindle read for when I was exercising on the elliptical. This book was just that. I read it in just a couple of days while exercising. It was easy to read and didn’t take a lot of thought. For a Christian romance, this was a decent book, but the story seemed very unrealistic to me. The beginning of the book was fine, but the more I read the more unrealistic the book seemed. In the end this one was not one that I enjoyed..