Backlist Book Challenge March Reads

My backlist book challenge continues with my March Reads.

Backlist Books Challenge March book stack

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 book

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 book

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

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

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

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 book cover

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

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

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 book cover

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 the Expertise book review

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 book review

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..



3 thoughts on “Backlist Book Challenge March Reads”

    • I have not read a lot by Colleen Coble. Do you have a favorite of hers? This one wasn’t my favorite, but I did not her writing style so I would love to try another one by her.

  1. You read so many great books! I am going to hop over to read reviews on the ones I enjoyed: Red Sky Over Hawaii, Hotel on Corner of Bitter and Sweet (I visited the Panama Hotel and saw some of the remains of belongings of some of the Japanese-Americans that were sent to the camps), Everything’s Beautiful in Its Own Time, and When Books Went to War (incredibly fascinating!!)

    I will link my recent reads, if interested!


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