First off I want to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post, “What inspires you to keep blogging?” I plan on going back to this post over and over again to remember all the great advice left in the comments. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to keep blogging but quit thinking about imaginary critics. I’m putting excessive pressure on myself.
This month I read:
- Tan to Tamarind: Poems about the Color Brown by Malathi Michelle Iyengar
- A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
- 13 Ways to Look at a Novel by Jane Smiley
- Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
- Running Shoes by Frederick Lipp
- The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkey
- Independent Dames by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Mrs. Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind by Judy Finchler
- The Girl who Hated Books – Manjusha Pawagi
- I am Going: An Elephant and Piggie Book by Mo Willems
- Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club by Marjorie Sharmat Weinman
- Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated by Florence Parry Hyde
- The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
- Read, Remember, Recommend by
- My People by Langston Hughes. Illustrations by Charles R. Smith Jr.
- The Three Little Pigs by Paul Gladone
- This is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace
- The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Birding Poems by Michael J. Rosen.
- The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang
- Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh
- Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee by Marissa Moss
- Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
Short works read:
- The Next Invasion by Philip Reed.
- Marrying Libraries by Anne Fadiman from the essay collection, Ex Libris.
Favorite March reads: Tan to Tamarind and This is Water
I’m pretty satisfied with my reading though I mostly read children’s books. One of my goals this year is to read more adult books so I’m hoping April is the month where I actually start on this, especially with the ROOB (Read Your Own Books) game, Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, the Angela Carter celebration, and spring break all taking place. Plus April is National Poetry Month. I don’t think there’s a better month than April!
How was your reading in March? Do you have any reading plans for April?