March was a mixed month, mainly due to me trying the final books on the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist. Overall it included a fantastic range of books and it was nice to see the variety, despite the fact they weren’t all to my taste.
I also read a lot of solidly good reads and I particularly recommend Cold Skin by Albert Sánchez Piñol, a beautifully creepy book with a gripping plot that raises interesting questions about humanity – and it includes giant humanoid toads!
Book of the Month
Books Reviewed in March
Plans for April
On Friday the longlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize (for debut fiction) will be announced. I’m going to be trying all the books on the list with Dan from Utterbiblio, Kaite Welsh, Heather from Between the Covers and Sarah Noakes. It will be interesting to compare notes and see if we reach the same decision as the real judges.
I’m currently reading two chunksters:
They couldn’t be more different, but I’m loving them both so far.
I probably won’t have time for much else, but I’m sure I’ll be able to squeeze a random read in some where.