- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, nonfiction
- Code of Honor by Alan Gratz, teen/YA fiction - audio (AZ)
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, adult fiction (MI, Canada)
- The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick, adult fiction (PA, Canada)
- How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard, nonfiction
- Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano, teen/YA nonfiction memoir - audio (NY)
- The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood, adult fiction (RI, France) - reviewed for Publishers Weekly (not yet posted but will be at the link when it is)
So, seven books in all, which is a lot for me! And three nonfiction books in one month? Definitely a record for me - and only one of them was a memoir. Two books were teen/YA; the rest were for adults. I listened to two of the seven on audio. I enjoyed every one of these, but Station Eleven was my hands-down favorite - not just for this month but so far for this year and probably in my all-time top ten. I also loved Becoming Maria.
Progress on 2016 Reading Challenges:
This is my favorite part of my monthly summary - updating my Reading Challenges! Still not much progress on my Read Your Own Damn Books Challenge - only two of these were TBR books from my shelf! For the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge, March was Take a Trip month - I read two books set at least partly in Canada and one set partly in France. I read an astounding three nonfiction books for my 2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge, but STILL no classics for the 2016 Classics Challenge! For my Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, I read books set in Canada and France. I am also tracking the states my books are set in, even though there is no Where Are You Reading challenge this year - I added 4 new states this month!
For my March Bookish Bingo (hosted by Chapter Break), I filled 12 of the 25 squares on my Bingo card with these books:
- The New Jim Crow - Historical setting
- How to Live Well with Chronic Pain & Illness - Green on the cover, Shelf-love book (TBR)
- The Good Luck of Right Now - Irish, Blue cover, Humor, Alien, Trope (making your own family)
- Becoming Maria - Birthday, Family dinner
- The Book That Matters Most - Spring
- Free space!
What were your favorite books read in March?