I think that I want to try something new here. I occasionally have people ask me for book recommendations and, when Annie asked me a couple of weeks ago, I decided I could put it out there for general consumption and see what happens. I'm going to tentatively plan to write about books at the end of each month. Maybe with a little bit of a review. Maybe not.
In the month of March, I read:
Marmee & Louisa by Eve LaPlante
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Have you ever read any of these books?
I really enjoyed LaPlante's book. I think Louisa May Alcott is a really interesting person, so it was exciting to learn more about her through her own words and those of people who knew and loved her. I also really like that she and her mother were so close. Learning about their relationship made me happy. If you are even remotely a fan of Alcott's work, you'd probably enjoy reading this. I also wrote about this book here, in case you're interested.
The Secret Keeper was the fourth book written by Kate Morton, and also the fourth of hers that I ventured to read. I loved her other books, but this one didn't do as much for me. I'd say you should still read it, but definitely read her other books before you read this one.
I checked out Blake's book from the library as a kindle book. I'm really excited that I can check out e-books. They don't have a ton yet, so I can't always find something I want to read, but I've found a few. This book wasn't at all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I was surprised with the way it wrapped up, but not because it was bad. It takes place during WWII, which is always of interest to me (NERD ALERT).
Dracula was the book club selection for March. I'm really glad I finally read this book. Amazingly, I didn't know much about the story when I started it. That seems weird, right? It's a very famous story. How could I not know more about it?? I don't know. I really liked it, though. I found it very engaging and I was pretty much constantly creeped out, in a good way.
Anyway... is it helpful or interesting to read about what I have read? Should I keep posting about this? Let me know.