What I Read in March

419w-wio50l-_sx299_bo1204203200_Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

I’ve always loved this book. It was one of my very first ‘big’ books and I remember feeling so grown-up when I sat down with Mom to read it together. A couple weeks ago, I was thinking about it, and felt so keen to read it again (it’s been about two years since I last read it.)

The four March sisters have always been my friends, and I could never decide who I liked best. Each sister has something that I can relate to, and the story-telling is so beautiful. There’s a reason why this book is a classic.

51dv0nlj2b4l-_sx324_bo1204203200_Private Peaceful, by Michael Morpurgo

I’ve read quite a few of Michael Morpurgo’s books, but this has to be the best so far. The story-telling was so powerful and at the end of the book I was sobbing. I’ve cried reading a few books, but never have I been so moved that I was forcefully crying.

Private Peaceful is a book that I would tell everyone, no matter their age, to go read. It’s so poignant, and also sheds light on the brutal treatment of British soldiers who were court martialed in WWI.

511bfscxkal-_sx323_bo1204203200_The Potion Diaries, by Amy Alward

The Potion Diaries is a book that I’ve come close to buying on several occasions, but never got until my mom bought it as an Easter present. I devoured the book in one day, while happily munching on chocolate, and I seriously didn’t want it to end. But I have to wait until July for the next book in the series!

The mix of magic with present-day normalcy in the story was unexpected, but surprisingly well done. It was a fun, exciting adventure, which I definitely enjoyed. Great read.

51vuk3o1qgl-_sx316_bo1204203200_Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

After reading Little Women, I was thinking about how I hadn’t read any classic books in ages, and when my eye hit upon the Laura Ingalls series, I knew what I’d be reading next. I loved the illustrated books for kids when I was little and eventually grew into the more adult versions, before watching the TV series as well! I’m a bit of a fan, if that hadn’t already been obvious.

The stories are so much fun to read, and I really like all the details from the 1800s-early 1900s, as there were many interesting changes occurring in America at the time. I’ve gone through the entire series of ‘Laura’ books now, and am now reading the series of books about her daughter, Rose Wilder… it’s been fun!

51l2uvmzicl-_sx323_bo1204203200_The Songbird Cafe Girls: Aurora and the Popcorn Dolphin, by Sarah Webb

After enjoying the first two books in The Songbird Cafe Girls series (see reviews here and here) I was thrilled when the third book came out in early March. I thought that this was such a great read, and will be posting a review very soon…

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