Wednesday 6 March 2019

Books You Loved: March Edition

Books You Loved: February continued to provide reviews of great books. This time there were over 60 links! Thank you to all. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Katherine Scott Jones reviewed The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. She said ' Let me start by saying that much as I enjoyed the movie, the book is better. The dialogue sparkles and the stakes are sky-high — nothing less than survival. The fact that Charles Martin managed to craft a riveting story featuring pretty much only two people for 80% of the book speaks to his skill.'  I completely agree – a very good read.

Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews, as always, contributed some goodies.  The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundbergthe review said 'If you are in need of a book that will have you remembering and loving the characters and the story line long after you close the last page, THE RED ADDRESS BOOK will be a welcome read.

I absolutely LOVED this book that was filled with love and a book everyone needs to read.
' I have just finished this one based on Elizabeth's recommendation and she was spot on for me.

Elizabeth also brought over The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman.  The review said 'THE WARTIME SISTERS is a beautiful, warm, marvelously researched read.' I'm waiting on this one from the library.

Some light reading for us was brought over by Melissa of Chick Lit Central – I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella.  Melissa said the book 'is a delightful story from start to finish. I had such a great time reading it. There were some great laugh-out-loud moments.'

And now for some non-fiction:

Dorothy of The Nature of Things reviewed Educated by Tara Westover.  The review said 'Educated is the story of the youngest child born into a Mormon family of seven children that lived in the shadow of a mountain in southeastern Idaho. It's an area where most of the residents, it seems, are Mormons and very strict and conservative Mormons at that. But none are quite as strict or conservative as the Westover family, a family ruled by the iron hand of patriarchy in the form of the father.'  This was a truly remarkable story and very well written too.

Home Body by Joanna Gaines was brought over by Barbara from Stray Thoughts.  I've ordered this one.  She said 'Joanna Gaines’ philosophy in Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave is that we shouldn’t decorate just to fit everything within a certain style. Rather, our homes should be reflections of the needs and personalities of those who live there.'

Now on to the March edition.  There are no rules for this party.  The only requirement is that your post is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box. Mr Linky now also makes you tick a box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.  It also has links from previous Marches…


  1. Thank you, Carole, for the opportunity!

  2. Love that it is a new month, but only because I get to see new titles and share mine. :)

    Not happy that the year is already going way too fast. :)

    You chose two good books from my list...thanks for the mention, Carole.

  3. I'm sorry, I got the wrong link for the Little House Traveler at first. I didn't see a way to remove it. The second one is correct.

    Some great choices this month! The ones you've highlighted sound very intriguing! Thanks for the mention!

  4. gd to hear from you,


  5. I've linked to my two five-star reads from last month, one of them from Australian writer Jane Harper. I loved her book The Lost Man. The other is a debut novel by an American writer, Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry. Enjoy!

  6. Sorry, I linked twice because I forgot to put the title of the book the first time (#37). It too forever to get through the verify thing so I won't be leaving anymore comments in the future..

  7. Hi Carole, just added three books I've really enjoyed reading. Thanks for the link-up.

  8. This month, I have linked in the wonderful dual narrative mystery Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley and my comforting re-read of the delightfully witty Emma by Jane Austen. Happy reading!

  9. I love seeing all the great books here.

  10. Today I give you a wonderful book translated from The Basque!

  11. I joined in with The Huntress by Kate Quinn but I plan to link The Moroccan girl later today, as soon as I'm done with my post!


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