Dr Alice Violett
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What I read in March 2019

I read 16 books in March, but only read three of the books I planned to read. Hoping to get to The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy and The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt this month instead! I read so much last month because some of the books I picked up were easy and/or exciting reads, so I got through them in a day or two.

This is Going to Hurt, Wild Fire, The Stone Circle, MI5 and Me

This is Going to Hurt, by Adam Kay - 5*

Wild Fire, by Ann Cleeves - 4*

The Stone Circle, by Elly Griffiths - 4*

MI5 and Me, by Charlotte Bingham - 3*

Spook Street, The Glass Woman, Potkin and Stubbs, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Spook Street, by Mick Herron - 4.5*

The Glass Woman, by Caroline Lea - 3.5*

Potkin and Stubbs, by Sophie Green - 4.5*

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon - 4.5*

The Cut Out Girl, Seeking the Dead, Rubbernecker, All Out: the no-longer-secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages, The Cut Out Girl

The Cut Out Girl, by Bart Van Es - 5*

Seeking the Dead, by Kate Ellis - 3*

Rubbernecker, by Belinda Bauer - 4*

All Out: the no-longer-secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages, by Saundra Mitchell (ed.) - 4*

Unsolved Murders: true crime cases uncovered, Engines of Privilege: Britain's private school problem, Cold Blood, Manhunt: how I brought serial killer Levi Bellfield to Justice

Unsolved Murders: true crime cases uncovered, by Amber Hunt & Emily G. Thompson - 4*

Engines of Privilege: Britain’s private school problem, by David Kynaston & Francis Green</cite> - 2.5*

Cold Blood, by Robert Bryndza - 4*

Manhunt: how I brought serial killer Levi Bellfield to Justice, by Colin Sutton - 4*

Looking ahead…

The Binding, The Thirteenth Tale, Cruel Acts, All Among the Barley, The Confessions of Frannie Langton

I would very much like to read this books this month! I picked up The Binding at a fascinating Essex Book Festival event with the author, Bridget Collins, at Colchester Library. I was attracted to The Thirteenth Tale by an amazing Meet the Author interview with Diane Setterfield. I’ve been meaning to read Melissa Harrison’s All Among the Barley for a while, and its being shortlisted for the New Angle Prize finally got me reserving it.

I always pre-order Jane Casey’s books as soon as they’re announced so no doubt I’ll drop everything to read Cruel Acts when it lands on my Kindle. And The Confessions of Frannie Langton simply looks right up my street, though I’m not sure if it will come through the reservation system in time for me to read it this month!