What I’ve Read – March 2020

March has been a strange month. While social isolation is ‘normal’ for us due to chronic health issues, there has still been some adjustment as my day job has changed and some speaking opportunities have been cancelled.

On the plus side, I did get some reading done, as well as listening to audio books.

I listened to The Land Girls by Victoria Purman, it was started during February when I was doing a lot of driving. I had heard quite a bit about land girls in the UK, but not in Australia, so this was a fascinating story.

The other audio book I listened to was Her Mother’s Secret by Natasha Lester. This has been on my To Read list for ages and I really enjoyed it.

I finished reading The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell. This was given to me as part of a Christmas Secret Santa and it was a great read. I also read Nagasaki by Eric Faye, the book I received at the Blind Date with a Book in February. That was a fascinating read.

March was also a great month for picture books. Lazy Daisy by Caz Goodwin, Isla’s Family Tree by Katrina McKelvey, Molly McBean Clutterbug Queen by Julie Hansen, Coralie the Cotton Candy Angel by Julie Hansen, and Some Brains by Nelly Thomas. These are all great, although reading some of these as ebooks, I remembered why I prefer reading hard copy picture books.

The final book is a gorgeous picture book by an 11 year old, Lilly, Harry and the Kookaburra Race by Natalie. I love reading books by young writers.

What books did you read during March?

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover