Friday, March 16, 2018
Bookish Nostalgia - March 2018
Welcome to Bookish Nostalgia for March 2018. I've kept records of books I read for over 25 years and I enjoy looking back through my reading journals to see what I was reading 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. Let's see what I remember about what I was reading in those years:
March 1998 - One, Two, What Did Daddy Do? by Susan Rogers Cooper - This is the first book in Susan Rogers Cooper's mystery series featuring E.J. Pugh and her family. The author is from my part of the world, and I discovered her in 1998 and read the first 3 books. E.J. is an aspiring romance writer who lives with her husband and kids in Central Texas. She gets involved in mystery solving in her 'spare' time. There are now 13 books in this series, which I've wanted to reread for a long time. I should get started on that.
March 2003 - Killer Stuff by Sharon Fiffer - First in a mystery series about Jane Wheel, a 'picker' at estate sales and auctions and garage sales and flea markets. This was quite a few years before the TV show American Pickers became popular. At the time, I was working with a charity that had a thrift shop and managing the administrative end of that shop. It was fun to read, but I don't do thrift shops any more. Ha! There were 8 books in this series.
March 2008 - Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks - This book was a selection of a book group I moderated when I worked at the library. It was one of our early selections and introduced me to this great author. A tale of the plague and how a small community deals with a disease that they don't understand. I've read other books by Brooks and loved them, especially People of the Book.
March 2013 - Faithful Place by Tana French - The 3rd in Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad books - a loosely connected series. Looking at my book journal for this month, I can see that I reread the first 3 books, In the Woods, The Likeness, and this one in preparation for reading the 4th, Broken Harbor. I love these books, but Faithful Place is still my favorite of all of them (6 books).
And so we end this month's Bookish Nostalgia. Have you read any of these books or authors? Hope you'll join me again next month to see what April books I remember from my journals.