Monday, April 5, 2010

March reading recap

Really? A quarter of the year is gone already? Where the heck are the days going?

I'm not quite sure where the 31 days of March went, but they're gone. Which means it's time for another reading recap. And even though there was March Madness, I managed to read some books in March. I actually finished 3 books and 1,029 pages. That brings the yearly total to 8 books and 3,323 pages. Compare that to 5 books and 2,250 pages last year at this time. That's a bit of an improvement.

So what'd I read in March?

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

I really liked Born to Run. It was an interesting read and one I think all runners should read. That being said, I'm not sure I'm ready to jump on the barefoot running bandwagon. I like the cushioning of my shoes.

But Where Men Win Glory was definitely my favorite this month. I like Krakauer's writing style and this was a great look into the life of Pat Tillman, the Army Ranger whose death in Afghanistan was the result of friendly fire, but was covered up by the U.S. government. If you haven't read it, I'd recommend it.

7 comments:

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

i had all intentions to find/read Born to Run on my vaca..and just didn't do it.
i think it's on my radar now..

Suzy said...

Sounds like a good month. I have Born to Run and Loving Frank on my shelf waiting to be read.

J said...

Your post reminds me I need to go to the Library and pick up more books! Glad you are reading! I only read one book in March :( Im slacking!

Marlene said...

I've been wanting to read Born to Run!

teacherwoman said...

I think I was able to get in a couple good reads this month as well! :)

Lacey said...

oooh elliot read that last book- where men win glory and it seriously depressed him. i am scared to read it!

Jennie said...

So, I just read Soulless by Gail Carriger this weekend (and immediately picked up the sequel). I know I'm not as up on your reading preferences as I used to be, but I think you may like it.